Friday, August 18, 2017
18 years after major quake, ‘big one’ still relevant
Experts warned Thursday that a strong earthquake will hit Istanbul in the near future, as the country marks the 18th anniversary of a devastating quake in the Istanbul region.
Amazon loses $5 billion in value after Trump tweet
Amazon lost $5 billion in market value Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the online retailer on Twitter.
"Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying...
Want to experience prison life? This hostel offers you just that
With its narrow rooms, metal bars and bunk beds, Bangkok's first prison-themed hostel promises the look and feel of a real jail in the bustling Thai capital.
The Sook Station...
Woman finds long-lost diamond ring on garden carrot
A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from...
Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse' hit during eclipse
It's a pop culture moment for the ages: crooner Bonnie Tyler will sing her mega-hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" -- on a cruise ship -- before an actual total eclipse of the...
US-led airstrikes on Syria's Raqqa kill dozens of civilians in three days, monitor says
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes aimed at dislodging Daesh terrorist group from the Syrian city of Raqqa have cost the lives of 59 civilians in three days, a monitoring group...
Martens new residents of Istanbul streets
Joining the ranks of Turkey's famous street cats and dogs, martens have caused a social media stir as many Istanbulites have taken to the internet to report that they have...
Saudi Arabia to renew work on multi-billion Grand Mosque expansion
Saudi Binladin Group will restart work next month on the $26.6 billion expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, nearly two years after work stopped in the wake of a crane collapse...
3-year-old dies of suffocation after being left in school shuttle in Turkey’s Izmir
A three-year-old boy has died of suffocation after falling asleep and being forgotten in a school shuttle in Turkey's western Izmir province, local media reported Thursday.
Turkish banks' profits leap 33 percent in first half of 2017
The profits of nine top Turkish lenders traded on Borsa Istanbul Stock Exchange (BIST) rose 32.9 percent in the first half of the year when compared to the same period in...
Bulgaria to deploy 600 troops to Turkish-Bulgarian border against illegal migration
Bulgaria has decided to increase its border security measures in order to prevent illegal migration from Turkey, Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov said in an...
Turkey reproves Merkel's 'unfortunate' statements on customs union
Turkish authorities have criticized German Chancellor Merkel's remarks on not expanding the EU customs union deal with Turkey, in what they call Germany's monopoly over EU institutions
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi movie in the works
Walt Disney Co is developing a "Star Wars" standalone movie based on the beloved character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise and noble Jedi master, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety...
Trump blasts media, Republican senators
U.S. President Trump fired back at media and a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville violence, further fueling the latest in a line of controversies to engulf his seven-month-old presidency
Wall Street sells off, S&P 500 hits lowest in a month
U.S stocks sold off on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest level in a month, as escalating worries about the Trump administration's ability to push through its...
Turkey, Indonesia team up in defense, enhance military ties
As part of its defense strategy, Ankara is enhancing cooperation with Jakarta to boost bilateral projects in defense industries and the sharing of military experience
Turkish Cargo sees 46.8 pct growth in Chinese market
Turkish Cargo, one of the fastest growing air cargo brands in the world and serving 120 countries, continues to successfully pursue the strong growth strategy that it has...
India under fire over plan to deport Rohingya Muslims
Rights groups have condemned India's plan to deport some 40,000 Rohingya Muslims, saying India should abide by its legal obligations and protect the stateless refugees who...
Ottoman studies draw foreign students to İbn Haldun University
İbn Haldun University, a newly established academic institution in Istanbul, has started attracting the attention of foreign students with its Ottoman Turkish program.
Minister: Turkey's mega projects resistant to high-magnitude earthquakes
Commemorating the 18th anniversary of the devastating Marmara earthquake, Minister Arslan said that every tunnel, bridge, and building is built in consideration of earthquake factor
Turkish gov't to save $270 million in energy annually with wind YEKA
After winning the bid for the establishment of 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind energy in five different regions of Turkey with a consortium formed with Siemens and Kalyon, Turkerler...
Factory owner's remains found in rubble after blaze
Police dogs discovered Thursday bone fragments believed to belong to a man that was caught in a yarn factory fire in southeastern Turkey's Gaziantep three days ago.