Sunday, February 07, 2016
Anti-terror operations in southeastern Cizre almost finished
Anti-terror operations against the PKK terror organization in Turkey's southeastern Cizre district have almost come to an end and will continue in similar locations Minister... More
Anti-Islam groups clash with police, pro-migrant groups across Europe
Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators, amid growing tensions over the... More
HSBC to pay $600M to US for mortgage abuses
HSBC reached a $600 million settlement with U.S. government agencies for mortgage abuses related to the 2008 financial crisis, the institutions announced Friday.
The Justice... More
PM reveals comprehensive counterterror 'master plan'
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu traveled to the southeastern province of Mardin on Friday, where he introduced the government's newly drafted counterterror "master... More
Twitter uses new filtering technology to combat terrorism, closes 125,000 Daesh accounts in 8 months
Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for... More
Children in combat: Why the PKK's recruitment of children is being ignored
Using minors in combat is becoming an acute problem as demand for more child recruits by armed groups continues to swell. Although the PKK is guilty of exploiting children as fighters, the issue is yet to receive the much needed attention of the West, which might have the power to obviate the problem More
Apple now accepts your banged-up iPhone
Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade.
Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device... More
'Everyday Sounds': Exploring Istanbul's sounds through daily life
A new exhibition at Istanbul's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations analyzes Istanbul's urban life through everyday sounds More
'Putin dodges Erdoğan’s efforts to de-escalate tension'
Turkey's presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's efforts to avoid speaking with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan raise doubts on... More
Tourism professionals focus on tourism trends at WTF
Leading tourism professionals from around the world showed great interest in the second World Tourism Forum in Istanbul, commenting on major trends, potential of the markets and other issues regarding the tourism sector More
World Tourism Forum to determine future tourism policies
While the president of the World Tourism Forum said peace and cooperation are the main pillars of tourism, Tourism Minister Ünal stressed Turkey's critical role in the refugee crisis and said Turkey is a tourism giant More
Russia strikes Aleppo, 110,000 Syrians head to Turkey
Almost 110,000 refugees headed toward the Turkish-Syrian border following offensives by the regime forces of Syria's Bashar Assad against western Aleppo, which has continued... More
Orthodox community visits İzmir as Patriarch kicks off weeklong trip
Fener's Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew started a one-week visit to İzmir, a western Turkish city once heavily populated by Greeks. The visit by Patriarch Bartholomew,... More
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37 dead after bus falls into river in India
A packed passenger bus plunged off a bridge into a river in western India Friday killing at least 37 people, an official said, in one of the deadliest road accidents in recent... More
Migrants ‘deported' by Bulgaria rescued from freezing to death
Villagers and security forces rescued 31 Syrian migrants, including 13 children, near Turkey's border with Bulgaria early Friday. Refugees were stranded in an area amid heavy... More
Turks may be exempted from EU visas, according to Barroso
Jose Manuel Barroso, former chairman of the European Commission (EC) who served from 2004 to 2014, implied a European Union Schengen area visa exemption for Turkish citizens... More
North Korea launches 'satellite,' defies international community
North Korea announced Sunday that it successfully blasted a satellite into orbit earlier in the day.
The official statement carried by Pyongyang's state-run media was...
N.Korea preparing for 5th nuclear test, S. Korea's spy agency says
North Korea is preparing for fifth nuclear test, South Korea's spy agency said on Sunday.
South Korea's spy agency also said that North Korea has technology for intercontinental...
Turkey home to 650,000 foreign nationals
According to the latest figures of Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) based on the country's address based population registry system, more than 650,000 foreign nationals...
Attackers set refugee center on fire in Prague
Czech police said Saturday that unknown attackers have set a refugee center on fire in the Czech capital of Prague, injuring one person.
Spokeswoman Iveta Martinkova said...
23 dead, dozens missing after earthquake in Taiwan
More than 70 people were missing one day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake killed at least 23 in southern Taiwan, authorities said Sunday.
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen,...
'Russia needs to give account of 400,000 killed in Syria'
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described Russian allegations about Turkey preparing military action in Syria as "laughable" and said the country needs to give an account...
Afghanistan peace meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban
Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February,...
A day devoted solely to discovering Istanbul's Üsküdar
Istanbul's historically and spiritually significant district of Üsküdar invites those eager to discover the striking views of Istanbul's landscape
Mother of Syria's Bashar Assad dies at age 86
Syria's regime officials says Aniseh Makhlouf, the mother of Syria's Bashar Assad, has died. She was 86.
A statement on the regime's official Facebook page says Makhlouf,...
EU urges Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian housing
The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli...
Bomb blew hole in jetliner, Somali official says
A Somali official says that a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Tuesday.
Colombia reports more than 3,100 pregnant women have Zika virus
More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid...