A recent draft law on the civil registration services proposing to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within the body of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), to register marriages, was submitted to the Turkish parliament on July 25.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) approved to finance a project worth 350,000 Turkish liras ($98,000), which aims to forecast the timing of future earthquakes in the Aegean province of İzmir, daily Habertürk reported on July 26.
A court in the Black Sea province of Giresun sentenced a Quran assistant instructor to 217 years, four months and 15 days in prison on July 25 for sexually abusing nine students in his course aged between nine and 13.
The Muslim world has been losing intelligent students to the West as part of brain drains, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 26, stressing that they should find ways to prevent the emigration from happening.
Turkey’s top religious official has slammed the Fethullah Gülen network for exploiting the Islamic religion in order to direct a social movement.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned a statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling the comments “presumptuous,” amid a row over an escalation in the al-Aqsa mosque.
Journalist Ahmet Şık slammed measures taken in the wake of the last year’s failed coup attempt in his first testimony in the case of daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on July 26
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is set to assume roles in key public offices including the Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) and the Turkish Wealth Fund, a post which was under the responsibility of Nurettin Canikli, who was appointed as the new defense minister after a cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.
CHP deputy Tuncay Özkan handed a copy of a flash drive containing a list of military personnel in the army with links to the Gülen network in 2007 to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office on July 25
The row between former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the opposing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) grows as MHP officials have slammed Davutoğlu for transferring former MHP lawmaker Tuğrul Türkeş to the ruling cabinet in 2015.
Former lawmaker Merve Kavakçı has been announced to be appointed as a Turkish ambassador to Kuala Lumpur.
Turkey’s clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year’s export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on July 25.
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The number of newspapers and magazines published and circulated annually saw a decline in Turkey in 2016 when compared with figures from 2015, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on July 26.
Head of Religious Affairs Directorate, Mehmet Görmez signaled he will leave his post.
The EU warned Poland yesterday that it would suspend its voting rights if it pushes ahead with controversial court reforms, sparking a furious reaction from Warsaw
Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on July 25 to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency
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Three Turkish defense firms took their place this year in a prestigious list of the world’s top 100 defense firms, with two climbing up the rankings and the third making its debut.
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Turkish security forces caught 47 refugees who were trying to illegally cross into Europe on July 26
The number of overflights in Turkish airspace reached an all-time high with a total of 1,443 overflights on July 23, a new record, said a top airport official on July 26.
Turkey’s membership to the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was formally approved during a meeting in New York on July 25, the Foreign Ministry said on July 26.
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Boeing reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on July 26 and lifted its full-year profit forecast, citing a strong operational performance and tax savings not anticipated earlier in the year.
A total of nine outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in northern Iraq’s Zap area late on July 25, the Turkish General Staff has said in a statement
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It was an ironic coincidence that more than a dozen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet appeared in court on Press Freedom Day. Twelve out of 17 have been in prison since November 2016 and it took nine months for them to defend themselves in court
After a long time, we had a chance to see our colleagues from daily Cumhuriyet
The Church of Cyprus has a definitely far limited clout on politics compared to the Makarios period when the Archbishop was the “national leader” and the president of the state at the same time.
Could directives be superior to the law?
All speculations are being made in accordance with the presidential elections in 2019.
In an interview with the German Zeit on the first week of July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he had no problem with German Chancellor Angela Merkel but missed the years when Germany was led by Gerhard Schroeder
We met with “MY 114-1 (C)” in one of Abdülkadir Selvi’s columns.
The EU lost credibility in 2004 for most Turks when it admitted Cyprus (meaning Greek Cyprus) as a full member, despite the overwhelming rejection by Greek Cypriots of the so called “Annan Plan,” which was the best blueprint–regardless of its shortcomings—for a solution to this problem until then
Fatih Terim, the coach of the Turkish national football team, resigned from his post on July 26, according to media reports.
Ever yearned to swap tales of the sea with “Titanic” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet? Well strap on your life jacket, because the pair are auctioning off a private dinner in their exclusive company for charity, a spokesman for the actor said on July 25
Road construction work in the western province of Uşak has unearthed a 2,000 year-old necropolis (graveyard) from the Roman era
The world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explains Islamic art to its visitors in an attempt to establish an intercultural bridge against the rise of Islamophobia in the country
The 15th International Bodrum Ballet Festival will present Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, founded by Cuban artist and choreographer Lizt Alfonso. The show will be performed at the Bodrum Castle on July 28 and 29
Keith Richards has disclosed that The Rolling Stones are working on a new album after a picture showed leading British rapper Skepta in the studio with the rock legends
Italy’s top administrative court awarded victory to the government in a dispute over the management of the Colosseum amphitheater on July 24, rejecting objections from Rome’s anti-establishment mayor
Microsoft on July 24 announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing
The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said on July 24