İYİ (Good) Party Deputy Chair Ümit Özdağ has drawn ire after posting on Twitter that “27.7 percent of Syrian refugees in Turkey are obese.”
The bodies of two people found washed ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos have been identified as suspects attempting to flee Turkey following an investigation into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), accused of being behind the July 2016 coup attempt.
Education Ministry Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin has defended memorization as a “traditional learning practice,” following criticism of Turkey’s education system from Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Director Andreas Schleicher.
Turkey promised the European Union last week that it would complete secondary tax regulations soon, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal said on Nov. 23, adding that it was out of the question for the bloc to include Turkey in a blacklist of tax havens.
Barcelona and Chelsea progressed to the Champions League last 16 on Nov. 22, but Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United must wait to seal their spot after a last-gasp 1-0 defeat in Basel.
The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 26 with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order.
The Boston Celtics’ 16-game winning streak came to an end with an upset defeat against the Miami Heat on Nov. 22 as Russell Westbrook won his duel with Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City’s rout of Golden State.
Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the New York Times published on Nov. 23, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.
Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro on Nov. 25 as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.
The organization behind the "Alternative Nobel" said a 2017 prize winner has been barred from leaving her native Azerbaijan to attend the Dec. 1 award ceremony in Stockholm.
Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump’s legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Nov. 23.