Monday, September 25, 2017
Iran, UAE rush to gain influence among Gaza strongholds
Amid aims to increase its influence over Gaza, the UAE is bringing a controversial figure, former Fatah strongman Mohammad Dahlan, into the mix, while Tehran is quickly assaying to rebuild relations between Hamas and the Assad regime
Stars and new talent come together again at Salon
The Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts' Salon has opened its doors for long-awaited concerts to be followed by unforgettable stage performances throughout the season
Turkey reiterates calls to cancel KRG referendum
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Sunday termed a planned independence referendum in northern Iraq as "illegitimate".
"Any status change, any new formation on...
4.6-magnitude quake hits Turkish resort town of Bodrum
An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the resort town of Bodrum in Turkey's southwestern Muğla province early Saturday, according to the country's Disaster...
Madrid takes over Catalan police as thousands protest for secession
Spanish authorities are taking over the administration of the local Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra to keep control in the upcoming referendum
Referendum to be held on Sept. 25, Barzani says
The northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Masoud Barzani said Sunday that the controversial referendum scheduled for Sept. 25 will be held as planned...
War On Terror
PKK hideouts destroyed in northern Iraq airstrike
Turkish jets have destroyed weapon depots and hideouts used by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the military said in a statement on Sunday.
According to the statement issued...
Ancient sarcophagus returns home to splendid welcome
A second century sarcophagus depicting the labors of Hercules and discovered in southern Turkey is unveiled in a ceremony in the city of Antalya after Turkey secured its return from Switzerland where it was found after its disappearance
KRG citizens stockpile food ahead of possible border shutdown by Turkey
Afraid of the possible economic consequences the KRG's independence referendum could bring along with it, civilians in northern Iraq have begun to stock up on dry food amid fears that Turkey will close its border gates
Germany votes as Merkel seeks fourth term
Germans voted in a general election Sunday expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is...
Iraqis demonstrate against KRG's independence referendum
Hundreds of Iraqis demonstrated in eastern Iraq on Sunday against a planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region.
Protestors, who gathered outside...
Iraqi Kurds stand to lose everything in independence referendum
An independence referendum has been scheduled in Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) today. Having used empty words about an independent Kurdish state for years, KRG...
AFAD 'ready to build camps for Rohingya if permitted'
The head of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency explained the organization's latest projects for the Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh as well as for Syrian refugees both in Turkey and living in areas cleared of Daesh with Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria
Iranian drones strike Daesh in eastern Syria
Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday struck bases of Daesh terrorist group in eastern Syria with drones, Iranian state television reported.
It said vehicles, military...
Turkey competes to host 2020 World Air Games
Turkey has been nominated to host the 2020 World Air Games organized by the World Air Sports Federation (FAI).
Turkey hosted the very first World Air Games in 1997. The...
China to expand maritime cooperation with Turkey
The Chinese coastal city Taizhou near the East China Sea is looking forward to expanded maritime cooperation with Turkey. "We are on the route of the 21st-Century Maritime...
London Mayor Khan says UK should not host Trump
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday that it would be wrong for Britain to host U.S. President Donald Trump on a state visit, describing some of the U.S. leader's views...
Construction of TANAP's Marmara leg begins
The 19 kilometer-long sea section - the most important leg of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP), which will carry Azeri natural gas to Europe via Turkey...
Take care of your vision for higher quality of life
The eyes may be the gateway to the soul, but they are also a window to bodily health, requiring tender, loving care or ‘TLC'
Parliament extends mandate, armed forces raise level of military drill
Parliament approved a motion to extend Turkey's military mandate for Iraq and Syria for one year on Saturday. Parliament convened in an extraordinary session to extend from...
Cycling in pursuit of a dream
Mehmet Yapar created an Instagram account two years ago with the user name @kirmizibisikletim and shortly gained a great deal of followers. Delivering aid packages to needy village schools as part of his social responsibility project, Yapar is planning to cycle to eastern Van province if he can find a sponsor
17 Daesh terrorists killed in first US strikes in Libya since Trump took office
Six U.S. air strikes on a Daesh desert camp in Libya killed 17 terrorists and destroyed three vehicles, the U.S. military said Sunday, the first U.S. strikes in Libya since...