A folk singer living in the Aegean resort town of Bodrum has claimed to be the father of British popstar Adele, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Some 600 taxi drivers at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport have objected to a newly introduced change on minimum fares for taxis, Doğan News Agency has reported.
A science project prepared by Turkish high school students has received a prestigious award in the U.S. after being rejected by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Turkey, Russia and Iran have reached an agreement to form a three-party mechanism to monitor cease-fire violations in Syria, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Jan. 24.
The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG), which is the military wing of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD), said on Jan. 23 that it would not be bound by any decision that emerges from the Syria talks in Kazakhstan as it was not involved in the meetings.
An Istanbul court trying 62 soldiers on allegations that they raided Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the night of the July 15, 2016, coup conducted its first trial on Jan. 23 in the absence of 34 on-duty soldiers who are currently participating in Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation in northern Syria.
Turkey and Tanzania have signed nine agreements in defense, economic development, and health during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the East African country, according to Anadolu Agency.
The Gülenist network is a threat not only to Turkey but to all the countries in which it operates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said during a state visit to Tanzania.
Turkey’s government has created a new commission to receive applications regarding the ongoing state of emergency as part of four emergency rule decrees that will also reduce possible detention durations from 30 days to seven
A solution at the Syria peace talks in Astana should not be expected in a day or two, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Jan. 23 after a cabinet meeting.
Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 24 the government must win parliament's approval before beginning Brexit negotiations in a landmark judgement that also said regional lawmakers had no say.
The Turkeys Forensics Institution has released its complete expert report on the girl’s dormitory fire in the Aladağ district of the southern province of Adana, finding three people directly at fault and four indirectly at fault in the fire, which killed 12 people and injured 24.
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Greece's Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on Jan. 26 on whether or not to extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup in July, the Athens News Agency reported.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Mahmut Tanal has said a woman who went to visit her jailed husband at Sincan Prison in Ankara has been detained by police while five of her children were beside her.
A state of emergency decree has listed fields that indebted Turkish companies can payback to at a stable exchange rate, which is significantly below the current free market rate, amid Turkish authorities’ efforts to curb the rise of the U.S. dollar against the Turkish Lira
The Health Ministry will introduce a quick test to determine the necessity of patients taking antibiotics in a bid to prevent excessive use of the medicine, as Turkey ranks top among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries for antibiotic use.
Pharmacists and patients are suffering from medicine shortages in the market as medical firms and depots have allegedly suspended the release of goods amid upcoming price hikes due on Feb. 20, after the Health Ministry’s pricing commission announced that it would increase the currency rate for prices of imported medicine.
A group of artists and non-governmental organizations have signed a petition against the constitutional amendment package, which is being backed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
A 23-year-old Turkish man who climbed the Great Pyramid in Cairo was released by police on Jan. 22, on the condition that he deletes the photos he took of the ancient Egyptian monument
An elderly woman has died of a heart attack stemming from fear after the police raided a wrong address in order to apprehend a murder suspect in the southern province of Antalya. Hamide Yücel, 65, who had been suffering from a heart condition, had a heart attack after the police told him that his son Ali Yücel, 28, has been sought over a murder case, when in fact Yücel was innocent.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has told officials to be “ruthless” against drug dealers, adding that terror and drugs are synonymous for the ministry.
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Turkey’s Ministry of Education is planning to include singers and modern era artists in several areas such as music, painting and marbling art in its new draft curriculum. The curriculum aims to introduce the students to the art pieces of renowned Turkish artists.
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The Turkish government has eased certain stringent state of emergency (SoE) rules ahead of a crucial vote in the Council of Europe demanding an urgent debate on the “functioning of democratic institutions” in Turkey.
As Denmark’s new envoy was preparing to present his letter of credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last October, he wanted to inquire about the possible messages he might hear from Turkey’s top representative.
Parliament has delivered what President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants. He is much closer to becoming Turkey’s all-powerful president under a system “unique to Turkey” – to use his words. He says this will be an even more democratic Turkey because it will be based on the will of the nation, which will elect its leader directly.
The largest protest act in the history of the United States occurred on Jan. 21 thanks to women. To support the 200,000 women marching on Washington against Donald Trump, 100,000 women in London took to the streets to show solidarity. In a total of 600 cities across the world, women carried banners that flaunted, “My body, my decision, our power.”
The question that never changes when I return from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has always been “Who are the people and events that marked Davos this year?
Outgoing President Barack Obama required some nerve to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
What do you do when you’re a federal employee working for an administration and you don’t agree with its policies?
The uncertainties about the U.S.’s new Middle East policy under Donald Trump have been straining nerves in Ankara, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan made public on Jan. 22 before heading his visit to three Africa countries.
Turkey’s first digital TV platform, BluTV, celebrated its first anniversary on Jan. 23 at an event held at the Trump Towers Cinemaximum Movie Theaters, during which Turkey’s first online TV series, “Masum” (Innocent), was also launched.
Defending champion Beşiktaş returned to the top of the standings in the Spor Toto Super League after beating Aytemiz Alanyaspor, a newcomer to the top tier, 4-1 in the closing game of the 18th week late on Jan 23.
Works to unearth an ancient Roman theater in İzmir’s Kadifekale are almost done. The municipality has so far expropriated the field of the theater and determined its exact location
The ancient city of Troy, the most important tourist attraction in Turkey’s northwestern province of Çanakkale, lost more than half of its visitors last year compared to 2015 due to terror fear as the main reason
The Göksu Delta, which has been taken under protection as part of the Ramsar Convention, will be observed with cameras in order to prevent illegal hunting and forest fires.
The plant looked completely useless.
Fenerbahçe managed to stay in the Spor Toto Super League title competition with a 1-0 victory at home on Jan. 22 against Başakşehir.
Underwater archaeology works off the coast of Bozburun in Marmaris have unearthed the lower part of a goddess sculpture, the biggest one found in the history of Turkish underwater history
The reaction to independent deputy Aylin Nazlıaka’s protest in which she handcuffed herself to the rostrum in the constitutional debate lays bare the sexism in politics. ‘You’ve brought the handcuffs, bring a man with a whip next time,’ said one tweet, while a politician questioned Nazlıaka’s sanity