A total of 23 Turkish soldiers and five military vehicles arrived in the Qatari capital Doha on June 22, the Turkish Armed Forces have stated
An Istanbul court has released an assailant who faces charges for attacking a 21-year-old woman “for wearing shorts” on a bus in the city
A municipality in the northwestern province of Düzce has erected a statue of the famous Rabia sign at an intersection of roads, Doğan News Agency reported on June 21
Turkey has sent a first batch of soldiers to Qatar in line with a recent deal on deployment, along with five armored vehicles, the Turkish military said June 22.
Turkey and Russia may assume monitoring role in a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said
Washington is in only a “tactical” relationship with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia, which Ankara considers as linked to outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Turkish Defense Minister Fikri İsik in a letter, according to ministry sources
A man who sought veteran’s pay after media reports emerged suggesting he had stopped five tanks on the night of the thwarted July 2016 coup has been accused of “cheating the state,” after a relative said he was in fact the one who broke his jaw in a fight
Combatting the drugs problem in Turkey requires the embrace of “national and moral values” among the young, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing to eliminate what he called “drugs terror.”
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli after the latter accused the CHP leader of supporting the U.S. based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, who is believed to have been the mastermind of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt
Darwin’s theory of evolution has been excluded from the most recent draft of Turkey’s new national curriculum, which will be released following the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the head of the Education Ministry’s curriculum board, Alpaslan Durmuş, has said
German prosecutors have filed espionage charges against a man accused of spying for Turkish intelligence on Kurdish movements since 2015
A court on June 22 lifted foreign travel bans imposed on one of Turkey’s leading contemporary novelists, Aslı Erdoğan, and linguist Necmiye Alpay after they were put on trial on charges of “supporting terrorist groups.”
Six suspects were arrested on June 21 in an investigation into a case of mass food poisoning at a military barracks in the Aegean province of Manisa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Renowned jailed journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan harshly slammed the prosecutor who prepared an indictment against him in a court hearing on June 22 as part of the alleged “media leg” of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have perpetrated the July 2016 failed coup
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Two soldiers were killed in an anti-terror operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Bitlis on June 22, the Turkish General Staff has said
PARIS – Agence France-Presse
France no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said on June 22, making the policy official for the first time
The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is building a database of foreign fighters to track jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria at home, a senior US official said June 22
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on June 21 urged Turkey’s banking sector to cut interest rates, saying if it does not then the government will itself take forcible measures
A man working as a security guard in Ankara has been arrested for sexually abusing a German diplomat’s 15-year-old daughter, daily Habertük reported on June 22
Students at Istanbul’s prestigious Boğaziçi University have staged a protest against its appointed rector at their graduation ceremony
Administrative and legal investigations have been launched into two traffic accidents involving armored police vehicles that led to the deaths of seven civilians in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
A small explosion at a graveyard close to the grounds of a NATO-owned military facility in the Aegean province of İzmir has damaged the installation’s perimeter walls, but caused no injuries on June 22, Doğan News Agency has reported
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A settlement on Cyprus requires the two peoples of Cyprus, as well as Greece and Turkey, to put aside emotional and unrealistic designs, abandon utopias, hallucinations, dreams and concentrate on a power-sharing scheme between the “two equal constituent people” of the island.
Muslims were curious to find out how U.S. President Donald Trump was going to manage the holy month of Ramadan.
Together with the expectation of a change in the cabinet, the bureaucracy in Ankara seems to have put everything on hold. One can particularly observe the rise of complaints from big private sector companies that “things have not been working in the bureaucracy for a long time.”
We have had a cool June in Turkey. But get ready for the summer heat. It looks like we will be feeling the summer heat in July and August, as the tension in politics continues to rise
The May 25 meeting in Brussels between Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk was regarded as a chance for a new start in Turkey-EU relations.
It is apparent now that the drop in tourists visiting Turkey, especially from Europe, is not only due to fear of terror attacks. Several countries have been hit by terrorism, but none have suffered such a big loss as Turkey.
Former German Chancellor and statesman Helmut Kohl, the longest-serving postwar Western leader, died at the age of 87 on June 16.
While we’ve been desperately trying to keep up with the breaking news as it rolls in almost every hour, we woke up on June 21 to see that Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz had deposed his nephew, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, in favor of his son Mohammed bin Salman
Recent excavation works in the ancient city of Termessos unearthed a 2,300-year-old ancient road. The city is known as one of the cities that Alexander the Great failed to conquer
Celebrating her 25th year in music, Turkish singer Sertab Erener will be on stage in the Aegean towns of Bodrum on July 8, Ayvalık on July 11, Altınoluk on July 12 and Çeşme on July 14.
The world’s biggest greenfield music festival Glastonbury expects to host 175,000 people in sizzling temperatures but with reinforced security measures after a string of terror attacks in Britain
The capital of the Hittite Empire, Çorum, expects to host half a million tourists a year after the infrastructure and promotional work is completed by the Governor’s Office
Samir the rhino, one of the most popular members of Darıca Zoo in Kocaeli, has enjoyed a manicure and skin care session before the start of the Bayram holiday. Health and skin care for Samir is very important for the 2.5-ton rhino, which knows English commands as it came from England, according to zoo officials.
Turkey plays Greece at the EuroBasket Women 2017 in Prague on June 22, hoping to grab a place in the semifinals.
British cartoonist Ross Thomson is the winner of the 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest. The winners have shed light on the refugee crisis in their cartoons
A group of more than 200 scientists and health professionals from around the world issued a statement on June 20 that urged consumers to stop using products that contain two common antimicrobial chemicals.
A sarcophagus of Hercules, which was seized in Geneva in 2010 and ordered to be returned to Turkey in 2015, will be on display at Geneva University for three months before it returns home
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be honored with the highest recognition of the World Petroleum Council (WPC), the Dewhurst Award, for his “outstanding contribution to the oil and gas industry,” the WPC announced in a statement late on June 21
Russia’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom, estimates the cost of building two lines of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline to be $6 billion, Gazprom Deputy Chief Executive Andrei Kruglov was quoted as saying by Reuters on June 22.