CHP deputy Tuncay Özkan has said it was a “former football referee” who provided him with the flash drive containing a list of Gülenist military personnel in the army in 2007
A proposal to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within Diyanet, to register and conduct marriages has stirred controversy in Turkey, with many rights organizations as well as CHP and HDP criticizing the issue
Turkish-Armenian linguist and writer Sevan Nişanyan has announced that he had applied for political asylum in Greece and got his residence card there
The Gulf countries imposing blockades on Qatar are the biggest losers in the recent crisis in terms of trade, Qatar’s Economy Minister Jassim al-Thani has said, noting that the impact of the crisis on the Qatari economy was very small.
A heavy rainfall has been effective in Istanbul as of the evening hours of July 27 as fires and flash floods have been reported across the city.
President and chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged his party fellows and provincial organization members that those who are tired and exhausted better quit for the sake of the party’s success in the 2019 elections.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has assured German companies in Turkey that his government will not allow tension between Ankara and Berlin to harm their interests in the country
Daily Cumhuriyet was among the first to report about the dangers posed by the Fethullah Gülen network in the past, but those reports went unnoticed, daily Cumhuriyet columnist Hikmet Çetinkaya said
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed members of the Supreme Election Board (YSK) will appear in court as consequences for a controversial decision made during the April 16 constitutional referendum, adding that his party had already appealed.
Tour operator Thomas Cook has said there is a continued recovery for bookings to Turkey and the resurgence in Turkey had not been affected by increased tensions with Germany.
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy chair and party spokesperson Mahir Ünal said on July 26 that politicians should be on the side of “courtesy” when uttering their criticisms or giving their responses in the face of criticisms following the recent war of words between the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey, Aleksey Yerhov, presented his letter of credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 28
Eight consortia, including four German giants, participated in the Turkish Energy Ministry’s 1,000 megawatts (MW) wind power project tender on July 27
COLOGNE - Anadolu Agency
Turkish businesspeople in Germany have voiced concerns to state-run Anadolu Agency over recent tension between Berlin and Ankara, demanding a speedy recovery in relations.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Faysal Sarıyıldız and Tuğba Hezer Öztürk have been stripped of their statuses as members of parliament in a parliamentary voting on the grounds that they failed to attend parliament for a long time
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
At least 26 people, including 17 foreign nationals, have been arrested for suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Turkish police said on July 27
Palestinians were set to return to pray at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site on July 27 after Israeli authorities removed controversial new security measures, potentially ending a nearly two-week crisis that sparked deadly unrest
BEIRUT – Agence France-Presse
A cease-fire deal has been reached that will see jihadist fighters withdraw from the Syria-Lebanon border, a top Lebanese official said July 27 after a week-long operation there by the Hezbollah movement
MOSCOW – Reuters
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show
BERLIN - The Associated Press
Germany’s foreign minister says his country and Sweden have made a joint protest to Turkey about the jailing of two human rights activists, demanding that the men be told what exactly they are accused of.
The Supreme Election Board (YSK) has readjusted the number of representation of each constituency at the parliament after a recent constitutional amendment increased the number of lawmakers from 550 to 600
The Central Bank kept its main interest rates steady on July 27, in line with market expectations, noting that it would maintain its tight monetary policy until the inflation outlook improves significantly.
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July 24 used to be celebrated by Turkish journalists as the anniversary of the abolishment of official press censorship in Turkey
Israel’s decision to remove the metal detectors from the entrance to the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Israelis as the Temple Mount, seems to have assuaged recent tensions.
It might be a surprise for some, but it is an unfortunate reality of this country. At the end of June there were 171 journalists in prison
First lieutenant Müslim Macit is the pilot with the lowest rank who joined the coup attempt on the night of July 15 at Akıncı Air Base.
Foreign Affairs Minister Çavuşoğlu spoke in Brussels and said, “We deported two journalists. They were from different countries. Both of them were apprehended for spying. Upon the request from their countries, we extradited them. There has not been a verdict yet.”
It was easier for me to enter Cuba than it was for me to come back to the United States. “Be sure to try our rum while you’re here!” said the Cuban immigration official. “You’ll need to pay duty on the rum you declared,” grumped the American customs officer a week later, after the retinal scan, facial recognition scan, photo, passport inspection, and bag check that welcomed me home.
Whoever is giving information to President Tayyip Erdoğan about the Turkish journalists in prison, they are not doing any good neither to him nor the country
The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is called the Istanbul Convention. It was signed in Istanbul in 2011. Turkey worked tremendously hard to reach an agreement with member-states and it became the first country to sign it. This was highly significant and symbolic since a majority Muslim country had taken leadership on an issue about women.
The 14th Bodrum International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival began on July 26 with a concert by French violinist Gilles Apap and accordionist Myriam Lafargue in the centuries-old historical Koyunbaba Ancient Stone Pit in the Aegean resort province of Bodrum
Restricted diving may be possible around the sunken city in Antalya’s Kekova Island, says Antalya Mayor Münir Karaloğlu. Applications to ministries have been made for the removal of the diving ban, he says
The late 20th century artist Basquiat is largely a triumph of popular culture and mass media over museums
A 10-meter mosaic, which was found by a farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, will be taken to the Gaziantep Museum.
Many huge granaries have been found in the Kaymakçı excavation field in the western province of Manisa. The granaries reveal that grape production dates back to 3,500 years ago in the city
The 18th International Büyükçekmece Culture and Arts Festival will be held between July 28 and Aug. 5 in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece neighborhood, featuring art from 64 countries
Restoration works have almost been finished in Gaziantep’s Roman Castle, Rumkale. The historic castle will open to tourism soon
Fatih Terim, the coach of the Turkish national football team, resigned from his post on July 26, according to media reports.
Ever yearned to swap tales of the sea with “Titanic” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet? Well strap on your life jacket, because the pair are auctioning off a private dinner in their exclusive company for charity, a spokesman for the actor said on July 25