A story that was published on daily Hürriyet’s first page on Feb. 25 with the headline “Seven Answers to Seven Criticisms” was penned based completely on an institutional “briefing” by the Turkish General Staff upon questions from the daily’s Ankara representative, Hande Fırat
Turkey’s military has made a statement on a recent debate over a report in daily Hürriyet that was also heavily criticized by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
A Turkish lawyer who claimed to be Jesus Christ has sued his family members after they rejected his claims and insulted him, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey would be happy to work with allies about marching on Raqqa, but only if they are ‘sincere’ and do not involve Syrian Kurds in the offensive
The constitutional amendments to be voted on in April will turn the president into a “one-man ruler” but “checked by parliament,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, rejecting opposition claims that the system will cement authoritarian rule in Turkey.
Turkey has more immediate problems to focus on such as an economic crisis, unemployment and education than the charter change, which will usher the country into an executive presidential system, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have engaged in a spat on the raising of the flag of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) during Massoud Barzani’s visit to Istanbul on Feb. 26.
The biggest trial yet against suspects accused of involvement in the July 2016 coup attempt began in Turkey on Feb. 28 in a courtroom specially built to hold more than 1,500 people.
The Turkish army has established a temporary base in a strategically important point of the newly captured al-Bab, located in northern Syria
Turkey has lashed out at Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz over his remarks on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s planned rally in the country on the eve of an April 16 referendum
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared 81.5 percent in January compared to the same month of 2016, although foreign arrivals to the country continued to decline, official data has showed.
Hotels in Istanbul experienced the biggest decline in both revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR), a measure of the average rate paid for rooms sold, among all European destinations in January, as the city’s hotel occupancy rates continued to decline, fresh data showed.
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has signed a cooperation agreement with Sikorsky, which is part of Lockheed Martin, to make various helicopter components, it said in a statement on Feb. 28, Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkcell, Turkey’s biggest mobile operator, and Vodafone, one of top three mobile operators active in Turkey, were honored for their humanitarian work in supporting Syrian refugees at a major sector conference late on Feb. 26.
The Ankara Municipality has taken wide measures against potential diffusion of earth flax to the air as part of the dismantling work for a decades-old factory in central Ankara, which is certified of bearing 350 tons of the carcinogenic material inside its building
Turkish Professor Mehmet Toner has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the United States’ most prestigious organizations and among the highest such professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, along with 105 other new U.S. and foreign members.
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The Turkish authorities on Feb. 27 arrested a correspondent from German newspaper Die Welt on charges of “propaganda in support of a terrorist organization” and “inciting the public to violence.”
International press organizations have called for the release of jailed journalists in Turkey in a meeting they held at the Turkish Journalists’ Association’s (TGC) headquarters in Istanbul’s Çağlayan district.
The U.S.-based Procter and Gamble (P&G) has made its 250 million-Turkish lira ($70 million) investment in the northwestern province of Kocaeli’s Gebze district online and signaled new investments, as reported by Reuters on Feb. 28.
U.S. President Donald Trump will ask Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal and slash the same amount from non-defense spending, including a large reduction in foreign aid.
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Hundreds of civilians fled through the desert yesterday to escape fighting and privation in Mosul, joining thousands of others who left their homes as conditions worsen in the city’s west.
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Turkey’s Council of State has ruled that a woman, whose husband died from HIV after he received blood from the Turkish Red Crescent in 2011, should pay back with interest the 350,000 Turkish Liras (roughly $100,000) of fine she received, saying that it was not the Health Ministry’s fault but an employee’s.
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On our return from a NATO meeting, I spoke to Defense Minister Fikri Işık about the new U.S. administration’s stance. He said, “They are more open to dialogue compared to the Obama administration. They are listening carefully to our justifications.”
As more and more people are coming to believe that the black clouds hanging over tourism in Turkey will not be so easily dispersed, the country is developing new strategies to achieve its $500-billion target in exports in 2023.
There have been statements that our Prophet Mohammed had a hadith which said that “yes” would come out of the ballot box.
Only 39 light-years away, astronomers have found seven planets circling a very small “red dwarf” star called Trappist-1. All seven are in or near what we call the “Goldilocks zone”: Not too hot, not too cold, but just right for water to remain liquid on the planet. So we all speculate once again, but a little more bravely this time, about whether some of these planets might be home to life
Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria has finally attained its overstretched and prolonged objectives. After six months, it is now time to declare victory. Although the troops are unlikely to be brought home immediately, this is an option to be seriously considered.
Reiterating his position on bringing back the death penalty to Turkey, President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24 that “I said I would approve the death penalty if it is approved by the parliament … If it is not approved by the parliament, God willing, we will go to the nation for a referendum on that, too.”
As we all know, the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) not only silenced the main Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), but also all opposition supporting Kurdish rights and freedoms.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı was on front pages and TV screens last week with his continuing optimism
Portuguese singer Teresa Salgueiro will be on stage for the first time in Ankara
Beşiktaş beats Galatasaray to effectively bury the title hopes of its archrival and Fenerbahçe and remain four points ahead of Başakşehir in the race for silverware
Ankara’s Platform A and Armony Art Gallery are simultaneously hosting recent works by a significant figure in contemporary Turkish art, painter Orhan Taylan
Askıda Ne Var (What’s On the Hanger) is the 7th Changemaker in the 8th season of the Sabanci Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
The coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’ wins the Best Picture Academy Award but the ceremony is the scene of chaos after ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner
An artistic couple is reinventing ancient images with layered graphical designs and lights that display hidden images to take visitors on a fantastic journey
İzmir is set to be a scene of jazz celebrations at the European Jazz Festival between March 1 and 18
Foo Fighters will be one of the headliners at Glastonbury this year, they revealed on Feb. 24 while playing a secret gig not far from the legendary British festival.
The Louvre in Paris has gathered a third of 17th-century painter Vermeer’s canvasses, making it the Dutch master’s most ever shown in one place since his death