A female Turkish bus driver, Pelin Aslantaş, has suddenly hit headlines after Ivanka Trump, the daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, mentioned her in a tweet.
An Istanbul court ordered the arrest of a soldier on Aug. 23 on charges of “insulting the legacy of Atatürk” through his social media posts.
A local religious conservative foundation staged a protest in the Black Sea province of Sinop on Aug. 22, demanding the removal of a statue of Ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes.
Turkey’s European Union Minister Ömer Çelik accused German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Aug. 23 of “copying the far-right and racists” through his statements in the ongoing diplomatic row between Ankara and Berlin.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Ankara’s disturbance over Washington's support to the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Ankara expects the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to cancel an independence referendum scheduled to be held on Sept. 25
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has urged U.S. officials to reveal all documents it has on Adil Öksüz, who is considered to be the key suspect in the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, after a phone call was made to Öksüz from a number registered to the U.S. Consulate six days after the coup attempt.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (AKP) engaged in a row after the latter raised concerns that CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu would be jailed
Meral Akşener, a former Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) lawmaker who later became a dissident, will stand as a presidential candidate for the 2019 elections from a party she is set to establish in October
A plan that would pave the way for far-flung construction on Istanbul’s Princes Islands “Adalar” has been presented to an Istanbul preservation board
The local gendarmerie commander in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon was detained on Aug. 23 over his alleged links to the Gülen network, believed to have been behind last year’s failed coup attempt
Turkey and Iraq will discuss the issue of the Bashiqa military camp, which has Turkish troops, close to Mosul, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Aug. 23.
A case into imprisoned Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has not been processed due to a disagreement between two courts.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has requested to be an intervening party in the key case on events at the Akıncı Air Base, considered the commanding center of Turkey’s July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew conducted a religious ceremony in the northwestern Turkish resort town of Erdek on Aug. 23, with the participation of locals and some 250 visitors from the Greek island of Chios.
Ankara has refuted recent criticism by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who accused Turkey of “misusing” Interpol while commenting on the release of a Turkish-origin German citizen in Spain
If no “negative developments” occur, the Mediterranean resort of Antalya will likely close this year with more than 10 million local and foreign tourists, Antalya Governor Münir Karaloğlu told state-run Anadolu Agency on Aug. 23.
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Turkey received over $4.9 billion in net foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half of 2017, with the European Union being the top investor again, Economy Ministry data released on Aug. 22 revealed.
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Iraqi forces advanced on Aug. 23 towards central Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group's last strongholds in the country, as aid workers braced for an exodus of civilians fleeing the fighting.
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Turkey’s OTI Holding has bought German tour operator Ferien Touristik for an undisclosed fee.
Turkish conglomerate Koç Group has bought a Falcon 8X business jet manufactured by the French Dassault Aviation, becoming one of the first buyers of the business jet featuring a longer range and improved wing design.
Murat Mihran İşler, a Turkish-Armenian veteran of the Turkish army’s move on Cyprus in 1974, was laid to rest in Istanbul on Aug. 22.
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Meral Akşener, a former deputy speaker of the Turkish Parliament, stated on Aug. 22 that she has officially started the process of establishing a new party, in a bid to build an alternative to President Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
There was big chaos and a power struggle in the Turkish airspace on the night of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt.
An incredible controversy about Cyprus is spreading between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot state.
The executive board chairman of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Erol Bilecik, has drawn attention to slackness in Turkey’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) system.
As a white, non-Hispanic American, it is easy to dismiss Confederate flag-bearing citizens as simply distasteful, speaking with no more than a “shame on you” rebuke behind their backs.
Before departing for his visit to Jordan on Aug. 21, President Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey and Iran could soon carry out joint military operations against “terrorist organizations” in Iraq.
As peace talks between the supposedly most pro-solution leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have collapsed; the answer to “what now” lingers in the air.
I was asked recently by a western media outlet whether it was conceivable that main opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu could be arrested, on charges ranging anywhere from treason to aiding and abetting terrorism.
Award-winning caricatures from the 33rd Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest are on show at an exhibition in the northwestern province of Balıkesir’s Edremit district.
Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler Rıza Kayaalp became the second Turk this week to win gold at the World Championships in Paris, beating Estonia’s Heiki Nabi in the 130-kilogram category final on Aug. 22.
After waiting for 12 years, five columns of the Temple of Apollo were restored and irons that came to the surface were covered with concrete
The relief of Hittite King Maradas, unearthed in Aslantepe Mound in the eastern province of Malatya in 1891, is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. State officials in Malatya have initiated works for the return of the artifact
Grunge veterans the Foo Fighters are channelling their inner Rick Astley with a bold new record the American rockers describe as their “weirdest” yet.
One of the notable festivals in Turkey, the Zeytinli Rock Festival, kicks off today in Zeytinli in the northwestern province of Balıkesir’s Edremit district.
Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.
A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced on Aug. 22.
Hundreds of bottles that are believed to have been used for perfume in the ancient ages have been unearthed in Şanlıurfa’s ancient city of Harran