Tuesday, September 26, 2017
US hopes for 'unified Iraq' as KRG starts vote count
The U.S. on Monday emphasized the importance of maintaining Iraq's territorial integrity as the country's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) votes in a non-binding referendum...
Hersek Lagoon temporary home to thousands of birds
Known among locals as the "Bird Hotel," the Hersek Lagoon located in the Altınova district of Yalova province is known for the large swathes of birds that migrate here during...
China robotics giant eyes cooperation, investment in Turkey
As China looks to become a global leader in robotics and automation, Zhejiang Qianjiang Robot Co. Ltd., one of the country's leading industrial robot manufacturers, is looking...
Turkey, Bulgaria determined to reinvigorate energy partnership
Two neighbors with strong economic and political ties, Turkey and Bulgaria, are working together closer than ever to rampup cooperative efforts in the energy sector as the two key leaders in energy diversity and security in Europe
Gov't expected to unveil 3-year economic plan
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said yesterday that the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Program would be announced by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek on Wednesday.
Coup plotter who terrorized Istanbul resorts to denial in trial
A former colonel, who coordinated the coup plotters' effort to take over Istanbul during last year's bloody coup attempt by FETÖ, bluntly claimed that despite clear evidence, he did not order the shooting of anti-coup civilians and the takeover of TV stations
House sales to foreigners up by 11.4 pct in August
House sales to foreign buyers rose by 11.4 percent in August, reaching 1,684, compared to the same month the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said...
Alternative for Germany enters Bundestag, first nationalist party to do so since 1933
Chancellor Merkel's ‘nightmare' of the AfD in parliament has been realized after he party lost 65 seats while the nationalists achieved 94
37 civilians killed in Russian airstrikes in Idlib
Russian airstrikes on northwest Syria's Idlib province Monday killed at least 37 civilians including 12 children, a Britain-based monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for...
UN chief Guterres concerned about KRG referendum
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed concern about the potentially destabilizing effects of a referendum held by the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG)...
Violence in US rises for 2nd straight year in 2016: FBI
Violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according...
Frau Merkel's Pyrrhic victory
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with her chief rival Martin Schulz, were the biggest losers of Sunday's federal elections in Germany. Although Merkel won 33 percent...
KRG plunges into uncertainty as Iraqi Kurds vote
The independence referendum is leading the KRG toward uncertainty as its neighbors, Turkey and Iran, increase pressure on the country
Doctor leaves 25-cm retractor inside patient’s stomach
A Turkish doctor and nurse are facing prison time after forgetting a 25-centimeter medical dressing inside a patient's stomach at an Istanbul hospital.
The retractor was...
Data on displaced, killed Rohingya in Myanmar still unavailable: Turkey
The Turkish foreign ministry said Monday that data on the number of people who were displayed or killed in Myanmar is still unavailable as over 436,000 Rohingya Muslims fled...
Israel ignoring demands to stop settlements, envoy says
The U.N. envoy for the Mideast envoy says Israel isn't complying with a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding a halt to all settlement activity and is continuing settlement...
'We welcome Turkey's role in Rohingya crisis'
Siddiki stressed the significance of aid from Turkey and other international actors to the Rohingya people, adding that the Bangladeshi government struggles over the difficult task of taking care of them on their own
Children who see guns in movies more likely to play with firearms
Watching movie characters use guns may not necessarily make kids more likely to pick up a weapon themselves, but it may mean children who play with guns are more apt to fire...
Ancient harbor to be revived with new project
A new project aiming to revive the ancient harbor of 10th century B.C. city Ephesus will soon be launched after bidding process is completed, reports said Monday.
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation marks 48th anniversary
The establishment of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was not a reactionary move; rather, it was the institutionalization of basic Islamic values such as consultation,...
Pegida supporters celebrate AfD success in German election
Some 1,500 sympathizers of the xenophobic and anti-Islam "Pegida" movement gathered Monday in eastern Germany's Dresden to celebrate the latest success of the far-right Alternative...
Cumhuriyet daily columnist Kadri Gürsel released
Cumhuriyet daily columnist and International Press Institute (IPI) board member Kadri Gürsel, who was standing trial for suspected links to terror groups including the Gülenist...