The cheap synthetic drug known as “bonsai” has spread to dangerous levels in Turkey, with around 500,000 people known to be using the drug in the country, daily BirGün reported on May 30.
The editor-in-chief of daily Yeni Akit was stabbed to death by his son-in-law in Istanbul late on May 29 during what is reported to have been an apparent row between the family members
Members of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Parisian street artist C215 painted the portraits of 10 imprisoned Turkish journalists outside the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on May 29
Turkey should maintain its “cautious optimism” toward the European Union, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said amid hints from the government that it will attempt to break the ice with the EU.
Hotel occupancy rates across Turkey rose sharply in April thanks to the Easter holiday and a significant revival in the Middle Eastern market, with Istanbul seeing a 30 percent year-on-year increase
The spying techniques used by Gülenists in collecting intelligence through illegal wiretapping and other secret means suggest they were operating with the cooperation of multiple secret services under strong foreign support, according to a National Intelligence Agency (MİT) report submitted to parliament.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has shaped the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) new central executive body, which held its first meeting under Erdoğan’s leadership as AKP chairman on May 29 amid expectations that he will reshuffle the cabinet in the coming days.
Ankara reiterates its desire to put ties with the EU back on track, with Deputy PM Kurtulmuş saying maintaining dialogue is critical
A major, who came to prominence after it emerged that he met with Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) officials hours before the July 2016 coup attempt, has said he notified the intelligence authorities of a possible takeover.
Claims regarding two former ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers’ links to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen were removed from a report prepared by the parliamentary commission formed to investigate the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Turkey saw a huge increase in April, with the number of arrivals from Russia jumping around 485 percent, after months of difficulties amid a series of negative incidents, from bomb attacks to a diplomatic crisis with Russia and a failed coup attempt.
The Pioneering Spirit vessel, which will carry out the construction of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline’s offshore section, arrived at the Çanakkale Strait early on May 30, according to the vessel’s Swiss owner, Allseas.
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A group of students from Istanbul Technical University (İTU) are set to attend the finals of a competition in the U.S. with a Mars rover they have built, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 29.
İsmail Saymaz – ANKARA
An Ankara court has reduced the sentence given to a rape perpetrator who was also charged with theft on the grounds that the ring he stole was an “imitation.”
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
The home of the late German professor Klaus Schmidt, who shed light on the history of humanity with his findings at Göbeklitepe, known as the “zero point of history,” has been burgled
İpek Özbey – ISTANBUL
Ali Bardakoğlu, the former head of Turkey’s top religious body has slammed popular TV evangelists for “abusing Islam” for commercial purposes.
The mother of a Turkish man killed by a police officer in 2014 in Istanbul has gone on trial over damaging the watch of the police officer’s lawyer watch.
Turkey’s government has placed both a 14-year-old rape victim and her newborn baby under legal protection after the girl gave birth in the Kiraz district of the western province of İzmir, daily Habertürk reported May 30.
A court in the southeastern province of Batman on May 29 ordered the arrest of Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Besime Konca on terror charges, Doğan News Agency has reported
Gülistan Alagöz - ISTANBUL
A total of 120,000 Turkish construction companies are set to halt activities on June 9 to protest a skyrocketing rise in iron prices and a visible undersupply in the material.
The Turkish government has collected 21 billion Turkish Liras ($5.9 billion) in line with the latest debt and tax restructuring plan, a top official has said, adding that a fresh system would slash the need for another restructuring plan
BERLIN - Reuters
Turkey has given German consular officials permission to visit journalist Meşale Tolu, a German citizen detained on charges of advancing “terrorist propaganda,” a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry stated on May 29.
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In his first move for the new administrative structure in Turkey following the April 16 referendum to consolidate all executive power in presidential hands and allowing the president to lead a political party, President Tayyip Erdoğan made his move and changed some top positions in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 29.
Germany’s Angela Merkel was never a big European visionary strategist. She never aspired to be one.
It is doubtful that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bodyguards feel even an inkling of remorse over the recent public relations disaster they caused for Turkey.
Koç Holding was the only company from Turkey on the Fortune Global 500 list when it entered the list in 419th place in 2016. I had the opportunity to participate in two meaningful events put on by the company in rapid succession.
It was May 7, 2004, and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Justice Minister Cemil Çiçek was at the podium in parliament, saying: “These amendments are a milestone in the history of the Republic of Turkey. They will hopefully further institutionalize our democracy, and our rights and freedoms will reach a more advanced point with these amendments.”
Brussels, the capital of the European Union, has been under the spotlight last week because of the NATO Heads of State meeting.
In Turkey, freedom of thought should be explained for its practical benefits rather than for its high philosophical values, because in our society the political tradition that regards “thought” as a “tool” rather than an individual value is very strong.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 89, was one of the U.S.’s most highly praised foreign and security policy gurus of the past half-century
A 14th century Catholic church in İzmir serves as a home for annual Santa Maria concerts where Arkas Trio and a guest organist breathes second life to a recently-restored 19th century organ
‘The Square’ by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wins the Palme d’Or prize at the 70th Cannes Festival
Turkish player Çağla Büyükakçay will take on Shelby Rogers at the French Open on May 31 after beating Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in straight sets on May 28.
Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş, who earned himself a special place in Beşiktaş’s record book by becoming the only Turkish coach to clinch the domestic title with the Black Eagles in back-to-back seasons on May 28, has set higher goals for the Black Eagles.
The cross of a 12th century Byzantine chapel, located outside the ancient city of Myra in the southern province of Antalya, has reportedly been stolen
There is no question that there is an augmenting quest for anything Ottoman in the recent years.
“A Season of Daphne,” directed by Mehmet Öztürk, won the award for best picture at the 9th Montreal Turkish Film Festival on May 21.
Inspired by true events, ‘Black Crows’ airs over Ramadan, prime time for television viewers in the Arab world and it is the first television series depicting life under ISIL rule in Syria and Iraq
The 70th Cannes Festival is set to end on May 28. Fatih Akın’s ‘In the Fade’ is among strong contenders for the Golden Palm.
Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on May 29.
Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are struggling to find food, water and medicine, the United Nations has said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city.