Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has thanked daily Hürriyet for reporting on the poor condition of the Temple of Artemis, saying he gave the necessary orders for the protection of the ancient temple in the Selçuk district of the western province of İzmir
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference
Eleven people were wounded after a vehicle crashed into a restaurant on Feb. 18 in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
More than 80 percent of the electorate knows where it will cast its votes in the referendum, according to a prominent pollster. The undecided, especially the floating voter without party affiliation, will determine the referendum outcome, says Adil Gür
Turkey will clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Raqqa if an agreement is reached with the United States and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the jihadist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
A senior figure from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was killed during an operation in southeastern province of Mardin on Feb. 17 had previously ordered a car bomb attack that killed two people at lodgings housing judicial personnel in Şanlıurfa later in the day, authorities have alleged
Opposed to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s strong support for the government-supported constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, dissident voices within the MHP have launched a “No” campaign at a congress in Ankara on Feb. 18
The Temple of Artemis in the Selçuk district of İzmir has turned into a swamp because of neglect and a lack of interest by authorities
A principle of a high school in Ankara who was allegedly commited sexual abuse over at least 100 student, was arrested following objection of prescutor’s Office on Feb. 18.
The People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has announced plans to file an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the continued arrest of the party’s co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ
Control of an emptied road that separates the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the forces of the Syrian regime in the south of Syria’s al-Bab has been given to Turkish and Russian commanders on either side, with the aim of avoiding any confrontation, sources told daily Hürriyet.
Turkey’s views on Syria are being listened to thanks to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, adding that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) plan to unite its cantons have been prevented
Iraqi forces launched an offensive Feb. 19 on jihadists defending Mosul’s west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country’s second city.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Feb. 18 that Turkey will be part of an operation to liberate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bastion of Raqqa, though not directly, if a deal with U.S.-led coalition forces can be reached.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit Turkish Cyprus on Feb. 20-21, as peace talks on the divided island hit a snag following the Greek Cypriot Parliament’s decision to celebrate a 1950 referendum aimed at unification with Greece
Turkey’s economy lost 75 million Turkish Liras last year because vehicles with foreign license plates failed to pay traffic fines, the chairman of the executive board of Istanbul-based International Transporters Association (UND) has said
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A mass production agreement for Turkey’s first locally designed and produced assault rifle has been signed with a local company, the Defense Industries Undersecretariat has said
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Azerbaijan aims to finalize the Southern Gas Corridor by 2020, Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev has said
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has held talks with the German chancellor and Azerbaijani president in Munich on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17.
A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force on Feb. 20, Moscow and Kiev said, though some separatists were already labelling it unfeasible.
U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Feb. 18 that the White House is running smoothly, and used a campaign-style rally in Florida to bring his message to supporters “without the filter of the fake news.”
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A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration
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The official report of this year’s 53th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17-19 was titled “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar could be seen as a return to the bad old Sunni alliance against Iran in the region.
There is a proverb in Turkish, the direct translation of which might be “A bad development is sometimes better than a thousand words of good advice.”
The Munich Security Conference (MSC), one of the world’s most prestigious geopolitical gatherings, convened from Feb. 17 to 19.
I was recently in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) for one of the “Explore” tours that daily Hürriyet carried out with the Association of Turkish Travel Agents (TÜRSAB). It was my first visit to the island as a “tourist,” though I have visited it many times over the years for work.
“The Greeks are dying!” The post on Facebook was both striking and frightening. A good friend, a retired Greek ambassador with years of service in Turkey and now a member of a small, extra parliamentary Euroskeptic party, supported his gloomy proclamation with updated statistics.
The glitz and glamour of last week’s World Tourism Forum in Istanbul masked industry pundits’ angst over the declining security confidence among would-be travelers. Given the global terror threat, reversing the industry’s fortunes won’t be easy for industry or governments
Before the official opening of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answered reporters’ questions in a press conference.
The works of Mersad Berber, one of the leading representatives of Bosnian-Herzegovinian art in the second half of the 20th century, are on display at Pera Museum
The first sign of spring will be falling today. In my childhood, I remember the dates marking the change of seasons were closely guarded.
A burial chamber featuring unique friezes that were unearthed at the Tatarlı Tumulus will be displayed at a new museum in Afyonkarahisar
Heraclia Latmos was one of the beautiful coastal cities of Karia, resting against the Latmos (Beşparmak) mountains and facing the Aegean
Erospolis makes a little poll as to why everyone hates Valentine’s Day in Turkey
Şehrine Ses Ver (Give Sound of Your City) has become the ninth “Changemaker” in the eighth season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program
Trailers for a Turkish TV series on a Syrian refugee family that will feature global superstars such as actress Angelina Jolie and football player Cristiano Ronaldo have been completed in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the show’s director has said.
On Feb 17, International Cat Day, Istanbul’s Kağıthane Municipality opened a ‘Cat Campus’ for the protection of disabled and stray cats. The campus provides two big cat houses with 16 rooms each, as well as food and water facilities.
Spor Toto Super League club Galatasaray will travel to Çaykur Rizespor on Feb. 18 for its first test under new coach Igor Tudor.