Sunday, May 24, 2015
PM Davutoğlu scores 'hat-trick' in Trabzon football match
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu scored three goals on Friday as he took part in a friendly game with the former Trabzonspor football players at Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium... More
Turkish student invents phone charging boots
Turkish secondary school student Furkan Faruk Aslan managed to produce nine volts of electricity by walking on boots.
The 15-year old from Erdemli district of southern... More
UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemns Saudi Arabia mosque attack
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned a suicide attack that targeted a Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia.
"Ban stresses that such attacks on places of... More
Dutch government approves limited ban on 'face-covering Islamic veil'
The Dutch cabinet on Friday approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport.
"Face-covering clothing... More
Strike tensions ease as auto companies resume production
Two leading automobile companies in Turkey, Ford Otosan, a joint venture of Turkey's largest industrial conglomerate, Koç Holding, and U.S.-based automotive giant Ford, and... More
Music in the streets? It's election time!
With elections underway in Turkey, the different approach to politics compared to the quieter, more staid style in the West is remarkable. But how different are they really? More
Islamophobic French mayor insults two journalists, local media
The freedom of the press in France was severely violated by the far-right mayor of the southern town of Beziers, Robert Menard, after two French journalists were ejected by... More
Obama seeks to reassure American Jews on Iran deal
President Barack Obama sought to reassure the US Jewish community on Friday about a deal being negotiated on Iran's nuclear programme that has caused tension between his administration... More
ISIS claims bombing of Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) group said in an online statement Friday that it carried out a deadly suicide bomb attack at a mosque in Saudi Arabia's predominantly... More
Rediscovering an old Istanbul neighborhood with a new perspective
Silva Bingaz's new photography exhibition at the Öktem & Aykut gallery shows Istanbul's Balat neighborhood in an uncanny, sinister new light More
Psychiatric patient with Turkish origin, his accomplice on the run in Germany
German police were searching for two fugitives in the state of Northrhine-Westphalia on Friday after a woman forced a psychiatric patient's release at gunpoint as he was being... More
President hands over 700,000 free tablets to students
Turkey's ambitious FATİH project, which aims to have every student in the country working on tablet computers, delivered 700,000 tablets on Friday to students all across the... More
‘Right time to take MIKTA to the next level’
The fifth MIKTA Foreign Ministers' Meeting, an informal cooperative body created by Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia in September 2013 to enhance... More
Finland feels vulnerable as tensions rise with Russia
Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of their roles "in the event of war" amid rising tension with neighboring Russia, according to various media outlets.... More
- Kurdish Issue
'Turkey to maintain order regardless of election results'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday reassured that Turkey will continue to maintain the public order regardless of the election results.
Responding to the question... More
Russian woman accidentally shoots herself while taking selfie
A young Russian woman accidentally shot herself in the head with a pistol while posing for a selfie, Russian news agencies reported Friday, citing police.
The 21-year-old... More
'Political solution to Syrian conflict our priority'
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said yesterday that a political solution to the Syrian conflict is Turkey's top priority. Speaking in Seoul on Friday at the fifth MIKTA... More
ISIS annihilates Iraq-Syria border crossing
After launching new attacks, despite the ongoing U.S.-led coalition air strikes in both Syria and Iraq, ISIS seized the last border crossing that connects Syria with Iraq where the group continues to advance More
Obama on Iran nuclear deal: “It's my name on this”
President Barack Obama made a personal claim of responsibility for the outcome of nuclear talks with Iran in an interview published on Thursday.
"Look, 20 years from now,... More
A church, a mosque and finally A museum: The nearly 1,500-year-old story of the Hagia Sophia
Built by the Byzantines as a church, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. It was later converted into a museum after the declaration of the Turkish Republic. Its situation has always being controversial during the Republican periodand there have been different initiativestaken by politicians to change its status More
Suicide bomber in Shi'ite mosque associated with ISIS
A man who below himself up inside a mosque in the eastern city of Qatif on Friday was a Saudi national affiliated with ISIS, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Saturday.
US planning to withdraw from Iraq, deputy claims
An Iraqi MP has claimed Saturday that the U.S. was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants take... More
AK Party candidate wounded in knife attack in Adana
Ramazan Demir, a candidate running to become a deputy from the AK Party in June 7 general elections has been wounded in a knife attack in southern Turkish province of Adana... More
German army plans to recruit imam for Muslim soldiers
The German army will recruit its first Muslim imam for the growing number of Muslims in uniform, local media reported on Saturday.
"Islam has become the third largest religion... More
US rejects nuclear disarmament over Israel concerns
The United States is rejecting a global document toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states "cynically manipulated" the process by trying to... More
Polls:AK Party victory in elections,HDP under threshold
With only two weeks left before the upcoming June 7 elections, polling companies have unveiled the results of their election surveys. Most of the surveys predict that the AK Party will receive more than 45 percent of the vote and will continue to lead as a single party More
Ireland approves same-sex marriage
Ireland has voted to introduce gay marriage, public broadcaster RTE said Saturday, with the result from the referendum on the issue now certain.
With 40 out of Ireland's... More
Fed's Yellen expects rate hike 'some point this year'
Janet Yellen said Friday she expects the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates "at some point this year," saying delaying the long-awaited move risks the economy... More
Canadian man flies farthest by hoverboard, breaks Guinness World Record
A Canadian man, Catalin Alexandru Duru, has broken the Guinness World Record by flying the farthest distance of 905 feet and 2 inches (approxiamtely 278 meters), using... More
Europe's 1st airport on artificial island opens in Turkey
Europe’s first artificial airport opened between the northern Turkish provinces of Ordu and Giresun. Around 35 million tons of rocks were used to fill in a 1.8 million-square-meter area in the sea More
Gunbattle in western Mexico kills at least 39 people
An attempted ambush of a federal police convoy Friday in western Mexico led to a clash in which at least 39 people, including two police officers, were killed, authorities... More
Black pride to Muslim personality
Malcolm X, one of the most influential African-American figures in history, fought racism and the discrimination against black people as a black Muslim leader until he was assasinated at the age of 39 in New York More
Reasons behind Rohingya migrant crisis remain to be addressed
A decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to offer temporary shelter to thousands of migrants stranded at sea appears to have eased a deteriorating humanitarian crisis, but some... More
Venezuela to increase representation status in Palestine to full embassy
Venezuela will boost its diplomatic representation in Palestine to full embassy status, according to the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs.
"Following instructions... More
'Readmission Agreement at stake if visas not lifted'
Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkır warned EU governments that the 2013 readmission deal signed would be terminated if the EU continues to procrastinate and raise superfluous excuses not to lift visa requirements on Turkish citizens More
'CHP's megacity project unfeasible'
The recently-unveiled $200 billion megacity project of Turkey's main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), is puzzling according to Deputy Prime Minister... More