People of the world should “acquire the ability to co-exist” as they are closely interdependent to each other in the modern day in the face of intertwined threats, daily Hürriyet Chairwoman Vuslat Doğan Sabancı has said.
Iranian businessman Mehrdad Safari has bought a total of 47 apartments in a luxurious Istanbul skyscraper for $90.6 million.
Istanbul has been ranked 15th among the cities with the most traffic in the world and 10th among the countries most congested, according to a new report by transportation analytics firm INRIX.
PM Yıldırım notes that sun will rise on April 17 regardless of what happens on the previous day’s referendum
Iran must appreciate Turkey’s efforts in its struggle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) instead of criticizing it, Turkish Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said
Women soldiers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniforms, according to a new regulation prepared by the Defense Ministry to expand the scope of previous rulings on the much-debated issue.
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a complaint against all suspects in the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, which is widely believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
The only way to jumpstart stalled Turkey-EU ties is to hold a high-level summit between the two parties, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, suggesting that it should occur in the first half of 2017 and produce concrete results in Turkey’s accession process, as well as a visa exemption to Turkish nationals.
The United States should act in order to fulfill its promise to make Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces leave Syria’s Manbij in line with Ankara’s request or Turkey would have to reconsider an operation there, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said Feb. 22
Turkey has been carrying out air strikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq in order to stop militants from infiltrating into Turkey
The Turkish government would consider the deportation of the Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen from the U.S. as a positive move if there is no direct extradition, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has refused to attend a scheduled leaders’ meeting on Feb. 23 on the grounds that Greek Cyprus has done nothing to repeal a recent law to permit schools to mark a vote to unify the island with Greece
Russia’s S-400 long-range air defense missile systems stood as the most possible to purchase among many others for Turkey’s long-range anti-missile shield, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said.
The opposition has slammed the ruling party over the termination of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s parliamentary status, even as the prime minister hinted at further dismissals.
A court has accepted an indictment prepared against Turkish fashion designer Barbaros Şansal and has said his trial would be held on March 16.
The overall level of happiness increased in Turkey in 2016 when compared with 2015, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK).
Investments in Turkey mobilized by the Turkish American Business Association (TABA/AmCham) in the first quarter of 2017 are expected to reach $350 million, the head of the association said on Feb. 22.
A new round of peace talks with the aim finding a solution to the Syrian war is set to start on Feb. 23 in Geneva after a 10-month recess and with differences on the ground and in the world’s political arena.
Three migrants were killed when a boat carrying at least eight people sank on the Maritza River in northwestern Turkey early on Feb. 22, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
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The 1992 Khojaly massacre in Nagorno-Karabakh was a “crime against humanity,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated on Feb. 22.
The state of freedom of expression in Turkey has deteriorated sharply over the past year, particularly since the state of emergency declared after the failed July 2016 coup attempt
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Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım denies there has been any policy change from his Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) ahead of the launch of its official campaign on Feb. 25 for the constitutional referendum on April 16.
“My husband does not want me to work,” the wife of a religiously conservative man complained to her psychologist. “He insisted I see a women psychologist,” she added.
A few days ago, the Iraqi army launched its second offensive in the last six months to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that has controlled the city and its surroundings for almost three years.
As the Donald Trump administration shapes its Mideast policies, the front against Iran is becoming clearer by the day.
A change in the system is much more important than writing a constitution, and it leads to far more important consequences.
As I grew up, I realized that the world was indeed divided. But I believe that the divide is not between countries or races: It is between people who try to contribute to the future of humankind (even if it would affect them negatively in the short run) and those who want to maximize their profits today at the expense of others.
The arson attack earlier this week against the theater academy and cultural center owned by actor/director Müjdat Gezen brings us back to the old question: Is there a growing threat to art and culture in Turkey?
If you change the word “parliament” with “congress,” it could also be applicable to the United States under Donald Trump and if you like, you could add the word “courts” as well for all strong leaders.
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
The Sultanhanı caravanserai, located on the Aksaray-Konya road, was built during Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat’s rule, and will undergo restoration after 60 years
Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
The Alt Art Space is currently exhibiting “And Yet My Mask is Powerful,” which is the most recent installation by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, who work collaboratively from their base in Ramallah, Palestine
Aydın’s Afrodisyas Museum is home to 300 statues and reliefs unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Aphrodisias
A New York-based musician has become a social media sensation by covering songs such as Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and the theme song of “Game of Thrones” while using the oud
One of the world’s leading institutions for the study of ancient Iraq, the British Museum trains Iraqi experts in high-tech methods to preserve and document their history
Fenerbahçe will be searching for a much-needed victory when it hosts Russian club Krasnodar in the second leg of a Europa League round of 32 clash.