Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç has said that women’s most significant trait was motherhood, adding that women and men “are not equal in all areas.”
One village guard was killed and two soldiers were wounded when a handmade bomb planted by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants on the Şırnak-Cizre highway in southeastern Turkey exploded on Sept. 30, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has issued warrants for 87 judiciary employees registered at three courthouses in the city along with 75 employees working at a number of jails as part of its probe into the Gülenist organization, which is accused of being behind the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
Turkey has proposed using a collaboration of Arab elements from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in an offensive on Raqqa and the administration of the Manbij region in Syria, a formula which would exclude the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)
Denmark has voiced support for Turkey’s “counter-terrorism efforts” and its people’s role in suppressing the deadly July 15 failed coup
Gazprom has said it received through diplomatic channels a survey permit for two strings of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project’s offshore section in Turkish territorial waters, in a written statement on Sept. 29
Turkey appears set for at least another three months of a state of emergency as a security body recommends its continuation
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s suggestion that the Treaty of Lausanne, which largely gave Turkey its present borders instead of the rump state envisioned in the Treaty of Sèvres, was “presented as a victory” has drawn an angry reaction from the Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Turkey was “more than ready” to cooperate with Russia on a new Syrian cease-fire and the delivery of humanitarian assistance if Moscow was willing to do so, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 29
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has said the July 15 coup attempt was not the main cause behind the Moody’s rating downgrade but rather that ongoing structural problems were to blame
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has paid a visit to the southeastern province of Gaziantep in order to obtain information regarding the activities on the Turkish-Syrian border
Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said the ongoing prosecutions against supporters of the organization behind the July 15 coup attempt should initially target politicians and top-level civil servants
The number of foreigners visiting Turkey fell 37.96 percent year-on-year to 3.1 million in August from 5.1 million a year earlier, with dramatic declines in arrivals from Western countries, Asian nations and Russia, temporary data from the Tourism Ministry showed on Sept. 29.
BERLIN - Reuters
A German woman who was kidnapped in war-torn Syria last year and gave birth while in captivity escaped with her baby to Turkey on Sept.28, the German foreign ministry said
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 29, in which the leaders mainly discussed the deteriorating situation around Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo
Energy Minister Berat Albayrak has announced that there will be a 10 percent discount on natural gas prices as of Oct. 1.
Russia has said it will press on with a bombing campaign in Syria despite a U.S. warning it will end talks on the conflict if Moscow does not halt its assault, amid the continued bombing of Aleppo
Turkey has dropped four places to 55th from among 138 countries in the World Bank’s latest Global Competitiveness Index.
The United States will send about 600 extra troops to Iraq to train local forces for an offensive on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stronghold of Mosul, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sept. 28
Turkey’s economic confidence rose more than 20 percent in September, recovering from a six-month low hit in August, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on Sept. 29
Greece, Greek Cyprus and Israel said on Sept. 28 they would pursue ways of channeling east Mediterranean gas to Europe via a pipeline to Greece.
HAKKARİ – Doğan News Agency
Three village guards were killed in an attack by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the Yüksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 29. The militants opened fire on the village guards, killing three and leaving two others wounded
OPINION - all the columnists »
The Lausanne Treaty was signed on July 24, 1923, in order to ratify the peace between the occupying United Kingdom, France, Italy and Greece (together with their allies) and Turkey following the Turkish War of Independence, which also ended the sultanate regime of the Ottoman dynasty of nearly six centuries
The idea of “co-working spaces” emerged after the 2008 crisis.
There were of course people who might have used some nasty words about Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93, leaving behind a monumental life story mostly devoted to the creation and advancement of the Israeli state as well as defending the need to make a costly peace with the Palestinian nation.
In his “Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defines justice as “a commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the state sells to its citizens as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s definition of justice is more straightforward.
In a survey released a couple of years ago, it was revealed that Turkey was 43rd among 44 countries in English proficiency.
It has been reported the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) is going to invite all the leaders of different communities and religious orders according to a list.
On Sept. 28 agencies reported that the last two hospitals serving in the east of the Syrian city of Aleppo were bombed by Syrian or Russian planes
“Gülen schools are the best educational institutions in certain countries. There have never been complaints about them. In addition, Gülenists have been preaching for peace, interfaith dialogue and respect for non-Muslim minorities. And they have never resorted to violence. How can we call them terrorists all of a sudden?” is a question I come across in Western circles.
A bird paradise and a Ramsar Convention Site, Kuyucuk Lake in the eastern province of Kars is a very popular spot for both local and foreign tourists. The lake is home to tens of thousands of birds
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Sept. 27 with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years on display.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions’ by Ali Yaycıoğlu (Stanford University Press, 347 pages, $65)
Three tombs have been unearthed during excavations to repair a water pipe in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district.
This year’s Filmekimi film festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) for the 15th time, is set to begin soon.
Israeli archeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Sept. 28, in evidence a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there.
Four pageant contestants were crowned during a ceremony at the Miss Turkey 2016 Contest, organized on Sept. 28.
Limantepe is the first underwater center in Turkey. Excavation have been carried out in spots between Karantina Island and Urla Harbor.
Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Antandros in the northwestern province of Balıkesir, where work has been continuing for 16 years, have revealed a number of ancient shops which sold cosmetics, indicating that women have been interested in such products for millennia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has lashed out at rating agencies, after Moody’s downgraded the country’s sovereign debt rating to “junk” status.