Thursday, May 28, 2015
Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek's daughter in intensive care
Turkish Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek's 16-month-old daughter Azra Esma was taken to a university hospital in Ankara after she suddenly fell ill late on Wednesday.
UK PM backs off on human rights act in Queen’s speech
Queen Elizabeth II opened Britain’s Conservative government’s legislative program as the rupture from European human rights legislation faces challenges from the opposition More
Blatter says corrupt officials to be booted out
FIFA president Sepp Blatter admitted Wednesday football's world body faces a "difficult time" because of a major corruption storm but vowed any officials found guilty would... More
Erdoğan remembers executed ex-PM on anniversary of 1960 coup
On the anniversary of the 1960 military coup that resulted in the execution of the deposed Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, which is a painful period in Turkey's past, President... More
Nebraska rules out death penalty by overriding governor's veto
The legislature in the central US state of Nebraska Wednesday narrowly repealed the state's death penalty, becoming the 19th US state to ban capital punishment.
The unicameral... More
Potential ISIS militant arrested in US en route to Syria, pleads guilty
A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the self-proclaimed... More
FIFA leaders busted
In an overnight raid on a Zurich hotel, Swiss police arrested seven top officials in world football's governing body, FIFA, on charges of corruption. Two vice-presidents among those charged More
Fenerbahçe President Yıldırım announces reelection bid
Turkish sports club Fenerbahçe's president Aziz Yıldırım has announced that he will run for presidency at the club's general assembly Sunday.
The Yellow Canaries' chairman... More
19th century pianos on display at Dolmabahçe Palace
Brought to Dolmabahçe Palace right after its opening ceremony in 1856, 12 pianos that reflect the glory of the Tanzimat era -when the arts experienced a bright trend in the Ottoman Empire- are waiting for visitors in the palace More
Working mothers to be able to retire early
Women who give birth and mothers who with disabled children will now have the chance to retire early. Furthermore, mothers with maternity leave earn six years of social security... More
Children invent ‘smartcane' for visually impaired using navigation
Fifth grade students Berat Karaca, Salih Çimenoğlu and Ekrem Haktanıyan of Çankırı Mehmetçik Middle School have invented a smartcane featuring navigation for the blind to... More
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Heatwave death toll rises to 1,150 in south India
More than 1,150 people are dead from a heatwave sweeping across south India with more fatalities being reported due to the heat, officials said on Wednesday.
Andhra Pradesh... More
Renault workers end strike after 12 days
Workers at the Oyak Renault factory in the province of Bursa ended their strike Wednesday morning with 1,284 out of the 1,300 workers who were on strike attending the morning... More
Turkey to dispatch humanitarian aid to Yemeni people
Turkish authorities said Wednesday they are planning to send humanitarian aid to Yemeni people in need.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said it has already distributed "humanitarian... More
Cargill to acquire Turkey's Ekol Gıda
Commodities trader Cargill said on Wednesday its animal nutrition business has agreed terms to acquire a 51 percent stake in Ekol Gida, which operates in premixes and feed... More
Qatari Emir sends 53 horses for ceremonial guards
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has sent a total of 53 Arabian horses to the Presidency of the Turkish Republic as a present, Turkey's President Recep... More
FIFA presidential election should be postponed: UEFA
European soccer's governing body UEFA has called for Friday's FIFA presidential election to be postponed, secretary general Gianni Infantino told reporters on Wednesday.
Construction of high-tech valley begins in Kocaeli
Turkey's high-tech valley, which has begun being constructed across 740 acres in Kocaeli's Gebze district, will include 5,000 R&D companies and is expecting an annual turnover of $50 billion More
Additional checkpoints opened under confidence-building measure on divided Cyprus
In efforts to bring about a permanent solution to the long-divided island, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met on Wednesday... More
US military accidentally ships live anthrax to labs
The U.S. military mistakenly sent live anthrax bacteria to laboratories in nine U.S. states and a U.S. air base in South Korea, after apparently failing to properly inactivate... More
Deputy PM: democracy is being poisoned by HDP threat
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan, a Cabinet member who regularly holds talks with the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on the Kurdish question, claimed on Tuesday... More
Sisters facing years of prison for using someone else’s discounted travel card
An Istanbul prosecutor has asked for a sentence of up-to-10-years imprisonment for a 31-year-old woman, with initials R.K., for trying to board Istanbul subway using a discounted... More
Girls joining ISIS wish to belong to a sisterhood
The perception that young women are joining the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) merely to get married is simplistic and hampers efforts to prevent other... More
US training of Syrian opposition fighters expands to Turkey
The U.S. military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, an expected expansion of a programme... More
73% of UK shop-bought chickens carry food poisoning bug
Around three quarters of fresh shop-bought chicken in the U.K. tested positive for a food poisoning bug, the Food Standards Agency said on Thursday.
The year-long study,... More
Over 470 bodies exhumed from mass graves in Tikrit
Iraqi officials have exhumed more than 470 bodies believed to have been executed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) near Tikrit, a province located... More
West silent on Morsi's death penalty, fails democracy
The silence of the Western world concerning the military coup that toppled Egypt’s first elected president and Western leaders’ efforts to appease the junta showed it failed the democracy test, President Erdoğan said More
Election fever in Turkey grips Turkish nationals abroad
Turkey has effectively entered the general election season and will go to the polls on June 7. Turkish voters abroad began voting as of May 8 with election fever gripping expat Turks and a considerable turnout is expected More
Sevilla crowned as UEFA Europa League winners
Sevilla retained their Europa League title to claim the trophy for a record fourth time with a 3-2 victory over plucky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk thanks to Carlos Bacca's double... More
Clinton's emails to be released following judge's order
A Washington court has ordered the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to release Hillary Clinton's former private e-mails every month, starting from the end of June.
Turkey continues to provide assistance to Gaza
Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç has underlined that Turkey continues to provide humanitarian and development assistance to the besieged Gaza Strip and Palestine.
Tony Blair steps down as Middle East peace envoy
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday resigned as envoy of the Middle East Quartet diplomatic group after eight years in the job, his office said.
HDP leader admits brother being PKK member, blames gov’t for not permitting politics
Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş admitted that his brother Nurettin Demirtaş is a member of the outlawed PKK and is in Iraq's Qandil Mountains... More
US woman once on death row commits suicide two years after her release
A U.S. woman who was once the nation's youngest person on death row (at the age of 16) but whose sentence was eventually commuted to a prison term, committed suicide on Tuesday,... More
Turkey begins production of first airplane
Turkey's first domestic airplane will be a renewed version of Dornier 328-type of airplane called TRJ-328, will be produced by the national defense industry with a 32-seat capacity and will be ready by 2019 More
British, Turkish experts discuss Syrian crisis and its effects in London
A panel was held in London supported by Daily Sabah on Wednesday, which brought together Turkish security and regional experts to provide an updated account of the Syrian civil war and discuss its effects on Turkey More
Turkish Presidency responds to allegations about plane to be chartered for top religious body
The Turkish Presidency responded on Wednesday to the allegations about the aircraft planned to be chartered for the head of top religious body, Mehmet Görmez. In the statement,... More