Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is “not welcome” to hold campaign events in Austria ahead of the upcoming referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said on Feb. 27
A court in the southern province of Adana has given jail sentences of between two and 33 years to 19 convicts for “establishing a criminal organization,” “membership of a criminal organization,” and “vulgarity and prostitution” Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Fatih Municipality of Istanbul has controversially converted historic city walls, on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites protected list, for the construction of a new wedding hall, covering them with a portable roof
An indictment prepared by an Ankara prosecutor lays out how the Gülenist movement allegedly infiltrated key state institutions
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesperson Selin Sayek Böke has slammed Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu for accusing CHP lawmakers of supporting terror, describing his comments as “an example of great irresponsibility.”
Suspected members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have orchestrated the July 15, 2016 failed coup, are attempting to cross into Greece by concealing themselves as Syrian refugees.
Turkey has sent Washington information regarding the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen’s property in Canada following a request from U.S. authorities, daily Yeni Şafak reported on Feb. 27.
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani met Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Feb. 27 to discuss the struggle against the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, Turkey’s support for the KRG in overcoming its economic crisis, the presence of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq’s Sinjar region, as well as energy issue
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) could launch new operations in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a meeting with Defense Minister Fikri Işık at the Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul on Feb. 27
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has condemned Armenia for committing “heavy weapon attacks” against Azerbaijan early on Feb. 25 in an attack that killed five Azerbaijani soldiers, according to the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry
The market for smuggled cellphones has increased sevenfold over the last five years in Turkey, amid rising taxes and exchange rates, the head of the Mobile Communication and Informatics Technologies Association said on Feb. 27
Some 129 suspects, including the mayor of the Aegean province of İzmir Aziz Kocaoğlu, were acquitted of corruption charges on Feb. 27, Doğan News Agency has reported
European Union member states on Feb. 27 approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the government will hold an official ceremony in Ankara to mark the birthday of Caliph Ali, 27 years after the last time it was celebrated with the Alevi community of Turkey.
The number of employed women in Turkey decreased 40,000 in November 2016 compared to the same month of 2015, according to a new report prepared by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV).
Turkey-backed Syrian rebel groups clashed with government forces near a city in northern Syria that the rebels recently captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sources on both sides said
Several more rounds of Syrian peace talks will be needed to reach any accord, the U.N. envoy bidding to kick start the sputtering process has told the rival sides, setting out three key discussion areas: governance, constitution and elections
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have detonated explosives during the passage of a cargo train in the Bağıvar neighborhood of the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
There were a total of 82,000 millionaire migrants that left for greener pastures in 2016, with Turkey one of the five countries witnessing the greatest such outflow, according to a fresh survey by New World Wealth.
Uzbekistan hopes to cooperate with Turkish businesspeople in the petrochemicals industry, said a top Uzbek official in a joint meeting in Istanbul on Feb. 27.
Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in west Mosul reached the city’s southernmost bridge on Feb. 27, a key step in efforts to defeat the jihadists in their stronghold, a spokesman said, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting.
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Reiterating his position on bringing back the death penalty to Turkey, President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24 that “I said I would approve the death penalty if it is approved by the parliament … If it is not approved by the parliament, God willing, we will go to the nation for a referendum on that, too.”
As we all know, the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) not only silenced the main Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), but also all opposition supporting Kurdish rights and freedoms.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı was on front pages and TV screens last week with his continuing optimism
These words belong to the U.S. statesman Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait is on the 10-dollar bill: “Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”
Until the 1980s, dolphins were mercilessly fished in the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. The state distributed arms, ammunition and loans to dolphin fishermen for them to fish more. For years, in Black Sea houses, rags immersed in dolphin oil were used in lamps.
Istanbul became the junction point on international waterways in the 19th century. Before anything else, the Suez Canal had drawn a portion of the heavy traffic in the northeast Atlantic to this region
On the 21st anniversary of the Kardak/Imia crisis, at the end of last month, there was a marked tension between Turkey and Greece.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Staff, made a public appearance at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Feb. 23, just a few days before the presentation of a new plan by the U.S. security apparatus to President Donald Trump about a new plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, that involves military operations to take Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq from their hands.
Askıda Ne Var (What’s On the Hanger) is the 7th Changemaker in the 8th season of the Sabanci Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
The coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’ wins the Best Picture Academy Award but the ceremony is the scene of chaos after ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner
An artistic couple is reinventing ancient images with layered graphical designs and lights that display hidden images to take visitors on a fantastic journey
İzmir is set to be a scene of jazz celebrations at the European Jazz Festival between March 1 and 18
Foo Fighters will be one of the headliners at Glastonbury this year, they revealed on Feb. 24 while playing a secret gig not far from the legendary British festival.
The Louvre in Paris has gathered a third of 17th-century painter Vermeer’s canvasses, making it the Dutch master’s most ever shown in one place since his death
Fourteen endangered black francolins that were seized two weeks ago in the Kapılı village in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Silopi district, located near the border with Iraq, have been released after treatment.
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul is set to organize an exclusive “crepe day” bringing renowned actor and musician Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı’s delicious homemade jams and their extraordinary story together with Italian Executive Chef Giovanni Terracciano’s specially prepared breakfast favorites.
Turkish league champions Beşiktaş eliminated Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 on aggregate late on Feb. 23 to advance to the last 16 in the Europa League, leaving it as the only Turkish side left standing in European competition for the year.