Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Turkey detains 11 foreign Daesh suspects during attempt to cross illegally into Syria
Turkey has detained 11 foreign nationals suspected of being Daesh members in south-central Kilis province, military said Tuesday.
The suspects were held by border troops... More
ECtHR rules against Turkey’s YouTube ban between 2008-2010
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday ruled that Turkey had violated conventions on freedom of expression when it blocked access to YouTube between May 2008... More
US court rules FBI should reveal its web surveillance program
The FBI uses shadowy tactics to coerce web and telecommunication companies to provide detailed data on specific users without a warrant, court records showed Monday.
Exports drop 10.5 pct in Nov compared with same period last year
Exports saw a 10.5 percent decline in November from the same month in the previous year, according to a preliminary report released by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM)... More
'Egypt cannot fill Turkey-Russia trade gap'
Egypt is bidding to fill the trade gap with Turkey caused by Russian sanctions in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian fighter jet which violated Turkish airspace on... More
- Syrian Crisis
Syrian US Council urges America to take action against Russia
The Syrian American Council has called on the U.S. administration to take action against Russia in response to its airstrikes on civilians in Syria.
"Russia is in flagrant... More
Erdoğan challenges Putin on 'Daesh slanders'
Speaking in Paris during the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference with 140 world leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan responded to Russian President Vladimir Putin's... More
US confirms Russian jet violated Turkish airspace
The United States has confirmed Turkey's claim that a Russian jet had violated Turkish airspace before being shot down.
"The available information, including evidence from... More
US tightens rules for visa-free visits after Paris attacks
After extremist DAESH attacks in Europe, the United States will tighten security procedures for its visa-waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, officials said... More
Turkey to do the necessary against climate change
President Erdoğan, speaking at the climate summit in Paris, said Turkey is willing to do what it can to combat climate change, but added that developed countries had to carry the larger burden More
PM Davutoğlu urges Russia to reconsider sanctions
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Monday urged Russia to reconsider imposing sanctions against Turkey, to the benefit of both countries, following the shooting of a Russian... More
New gov't wins parliamentary vote of confidence
The government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu won a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday, after attaining 49.5 percent of the votes in the November 1 general elections.... More
'Cutting economic ties with Turkey could cost Russia'
Analysts from both within and without Russia said that the country risks economic pain by freezing its economic relations with Turkey.
Vladislav Inozemtsev, who heads a... More
MHP’s Akşener calls for congress, signals candidacy
After repeated defeats and ongoing intra-party turmoil, former Parliament deputy chairwoman and former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Meral Akşener held a press conference... More
- EU Affairs
Turkey ventures into EU deal, awaits Brussels to meet demands
Following months of discussions over whether the EU will be able to lure Turkey into a deal with several concessions, both sides on Sunday agreed on a deal. The deal will see the Turkish side receive 3 billion euros and visa liberalization as well as the opening of several chapters in exchange for a readmission agreement and better border controls More
EU-Turkey deal an opportunity and a test
A Turkish delegation headed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Nov. 29. In the joint communique released after the summit, the... More
China 'clone factory' could one day clone humans
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public... More
'7 dead, 47 wounded in barrel-bombing of Syrian hospital'
The Doctors Without Borders charity on Tuesday condemned the repeated barrel-bombing of a hospital in a besieged, opposition-held part of the war-ravaged Syrian province of... More
Russia approves list of food sanctions against Turkey
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a list of sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for the downing of a Russian warplane, but the measures stuck largely to... More
European tourists can fill Russia tourism gap in Turkey
The gap created by Russian tourists in Turkey can be filled by European tourists through visa liberalization with EU states, Turkish Movement for Visa-Free Europe Chairman... More
Appeal against arrests of Dündar, Erdem Gül rejected
The Istanbul 8th Court of Peace Tuesday rejected an appeal by Cumhuriyet daily Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and Ankara Representative Erdem Gül against their arrests, to which... More
Turkey calls on Russia for better communications
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Tuesday called on Russia to "open communication channels" to ease relations after a Russian jet was shot down last week.
Speaking at Esenboğa... More
‘Specialized US force to be positioned for unilateral ops into Syria, raids in Iraq’
The United States is deploying a specialized expeditionary targeting force to help Iraq put additional pressure on Daesh and be positioned to conduct unilateral operations... More
Fire at religious school kills 6 children
Six children have died on Tuesday as a result of fire at a building where they were receiving religion lessons in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakır province.
Three other... More
Top judicial body authorizes investigation over suspected Gülen-linked judges
The third chamber of Turkey's top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) on Tuesday granted permission for an investigation to be launched into... More
Turkish Airlines cancel flights to Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh
Turkish Airlines announced on its website on Tuesday that the scheduled flights between Istanbul and Egyptian city Sharm el-Sheikh have been cancelled until Jan. 1.
Teen kills himself while trying to take a selfie with a gun
A 15-year old teen shot himself in the head on Sunday while trying to take a selfie with his father's gun in Istanbul.
A.Ç. wanted to send a pose with his father's licensed... More