Syria-based missile systems harassed Turkey's warplanes on Oct. 7 while eight F-16 jets were on a patrol flight along the Syria border, the Turkish military said
A Turkish-American DNA scientist is among the three names to win this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry, the award-giving body announced on Oct. 7
A Norwegian man has been missing for six days in the touristic southern province of Antalya
A delegation of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voiced concerns over pressure on media, recent violence on political party premises and highly disproportionate coverage of different political parties by state-owned media during their meeting in Ankara Oct. 5-6.
Turkish military officials are “ready to meet” with their Russian counterparts to get “explanations” for recent violations of Turkish airspace and to prevent further breaches, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on Oct. 7.
Former Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ presented his defense at a second hearing before the Supreme Court of Appeals in the Ergenekon coup plot case on Oct. 7
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Oct. 7 he does not want the conflict in Syria turning into a crisis between Russia and NATO nor into a Russian-Turkish dispute
U.S. Air Forces Central Command has started deploying search and rescue helicopters and airmen at Diyarbakır Air Base in order to help with recovery operations in Iraq and Syria
A continuation of Russia’s violations of Turkish air space would be considered a “threat” to the country, Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesperson Ömer Çelik has said
Ankara has confirmed that the European Union has proposed a plan to Turkey under which it would resettle more refugees, but made clear that it has yet to agree on a draft plan following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent meetings in Brussels.
Council of Europe has withdrawn from a joint group on human rights issues in Azerbaijan, according to a written statement released Sept. 7, by the spokesperson of the organization’s secretary general
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son has denied reports that he has “fled Turkey,” saying he has only moved to Italy only to complete his doctoral studies in Bologna.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has filed a complaint over the notorious dragging of a dead body of an alleged outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant through the streets of Şırnak in southeast Turkey, also tabling a parliamentary motion addressed to the interior minister
VAN – Anadolu Agency
Some 14 soldiers were wounded on Oct. 6 in an attack on a military post by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Van, the Turkish General Staff said in a written statement on Oct. 7
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has made solid steps to fight against corruption, former Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan has claimed in an interview with private broadcaster NTV, saying that if it did not do so it would become a sustainability issue for the party
ISTANBUL - Reuters
Limak Holding Chairman Nihat Özdemir has said a loan package worth 4.5 billion euros will be signed with six banks to finance the first stage consortium works of Istanbul’s new airport on Oct. 19.
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has cancelled its order of six new ferries following widespread criticism of the ferries’ modern design, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Seven former police officers have been detained on charges of “negligence on public duty,” as fresh evidence surfaced in the case into the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Moroccan Embassy to Turkey in Ankara has refuted claims that a Turkish model was insulted by the ambassador’s wife and beaten by fashion designers at an event organized by the embassy five months ago.
Ellinair has started to launch Thessaloniki flights from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, the airport’s operator TAV said in a written statement on Oct. 7. The reciprocal direct flights between İzmir and Thessaloniki will be performed twice a week
A man who killed a flower seller with a car in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district has been arrested three months after the deadly crash
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
Medical charity MSF Oct. 7 demanded an international probe into a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, after reports said NATO's top regional commander thought American forces broke their own rules of engagement.
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Turkey cannot remain indifferent to what’s happening next door in Syria.
The spillover from a serious military confrontation between Russia and Turkey was exposed immediately, almost within hours
Air Forces Commander Gen. Abidin Ünal’s statement on Oct. 5 amounted to a brief summary of the state of affairs in Turkey’s neighborhood.
The mail in my inbox had the subject line: Turkish Press’s New Normal.
One the most troubling pieces of news to come out of Turkey this past week was an attack on Ahmet Hakan Coşkun, one of the country’s top journalists.
I want to address the Turkish bourgeoisie who seem to prefer to keep silent these days…
Annual inflation has neared 8 percent again.
Russia is Turkey’s northern neighbor and a serious military confrontation between the two has recently broken out on Turkey’s southern border with Syria.
The 9th Ankara Flamenco Festival will be organized from Oct. 10 to 17 in Turkey’s capital.
The historic city walls of Diyarbakır, as well as two churches and a mosque, were damaged during clashes in the central district of Sur
‘The Martian’ marks the second best launch of Ridley Scott’s career, behind only ‘Hannibal’s’ $58 million debut. It is also the second best premiere for star Matt Damon
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Oct. 6 for resolving a mystery about neutrinos, a fundamental but enigmatic particle.
Iran has threatened to boycott next week's Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker.
Turkish club Fenerbahçe defeated the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets 101-96 on the night of Oct. 5, starting its two-game U.S. tour on a high note.
Animal bones unearthed during excavations in Ephesus are being examined at a newly-established lab, giving fresh clues about people’s positions in society in the ancient era
Recent works in Adana’s large, ancient city of Anavarza have unearthed a battle field of gladiators
Theater, cinema and TV drama actress Tomris İncer died on Oct. 5 at an Istanbul hospital, where she had been receiving cancer treatment for some time.
Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said in an interview with a German newspaper that the company would launch a recall for cars affected by its diesel emissions crisis in January and complete the fix by the end of next year.
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