Turkish singer Ebru Gündeş has filed for divorce from Iranian born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in Miami on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March.
Ankara has brought 60 Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) peshmerga forces to Turkey for treatment after they were injured fighting against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, a written statement by the Foreign Ministry said on Sept. 25.
A group of protesters partly removed a controversial playground constructed near the mausoleum of the Republic of Turkey’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the capital Ankara, Anıtkabir, on Sept. 24 after it prompted anger on social media
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that he asked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden about the arrest of Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in the U.S. on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March, during his talks at the U.N. in New York
Senior Turkish officials have criticized the cut to Turkey’s sovereign credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s, claiming that the move is “biased” and does not reflect the realities of Turkey’s macro indicators
Turkey has condemned the recent attacks carried out by the Syrian regime and “its supporters” against Aleppo, which killed over 300 civilians, injuring hundreds more, the country’s Foreign Ministry has said in a written statement.
Washington state police on Sept. 25 arrested a suspect behind a deadly shooting at a mall in Burlington, identified as a man of Turkish origin, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
An Istanbul court on Sept. 24 ordered the arrest of a man who attacked a metrobus driver with an umbrella, causing an accident which injured eleven
Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign debt rating by one notch to the speculative or "junk" level of "Ba1" on Sept. 23, saying the country's finances have weakened amid increased political turmoil
Ankara and Washington continue to be separated by two massive issues, the possible extradition of Fethullah Gülen and Syrian Kurdish fighters
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has criticized the government for not touching politics and politicians as part of the ongoing probe in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt, including mayors who provided enormous financial support to the Gülenist network
Eleven people were injured in a metrobus accident in the Acıbadem neighborhood of Istanbul on Sept. 23 after a passenger hit the driver with an umbrella during a quarrel
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Turkey’s largest business group on Sept. 23 sought to assure German businesspeople on the political and economic stability in the country following the failed July 15 coup attempt
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American investors and businessmen were “impressed” with Turkey’s rapid recovery despite recent setbacks in its political and security spheres, a Turkish official told Anadolu Agency on Sept. 23
The death toll from an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomb attack on a street wedding in the Şahinbey district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep has risen to 57, nearly two months after the attack, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Public workers with suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will be dismissed, Labor and Social Policies Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has announced
The two leaders on either side of Cyprus are set to meet United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 25 on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, as part of efforts to solve the decades-long conflict on the divided Mediterranean island.
The bar association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has received the eighth International Hrant Dink Award, presented on Sept. 22 in a ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A court in the southeastern province of Gaziantep has handed down an aggravated life prison sentence to a man who beheaded a 14-year-old Syrian child.
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Police chiefs from 40 Turkish provinces, along with a number of bureau chiefs, are to be suspended from their duties as part of a forthcoming decree law, expected to be launched with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s arrival in Turkey, aiming to clear Gülen-linked police chiefs from public posts, according to information obtained from sources.
A commission set up by three political parties represented at parliament has agreed on a seven-article constitutional change, particularly on restructuring judicial bodies
Anonymous denunciations will be discarded in probes into the Fethullahist Gülenist Organization (FETÖ), believed to have masterminded Turkey’s July 15 failed coup attempt, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, adding that “unjust treatment” was resulting from some of the testimonies.
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Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept. 23 requesting the annulment of a number of articles of government decrees on the suspension and dismissal of public officials in the ongoing state of emergency
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One day after the Sept. 22 meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the CHP officially appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of decree laws issued by the government since late July.
According to the newly-released income and living conditions survey of the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK), the rich have become richer while the poor have become poorer.
After Turkey’s failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency.
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The Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has released the results of its “Income and Living Conditions Survey 2015.
Both sides shared the spoils in the first derby of the Spor Toto Super League season, as Beşiktaş and Galatasaray played to a 2-2 draw in Istanbul late on Sept. 24
Travelers from French scientific missions to Anatolia brought back a sober and non-exoticized vision of the Orient during the 19th century. Now, the Arkas Art Center in İzmir is providing a glimpse at how sojourners saw the later Ottoman Empire.
Tim Burton’s new film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will be screened as part of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture (İKSV) Galas before its release.
A 2,000-year-old fountain unearthed in the ancient city of Kibyra in the southern province of Burdur will soon regain its former function after a restoration project is launched next year
Archaeological excavations conducted in the ancient city of Komana Pontika in the northern province of Tokat have revealed a treasure trove of information about the city’s gastronomy and the relationship between culture and food.
An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture, researchers said Sept. 21.
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The 3rd Istanbul Coffee Festival will bring the gusto of the third wave of coffee trends to KüçükÇiftlik Park for four days between Oct. 6 and 9 to be enjoyed by every level of coffee enthusiast.
Interest in the southwestern province of Muğla’s culture tourism has been increasing in recent years thanks to promotional works, as well as the contribution of the cinema and TV sector.