Forestry Minister Veysel Eroğlu has predicted that the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen will “end up dying in the U.S. and be buried in a Jewish cemetery.”
A man broke into the İncirlik air base in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Dec. 6 to take pictures with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities
France’s Consul General in Istanbul Bertrand Buchwalter has referred to the song “Don’t Go, I Need You” (Gitme, Sana Muhtacım) by legendary Turkish singer Zeki Müren to refer to rocky Turkey-EU relations.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned German Ambassador to Turkey Martin Erdmann on Dec. 7
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed Turkey’s struggling economy is under attack from foreign exchange speculators, while also praising citizens who have converted their foreign currencies into liras
PM Yıldırım provides notice that Ankara is doing everything in its power to secure a cease-fire in Aleppo amid a heavy bombardment
Some $2.5 billion is cash alone has flown out of Turkey in less than a month, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Selin Sayek Böke has said, criticizing the government for creating “structural problems” with its draconian state of emergency decrees
A number of institutions announced measures to prop up the Turkish Lira in a bid to support the struggling currency on Dec. 7, following President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call to keep savings and make transactions in liras rather than foreign currencies
The Turkish General Staff said its warplanes “neutralized” 23 ISIL militants in air strikes in the al-Bab city of Aleppo province in northern Syria between 10:05 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7
Work on the underwater section of the Turkish Stream pipeline will get underway in the second half of next year, Alexei Miller, chief executive of Russian gas giant Gazprom, told journalists on Dec. 6, Reuters reported
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has gathered intelligence via imams from 38 countries on the activities of suspected followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to be the mastermind of the failed July 15 coup attempt.
An indictment regarding the killing of Gezi victim Berkin Elvan has been prepared after nearly three years of investigation, with the prosecutor saying the police officer had “probable intent” in killing him
The co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is being overtly subjected to torture in prison, a HDP lawmaker has said, commenting on the imprisonment of HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the fugitive Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects behind Turkey’s failed July 15 coup attempt, is only a “shadow” figure and the top orchestrators of the attempted putsch have not yet surfaced
The first month of 2017 will be vital for the Cyprus peace talks with negotiations set to resume in Geneva following a failure last month, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said
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Two Turkish lawmakers have met with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as part of efforts to save 18 Turkish citizens facing execution in Saudi Arabia over drug possession.
UCLA professor Aydoğan Özcan has been granted the Koç University Rahmi M. Koç Medal of Science for his work on telemedicine technology that focuses on creating advanced devices that will provide remote and complex services in the field of health
European Union ambassadors in Ankara are expected to visit the southern Turkish province of Adana on Dec. 8 to show solidarity over a bomb-laden attack that killed two people and wounded 33 others on Nov. 24
Fitch Ratings has announced that it revised the Turkish banking sector outlook for 2017 from “stable” to “negative” amid several risks
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Almost 79,000 Syrian children are being educated in Turkey’s temporary refugee centers, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told state-run Anadolu Agency on Dec. 7
Turkish warplanes hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Dec. 7, Doğan News Agency has reported
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Barış Yarkadaş read out a message from daily Cumhuriyet’s imprisoned editor-in-chief, Murat Sabuncu, in parliament’s general assembly on Dec. 6
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Reinstating the death penalty was imposed on the political agenda by the Turkish leadership after the bloody coup attempt of July 15
I have never understood the popularity that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras enjoyed in Turkey.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is keen to see Turkey join the Russia and China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
It has been six years since the so-called Arab Spring hit North Africa and the Middle East.
Politicians and business leaders who look for solutions to Turkey’s problems in the exchange rate/interest rate balance, will, in a couple of weeks, start speaking at “economy summits.”
Let me explain the “first conspiracy” in the simplest terms possible. It was the precursor of the greatest conspiracy in Turkey’s recent history
If any country wants to get ahead in science and technology, the path is quite simple.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 6 said the situation in Aleppo case was a “disgrace” for the West
Curated this year by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, the 15th Istanbul Biennial, titled ‘A good neighbor,’ will deal with notions of neighborhood and home while exploring how living modes have changed. The biennial will take place between Sept 16 and Nov 12, 2017
The strained glass and mosaic pieces unearthed in the Bathonea excavations in Istanbul reveal that centuries ago people had high-standard lives in the region
Beşiktaş’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage were crushed on Dec. 6 when it had two players sent off in a 6-0 mauling by previously winless Dynamo Kiev in Group B
Karagöz and Hacivat, a Turkish traditional shadow theater play, is receiving great interest from Germans thanks to a Turkish father and son in Cologne
Spain’s gift to the Flamenco scene, Los Vivancos, will take the stage in Istanbul to present their newest show, ‘Born to Dance,’ which premiered earlier in April
The 13rd Istanbul Bach Days will be organized this year with the theme “Bach & Love.”
The job of Turkey’s first professional guide dog, Kara, is to be the eyes and best friend of Nurdeniz Tuncer, the founder and president of Turkey’s Guide Dog Association
One of Turkey’s biggest exports over the past decade, Turkish TV series, are turning their attention to Asian markets after finding success in the Middle East and Latin America
The ancient site of Göbeklitepe, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites boasting a history of 12,000 years, is set to soon graduate from UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites to the permanent list.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.