Train services between Istanbul and Ankara were suspended after a construction accident which damaged the power lines of the high speed rail between Turkey's two largest provinces on Aug. 12.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
President Tayyip Erdoğan effectively started his campaign for re-election in November 2019 with a series of speeches on Aug. 7-9 in the Black Sea cities of Rize, Trabzon and Giresun
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
These days there is a single item on the agenda of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq: The Sept. 25 independence referendum. KRG President Masoud Barzani has started a public relations campaign. On the one hand, he is making visits, and on the other, he is frequently giving interviews, cultivating the “no retreat from the referendum” perception.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Although there are over two years until the next presidential and parliamentary elections in 2019, polls and forecasts about who will run against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are dominating the political agenda in Turkey.
One of the top suspects in the critical trial on events at the Akıncı Air Base, considered the command center of Turkey’s July 2016 coup attempt, has denied any links to the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.
Turkey has been taking additional measures along 150 kilometers of the Syrian border following recent developments in Idlib, control of which has passed to extremist groups
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it is increasing financing for its popular Women in Business program with a new $55 million loan to QNB Finansbank, a Turkish commercial bank, which will on-lend the funds to businesses either owned or run by women.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Aug. 11 that the government was reviewing the 10-day extension of the upcoming Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice), adding that such an extension would be “felicitous” for tourism
Ankara University issued a new rule in its internal regulations, indicating that it would not register students who were previously expelled from public office, after an expelled academic announced that he was planning to return to the university as an undergraduate student.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is planning to erect a monument in the western province of Çanakkale, marking the five-day congress it will hold from Aug. 26 to 30 to criticize the current state of justice in Turkey.
Police in the Sungurlu district of the Black Sea province of Çorum apprehended a total of 119 people who had illegally entered Turkey on Aug. 10.
The salaries of lawmakers and governors are very low and “people are wrong to think they earn a lot of money,” Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) head Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu has claimed.
The United States understands Turkey’s concerns regarding the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the region and takes them seriously, the U.S. State Department spokesperson has said.
The Turkish Super League begins on Aug. 11, when last season’s dark horse Medipol Başakşehir hosts Bursaspor at home, as fans of all sides feel excited to see world stars who made their way to Turkey on millions of euros of contracts.
Turkey has limited cross-border movements at its Cilvegözü border crossing on the Syrian border because the area “has been taken by a group that Turkey considers a terrorist group,” which sources name as the al-Nusra Front
Turkey has confirmed German lawmakers will visit German troops based in a military base in the Central Anatolian province of Konya as part of a NATO trip, after efforts by the alliance’s secretary-general to resolve the row between the two allies.
The number of women held in jails in Turkey has increased by 113 percent in the last six years, according to the Justice Ministry’s General Directorate of Prisons and Detention Houses.
The partnership between the United States and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against jihadists in northern Syria is “creating the ground for other terror organizations in the region,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said
Alexey Yerkhov, the new Russian ambassador to Ankara who replaced his murdered predecessor Andrey Karlov, has said he feels no security concerns in the country
The ruling AKP has intensified its criticism of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu by accusing him of acting as “the mouthpiece of foreign lobbies operating against Turkey.”
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