Tuesday, May 22, 2018
COUNTDOWN FOR IFTAR TIMES AROUND THE WORLD
Fenerbahçe wins Turkish Women's Basketball Super League title
Istanbul-based basketball giant Fenerbahçe won Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball Super League title late Monday after defeating its long-time rival Near East University at home.
US police officer's son pleads guilty to Daesh bomb plot
The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Daesh terror group, three years...
China orders all mosques to raise national flag
All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to "promote a spirit of patriotism" among Muslims, the country's top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist...
War On Terror
2 soldiers killed, 2 others injured in PKK attack in northern Iraq
Two Turkish soldiers were killed during an attack by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said Monday in a statement.
The statement also said...
Barack and Michelle Obama sign production deal with Netflix
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement with Netflix Inc to produce films and series, the online streaming company...
Spanish, Slovenian, Belgian envoys summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over UN vote
Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a U.N. body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of...
Toxic steam cloud caused by Hawaii volcano lava surfaces over ocean
White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard...
Olympian sues USA Swimming for covering up sexual abuse
Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered...
Venezuela's Maduro wins 2nd term with 68 pct of vote
Socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide while calling on the opposition to launch a dialogue to form ‘a government of reconciliation’
Turkish man awarded TL 1.8M after being hit by falling minaret
A 37-year-old Turkish man who got hit by the falling minaret of Yeşilyurt Ulu Mosque 15 years ago on his way out of the Friday prayers and ended up severely brain damaged...
Japanese climber dies on 8th attempt on Everest
A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday.
OIC members should consider call to boycott Israel, Erdoğan says
President Erdoğan called on the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to consider advisory decision, made by the 57-member Muslim body to take economic and political measures against Israel. He also said they should deliberate on countries that follow the U.S.' decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
In new sanctions, Trump bans buying Venezuelan debt for cash
President Donald Trump levied new sanctions on Venezuela Monday following elections the U.S. has criticized as fraudulent.
The new economic penalties prevent U.S. nationals...
Infighting within CHP sees chairman, candidate at loggerheads
When the political parties submitted their lists of parliamentary candidates to the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) yesterday, a new level of discord erupted between the main opposition CHP’s Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and the party’s presidential candidate Muharrem İnce whose allies were not included in the list
SOCAR's İzmir refinery to reduce current account deficit by $1.5B
SOCAR's $6.3 billion refinery in İzmir, the largest single- location real sector investment in Turkey, will begin operations in October. It will reduce the country's current account deficit by $1.5 billion by lowering the share of imports
UK accused of Russophobia over 'dirty money' report
The Kremlin on Monday accused Britain of unprecedented "anti-Russian mania," warning such an attitude could backfire and scare off other foreign investors.
Syrians return to towns liberated with Turkish help for Muslim holiday
Turkey has temporarily reopened its border crossings to war-torn Syria ahead of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr as Syrian refugees seek to mark the festive occasion in their hometowns that were liberated during Turkish-backed military operations
The poetics of strength: Mona Hatoum in the bunker
One of the coolest underground art spaces in Istanbul, both in temperature and style, is the bookstore cafe Riverrun, a multilevel complex leading to its exhibition bunker. On the walls until June 30 are six works by Mona Hatoum, a Palestinian artist whose statements remain strong after nearly four decades exiled in London
Turkish expatriates say European states hypocritical on democracy
Turkish people living in Europe criticized European countries for their hostile attitudes against Turkey. They also added that even though they are pleased with Turkey's reforms regarding military service and the pension system for expatriates, they expect further developments in the economy
Iraqi Turkmens continue protests amid election fraud allegations
Iraqi Turkmen Front leader Ershad Salihi said on Sunday that their protests over fraud allegations in the latest Iraqi parliamentary elections would continue until they receive...
Former Somali refugee becomes mayor of Sheffield
A 28-year-old Muslim former refugee broke the glass ceiling by becoming the first Somali-British Lord Mayor of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and also its youngest ever.
US cannot decide for Iran or world, Rouhani says
Iran's president said on Monday that the United States could not decide for Iran after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded sweeping changes in the country's foreign...