The international media’s attempt to paint "terrorists as heroes" and ignore their victims is part of a sinister plan against Turkey’s people and its government, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 25.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Feb. 25 slammed Greece’s refusal to extradite eight former soldiers allegedly involved in the July 2016 coup attempt.
World free diving female champion Derya Can has broken a Guinness World Record with a 120-meter horizontal apnea dive in an ice-covered lake
The ruling Justice and Development Party officially launched its ‘Yes’ campaign for the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments on Feb. 25 in Ankara.
The Turkish Armed Forces has voiced it uneasiness over “abrasive” criticisms and reports particularly targeting Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar in recent days over a number of topics on the country’s agenda.
A total of eleven outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Bitlis and Diyarbakır
Turkey has suggested what it calls a “Mosul model” for the potential Raqqa operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), highlighting that Raqqa is also a predominantly Arab city that must be saved by mostly Arab forces.
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani is set to meet senior Turkish officials for the second time in a week in Istanbul on Feb. 26.
In the wake of a social media photo showing a Turkish employer stepping on a Syrian worker’s stomach, Erospolis takes a look at the daily lives of two Syrian families through an artist’s lens.
Turkey could head to yet another referendum to decide on whether to restore capital punishment if parliament disapproves of the change, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will travel to Pakistan next Wednesday, March 1 to attend the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit in the country’s capital Islamabad
French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Feb. 25 after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants.
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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir made a rare visit to Baghdad on Fe. 25, meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the premier's media office said.
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The White House excluded several major U.S. news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Feb. 24, representatives of the organizations said
Ankara has received intelligence that U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen might be considering leaving the United State for Canada after purchasing land in the country, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said
An official ceremony was held on Feb. 24 to commemorate the victims of the 1942 Struma incident, a World War II tragedy that resulted in the death of over 750 Romanian Jews after their ship was sunk by a Soviet submarine after it had been forced to remain docked for two months in Istanbul
Turkey attracted $12.1 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016, higher than expected in light of the latest developments in both Turkey and the surrounding region, a top association announced on Feb. 24.
The Pentagon’s top officer has said he is readying a “full range of options” for President Donald Trump on the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, adding that he would underline the importance of Turkey.
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There is serious global interest in Turkey’s newly founded sovereign wealth fund, particularly from investment banks, and it plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with three other sovereign funds, its head told Reuters.
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Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official
Turgut Aslan, the head of the Turkish police’s Anti-Terror Bureau, is gradually returning to life after spending five months in intensive care, where he was taken after being shot in the head by soldiers on the night of the attempted coup on July 15, 2016, daily Habertürk reported on Feb. 24
Turkey’s parliament has approved an omnibus law which introduced an exemption of 18 percent of value-added tax (VAT) for foreigners who invest in real estate in Turkey.
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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.
Daily Hürriyet reporter Burak Coşan has documented child laborers between the ages of 10 and 14 who work for 12 hours a day at unregistered textile workshops in Istanbul’s Küçükpazar neighborhood.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will officially launch its campaign for the April 16 referendum in Ankara on Feb 25, kicking off its seven-week-long work aimed at garnering no less than 55 percent of votes to have constitutional amendments approved by the Turkish people. As usual, it is planned to be a massive event with big crowds attending the launch.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım gave this answer when his opinion was asked on the dismissal of academics such as Professor İbrahim Kaboğlu whose only “political fault” was being a democrat, as well as journalist Ahmet Şık, who was imprisoned in the past by Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) judges and who is now arrested on charges of being a member of FETÖ:
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev recently appointed his wife as the country’s first ever vice-president. His elected colleagues greeted this decision with a standing ovation.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was touring the Gulf last week. During the trip, he spoke to a number of Arab media outlets, including the Qatari newspaper Al-Arab.
For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 percent of the affected population suffering acute malnutrition and more than a thousand people dying of hunger each day. And there are three more countries where famine may be declared any day now
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
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.
Rock tombs inside the ancient caves in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa be opened to tourists, with work ongoing for further examinations
The International Bodrum Jazz festival will be held between Sept. 7 and 17 with the support of the Jazz Association and Bodrum Municipality.
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Two Turkish teams will be at home on Feb. 23, hoping to advance to the next round of the Europa League competition.
Necati Korkmaz, Turkey’s only representative of the art of Gubari calligraphy, uses fox whiskers or spider legs to perform his art