Wednesday, February 19, 2020
VW to announce decision on Turkey plant by midyear
Volkswagen has once again postponed its decision on whether to build a car plant in Turkey, a source told Reuters on Tuesday after the company halted the process amid international...
Ghani secures second term as Afghan president, final results show
Ashraf Ghani secured a second term as president of Afghanistan, according to the final results of the Sept. 28, 2019, poll released Tuesday by the country's election commission....
Turkish lessons popular among Georgian teens
Thousands of young adults and teens have shown a strong interest in Turkish classes offered by Turkey's Yunus Emre Institute (YEE), the organization said Tuesday.
Second locust invasion to hit East Africa within weeks
The second invasion of desert locusts is likely to hit East Africa within a few weeks, environmental experts warned Tuesday. The insects were currently laying eggs along their...
Ancient city Anavarza: A remarkable settlement with ruins and legends
According to available knowledge the history of the ancient city Anavarza (Anazarbus) goes back to 2100 years, and it has reached its zenith in the 2nd century BC when it was awarded by the Roman Emperor Septimus Severus.
Hundreds detained in mass crackdown on FETÖ
Nationwide operations are underway to track down suspected FETÖ members after prosecutors across the country issued more than 875 arrest warrants in the largest crackdown against the terrorist group in recent years
Turkey introduces new shopping discount card for tourists
A new privilege card designed to make shopping and other services easier for tourists was introduced in Turkey Tuesday as tourism organizations and agencies seek new ways...
Libya's warring sides meet in Geneva
Libya's warring sides met Tuesday for the second round of U.N.-brokered talks aimed at salvaging a fragile cease-fire in the North African country, the U.N. said in Geneva.
Shining stars of February: İlke Tuncer and Ebubekir Güneri
As part of İş Sanat's Shining Stars series, aimed at providing young musicians with stage experience and supporting them in their first steps in the art scene, violinist İlke...
Israeli PM Netanyahu's trial to begin March 17
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial will start March 17, two weeks after Israel holds its third national election in less than a year, the Justice Ministry...
Enjoy historical sites, museums in Turkey with MuseumPass
MuseumPass Turkey will be available at a discount for citizens and residents of Turkey from March 1. The pass, affiliated with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, provides...
Economists expect another interest rate cut
The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) is expected to lower its policy rate again Wednesday, according to multiple polls this week. The decision would mean a sixth...
UN urges all parties to stop carnage in Idlib
The carnage in Syria must stop, and it must stop now, U.N. regional spokesperson for the Syria crisis David Swanson said, calling for an end to hostilities in the region,...
Another family reunites with son kidnapped by PKK
With efforts of Turkish security forces, another family has reunited with their child, who they claim was kidnapped by PKK terrorists, after six years of longing for his return.
Ottoman mosques cast historic light on Athens
Despite being under Ottoman rule for almost 400 years, Athens has few remnants from that transformative period. As rare examples, the Fethiye and Tzisdarakis mosques, both of which are currently used as exhibition venues, are two glorious Ottoman structures still standing in the historical capital
5,000 tons of Turkish tomatoes could rot at Russian border
Hundreds of trucks carrying around 5,000 tons of tomatoes from Turkey have been stranded for over a week in the buffer zone between Russia and Ukraine, waiting for Russia...
Students fight the stigma of disability with musicals
The students of the Foundation for the Training and Protection of Mentally Handicapped Children (ZİÇEV) in northwestern Turkey's Tekirdağ province are trying to create awareness...
Ankara prepares to inaugurate Presidential Library
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to inaugurate Turkey's Presidential Library in the capital Ankara on Thursday. The massive library will offer students, researchers and...
Kavala re-detained after warrant in coup probe
Istanbul's chief public prosecutor issued a detention warrant late Tuesday against businessman Osman Kavala within the scope of the July 15 coup attempt, Anadolu Agency reported....
Libyan gov't suspends cease-fire talks after Haftar attack in Tripoli
Libya's UN-recognized government suspended cease-fire talks late Tuesday after an attack in Tripoli by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar, a statement said.
Man who fled Syria war killed delivering pizza in US
A family friend of a pizza delivery driver who was recently gunned down in Baltimore says he had fled war-torn Syria to seek a better life.
The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday...
Turkey marks 68 years of NATO membership
Ankara "will continue to work with our allies in unity and solidarity," the head of the Turkish delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly said Tuesday, marking the 68th...
First JW Marriott hotel opens in Istanbul
Marriott International has opened up the first-ever Istanbul branch of the group's JW Marriott hotel chain.
The JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus is located in the city's...
Haftar forces hit seaport, airport of Tripoli
The seaport in Libya's capital Tripoli was attacked by eastern-based forces loyal to putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday.
U.N. Libya envoy Ghassan Salame said the...
Greece hit by protests, strikes over pension reforms
Traffic was gridlocked in parts of Athens on Tuesday as transport workers joined a strike over planned pension reforms, while thousands marched peacefully through the city...
Turkish industries push limits to meet demand amid virus outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak has forced many factories to suspend operations in China, a major producer of many intermediate goods, disrupting global supply chains in several industries, where Turkish firms are now trying to meet the demand
London mayor pushes EU 'associate' citizenship for Britons
London's mayor Sadiq Khan pushed the idea of an "associate" EU citizenship for Britons after Brexit, as he visited Brussels on Tuesday to see officials including the bloc's...
Sabancı Holding, Czech PPF ink deal to buy troubled vehicle maker Temsa
One of Turkey’s largest conglomerates, Sabancı Holding, has agreed to repurchase one of Turkey's leading bus and midibus manufacturer Temsa, which halted production after...
Turkey deports 229 foreign terrorist fighters
Turkey has deported 229 foreign terrorists, 75 of whom are EU citizens, since its anti-terror operation in Syria, an official from the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
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Former Turkish ranger disappointed by US partnership with PKK
The last two decades witnessed a major shift in Turkey-U.S. relations, showing the latter's convergence with the PKK terrorists despite once pondering how to fight against them
Former Daesh executioner arrested in NW Turkey
Security forces in northwestern Turkey's Bursa have arrested a suspected former Daesh intelligence operative, security sources confirmed Tuesday.
The 50-year-old Syrian,...
More than 80% of coronavirus cases are mild: Chinese study
Most people infected by the new coronavirus in China have mild symptoms, with older patients and those with underlying conditions most at risk from the disease, according...
Daytona 500 racer hospitalized after crash
U.S. racecar driver Ryan Newman is in serious but not life-threatening condition in the hospital after crashing on the last lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 in Florida, his team...