One Turkish soldier was killed and another six were wounded on Dec. 7 in a car bomb attack in Syria’s al-Bab during the Euphrates Shield Operation, the Turkish Armed Forces has announced
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Barış Yarkadaş read out a message from daily Cumhuriyet’s imprisoned editor-in-chief, Murat Sabuncu, in parliament’s general assembly on Dec. 6
A man broke into the İncirlik air base in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Dec. 6 to take pictures with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities, who were at the base for U.S. Chief of Staff Joseph Dunford’s USO Holiday Tour
Turkey understands that an Iranian-made drone was responsible for the killing of four soldiers participating in an operation in Syria
The co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is being overtly subjected to torture in prison, a HDP lawmaker has said, commenting on the imprisonment of HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş.
A year-long hiatus in relations between Russia and Turkey is over, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Dec. 6 in his first visit to Moscow as prime minister
The impact of a weak Turkish Lira on inflation will likely become visible by the first quarter of 2017, but the impact will mainly depend on the pace of economic activity, Central Bank Gov. Murat Çetinkaya said Dec. 6
It is a “disgrace” that the international community has been unable to alleviate the suffering in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Dec. 6, one day after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the city.
The head of Turkey’s main opposition party has called on all politicians, especially political leaders, to reveal their wealth in either Turkish Lira or foreign currency, noting that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s request that Turkish citizens convert their foreign exchange into liras or gold could not exclude anyone.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart, Gen. Joseph Dunford at the İncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana on Dec. 5, the Turkish General Staff has announced
The number of Turkish 15-year-olds who scored below average on the triennial PISA test is three times more than the number of students who scored below average in more successful countries, according to test results
Turkey’s leading arms companies’ sales rose by more than 10 percent in 2015, according to market analysis released late on Dec. 5.
A further two people were arrested on Dec. 7 as a part of the ongoing investigation into a mine disaster in the southeastern province of Siirt, which left 12 miners dead and four missing last month, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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A Turkish-Arab fund plans to spend up to about 300 million euros ($322 million) to redevelop a luxury seaside resort outside Greece’s capital Athens, bringing significant foreign investment into the cash-strapped country, the fund said on Dec. 6
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Turkish desserts and food company Mado has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Venture Capital Bank (VCBank) and Al Sraiya Holding to extend into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region
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Turkey’s new ambassador to Israel, Mustafa Kemal Ökem, has officially been appointed to mission after his name appeared in the government’s Official Gazette on Dec. 7
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has touched off controversy within his party after honoring arrested journalists who were arrested after the July 15 coup attempt but who were alleged to have aided the infamous Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) plots
Arts and culture are a must for free thought, Aydın Doğan Foundation President Hanzade Doğan Boyner has said, adding that only societies with free thinking can move forward
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Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released Dec. 7, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world’s largest bear.
The Turkish Privatization Authority (ÖİB) announced on Dec. 6 that privatization tenders will henceforth be held on a Turkish Lira basis, in order to support the lira amid its sharp deterioration in value.
A chief adviser for Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was detained early on Dec. 6 as part of the ongoing investigation into the Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15.
The Istanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Company (İETT) has decided to install black boxes on public buses, Doğan News Agency has reported.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 6 said the situation in Aleppo case was a “disgrace” for the West
Turkey is going through very turbulent times – not only economically but politically as well. The difficulty in navigating through this kind of a storm is that it is unlike any we have ever had before. The lines are blurred and money is fluid.
Even his foes admit the talent of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a politician in reaching out to the people and molding public opinion on even controversial issues, an ability that secured him an indisputable leadership since late 2002
There was a half-day general strike on Monday in Northern Cyprus.
I recently had a chance to visit Jerusalem to attend the Second Global Forum of the National Library of Israel.
I never thought I would ever be interested in Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) presidential elections.
Europe’s top Turkish tour operator Bentour brought together the owners and staff of 400 tourism agencies from Switzerland, Germany and Austria at a three-day event in the southern tourism hub Antalya.
Turkey’s recent inflation figures gave us all a positive surprise. However, the general consensus in the market is that it is highly likely that we saw the lowest annualized inflation rate as of the end of November for a while, and that inflation will increase from now on.
Karagöz and Hacivat, a Turkish traditional shadow theater play, is receiving great interest from Germans thanks to a Turkish father and son in Cologne
Spain’s gift to the Flamenco scene, Los Vivancos, will take the stage in Istanbul to present their newest show, ‘Born to Dance,’ which premiered earlier in April
The 13rd Istanbul Bach Days will be organized this year with the theme “Bach & Love.”
The job of Turkey’s first professional guide dog, Kara, is to be the eyes and best friend of Nurdeniz Tuncer, the founder and president of Turkey’s Guide Dog Association
One of Turkey’s biggest exports over the past decade, Turkish TV series, are turning their attention to Asian markets after finding success in the Middle East and Latin America
The ancient site of Göbeklitepe, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites boasting a history of 12,000 years, is set to soon graduate from UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites to the permanent list.
Wintry conditions and already-eliminated opposition will be all that stand between Beşiktaş and a date with destiny in a maiden trip to the knockout round of the Champions League when the Black Eagles head to Ukraine to take on Dynamo Kyiv on Dec. 6
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
Just a week after writing my impressions about the culinary scene in Barcelona, I’m getting excited about seeing three stellar chefs from Spain in Istanbul this weekend on Dec. 10