Sunday, April 19, 2015
World Bank lowers Turkey's growth forecast
Falling oil prices and rising domestic demand have contributed to growth, while depreciation of the currency has held it back. The World Bank expects Turkey's growth rate to be 3 percent and inflation to be 7 percent in 2015 More
ISIS claims car bomb attack near US Consulate in Irbil
The ISIS militant group claimed a car bomb attack near the U.S. consulate in Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, the monitoring group SITE said on Friday.
It cited an ISIS account... More
European Parliament ignores Palestinian plight
While the European Parliament asks its members to call the 1915 incidents a ‘genocide,' Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day. However, Palestinians who are subjected to continued aggression are not on the world agenda More
UN removes 'Isis' from its official list of hurricane names
'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological... More
Mysterious scholar between East and West: Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani
Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani whose influence continues to this day, is one of the most debated personalities of recent history. Was he a great reformist who aimed to revive the Muslim world, or a mad man who thought he was the Mahdi, or a spy? More
'EP resolution due to rise of anti-Islam groups'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu angrily condemned the European Parliament on Friday for adopting a resolution urging Turkey to recognize the 1915 incidents as "genocide," saying... More
Turkey extradites Serb war criminal Dusko Dabetic
Dusko Dabetic, a Serb sought by officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for alleged war crimes committed during the Bosnian War, has been extradited by Turkey.
Dabetic arrived... More
A light at the end of Istanbul's traffic
It might still take years to relieve Istanbul of frustrating traffic jams, but the city's municipality is preparing to roll out a set of measures against the problem - ranging from exclusive lanes for multi-passenger cars to more parking garages and alternative routes for busy roads More
- Kurdish Issue
'Disarmament of PKK in upcoming months unlikely'
As Turkey's political parties prepare for the upcoming June general elections, Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan, a Cabinet member who regularly holds talks with the pro-Kurdish... More
Painting focus of cinema program
Istanbul Modern will present a cinema program in parallel with famous Turkish painter Mehmet Güleryüz's exhibition. The films concentrate on the passions, fears, and inner worlds of eminent painters More
Istanbul expands mass transit network with new line
A new metro line was inaugurated yesterday in Istanbul to help relieve the city of its traffic congestion problem. The line that will connect the city’s Rumeli Hisarüstü and Levent districts is the latest in Istanbul’s ever-growing metro line More
Istanbul to receive four new metro lines, 400 buses
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş announced that four new metro lines will be added to the city's existing network on Friday's city council meeting in which he also presented 2014's... More
About 700 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes
As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, a United Nations official said on Sunday.
Twenty eight people... More
Boat carrying illegal migrants sinks in the Aegean
Thirty-one more people were rescued when a boat allegedly carrying illegal migrants sank off Turkey's southwestern Muğla province on Sunday, Turkish officials have said.
Gunshots fired at HDP headquarters, no injuries
Gunshots were been fired at the pro-Kurdish Peoples's Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters located in Çankaya district of Ankara on early Saturday, leaving bullet holes on... More
Turkey denounces suicide attack in Afghanistan
Turkey has strongly condemned the suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan that left 33 people dead and 100 injured on Saturday.
"We strongly condemn the cruel attack. We... More
At least 33 killed in Afghanistan suicide blast
A suicide bomb blast in a crowded area of Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, government and security officials... More
Protesters attack Greek police guarding Turkey’s Thessaloniki Consulate
The police kiosk guarding Turkey's Thessaloniki Consulate, which includes the house that the Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was born as the Atatürk Museum, was attacked... More
Saudi Arabia pledges to cover $274m aid for Yemen
Saudi Arabia pledged on Saturday to provide entire $274 million in humanitarian aid to the war-torn country Yemen, following a United Nations appeal on Friday for the millions... More
Australia arrests five for plotting Anzac Day attack
Australian police arrested five Australian teenagers in Melbourne on Saturday over an alleged terrorist plot targeting police officers, officials said.
The suspects included... More
Armenians deny archive access, continue ‘genocide' business
The Ottoman collapse caused untold tragedies to people who were a part of the cultural mosaic that formed the empire, but the Armenian diaspora’s attempt to hide facts to present a black and white picture fails to convey the whole truth, say Western historians More
Government proposes total overhaul of judicial system
With less than two months until the general elections, PM Davutoğlu introduced a ‘New Judicial Reform Strategy' that consists of 22 major reforms. Earlier this week the prime minister revealed his election manifesto, in which switching to a presidential system, drafting a new constitution and taking democratization steps top the AK Party's election promises More