A prosecutor’s office in Ankara has reportedly claimed in an indictment that a phone call was made by a mobile phone registered under the name of the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to Adil Ökzüz, a suspected leader of the July 2016 coup, six days after the uprising.
Turkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, will begin offering free Wi-Fi services on its U.S. flights to passengers who have submitted electronic devices larger than mobile phones to airline staff, Turkish Airlines’ chief has said in a tweeted comment.
The arrest of a senior Turkish banker by U.S. authorities will be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 29.
A new executive system outlined in constitutional amendments will pave the way for Turkey to achieve its goals more efficiently, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, arguing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been successful in development “despite the deadlocks of the system.”
A key Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant has been caught in the southern province of Adana.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has responded positively to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s unplanned visit to the campaign pavilion of the opposition party, saying he hopes Erdoğan will have changed his contention that naysayers are terrorists.
U.S. prosecutors on Match 28 charged an executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is considering making changes to the election law, after Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım hinted at a possible lowering of the 10 percent election threshold if the constitutional amendment is approved in the referendum on April 16
A prosecutor has demanded an aggravated life sentence for İsmail Akkol, one of the prime suspects in the 1996 assassination of Özdemir Sabancı who was arrested 20 years after the Sabancı Holding board member’s killing
Russian and Turkish economy ministries plan to hold consultations on Russian grain supplies to Turkey soon, Russia’s RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Gruzdev as saying, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 29.
There were 498 arrested and convicted Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) members in Turkish prisons as of February, the Justice Ministry has stated.
Two bomb attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) occurred early on March 29 in the Aegean province of İzmir.
An investigation has been launched into eight reporters at Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have been behind the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt
A prosecutor has demanded aggravated life sentences for nine arrested Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects out of 11 charged over the August 2016 suicide attack targeting a street wedding in the southern province of Gaziantep that killed 56 people, and another that killed three police officers two months later
Germany launched a second investigation on March 28 into suspected spying by Turkey, with the German interior minister saying Berlin will not tolerate foreign espionage on its soil.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said in a statement on March 29 that the company aims to finish construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline by the end of 2019, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency and Russia’s TASS have reported.
Turkey on March 29 voiced its opposition to a vote in the disputed oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk to fly the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) flag over government buildings, warning against “unilateral steps.”
The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) does not expect the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) to be able to build a Kurdish federal state in Syria’s north, according to the coalition forces’ commander.
Shares in Turkey’s Halkbank tumbled as much as 16 percent on March 29, the sharpest drop on record, after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran
The U.S. State Department on March 28 issued an update to its travel warning to Turkey, urging its citizens to avoid travel to the southeastern provinces citing the “persistent threat of terrorism,” a day before State Secretary Rex Tillerson’s visit to the country.
European travel and tourism giant TUI has reiterated its target of reaching at least 10 percent growth this year after seeing solid demand for winter and summer bookings, despite lower demand for Turkey and North Africa.
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A 14-year-old girl whose whereabouts were unknown for over 100 days has been found in the western province of İzmir.
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President Tayyip Erdoğan was asked in a live interview on Habertürk TV on March 27 about German newspaper Bild’s headline in Turkish and German that day.
No, it is not your navigator giving you directions while you are driving. It is the way politics are shaping up in the world these days. Most recently, the U.S. and the Netherlands both decided to move a little to the right.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s gesture of visiting a “no” campaign tent in Istanbul on March 28 was a noteworthy move and a step in the right direction for normalizing the referendum process, after weeks of tension and polarization.
Greek Cypriot politicians staged a very heated verbal exchange in the House of Representatives over reports that ruling Democratic Rally Party (DISI) Chairman Averof Neophytou visited the presidential office in northern Cyprus to discuss ways of overcoming the deadlock in the Cyprus talks during a BBQ with President Mustafa Akıncı.
Weeks ago in this column I questioned the demolition of Istanbul’s Karaköy Passenger Lounge, a building that was supposed to be under first degree protection. Scrutinizing the Passenger Lounge and the historic adjacent post office building, I asked how the Istanbul Conservation Board could have allowed this.
The head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), Professor Mehmet Görmez, said this during an on-the-job training session for religious officials:
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that on the day of the referendum, on April 16, the nation would take possession of the seal. When I read this, I thought, “Well, this means the seal was in the hands of others beforehand.”
As part of a group of journalists, I was recently talking to advisers who took an active part in drafting the constitutional amendments to be put to a public vote on April 16.
Ethiopian-born Turkish athlete Elvan Abeylegesse has been stripped of the two silver medals she claimed at the Beijing 2008 Olympics over 5,000m and 10,000m, along with her 10,000m silver medal from the 2007 World Championships, for doping violations.
Turkey’s State Theaters hosted 1.5 million viewers in the first six months of the 2016-2017 art season
The Pera Museum will be presenting a performance program titled “Look Again” between March 31 and April 2 in collaboration with Performistanbul
Kilims and ceramic trinkets produced by Turkish and Syrian women who attend courses in the Family Support Center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Harran district are now being sold in Europe, providing income to locals.
Turkey beat Moldova 3-1 in an international friendly on March 27 in Eskişehir thanks to goals from young guns Emre Mor, Cengiz Ünder and Ahmet Çalık
Ümmiye Koçak, who has made a name for herself with a theater group she founded in a southern village, has gained new fame for directing and playing in a commercial with football star Cristiano Ronaldo
The 3rd Istanbul Photo Awards ends, presenting awards to 22 photographers from 17 countries. Frederic Lafargue’s ‘Fleeing from Daesh’ wins Photo of the Year 2017
An ancient sarcophagus smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s could soon be on its way home following a decision from Swiss prosecutors.
It has been three years since I’ve been a part of the Ski Club International des Journalistes (SCIJ). This year’s meeting is in France, at Val Cenis, a ski resort close to the Italian border