The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France’s local elections
Home team Netherlands has snapped up precious draw in UEFA Euro qualifier against Turkey thanks to Dutch striker Huntelaar's last-minute equalizer.
Two Turkish police officers, including the former chief of police, have been detained in Istanbul following their extradition from Bucharest on suspicion of illegally bugging the Turkish prime minister's office in 2014.
UN evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting nuclear talks with Iran
In a sign that keenly watched Iran nuclear talks will go down to the wire, top US diplomat John Kerry has cancelled plans to attend a key event in Boston on March 30 to remain at the negotiations in Switzerland.
Turkish officials have expressed their satisfaction at the seizure of the northern Syrian city of Idlib by opposition forces, stressing that the Ankara-supported Free Syrian Army (FSA) was part of the winning side.
A 4-year-old Syrian boy has died after being hit by a tram in a horrific accident in Istanbul
The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark March 28 as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There was a reception at Istanbul’s gorgeous Çırağan Palace on the evening of March 26 held by top industrialist Güler Sabancı in honor of Sabancı University member Dr. Fatih Birol’s election as the director of the International Energy Agency (IEA); she seemed truly proud of Birol’s success.
Turkey’s national football team will be hosted by European football giants the Netherlands in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying group match at Amsterdam Arena on March 28.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
“Eat a big mouthful, but don’t make big promises,” a Turkish saying goes. Our ancestors were right, weren’t they?
A day after the reopening of the Great Synagogue in Edirne, the temple is empty due to the lack of a community, but some are calling on them to return
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The Yemen crisis has brought along various contradictions which are more than difficult to grasp and muddle through.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Last Thursday, the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne, just miles from the Greek and Bulgarian borders, was the stage for a historic event: The reopening ceremony of the newly renovated Great Synagogue, which had been dormant and rusting for almost half a century.
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Historic fact or stories related on a winter’s night around a camp fire? There’s no end to Istanbul’s extraordinary life
Category: BLIND SPOT
Dear potential hackers, I don’t have money in the bank. I do not have any political importance. My personal information is all here; I will tell you everything. My accounts are not worth anything; I am an ordinary human being. Please don’t hack me…
The Turkish government embarked on yet another tax reform by merging two essential tax laws in such an era when taxation-linked issues have risen to the top of the global agenda, and barely a day goes by without news regarding tax reforms carried out either by a country or a group of countries, in the case of the European Union, across the world.
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
According to Twitter’s latest Transparency Report, in the last six months of 2014 Turkey requested the removal of content from 2,642 accounts. Some 62 accounts and 1,820 tweets were withheld.
There is a Chinese character that equates crisis with opportunity. We face such a situation as the energy market turbulence, created by the oil price collapse, declining investments and geopolitical tensions, is in full swing. The process of adjustment in the energy market is far from over.
Both the Turkish and Greek Cypriots are considering a halt to exploration activities for hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean, in order to restart settlement talks for reunification of Cyprus.
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