A group of people from the Alperen Hearths, an ultranationalist youth organization linked to the right-wing nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), on Dec. 11 recited the ezan (Muslim call to prayer) and performed prayers inside Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum
Important names in Turkish politics and business joined the funeral ceremony for leading businessman İbrahim Çağlar on Dec. 12 at the Istanbul Marmara University’s Faculty of Theology Mosque, bidding farewell to the deceased, who died at age 57 on Dec. 11 after a heart attack.
A mansion and some 25 bungalows are set to be built in the Gölcük National Park, one of the symbols of the northwestern province of Bolu, drawing criticism from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
A total of 52 cocaine-filled condoms have been found in a Brazilian woman’s stomach at Atatürk International Airport in Istanbul.
Turkish actors and actresses who have taken part in TV shows that have contributed to the international promotion of the country through their high export volumes were praised at the 44th Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards ceremony late on Dec. 10.
More than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Dec. 12 they would step up pressure on the world’s biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change.
The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced on Dec. 12 at a climate summit seeking to boost the global economy’s shift to clean energy.
The finance ministers of the European Union's five biggest economies wrote to their American counterpart on Dec. 11 to voice concerns over a US tax overhaul, saying Washington should adhere to "international obligations to which it has signed up".
To many German Social Democrats it sounds like a monster that will destroy their party if not democracy itself: the GroKo.
U.S. President Donald Trump said Dec. 11 that a bomb attack by a 27-year-old from Bangladesh on New York’s subway system underscored the “urgent need” for Congress to enact immigration reform.
Britain’s biggest oil pipeline from its North Sea fields is likely to be shut for a number of weeks for repairs, operator INEOS said on Dec. 12, sending international crude prices to their highest since the middle of 2015.
The U.S. accused Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Dec. 11 of a dictatorial bid to wipe his opponents off the political map following his latest poll victory, after he announced the main opposition is barred from next year’s presidential election.