Friday, October 09, 2015
Serb villagers threaten patriarch to ‘convert to Islam’ if their church is not restored
A small village in Serbia is at the center of a remarkable row which has seen some of its Christian residents claim they will become Muslim if their local church is not restored.
Opposition MP's throw tear gas in Kosovo Parliament
Kosovo opposition deputies threw tear gas canisters in Parliament on Thursday to protest the latest EU-brokered agreements between Kosovo and Serbia.
Opposition deputies... More
Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran
Russian Defence Ministry late Thursday denied the U.S. claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran.
Earlier on the same day, a U.S. official had claimed that four... More
Erdoğan, Abe focus on ways to improve commercial ties
On Thursday, Erdoğan first attended a business conference where he stressed the importance of economic and financial relations with Japan, talking about mega projects in Turkey. He then he met Japanase PM Abe, reemphasizing diplomatic and economic relations More
'NATO ready to defend Turkey if necessary'
NATO is ready to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally against threats on its southern flank, the head of the U.S.-led alliance said on Thursday after violations of Turkish... More
Breast cancer survivors slam M&S awareness campaign
After recently launching a new lingerie campaign alongside another collection designed by Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to raise awareness for breast cancer,... 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
Davutoğlu: We followed a policy of unity after June 7
As PM Davutoğlu continues to hold meetings and AK Party election rallies, he said that his party did not leave the country without a gov't after the June 7 elections, saying this time it will win the elections with a majority in Parliament to form a single-party gov't 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
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
EU to speed up deportations to deal with Syrian crisis
In a bid to curb the refugee crisis, EU ministers gathered yesterday in a push to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers. The meeting came a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the current EU's asylum system ‘obsolete' More
Turkey, Japan to found joint university in Istanbul
Turkey and Japan will establish a joint university in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a joint press conference held with the Japanese Prime Minister... More
Fresh water arrives in Northern Cyprus from Turkey
The first fresh water from Turkey has reached the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) via a new pipeline, Turkish Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu... More
Man fined for putting up sign reading ‘AK Party deputy candidates not allowed’
Davut Ünlü, owner of a solar energy systems store in İskenderun district of southern Hatay province, was fined for displaying a sign which read 'AK Party (Justice and Development... More
Facebook testing emotions beyond 'Like' button
Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?
Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of... More
Blue skies, frozen water on Pluto: NASA
Pluto has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from NASA's unmanned New Horizons probe, which made a historic flyby of the dwarf... More
Iranian commander killed by ISIS in Syria
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo, where he was advising the Syrian army on their battle against ISIS fighters, the guards said in a statement... More
Toshiba ready for a nuclear plant project in Turkey
Toyoaki Fujita, business development executive of Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, stated Thursday that they are willing to take part in a nuclear plant project in Turkey... More
Fed delays September rate hike over global risks
Federal Reserve officials were almost ready to raise interest rates in September but held off because of China's economic slowdown and its potential to derail U.S. growth... More
Doğan Media Group under fire for efforts to imprison journalists
Journalists critical of Aydın Doğan and media groups including Daily Sabah’s parent company Turkuvaz Medya face a barrage of lawsuits by the media magnate and his news outlets seeking the imprisonment of journalists in a move criticized for hypocrisy as Doğan complains about the lack of press freedoms More
Anadolu Agency reporter killed in bomb attack in Syria
Anadolu Agency reporter Salih Mahmoud Leyla was killed in a car bomb attack near Aleppo on Thursday.
Local sources said that Leyla died in a bomb attack which was carried... More
Israel bans men under 50 from Friday prayer in Al-Aqsa
Israeli police said they would reimpose a ban on men under the age of 50 attending Friday Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after a new wave of stabbing... More
'At least 1,399 people died in Hajj stampede'
The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more... More