A court of serious crimes in Istanbul has transferred a case which will try the suspects in a May 6 assassination attempt against Turkish journalist Can Dündar to a lower court
A Turkish court has ruled for three aggravated life sentences for each of the five suspects in the Zirve Publishing House murder case, some nine years after the crimes were committed
A prosecutor has demanded up to nine years in jail for a man who attacked and injured a 23-year-old woman on a public bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts
The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has undertaken the construction of the remaining 700 kilometers of the wall being built on Turkey’s border with war-torn Syria, after the construction of the initial 200-kilometer-long concrete wall on the border was completed jointly by the Defense Ministry and neighboring provinces governor’s offices.
Around 32,000 people have been arrested as part of the investigation into the failed coup of July 15, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has announced
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has stressed the need for the trial without delay of suspects in the July 15 coup attempt
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Turkish EU Affairs Minister Ömer Çelik has slammed EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn for his remarks about the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) role in the solution of the Kurdish issue in Turkey
Turkeish Finance Minister Ağbal vows structural measures after Moody’s downgrade. The minister sees growth below 4 percent this year before a better 2017. Strengthening rule of law is critical, he says
Three Turkish soldiers were slightly wounded in a drone attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group on Sept. 27, on the 35th day of Euphrates Shield operation in Syria
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Ankara on Sept. 28, in an unscheduled trip to the capital on his way back to Tehran from a visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly, and discussed the Syrian crisis with Turkish officials, diplomatic sources told Hürriyet Daily News
The government is preparing to launch its first tenders for local coal and solar energy before the end of the year, Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said during a ceremony to open a giant call center in western Turkey
The bodies of six dead outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were found in a house in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Sept. 28. The militants were found with their guns, Anadolu Agency reported.
The Kremlin said on Sept. 28 that preparations were under way for President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey in October, a further sign that Moscow is keen to restore full political, trade and economic ties with Ankara
A total of 1,614 Syrian refugees from Turkey have been resettled in the EU since the implementation of a migrant deal between Turkey and the bloc, while a total of 578 migrants were returned to Turkey, the European Commission said in a report on Sept. 28.
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Istanbul prosecutors have decided to include the Ergenekon, Balyoz and Military Espionage investigations and prosecutions, which saw the arrest and trial of hundreds of mostly military personnel, in the main July 15 coup attempt investigation dossier
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Turkey plans to provide education to up to 450,000 Syrian children in the 2016-2017 academic year, the deputy minister of education said on Sept. 28.
Turkish police found nearly 240 blank firing guns buried underground in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul late on Sept. 27. The guns were found after an anonymous tip was received by police officers.
A wild boar has attacked a police officer after he tried to take pictures of a herd in the Marmaris district of southern Muğla province, as he chased the animals into the forest with solely a rock in his hand.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 28 that Washington would send more U.S. troops to help local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) expected later this year.
Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked a major Aleppo hospital out of service on Sept. 28, hospital workers said, and ground forces intensified an assault on the city’s besieged rebel sector, in a battle that has become a potentially decisive turning point in the civil war.
MIAMI – Agence France-Presse
The world’s first baby has been born using a controversial new technique by U.S. scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report Sept. 27.
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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.
The visit by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Ankara was bound to be one of the most difficult in his career.
Complaints have started over the problems occurring in the practice of handing over military hospitals, including the Gülhane Military Medical Academy (GATA), to the Health Ministry.
Hey, did you know they built a Transformer in Ankara? Believe me, this is absolutely correct.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked U.S. officials in New York why a Turkish citizen with Iranian origins, businessman Reza Zarrab, was under arrest.
As you know, Turkey has set some development indicators for the year 2023 and announced them to the public, claiming that these goals will be met by the time our republic is 100 years old. These include hard-to-achieve goals – such as becoming one of the biggest 10 economies in the world.
“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
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.
Japanese archaeologists said Sept. 28 they have for the first time unearthed ancient Roman coins at the ruins of an old castle
Director Mustafa Kara’s “Kalandar Sogugu” (Cold of Kalandar) was selected Sept. 27 as Turkey’s nominee for the Foreign Language Academy Award entry.
An ancient sewage system that was discovered 12 years ago in the Urartian castle of Çavuştepe in Van was unearthed during this year’s works
Fenerbahçe boss Dick Advocaat will be on the opposite bench from one of his old charges, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, when his side hosts Feyenoord in a UEFA Europa League Group A match.
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.
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.