Saturday, January 31, 2015
Turkey condemns new Israeli settlement projects
Turkey has harshly condemned Israel's decision to further expand its settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In a statement released on Friday, the Turkish... More
103 flights cancelled due to expected storm
Turkish Airlines have cancelled 103 domestic and international flights for the weekend owing to fears about southwester storms, which are expected to hit the Istanbul and... More
Turkish bath fined for not accepting trans-woman
A Turkish bath (or hammam) owner has been fined 3,000 TL (1,245 USD) on the grounds of discrimination for not allowing a trans-woman in, according to a report published by... More
Turks in Greece hope for more rights from gov't
While Greeks await an economic resurrection from their newly elected left-wing anti-bailout government, the country's ethnic-Turkish minority is hoping for more rights and... More
Turkey offers training to foreign police officers
Turkey offered vocational training program to over 800 police officers from 15 countries in 2014, a government agency revealed Friday.
According to the Turkish Cooperation... More
Turkey urges 'pressure' on Crimean Tatars to end immediately
Foreign Minister has Mevlut Çavuşoğlu has said increasing pressure on Crimean Tatars is unacceptable. Speaking at the 24th African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis... More
French police question eight-year-old on terrorism
Tightened 'anti-terrorism' measures in France have been taken to a new level after the January 7 attacks on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris which left 20 dead.... More
Government efforts to curb smoking addiction
The government has announced a new action plan to tackle the smoking addiction of the population through a series of measures ranging from restriction of smoking spaces to... More
US faces largest measles outbreak in 20 years
The number of measles cases reported in the United States since the beginning of the year has been higher than the average annual number of cases reported from 2001-10, US... More
Officers accused of wiretapping referred to court
The prosecutor's office referred 14 policemen detained in an illegal wiretapping probe during a recent police operation to court Friday, demanding their formal arrest.
Foreign trade deficit decreases by 15.4 pct in 2014
According to data released by Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Friday, Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased by 15.4 percent in 2014 compared to previous year.
Mitt Romney not running for US presidency in 2016
Republican Mitt Romney opted out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering whether to run for a third time, telling supporters it is time for the next... More
Workers protesting dismissal occupy CHP offices
A group of municipal workers occupied the headquarters of the Republican People's Party (CHP) in Istanbul's Levent district on Thursday over claims that they were unjustly... More
FM Çavuşoğlu, UN aid chief talk humanitarian crisis in Syria
Turkish foreign minister held a meeting with the UN aid chief in Ethiopia on Friday about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria.
According to Turkish diplomatic sources,... More
Migrants suffer from human rights abuses, HRW says
Immigrants are among the most vulnerable groups around the world as human rights practices in the European Union and Gulf countries fail to protect them from apparent violations, HRW says More
Police launch probe after mosque in Dresden vandalized
Police in Dresden have called for help from the public after a mosque was vandalized in the east German city amid a growing intolerance against Muslims in the country.
US Dollar sets new record at 2,4425 against Turkish Lira
The U.S. Dollar continued its rise against the Turkish Lira on Friday, setting a new record as parity reached 2.4425.
The rate stood at 2.4060 level on early Friday.
47 people killed in Iraq blasts
At least 47 people were killed and 99 others wounded Friday in several explosions in capital Baghdad and in central Samarra, police said.
Forty people lost their lives... More
AFAD delivers medical aid to Ebola-affected West Africa
Turkey continues to extend its helping hand to those who are in need around the world through its state-run agencies. In its latest effort, the Disaster and Emergency Management... More
Profits remain unchanged at Turkey’s fast growing banking sector
Profits of the Turkish banks remained unchanged in 2014 compared to the previous year and stood at 24.66 billion Turkish Liras ($10.13 billion), Turkey's banking watchdog... More
From hood to medal: Generals’ meeting sparks row
Gen. Hulusi Akar, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, was awarded the Legion of Merit by Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, on Jan. 27. However, the background... More
'Tourism has the potential to overcome prejudice'
Turkish Minister of European Affairs Volkan Bozkır said on Friday that tourism has the potential to overcome "prejudice" against the country in Europe.
"Tourism is critical... More