Friday, February 24, 2017
Saudi Aramco in lead to buy OMV's Turkish unit Petrol Ofisi
Oil giant Saudi Aramco is believed to be the front-runner to buy Turkish fuel stations business Petrol Ofisi from Austrian oil group OMV , sources familiar with the matter... More
Actor Shia LaBeouf ends anti-Trump livestream protest
Actor Shia LaBeouf is citing safety concerns in cutting the livestream from the political performance art piece that was installed in downtown Albuquerque just days ago.
- War On Terror
Greece arrests two coup commandos tasked to assassinate Erdoğan
Greek authorities have arrested two Turkish soldiers suspected of involvement in a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's democratically elected government... More
Court sends ex-IMF chief to prison for embezzlement
Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.
Spain's National... More
Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council prioritizes TANAP
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak attended the third ministerial meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Azerbaijan, where he was welcomed... More
Trump lied 133 times since taking office
The Washington Post claimed in a detailed analysis that U.S. President Donald Trump gave a total of 133 false or misleading information in his tweets, remarks, speeches and... More
- Asia Pacific
Casualties feared in chemical plant explosion in Uzbekistan’s Ferghana
An explosion occurred at a chemical plant in the city of Ferghana in Uzbekistan, killing an undisclosed number of people, the Central Asian country's emergency ministry said... More
Police seize Byzantine artifacts in Istanbul illegal excavation operation
Anti-smuggling teams from the Istanbul Police Department have detained a man over illegal excavation in the city's historical Sultanahmet neighborhood, while also confiscating... More
322 million suffer from depression as world ages: WHO
The global number of people with depression has risen by 18 per cent to 322 million in the past decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, demanding greater... More
Man has taken a selfie every day for the past 30 years, long before Instagram trend
Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it, every day, for the next three decades. More
Justice minister requests Gülen’s extradition from US
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ sent a letter on Thursday to his U.S. counterpart Jeff Sessions to congratulate him for his appointment as Attorney General and to ask for the... More
Coup trials: Confessions reveal chilling plot, assassination attempt
An admiral has admitted that FETÖ urged him to join the July 15 coup attempt, while a soldier sent to kill the president said he was ordered ‘to capture him alive' at the cost of killing those around him in yesterday's trials on the putsch bid across Turkey
President Erdoğan to hold rally in Cologne next month
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to hold a rally in the German city of Cologne next month despite German politicians vehemently opposing the idea, German media outlets...
Ranking 3rd in halal tourism, Turkey offers better hotel standards for Muslim travelers
Over the past years, halal tourism options in Turkey have been attracting tourists from Muslim countries around the world. The Turkish Standards Institution has introduced a set of new standards for hotels to better serve Muslim travelers
War On Terror
PKK reportedly to establish new base in northern Iraq
The PKK terrorist organization will establish a new military headquarters within the Makhmur district of Irbil in northern Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported yesterday.
Sunday's Oscar menu to feature Turkish chef for first time
Hollywood is ready for its closing for Sunday's Oscar awards. This year, a Turkish chef, Yiğit Mirzaoğlu, is among the creative team for the official Oscars after-party —...
Turkish lira hits 6-week high against the dollar
The Turkish lira appreciated against the dollar yesterday amid hints from the Federal Reserve (Fed) pointing to rate hikes as soon as March.
The dollar/ Turkish lira rate...
Italian coast guards rescued 2,500 migrants at sea in past three days
Almost 2,500 boat migrants were rescued in the past three days, the Italian Coast Guard said on Thursday, as this year's arrivals already far outpace the record-setting 2016.
War On Terror
Life in Jarablus back to normal after Daesh terror eliminated
Life in Jarablus has gradually returned to normal, after the Free Syrian Army, in cooperation with the Turkish military, liberated the northern Syrian town from Daesh terrorists...
Storm Doris hits northwestern Europe, causes blackouts, disrupts transport
Powerful winds battered parts of northwestern Europe Thursday, disrupting transportation, causing large scale blackouts and killing a woman who was hit by flying debris in...
Pro-PKK interpreter for US consulate detained
Police detained Hamza Uluçay, a Turkish man working as an interpreter for the U.S. consulate in southern Turkey yesterday, for his links to the terrorist group the PKK.
Protocol signed by KADEM, AFAD to ensure long-term solution for Syrian refugee women
A new three-year protocol for the Economic and Social Integration Project has been signed between the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) and the Prime Ministry of Turkey's...