The Ankara municipality will cut down 8,000 trees for additional roads to pass through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) campus
Turkey has come last in the education area of the OECD Regional Well-Being index’s latest findings, which compares well-being of the 362 regions of its 34 member countries on 11 topics the OECD identified as essential.
Ankara has voiced its concerns over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks suggesting that Berlin would not pursue an update of the Customs Union with Ankara
Category: MURAT YETKİN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Aug. 16 that her country “will not pursue” an upgrading of the European Union’s Customs Union with Turkey due to ongoing political tensions.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The recording starting at 9:34 a.m. on July 16, 2016 is between the tanker aircraft pilot returning to the İncirlik Air Base and Staff Captain Mustafa Mete Kaygusuz who directed the flights in the air from the Akıncı Aır Base at the 141st Fleet until the morning. It is a farewell speech.
Iran’s full support to the Turkish government on the night of the July 2016 coup attempt enabled the beginning of a détente in bilateral relations between Ankara and Tehran, which had been strained due to differences over the Syrian crisis, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi has said.
The Yunus Emre Institute, a non-governmental organization that promotes Turkish culture and language abroad, has brought together 700 students from 57 countries at a one-month summer camp in Ankara, with government officials praising it for its efforts in sweeping the network of Fethullah Gülen from the field.
Ankara and Berlin remain split on many subjects and an expansion of the customs union deal between the European Union and Turkey will not be on the agenda in the near future, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated.
Eleven arrested journalists and one singer appeared before a judge in Istanbul on Aug. 16 in a case into the alleged media links of the Fethullah Gülen movement, widely believed to be behind Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt
Russia understands Turkey’s stance on the People’s Protection Units (YPG) better than the United States, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Aug. 16.
A tunnel project of 2.1 kilometers in length passing through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in the Turkish capital Ankara will destroy around 24 hectares of the university’s forest land, the university’s rector, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Verşan Kök, said on Aug. 15.
Turkey sent a diplomatic note to Germany on Aug. 16 over Adil Öksüz, a runaway suspect thought to be the civilian leader of the Gülen movement in the Air Force, following reports that he was seen in Germany, according to diplomatic sources.
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) planned referendum on independence in northern Iraq on Sept. 25 risks leading the country to “civil war,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said.
“Esteemed President,” said Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım toward the end to his speech at the Aug. 14 ceremony celebrating the 16th anniversary of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in Ankara, “in recent speeches you have mentioned ‘metal fatigue’ in our [party] organization.
As President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan repeatedly urges the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to embrace radical changes and refresh its organizational structure ahead of the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, the party’s central executive board has revealed complaints from AKP voters over “money and power-driven local branches.”
Iran’s Chief of General Staff Maj. Gen. Mohamed Baqeri kicked off his three-day Turkey visit on Aug. 15 with a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Gen. Hulusi Akar, with the security situation in the region dominating the agenda.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
When the American university student Otto Warmbier died back in June soon after coming home in a coma following a 17-month detention in North Korea, the China-based tour company that took him there announced it would no longer sell such tours to United States citizens.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Politics in Turkey is entering a highly stressful two years this fall. Since the referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to be running a one-man show in decision-making and Ankara’s bureaucracy seems to be looking to his Beştepe residence for every small paper to be signed.
Archaeologists find human skeletons in a big pit in front of a 7,000-year-old settlement in Çanakkale’s Gökçeada, saying the find was ‘a surprise’
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Aug. 15 issued detention warrants for 33 former employees of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) as part of its probe into the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
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