The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey soared by 1.384 percent in May compared to the same month last year, pushing up total foreign arrivals to the country, official data showed on June 29
Culture Minister Nabi Avcı on June 28 refuted recent reports that wedding and circumcision ceremonies have been held in the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey’s western province of İzmir.
Two natural blasts occurred around 75 meters off the coast of the Marmara province Çanakkale on June 28, prompting fear among locals that an earthquake was occurring
President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the Turkish community in Germany during his visit to country for the G-20 Summit on July 7-8 is “not on his official schedule yet,” Turkish presidential sources told the Hürriyet Daily News on June 29.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on June 29 condemned remarks by Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), over a potential rally by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who will visit the country as a part of the G-20 summit in Hamburg next week
Turkey will retaliate against any cross-border gunfire from the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria and will not remain silent in the face of anti-Turkey activities by terrorist groups abroad, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on June 29
The German government believes it would be “inappropriate” for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to make public appearances in Germany outside the G20 summit given current tensions between the two NATO allies, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 29.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the Turkish government over its handling of the fight to “end terror,” calling for a joint struggle to fight for a “terror-free country” on the 15th day of his “justice march” to Istanbul
Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed el-Atiye will come to Ankara on June 29 in order to meet his Turkish counterpart Fikri Işık
On the first day of the key new round of Cyprus talks aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island, the Turkish side has stressed the vital importance of the “guarantee system” for security in a new, lasting partnership between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots, a Foreign Ministry official has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Moscow and Ankara have agreed on the delivery of the S-400 air defense system to Turkey, Russian presidential aide Vladimir Kozhin said on June 29
Greek media claims about an alleged plan to cut Turkish troop numbers in Cyprus by 80 percent have been dismissed as “not true” by Ankara
Oya Armutçu – ANKARA
A special commission will start to receive objections to state of emergency rulings, mostly related to the dismissal of public officials, starting next month.
None of the 100 doctors who scored the highest in the most recent Turkish Medical Specialty Exam (“TUS” in Turkish) have chosen the fields of heart or vascular surgery for their residency training program, prompting experts to issue a warning
Jeremy Meeks, who went viral after a leak of his police mugshot led him to be labelled on social media as “America’s hottest convict,” started a “blue voyage” from Bodrum
Security personnel seized a large number of ammunition and explosives believed to belong to the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) buried underground in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on June 28
Mothers of children suffering from cerebral palsy from four Turkish provinces have been securing the money necessary for the treatment of their children by selling traditional food on Facebook.
As the defense ministers of NATO allies met in Brussels to discuss key global issues, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık was set to meet with U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis late on June 28, after the latter left open the possibility of longer-term assistance to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia.
Abdulkadir Selvi – ANKARA
It has been determined that a social media account used to attack government figures and leak information in 2013 was created in the police’s intelligence headquarters in the capital Ankara’s Çankaya district.
Turkey has urged a “fair and lasting” solution at the new round of Cyprus talks, an official familiar with the matter has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Umut Erdem – ANKARA
Turkish MPs will be provided with new phones in order to enhance the security of their conversation privacy, Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Ahmet Aydın has stated, adding that “necessary tests” are currently being conducted.
ANTALYA - Doğan News Agency
Turkey’s Mediterranean resort province of Antalya will likely host nearly 3 million tourists from Russia this year, according to Russian Consul General in Antalya Oleg Rogoza.
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The defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, has started to seem certain, after the impending fall of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
An owlet found by villagers in the eastern province of Iğdır’s Aralık district has been taken under protection by officials from the Forestry Ministry. The baby bird, which has no health problems, will be set free in two weeks, officials say
Many small villages in the Aegean region have become highly popular in recent years as accommodation opportunities increase. The best known among these villages is Alaçatı
The Turkish men’s national wheelchair basketball team has reached the European Wheelchair Basketball Championship and will face Great Britain, a team they had beaten in the group stage, in the final on June 30.
Two Turkish athletes clinch the top title at the World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea, with other contenders set to hit the tatami on June 30
Michael Bond, the British creator of Paddington Bear, a marmalade sandwich-loving refugee from Peru who entertained generations of children with his exploits in London, died on Tuesday aged 91 after a short illness.
Turkish athlete Nur Tatar Askari won a gold medal in the 2017 World Taekwondo Championship on June 27 in South Korea, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s popular holiday resort of Bodrum’s Gümüşlük district will once again host international musicians at the 14th Bodrum International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival from July to September
The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on Earth and its economic and social value was calculated for the first time in the Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Treasure hunters destroy a historic field in Antalya’s Çağman Hill after shooting artifacts with guns and digging large holes around it