People who stayed in Istanbul during the Eid al-Fitr holiday flocked to nearby beaches to take advantage of the hot weather.
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has criticized Turkish authorities for banning the LGBT Pride march in Istanbul for a third year running, urging them to uphold the right to freedom of assembly.
Some 127 schools in Istanbul have “historical building” status, including 80 on the European side, 43 on the Anatolian side, and four on the Princes’ Islands, according to information from the provincial directorate for national education.
Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia targets after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on June 28
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has prepared a list of 12 guidelines warning participants in the party’s “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul against any “provocations,” its Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on June 27.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will soon lend “concrete support” to the “justice march” of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), HDP co-chair Serpil Kemalbay has said.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left open on June 27 the possibility of longer-term assistance to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, saying the U.S. may need to supply them weapons and equipment even after the capture of Raqqa from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
The footage of five civilian key suspects of the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt has emerged, showing main figures in front of a gendarmerie post early on July 16, according to an indictment regarding the release of one of them.
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland has stressed the importance of “justice starting to work” in Turkey, adding that he is concerned by the current situation regarding fundamental rights in the country.
The Treasury has completed technical works to issue “gold bonds and gold-based lease certificates” by the end of the year, in an attempt to lure tons of “under-the-pillow” gold back into the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has said.
The Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders are set to meet once again at an open-ended conference to be reconvened in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana on June 28 with the participation of the three guarantor powers
Facebook Inc said on June 27 that 2 billion people are regularly using its flagship service, marching past another milestone in its growth from a college curiosity in the United States to the world's largest social media network.
Three soldiers were killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on June 27, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
An investigation has been launched into a Turkish sociologist who has been carrying out a protest demanding to be returned to his job in the capital Ankara.
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has praised the security forces for their “heroism” in carrying out anti-terror operations across Turkey.
Some 59 people have been killed and 330 have been injured in a total of 78 traffic accidents across Turkey since June 24, the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The European Union hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro anti-trust fine on June 27 for favoring its own shopping service, in a fresh assault on a U.S. tech giant that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump
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Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on June 27 and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighbouring Ukraine were also disrupted.
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The justice system will as of Sept. 1 notify plaintiffs of when their legal cases are due to be concluded at the time of a lawsuit being opened, in an attempt to accelerate judicial proceedings in Turkey
A fire destroyed two decares of forests in the coastal district of Ayvalık in the Marmara province of Balıkesir on June 26, Doğan News Agency has reported
Dutch appeals court on June 27 confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of some 300 Muslim males who were expelled from a Dutch U.N. base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons attack, one that would result in the “mass murder” of civilians, the White House said on June 26, warning the regime would pay a “heavy price” if it went ahead with such an assault.
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The defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, has started to seem certain, after the impending fall of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
Once a bestselling novel about spiritualism, the title of this short article is now Turkey’s search for religiosity vs. secularism and personal beliefs vs. political triumphs.
Although more than two months have passed since the controversial referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system, the much-anticipated stability and comfort in Turkey’s internal politics and external relationships are far from visible.
Early this morning, the leaders of the two peoples of Cyprus and representatives of the three guarantor powers - Turkey, Greece and Britain - will come together for the last effort to try to forge a federal resolution for the Cyprus problem in accordance with the 1977 and 1979 high level agreements
Almost a year has passed since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, but the intelligence dimension of this insurrection is still debated.
June 23 was the ninth day of the “justice march.” I arrived in Yeniçağa, a district of the Central Anatolian province of Bolu, in the morning, got out of the vehicle and joined the march in the middle of the marchers
Turkey is facing a new crisis in the Middle East: The crisis between Qatar and four Arab states that want to oppress it. The four Arab states are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but they have supporters.
Until the coming to office of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002, one can fairly say that Turkey’s national days, putting aside Oct. 29 Republic Day, had basically turned into occasions for holidays, rather than special days when people celebrated Republican values.
Turkey’s popular holiday resort of Bodrum’s Gümüşlük district will once again host international musicians at the 14th Bodrum International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival from July to September
The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on Earth and its economic and social value was calculated for the first time in the Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Treasure hunters destroy a historic field in Antalya’s Çağman Hill after shooting artifacts with guns and digging large holes around it
Police officers have fenced off eggs left by caretta carettas in the southern province of Antalya’s famous Konyaaltı Beach, taking them under protection. They also placed a signboard around the fences, warning holidaygoers in the area about the eggs.
Between July 1 and 16, Istanbul will host an international mega shopping event where visitors can enjoy discounted, tax free and late night shopping, along with a series of exciting events
Penniless single mother J.K. Rowling finally succeeded after a series of rebuffs from publishers, and the book became the first instalment of a seven-novel series that has sold 450 million copies worldwide
“Our friends in the town keep us, as formerly, abundantly supplied with all the delicacies it affords: many of the dishes sent us are excellent; among others some butterfly-things of pastry, which one might blow away, but for the honey their wings are clogged with.”
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.
A farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, Mehmet Dağ, has uncovered a 10-meter mosaic dating back to the 5th century B.C. Roman era. Officials have taken the mosaic to Şanlıurfa