The selling of cats and dogs from pet shops will be banned across Turkey, according to a new regulation from the Forestry and Waters Affairs Ministry
Police detained the finance manager of critical daily Sözcü on May 23, days after detention warrants were issued for four of the newspaper’s staff members as a part of an investigation into the Gülen movement
Turkish Family and Social Policies Ministry has announced plans to support TV series that promote family life and which are aimed at children.
Turkey has become the biggest money laundering center in Europe, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, slamming the government for allowing vast flows of illegitimate cash into the country
Ankara must stick to its European Union membership target, explain itself in a better way and pass the reforms in order to be able to attract more foreign investment, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said on May 23.
Turkey has confirmed that it has blocked Austrian participation in some NATO programs due to Vienna’s constant anti-Turkish stance on various EU platforms, Turkish diplomatic sources told the Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey and Germany are working to resolve a bilateral crisis over Ankara’s rejection of a number of German lawmakers’ visit to the Incirlik base, where German troops are based, German Ambassador to Turkey Martin Erdmann has said.
Former four-star general Akın Öztürk denied any involvement in a failed July 15, 2016, coup when he appeared before a court on May 22 in a trial against more than 200 soldiers regarding events at the Turkey’s General Staff Headquarters on the night of the putsch.
The U.S. dispatched around new 100 trucks consisting of military equipment to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on May 15 and May 20, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend a NATO leaders’ summit this week in Brussels, the president’s office confirmed on May 23.
Turkish officials have condemned the suicide attack at a concert in Manchester, which claimed at least 22 lives and wounded 59 others.
A prosecutor has sought the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike for over 75 days in protest at being dismissed from their posts through state of emergency decrees.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has called on the government once again to reveal the political wing of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) while criticizing the release of “influential persons,” referring to Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş’s son-in-law Ömer Faruk Kavurmacı, who was previously detained in a probe into the Gülenist movement.
The Turkish Economy Ministry has said Iraq’s decision to ban tomato imports is “seasonal and routine” and will not have any negative impact specifically on Turkey’s tomato exports to the country.
The head of Sabancı Holding has said the company’s shares are currently trading at a discount of around 40 percent, and its priority is to increase this share value to an acceptable level, Reuters has reported.
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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group claimed responsibility on May 23 for bombing a pop concert in the British city of Manchester and killing 22 people, including children.
An Ankara court has issued a subpoena for former Prime Minister Tansu Çiller in a case into the harsh army-led campaign that forced the resignation of Turkey’s government in June 1997 – an event known as the “Feb. 28 process.”
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter has reported receiving death threats over his support for Fethullah Gülen, who is widely believed to have masterminded last year’s coup attempt in Turkey, noting that he may seek an expedited process to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Russia is in talks with European countries to determine the entry point of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline flow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said, TASS news agency has reported.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on May 23 ruled that freedom of expression was breached in the case of the seizure of a draft novel written by a prisoner in the eastern Turkish province of Erzurum in 2004.
The Turkish non-life insurance sector is likely to return to a loss this year, hit by the introduction of premium caps on motor third-party liability (MTPL) policies and rising inflation, Fitch Ratings said in a statement on May 23, as Reuters has reported.
Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has issued detention warrants for a total of 144 people, including military personnel, prosecutors and police officers, for allegedly using ByLock, an encrypted messaging application said to have been used by members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
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One of the key points in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 21, after he took back the helm as a result of the April 16 referendum, was his heralding of a “six-month roadmap” for the transformation of Turkey’s political and administrative system.
The Foreign Ministry’s seasoned diplomats did warn the government prior to the U.S. presidential elections that a possible Trump administration did not promise a rose garden. But some of the advisers and some with access to the presidential palace argued otherwise. They were extremely enthusiastic about the prospects of a White House with Donald Trump.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was the chair of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) from the day it was founded on Aug. 14, 2001, until he resigned on Aug. 27, 2014, because he was elected the president, registering a total of 13 years and 13 days. He is back as the chair of AK Party after 998 days
The tourism crisis has naturally also hit one of Turkey’s first touristic regions, Cappadocia. I was in Cappadocia to see a close friend’s newly-bought house in one of its villages, and to participate in the Cappadox Festival.
Donald Trump’s first visit abroad is to Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. This will be followed by Israel and the Palestinian territories. Then, he will go to the Vatican and onward to Brussels to meet NATO leaders
Over the weekend my wife and I went to see the film “The Ottoman Lieutenant,” directed by Joseph Ruben. It narrates the story of the love between an Ottoman officer and an American nurse in Van, the city that became a milestone with an Armenian insurgency in 1915
All the talk of special prosecutors and the like will not bring the man to book. The soap opera will continue and no amount of dysfunction in the White House will make it stop until early 2019 at best. Even though a great deal of damage will have been done by then
Five weeks after the April 16 referendum which consolidated executive powers in the president’s hands – while also enabling the president to lead a political party instead of maintain his erstwhile non-partisan status – Tayyip Erdoğan returned to the chair of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) at an extraordinary congress on May 21 in Ankara.
British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died on May 23 aged 89, his family said on the actor's official Twitter account.
A pelican whose treatment was recently finished at a rehabilitation center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa has been taken to a lake 500 kilometers away and released to its habitat
The Royal Opera House screenings of Zorlu PSM will continue with George Balanchine’s ballet “Jewels” on May 26.
A number of artifacts unearthed in Mardin’s Cultural Faith Park, which is home to the Mor Yakup Church and Zeynep Abidin Mosque, have been cleaned and restored for a publication
UNIQ Istanbul and Başka Sinema (Another Cinema) are jointly organizing a new festival this summer, the UNIQ Open-air Film Festival
David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks,’ the quirky TV show turned cult classic, returned to television after 26 years, becoming the top trending US hashtag for much of the day
A Turkish pavilion opened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been promoting Turkey and Turkish cinema to the world as well as hosting many well-known guests
One of the main topics at this year’s Cannes Film Festival seems to be the migrant issue. We have already seen two pictures on the topic and others will follow, among which one is the highly expected title of the year, Michael Haneke’s “Happy End.”
The Archaeology Museum of the Adana Museum Complex opened on May 18, presenting artifacts from the ancient ages along with documents, visuals, dioramas and animations
Cuba’s first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors on May 22 in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island