NATO allies should show more solidarity in the fight against global terror, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, stressing that the alliance’s role in the anti-terror struggle will constitute one of most important items of the May 25 Summit in Brussels
A woman from the southeastern province of Bitlis, who claims to be the oldest person in the world, marked her 118th birthday in April
The Turkish Justice Ministry accepted on May 24 a jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) parliamentarian’s request to be reunited with her 3-year-old daughter in prison
Brussels has no right to treat Ankara like a beggar, President Erdoğan says before a meeting with EU leaders on the margins of a NATO gathering
A deputy speaker of Germany’s parliament stated on May 24 that a parliamentary delegation had scrapped long-standing plans to visit Turkey, after finding out at the last minute that it would not be able to hold talks with officials or visit the Turkish Parliament building
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has asked ministers to outline a six-month road map to be better prepared for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, in a bid to address problems concerning the economy and democracy.
High interest rates are a tool of exploitation, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 24, adding that he would ensure the issue is kept on the agenda
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has elected Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım as its new parliamentary group chair, after he vacated his position as party chairman to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at last weekend’s extraordinary convention
The Turkish government does not accept claims that the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt, were not removed from politics, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said
More than half of Turks see justice as the most important value, according to a study conducted by Doğan Holding regarding Turkish society’s common values.
Aram Ateşyan, the acting patriarch of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey, resigned on May 24, paving the way for patriarchal elections, Turkish-Armenian weekly Agos has reported
A court in the southern province of Adana yesterday gave a local journalist a punitive fine and ruled for him to pay compensation to Aydın Doğan, the honorary chairman of Doğan Holding, on insult charges
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Parliament Speaker İsmail Kahraman has suggested that a new parliament building is needed in the Turkish capital Ankara, as the current 57-year-old building “fails to meet today’s needs.”
The natural assets of the Saros Gulf, in the Keşan district of the northwestern province of Edirne, face destruction due to the opening of stone and limestone quarries, Doğan News Agency reported May 23.
A total of 79 detention warrants were issued for Ankara Municipality personnel over suspected links to the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have masterminded the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt
Turkey attracted $2.8 billion net foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first quarter of the year with a 1.9 percent year-on-year increase, data from the Economy Ministry showed on May 23.
A chief physician of the Fırat University Hospital in the eastern province of Elazığ was killed in an armed attack on May 24, Doğan News Agency has reported
Pope Francis urged Donald Trump to use his U.S. presidency to promote peace around the world as the two leaders swapped sparring for smiles in their first face-to-face meeting, at the Vatican yesterday.
At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned yesterday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said.
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Turkey’s banking sector loan growth may exceed 15 percent this year, lower than an expectation of some 20 percent, Iş Bank chief executive Adnan Bali said on May 24, adding Credit Guarantee Fund-backed (KGF) loans may slow down in the rest of the year.
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A French journalist held in Turkey for over two weeks has begun a hunger strike to protest his detention, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on May 23.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the arrest of two educators who have been on hunger strike for more than two months, calling on the government to “not cause an unforgettable disgrace to humanity."
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On May 23, prosecutors demanded the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on a hunger strike for 76 days for ruining public order with a potential to trigger acts of terror.
The Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) extraordinary convention took place over the weekend in Ankara.
Just three days after resuming the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will embark on a two-day trip to Brussels on May 24 and 25. While there he will hold key meetings at the NATO summit and with the two top leaders of the European Union.
He and his wife had been teachers for 10 years.
While some people still dream of success in the long-dead Cyprus intercommunal talks, Greek Cypriots are buried deep in the “Who will be candidates for the February presidential poll?” question.
Daily Yeni Şafak had a headline story on May 20 by Osman Ozgan with the title: “Here is that major’s statement,” triggering new debates. We knew that a major, identified only as O.K., personally went to the headquarters of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in Ankara’s Yenimahalle district on the afternoon of July 15, 2016 to warn them about the preparations of the coup.
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One of the key points in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 21, after he took back the helm as a result of the April 16 referendum, was his heralding of a “six-month roadmap” for the transformation of Turkey’s political and administrative system.
Veteran actress Perran Kutman received an honorary award at the 20th Flying Broom International Women Films Festival on May 23 at the State Opera and Ballet Hall in Ankara.
Göbeklitepe, the world’s oldest temple, is expected to be added permanently to the UNESCO World Heritage List next year. The ancient site is readying to have a new roof built for the protection of its artifacts
İzmir will host international dancers and musicians between June 1 and July 4 during the 31st International İzmir Festival
British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died on May 23 aged 89, his family said on the actor's official Twitter account.
A pelican whose treatment was recently finished at a rehabilitation center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa has been taken to a lake 500 kilometers away and released to its habitat
The Royal Opera House screenings of Zorlu PSM will continue with George Balanchine’s ballet “Jewels” on May 26.
A number of artifacts unearthed in Mardin’s Cultural Faith Park, which is home to the Mor Yakup Church and Zeynep Abidin Mosque, have been cleaned and restored for a publication
UNIQ Istanbul and Başka Sinema (Another Cinema) are jointly organizing a new festival this summer, the UNIQ Open-air Film Festival
David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks,’ the quirky TV show turned cult classic, returned to television after 26 years, becoming the top trending US hashtag for much of the day
Russia is in contact with Turkey after Ankara imposed restrictions on Russian wheat supplies, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on May 24, Reuters has reported