Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Couples sign ‘No to domestic violence’ contract before wedding ceremony
Some 20 couples who got married in a mass wedding ceremony in Turkey's southern Adana province on Tuesday have signed a contract before the ceremony in which they promised... More
Police detain 12 PKK suspects in Istanbul
Police have detained 12 PKK suspects in simultaneous anti-terrorism raids carried out in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece district on Wednesday morning.
According to reports, the... More
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Russia to deploy hi-tech air defense system in Syria
Following the downing of a Russian SU-24 fighter jet violating Turkey's airspace on Tuesday, Russia is sending its most advanced air defense system to its airbase in Syria,... More
Russia's Gazprom halts gas supplies to Ukraine
The chief executive of the Russian state-controlled gas company says it is halting supplies to Ukraine.
Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller said on Wednesday that Russia sent the... More
Bootleg liquor deaths spread to Izmir, three dead
Three people died in the last three days in Turkey's western city of Izmir due to bootleg liquor consumption, while seven others are currently under treatment in the hospital.
Ukraine closes its airspace to Russia
Ukraine's prime minister says his government has decided to close the country's airspace to all Russian planes.
Ukraine last month banned all Russian airlines from flying... More
Germany calls for easing of tensions between Turkey, Russia
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for de-escalation in tensions between Turkey and Russia after the recent downing of Russian warplane that violated Turkish airspace.
NGO documents 20 cases of rape against female political prisoners in Egypt
More than 2,000 Egyptian women have been detained since the 2013 military coup against President Mohamed Morsi, the Revolutionary Coalition for Egypt's Women said this week.
Laser burns pilot's retina during plane landing in London
A "military strength" laser caused significant damage to the eye of a British Airways co-pilot when it was shone into his cockpit as the plane was landing, a trade union said... More
Istanbul police remands 16 migrant smuggling suspects in custody
Sixteen out of 22 people accused of smuggling migrants have been remanded in custody on Wednesday to face trial in Istanbul.
Police squads raided different locations in... More
Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) elects new president
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has on Wednesday elected AK Party's former Konya deputy İlhan Yerlikaya as its new president.
Esat Çıplak, a RTÜK member... More
'Bachelor ban': Qatar mulls family-only mall days
Qatar's only directly elected body is to discuss introducing family-only days at major shopping malls in a move dubbed a "bachelor ban" that is likely to restrict access for... More
'Downing of Russian jet could have negative repercussions'
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey could result in scrapping some important joint projects.
As a result,... More
How to take a taxi in Istanbul without getting cheated
It is hard to commute in big cities like Istanbul. Although taxis might seem like an easy alternative, there are times that they can be overwhelming. Here is an ultimate guide to using taxis in Istanbul for a safe and pleasant experience More
PM unveils new Cabinet members of the 64th gov't
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced the new Cabinet ministers for the 64th government following the authorization from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday. The... More
Peril posed by Putin in Mideast runs parallel to DAESH
Soon after Syria downed a Turkish F-4 jet in 2012, Turkey announced to the world that it had instituted new military rules of engagement (MRoE) on the border with its southern... More
Russian airstrikes target aid convoy in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz
An apparent airstrike, reportedly by Russian jets, targeted an aid convoy in northwestern Syrian town of Azaz near a border crossing with Turkey on Wednesday.
Footage filmed... More
Erdoğan, Hollande agree there is no need to escalate tension between Turkey, Russia
President Erdoğan held a phone conversation with his French counterpart Hollande on Wednesday regarding the downed Russian jet, during which the both leaders said that there... More
Who are Syria's Turkmens?
Turkmens, who share a culture and language very much like the Turks living in Turkey, have been living mainly in Iraq, Iran, northern Syria, and parts of Middle East and Central... More
'No Daesh terrorists in Bayırbucak region of Latakia'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday dismissed Russia's claims and underscored that there are no Daesh terrorists in Bayırbucak region of Latakia Governorate in Syria... More
Russia seeks revenge for downed jet with ‘Armenia genocide denial’ bill
Russian lawmaker Sergei Mironov said on Wednesday his party had submitted a bill to parliament on holding to account anyone who denies that the 1915 killings of Armenians... More
'Russia not planning to wage war against Turkey'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Moscow was not planning on going to war against Turkey after Ankara's downing of a Russian fighter jet.
Brother kills sibling for hitting his girlfriend
A 22 year-old man killed his one year elder brother on Monday evening with a hunting rifle after he saw him hitting his girlfriend. The incident took place in Turkey's Zonguldak... More
Turkish, Russian foreign ministers to meet
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Lavrov over the shooting of Russian warplane, a statement released by the Foreign... More
Kunduz hospital bombing a 'human error', misidentified target, US report says
The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last month, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, misidentified the... More
Turkey not the only country facing Russian violation of airspace
Russia's recent violation of Turkish airspace is by no means an unprecedented incident, as the country has been accused of such behavior by other countries earlier this year... More
Racial tensions rise in Chicago after release of video showing black teen shot by police
Racial tension soared in Chicago Tuesday as officials released a graphic video of a police officer shooting a black teen 16 times, shortly after he was charged for the death.