Turkey should play a strong role in implementing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) - a universal set of goals and indicators that U.N. member states are expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies – as it is one of the most outspoken countries pushing for these goals at the General Assembly, the U.N.’s resident coordinator in Turkey has said.
One of the dying breed of passionate musicians, Emir Ersoy, has unveiled his latest music album “Rockuba,” which is his fourth studio work
Compensation worth $20 million provided by Israel over the killing of Turkish activists onboard the Mavi Marmara ship in May 2010 has yet to be paid to the victims, triggering angry debate and criticism of the Turkish government
About 17.5 million pre-school, elementary, middle and high school students in Turkey received their second-term report cards and began their nearly three-month summer break on June 9
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late on June 8 ratified two deals on deploying Turkish troops to Qatar and training the Gulf nation’s gendarmerie forces, paving way for Turkey to send warships and warplanes to the country, which has been facing a diplomatic dispute with several Arab countries
Following the meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Union officials in Brussels on May 25, at which the parties agreed to resume bilateral dialogue after months of strain, diplomatic traffic between and Ankara and Brussels is again gaining momentum
The United States-led international coalition’s operation to recapture Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) started on the night of June 2, Turkey’s prime minister has said, informing that Washington briefed Ankara ahead of the operation.
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet with Turkish and Cypriot leaders on June 4 to try to resolve the deadlock between the two sides in reunification talks on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) may cooperate in the next parliamentary elections, a key political figure who asked not to be named has told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The release of a report penned by the parliamentary panel tasked with probing the deadly July 2016 coup attempt staged by the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) has ignited fresh debate on how the putsch was able to take place, why the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and Turkish Armed Forces failed to know about coup preparations in advance, and why the inquiry ignored the role of politicians.
Gen. Hulusi Akar, the chief of the Turkish General Staff, finally sent written answers on May 29 to the parliamentary inquiry commission regarding their questions about the foiled military coup on July 15, 2016.
A 14th century Catholic church in İzmir serves as a home for annual Santa Maria concerts where Arkas Trio and a guest organist breathes second life to a recently-restored 19th century organ
The endorsement of a new road map could help reenergize Ankara-Brussels ties if Turkey softens its restrictions on fundamental freedoms, retired ambassador Ünal Çeviköz tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that issues of democracy will remain on the agenda if the EU does not opt for simply transactional relations with Turkey
Turkey and the European Union are set to focus on upgrading the Customs Union agreement and a migrant deal, according to an agreed 12-month road map on bilateral ties, with the first gathering to be held on June 13
“A Season of Daphne,” directed by Mehmet Öztürk, won the award for best picture at the 9th Montreal Turkish Film Festival on May 21.
Police officers in the case into an attack on daily Hürriyet and Hürriyet Daily News’ building in Istanbul’s Bağcılar in 2015 testified as witnesses in court on May 25
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
A number of key sectors with strong ties to Russia – including the agricultural, construction and tourism sectors - are eyeing the complete removal of Russian economic sanctions on Turkey
Brussels has no right to treat Ankara like a beggar, President Erdoğan says before a meeting with EU leaders on the margins of a NATO gathering
A deputy speaker of Germany’s parliament stated on May 24 that a parliamentary delegation had scrapped long-standing plans to visit Turkey, after finding out at the last minute that it would not be able to hold talks with officials or visit the Turkish Parliament building
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
The Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) extraordinary convention took place over the weekend in Ankara.
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