Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani in Munich on Feb. 19 on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference
Eleven people were wounded after a vehicle crashed into a restaurant on Feb. 18 in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
The government-supported constitutional amendment will concentrate power in one pair of hands “to avoid strife,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, appealing to voters from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) as the referendum campaign gathered momentum
Turkey will clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Raqqa if an agreement is reached with the United States and the U.S.-led coalition fighting the jihadist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
A senior figure from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was killed during an operation in southeastern province of Mardin on Feb. 17 had previously ordered a car bomb attack that killed two people at lodgings housing judicial personnel in Şanlıurfa later in the day, authorities have alleged
Opposed to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s strong support for the government-supported constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, dissident voices within the MHP have launched a “No” campaign at a congress in Ankara on Feb. 18
The Temple of Artemis in the Selçuk district of İzmir has turned into a swamp because of neglect and a lack of interest by authorities
A principle of a high school in Ankara who was allegedly commited sexual abuse over at least 100 student, was arrested following objection of prescutor’s Office on Feb. 18.
The People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has announced plans to file an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the continued arrest of the party’s co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ
Control of an emptied road that separates the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the forces of the Syrian regime in the south of Syria’s al-Bab has been given to Turkish and Russian commanders on either side, with the aim of avoiding any confrontation, sources told daily Hürriyet.
Turkey’s views on Syria are being listened to thanks to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, adding that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) plan to unite its cantons have been prevented
Iraqi forces launched an offensive Feb. 19 on jihadists defending Mosul’s west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country’s second city.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Feb. 18 that Turkey will be part of an operation to liberate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bastion of Raqqa, though not directly, if a deal with U.S.-led coalition forces can be reached.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit Turkish Cyprus on Feb. 20-21, as peace talks on the divided island hit a snag following the Greek Cypriot Parliament’s decision to celebrate a 1950 referendum aimed at unification with Greece
Turkey’s economy lost 75 million Turkish Liras last year because vehicles with foreign license plates failed to pay traffic fines, the chairman of the executive board of Istanbul-based International Transporters Association (UND) has said
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A mass production agreement for Turkey’s first locally designed and produced assault rifle has been signed with a local company, the Defense Industries Undersecretariat has said
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Azerbaijan aims to finalize the Southern Gas Corridor by 2020, Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev has said
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has held talks with the German chancellor and Azerbaijani president in Munich on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17.
A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force on Feb. 20, Moscow and Kiev said, though some separatists were already labelling it unfeasible.
U.S. President Donald Trump insisted Feb. 18 that the White House is running smoothly, and used a campaign-style rally in Florida to bring his message to supporters “without the filter of the fake news.”
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A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration
Even if Cyprus reunification talks went off track on Feb. 16 due to a Greek Cypriot parliament decision to commemorate “Enosis” in public schools, the Turkish Cypriot president said they support a bi-zonal and bi-community federal state and have never given up on the reunification talks.
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Before the official opening of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answered reporters’ questions in a press conference.
We are all locked in on Syria. Our eyes and ears have been focused on this land. Yet this seems to make us overlook what’s going on in another country along Turkey’s southern borders, which is Iraq.
The turning point in the years-long Syrian unrest was the launch of a Turkish-Russian cooperation, which evacuated civilians and rebels from Aleppo and saved the lives of around 40,000 people through a cease-fire brokered between the Syrian regime and the opposition groups.
While the al-Bab operation that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is conducting together with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which it is supporting, is coming to an end, the question now is whether or not the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) will split from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
It is often said we are a society with a short-memory. This is not totally wrong. Still, though we may all be forgetful we can always check facts in the archives.
President Donald Trump has entered our lives like an asteroid entering the stratosphere.
We are going through a period when holiday-goers not only seek sea, sand, sun together with history and nature, but also prioritize peace and safety. North Cyprus, which stands as an island of tranquility at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, is not an attraction center only for tourists, but also for those who want to reside permanently.
U.S. Chief of Joint Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford is set to visit Turkey on Feb. 17. Following the Feb. 9 visit of CIA head Michael Pompeo, Dunford is the second high-ranking U.S. official’s visit to Turkey, as part of a Middle Eastern tour
Heraclia Latmos was one of the beautiful coastal cities of Karia, resting against the Latmos (Beşparmak) mountains and facing the Aegean
Erospolis makes a little poll as to why everyone hates Valentine’s Day in Turkey
Şehrine Ses Ver (Give Sound of Your City) has become the ninth “Changemaker” in the eighth season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program
Trailers for a Turkish TV series on a Syrian refugee family that will feature global superstars such as actress Angelina Jolie and football player Cristiano Ronaldo have been completed in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the show’s director has said.
On Feb 17, International Cat Day, Istanbul’s Kağıthane Municipality opened a ‘Cat Campus’ for the protection of disabled and stray cats. The campus provides two big cat houses with 16 rooms each, as well as food and water facilities.
Spor Toto Super League club Galatasaray will travel to Çaykur Rizespor on Feb. 18 for its first test under new coach Igor Tudor.
The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will be organized between May 29 and June 21. The theme of the event this year is ‘Unusual’
Istanbul’s Arter Gallery is presenting the first solo exhibition in Turkey by the British visual artists Jake and Dinos Chapman, known as the Chapmans, titled “In the Realm of the Senseless.”
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