The 12,000-year-old Hasankeyf settlement in Turkey’s southeast is on the verge of complete destruction, after a Constitutional Court ruling gave the final go-ahead for a controversial dam project that is set to leave the ancient town under water.
Organization for Security and co-Operation in Europe(OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir sent a letter to Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Jan 17 for the release of two arrested journalists, Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan, over the Constitutional Court’s decision that was not implemented by a lower court.
Canan Kaftancıoğlu, the newly elected Istanbul chair of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has apologized to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for sharing a picture that includes an open insult to the president’s mother during the 2013 Gezi protests.
Turkey will co-finance projects led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) through the Turkish Treasury, the bank said on Jan. 16.
In a bid to boost bilateral trade between Turkey and Qatar, work to ease transportation through Iraq and Iran must be accelerated, Turkey’s customs and trade minister said on Jan. 16, as reported by Anadolu Agency.
Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan said on Jan. 16 it had signed, along with Roketsan, TÜBİTAK SAGE business partnership, an accord for a national long-range defense system project for the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees yesterday warned that it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.
Greece and Macedonia return to the United Nations on Jan. 17 seeking to end a dispute that has raged for 27 years over the former Yugoslav republic’s name.
Catalan lawmakers yesterday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.
Twenty nations agreed on Jan. 16 to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations.