Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has called for further enhancement of defense ties between Turkey and Azerbaijan, speaking to reporters in Baku after a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Zahir Hasanov
A 22-year-old Turkish man was shot dead with his own gun by his estranged wife early on Sept. 27 in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district after he assaulted the woman following a quarrel, daily Habertürk has reported.
The chief prosecutor of Istanbul issued ordered the detention of 121 alleged members of a relief organization on suspicion of having links to the outlawed Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), following the failed coup attempt of July 15, the prosecutor’s office announced on Sept. 27.
“Raqqa is also important, but Mosul is key,” a senior NATO official speaking on condition of anonymity told me while explaining why liberating Iraq’s second-largest town from the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will be a turning point in the fight against one of the bloodiest terror organizations ever
Cooperating with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in any potential operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria’s Raqqa would mean “putting Syria’s future at risk,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will “evaluate” a photo of a group of party MPs posing with Fethullah Gülen, an Islamic cleric based in the U.S. who the government says was behind Turkey’s failed coup attempt, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sept. 27 visited the Turkish parliament, which was bombed during the failed military coup of July 15
NATO is planning to deploy surveillance aircrafts to support the international coalition’s ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) before the end of October, a senior official has said
Turkish European Union Minister Ömer Çelik has welcomed the EU’s aid program of 3 billion euros for refugees in Turkey but expressed criticism over the mechanism of delivering those finds through international organizations
İzmir’s annual Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour, a mix of women’s rights and green transport, has now spread to 28 cities, including Turkish Cyprus. “A society can only breathe if its women are not afraid of being visible,” says Sema Gür, founder of the initiative.
Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the Manbij region were withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish government spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş said on Sept. 26.
Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on Sept. 27, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new military campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed cease-fire
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Some 87 out of 141 suspended Turkish intelligence personnel were dismissed on Sept. 27, as investigations over their suspected links to the Fethullahsit Terror Organization (FETÖ) reached an end for 100 of the suspended officials
A senior representative from Japan Credit Rating JCR has said Turkey still preserves its investable position, opposing the general sentiment following the rating cut by Moody’s, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he hoped for a “jumbo” new free trade deal with Turkey after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, praising the quality of Turkey-made products - including his washing machine at home.
The Culture Ministry confirms reports about the danger to a major kiosk at Topkapı Palace. A former director of the palace says funding is a serious problem amid other concerns over the palace walls.
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U.K.-based satellite communications company Inmarsat and Turkey’s satellite operator TurkSat have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate in the satellite service, maritime communication, defense and aerospace sectors.
CARTAGENA, Colombia – The Associated Press
After a half-century of combat that spilled blood across this South American nation, Colombians have embarked on a new, but difficult path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 26 said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
A leading Iranian economy official in Ankara has said Turkey and Iran have been in talks to increase the number of items within the scope of their preferential trade deal and the two sides will sign a free trade deal if these items hit 265.
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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton emerged victorious over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, during the first face-to-face debate broadcast live, according to the results of a snap poll.
The Sakıp Sabancı International Research Awards has started collecting essays for its 2017 competition.
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Moody’s decreased Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” level with a decision late on Sept. 23, despite its former decision after the bloody coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey that it would wait and see the developments for three months before a final decision.
The coup attempt of July 15 has shown us the side of the Gülenist Movement that we had almost forgotten
In 2001, I watched the Hollywood movie “The One.” It was a pretty mediocre action film and there is little wonder it gets a mere 5.9/10 on IMDB, the people’s republic of rating movies
After the (unsurprisingly not so successful) recent trilateral meeting in New York, we should ask whether the current process will be able to produce a resolution of the Cyprus problem before the end of this year
The country, east and west, has been in flames: Bombs, asymmetrical warfare and death. It is an extremely painful job to keep count of the dead since July 2015 when Turkey moved from “less violent” to “very violent”
Ali’s family spent an average of 1,095 Turkish Liras a month in 2015. From this total, only 4 liras (four liras) could be allocated monthly for Ali’s education
The Moody’s rating cut last week is continuing to draw a fierce reaction, especially from the government. But we can expect these reactions to calm down after a week or so
Poets and writers from various countries will be hosted in events in various venues of Istanbul during the Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival to start on Sept 28
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency launched its first global photo exhibition in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Sept. 27, displaying around 40 pictures covering key global events in 2015.
The “fate” or “milestone” of our story is at 6 p.m. on the sixth day of the sixth month of 1966.
Five million brightly colored plastic bottle tops have been laid out on a Mediterranean island, spelling the word “HELP” in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution.
After Europe terminates its Rosetta mission, the world’s first-ever orbit and landing on a comet zipping through space, what can we look forward to next in the exploration of faraway frontiers?
The 23rd Adana International Film Festival ended on Sept. 25 with the Best Film Award, presented to Reha Erdem’s “Koca Dünya” (Big, Big World).
A Roman-era child statue, which was unearthed in the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep in 1931 but then sent to the southern province of Adana, was brought back to the city after 85 years.
Last year’s Spor Toto Super League runner-up Fenerbahçe has returned to its winning ways with two consecutive victories following a historically bad start
‘Müthiş Bir Film,’ a love letter to filmmaking, a nostalgic and comedic look at the film industry half a century ago in Turkey, takes place in the 1960s, following two friends’ quest to fulfill their childhood fantasy of making a film.