Thursday, October 08, 2015
Assad interested in Syria's fragmentation, ex-British spy says
Syria's fragmentation will continue unless regional powers, including Turkey, hold formal talks on the country's future, a former British intelligence chief has warned.
Russia allegedly strikes hospitals in Syria
Russian airstrikes in Syria hit at least three medical facilities in two days, a rights group said Wednesday, adding that the attacks constitute a war crime.
New York-based... More
Court releases nine detainees in Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink murder case
The nine suspects who were sent to court over the allegations that they deliberately neglected intelligence that led to the 2007 murder of Hrant Dink, a renowned Armenian-Turkish... More
'EU remembers value of Turkey'
President Erdoğan said that the refugee influx caused by the continuing Syrian crisis had once again highlighted Turkey's crucial importance to Europe and that EU leaders had been reminded of this More
Two former PMs subpoenaed in February 28 case
Two former Turkish prime ministers, Tansu Çiller and Mesut Yılmaz have been subpoenaed on Wednesday to testify in the next hearing of the February 28 post-modern coup case.
Aziz Sancar second Turk to win Nobel Prize
Aziz Sancar, a Turkish professor at the University of North Carolina, wins Nobel Chemistry Prize along with Tomas Lindahl and Paul Modrich, with their work on how cells repair damaged DNA More
US inquries why ISIS has so many Toyotas
Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda... More
6 arrested for minting coins for ISIS
As the terrorist organizations such as ISIS and PKK have recently targeted Turkey with violent attacks, the Turkish security forces have intensified its anti-terror operations especially in the southeastern region of the country. In the latest ops, equipment used for minting coins that ISIS circulates as its own currency in areas under its control have been seized and six suspects have been arrested More
'Syrian military officers 'disturbed' by Russia, Iran'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Wednesday said that Syrian military officers are 'disturbed' by Russia and Iran's active role in the war in Syria, a few days after Turkey... More
US refuses to cooperate with Russia over Syria
The United States will not cooperate with Russia over air strikes in Syria, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday as Moscow ramped up its bombardments in the war-torn... More
13 Turkish soldiers injured in vehicle rollover in southeastern Turkey
13 Turkish soldiers have been injured in an armored vehicle rollover accident in southeastern Şırnak province.
The accident took place on late Wednesday when the driver... More
Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud
Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty.
A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected... More
2 PKK terrorist attacks foiled in their tracks by Istanbul police
The counter-terrorism branch of the Istanbul Police Department have prevented two terror attacks by PKK group on Thursday, averting great tragedy in Istanbul's Başakşehir... More
'Russia wants to preserve good relations with Turkey'
Russia wants to keep good ties with Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, after Ankara voiced its frustration at Moscow's military intervention in Syria.
Issa Hayatou to serve as acting FIFA president
African football leader Issa Hayatou took temporary charge of FIFA on Thursday after Sepp Blatter was "relieved of his duties" because of his 90-day suspension, the world... More
Industrial production increases by 7.2 pct in August
Turkey's calendar adjusted industrial production increased by 7.2 percent in August compared to same month last year, while an increase of 2.9 percent took place when compared... More
Voting begins for Turkish citizens living abroad
Turkish citizens living abroad have started casting their ballots at airports and customs gates, almost a month before the election date in Turkey, which will take place on... More
Child playing with abandoned PKK mortar killed
A 9-year-old boy was killed and three children, whose ages ranged from six to ten, were injured on Thursday in the southeastern district of Silvan in Diyarbakır as a mortar... More
Messi and his father ordered to appear in court over tax fraud
Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered to appear in court on charges of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of more than 4 million euros ($4.5 million).
Wife of prominent businessman found dead after disappearing mysteriously
Sema Hunca, wife of the founding father of the prominent Hunca Cosmetics, was found dead on Thursday in Istanbul's Belgrade forest after she disappeared mysteriously on Tuesday.... More
Saudi prince doubles stocks in Twitter, becomes second largest shareholder
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company have doubled their ownership of Twitter's publicly traded shares in the past six weeks. Thus, Talal... More
Merkel still outspoken opponent of Turkey joining EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Turkey's help was needed to stem the flow of refugees to Europe but that this hadn't changed her view that Ankara should... More
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."