A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has declared that NATO is a “terror organization,” saying the alliance has become a “structure threatening Turkey.”
A new wave of snow and cold weather is expected to strike most of Turkey this week, with less intense snowfall than most recently but cold weather lingering for longer.
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
A new commission to receive applications regarding the ongoing state of emergency has been passed as part of four emergency rule decrees that will also reduce possible detention durations from 30 days to seven.
Peace talks aimed at ending the Syria conflict through a gathering between the Syrian government and rebel groups began on Jan. 23 in the Kazakh capital of Astana.
Turkey’s Central Bank refrained from holding a one-week repo auction for the eighth time in a row during the first day of trading on Jan. 23
Greece's Supreme Court on Jan. 23 postponed an expected ruling on whether to extradite eight Turkish soldiers sought by Ankara over the July 2016 failed coup attempt.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has told officials to be “ruthless” against drug dealers, adding that terror and drugs are synonymous for the ministry.
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.
Police have killed a suspected DHKP-C member who allegedly conducted rocket attacks on police and Justice and Development Party (AKP) buildings in Istanbul during an armed clash on the evening of Jan. 21, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A local court in the southern province of Adana on Jan. 23 ordered the release of four of seven arrested suspects over a deadly fire at a private girls’ dormitory in the Aladağ district that claimed 12 lives, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Some 65 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were “neutralized” in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish military said Jan. 23.
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Indonesian police have detained 17 people with suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after Turkey deported them due to concerns they wanted to enter Syria, an official said on Jan. 23.
Turkey has condemned Israel’s approval of the construction of 560 additional units as they are “illegal settlements on Palestinian territories that it keeps under occupation,” a Foreign Ministry statement said Jan. 23.
Benoit Hamon, a former Socialist government rebel, won the first round of a primary on Jan. 22, and will meet ex-prime minister Manuel Valls in a runoff to decide who will be the candidate of the beleaguered left in a presidential election in spring.
A dangerous weekend weather system killed at least 18 people in the U.S. South, with Georgia officials reporting more than a dozen deaths on Jan. 22, after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes buffeted several states.
One of the prime suspects in a military espionage case who was acquitted in February 2016, Bilgin Özkaynak, has opened a compensation case demanding 13.25 million Turkish Liras for his prosecution in which he served two years in jail as part of a Gülenist plot.
Gambia’s exiled strongman Yahya Jammeh plundered millions of dollars in his final weeks in power leaving state coffers “empty,” an aide to new President Adama Barrow said as West African troops prepared to secure his arrival in Banjul.
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Turkey’s economic confidence index increased month-on-month in January, according to an official data released on Jan. 23.
U.S. President Donald Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington in early February during a phone call in which they discussed the importance of strengthening the U.S.-Israeli relationship, the White House said on Jan. 22.
According to a recent survey, 60 to 70 percent of Turkish society is made up a conservative, religious, nationalist bloc, and it is this bloc’s ideology that will dominate Turkey in the years to come, says prominent political scientist Hasan Bülent Kahraman
The Turkish international tourism business has suffered badly due to regional political developments.
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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 transition to some kind of a presidential system has been debated as the establishment of full-scale one-man rule.
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“I can’t wait to see how the incoming administration deals with AI (artificial intelligence),” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a less-than-gracious reference to the fact that the Trump team hasn’t got a clue about the real driving force in the changing world economy.
During a Jan. 17 2017 press conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said conducting military operations in Nagorno Karabakh was not an internal affair of Azerbaijan.
In the first days of Donald Trump era, the U.S. will have to deal with the Syria crisis as its first foreign policy problem, as it looks like it will be joining the Astana talks on Jan. 23.
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
‘Romeo et Juliette’ at New York’s Metropolitan Opera will be presented in cinemas globally on Jan. 21 as part of the Met’s Live in HD series
A sarcophagus, which is believed to have been belonged to a school principal, has been unearthed in Manisa’s ancient city of Aigai. This is a unique discovery in the world, according to excavation officials
Super Toto Super League leader Medipol Başakşehir, a giant killer turned title contender, is set to pay a crucial – if not historic – visit to Fenerbahçe on Jan. 22.
A stray cat, which was found with its chin and tail frozen to the ground in the southern province of Isparta, has been rescued by a local and taken under treatment at the Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Veterinary Faculty.