Saturday, September 05, 2015
Istanbul, back in the good old days
Topkapı, Istanbul in the 1960's. The population was 1,790,000 back then, now in 2015 it surpasses 14 million. More
Iraqi army raids militia HQ in link to Turkish hostages
Iraqi security forces raided the Baghdad headquarters of a powerful Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia overnight, security sources and officials said on Friday, following suspicions... More
Father buries his 2 children, wife in Kobani
Abdullah Kurdi returned home after a journey of the most painful order: Burying his two children and wife who died while accompanying him to Europe.
The father of Aylan,... More
US dollar exceeds 3.00 against Turkish lira
Thee U.S. dollar exceeded 3.00 level against Turkish lira for the second time this week on Friday after U.S. unemployment hit a seven year-low with 5.1 percent. The rate tested... More
Turkey has risen to the G20 challenge
The Turkish G20 has led to significant steps forward, experts at the G20 meeting in the capital Ankara told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
"Turkey has risen to the G20 challenge... More
Inflatable 20 km high space elevator tower planned to be built
Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm.
Although this distance is a... More
Last exit to Euro 2016
Having missed a big opportunity by drawing with Latvia 1-1, Turkey will take on the Netherlands. The match is the last chance for Turkey to gain a third place spotUEFA Euro... More
US unemployment data surprises, footsteps of Fed rate hike getting louder
The US economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday, but upward revisions to previous months' data sweetened the picture... More
'Western World responsible for the refugee crisis'
In an interview with CNN International, President Erdoğan criticized the Western World, saying that the European countries have to take responsibilities to help the oppressed Syrians and Iraqis, further adding Turkey has tried its best to help its neighbors and that the country now hosts over two million refugees More
Hollande calls Erdoğan over drowned Syrian toddler
French President François Hollande has phoned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the images of a drowned Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach emerged in the world media, prompting... More
How did we get here?
SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata are simultaneously hosting an exhibition exploring Turkey's recent past through social movements and elements of popular culture that emerged after the coup d'etat on Sept. 12, 1980 More
Aspirin may help turbo-charge cancer immunotherapy
Giving cheap aspirin to cancer patients may turbo-charge the effectiveness of expensive new medicines that help their immune systems fight tumours, experiments on mice suggest.
Turkey draws with Latvia in European Qualifiers 2016
Turkey's National Football Team drew with Latvia 1-1 in European Qualifiers 2016 in Group A in Turkey's central province of Konya on Thursday.
Turkish footballer Selçuk... More
World's shortest man dies at age 75
The world's shortest man, as verified by the Guinness Book of Records, has died of an undisclosed illness in American Samoa, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.
The world welcomes more Turkish brands
Hardly a day goes by without a Turkish restaurant opening in some corner of the world. From the United States to Australia, Turkish tastes and catering abound. New York City... More
US, Saudis want inclusive government in Yemen
Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive government in Yemen that... More
Small traditional Turkish towns ready to embrace you this fall
Summer is leaving us like an autumn leaf falling into a swimming pool, but destinations to visit are never far away. With a legacy dating back centuries, traditional Turkish towns offer serenity this fall More
Greek police fire stun grenades at refugees
Authorities in Greece have used stun grenades on refugees in Mytilene port, while in Kos island, reports of attacks on asylum seekers by a group calling them to "go home"... More
PM Davutoğlu calls Iraq's Abadi on abducted workers
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called his Iraqi counterpart Haidar el-Abadi on Friday to receive information on the latest developments about the 18 Turkish workers... More
Germany finally shares refugee burden as migrant crisis deepens
Germany, in a bid to relieve the refugee crisis that recently hit Europe, decided to admit 800,000 refugees in 2015 while other EU countries resume their indifference to the matter despite an ongoing tragedy in which many refugees are killed on dangerous journeys to Europe More
Fate of AK Party-Felicity Party alliance in snap elections to be decided within a week
As rumors of a possible alliance between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Felicity Party (SP) in the Nov. 1 parliamentary elections continues to be discussed,... More
G20 governors focus on including refugees in economy
World central bankers gathered in Turkey to grapple with the fallout of slowing growth in China, tanking emerging economies and panicked markets along with refugee issues More
Apple, Google to integrate smartphone functions to car dashboards
Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard.