Two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others were wounded after improvised explosive devices detonated during mine clearing operations in Syria’s al-Bab as part of Turkey’s ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Feb. 24
A long-awaited restoration in the world’s oldest covered bazaar, Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar, has begun with efforts to replace the tiles in the commercial and tourist venue.
Video footage recorded by a pilot performing the iconic “salt bae” move of Nusret Gökçe, the co-partner of the global Nusr-et chain of grill houses, allegedly during the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation in Syria has gone viral on social media.
The Turkish Armed Forces announced on Feb. 24 that it had seized control of Syria’s al-Bab.
An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) car bomb attack killed at least 27 civilians and six Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in northern Syria’s strategic al-Bab area on Feb. 24, according to reliable sources from the region
There are no plans to grant citizenship to Syrians before the upcoming referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, Prime Ministry sources have said.
Ankara has received intelligence that U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen might be considering leaving the United State for Canada after purchasing land in the country, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) has prepared a new construction project on the coastline of Istanbul’s Golden Horn that will transform a 9,000 square-meter area with remnants of Ottoman-era armory depots into an education facility and a culture center amid concerns that the area bears flooding risks.
The media should be on alert against the “propaganda power of terrorism” and will have to “watch its step,” Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on Feb. 23, state-run Anadolu agency has reported
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has accused the main opposition CHP)and its leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, of “making terror propaganda,” due to a social media post shared by CHP Istanbul lawmaker Sezgin Tanrıkulu
A court has ruled for Special Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Zekai Aksakallı to testify as a witness in the case into the killing of anti-coup soldier Ömer Halisdemir, who has been idolized for his resistance during a raid on the Special Forces Command in Ankara.
A new regulation introduced by the Turkish Justice Ministry due to overpopulation in prisons excludes inmates arrested or convicted on terrorism, drugs or sexual abuse charges, officials have said.
The suspect of the arson attack on the Müjdat Gezen Arts and Culture Center in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district was arrested a day after his release on Feb. 23
The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has nominated prominent Turkish journalist Kadri Gürsel, who has been in jail for 116 days, for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Two Turkish soldiers who were allegedly part of a group that tried to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the July 2016 coup attempt, have been detained in Greece after requesting asylum, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
An 82-year-old woman in the Aegean province of Manisa, who received a sentence to serve community service by guarding a mosque in her village after she got involved in a fight with her cane, was cleared of charges on Feb. 23 after seven months, Doğan News Agency has reported.
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Turkey’s government has received applications worth 23 billion Turkish liras ($6.45 billion) for regional projects in the country’s east, Development Minister Lütfi Elvan said Feb. 24.
U.S. officials promised Mexico no “mass deportations” or use of military force to expel immigrants, moving to calm tensions over President Donald Trump’s vow to crack down on “bad dudes” illegally residing in his country.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce (GCC) have said they are joining forces to support and encourage entrepreneurship in the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep and its surrounding region, in a written statement late on Feb. 23.
Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon picked up new backing on Feb. 23 in the rollercoaster French presidential race, as the nation’s left aims to forge a united front with polls just months away
Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, the NGO said on Feb. 24, with the authorities accusing the group of being “fundamentally biased” against it.
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia’s capital last week, police said on Feb. 24
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Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
To quote the lyrics of the popular 1979 song by superstar Ajda Pekkan: “What about afterward? What will I do after you? They years will pass mercilessly.” Later on, Pekkan sings that “there will always be tomorrows after todays.”
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was the destination on the fifth leg of the urban gatherings of daily Hürriyet and Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB), which have organized events regularly since last May.
What is the number of settlers from mainland Turkey in the population of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)? Is the Turkish Cypriot community still the majority in their homeland, or has Northern Cyprus become flooded by settlers, making it a minority?
Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev took constitutional amendments to a referendum five months ago and they were approved by a rate of 87 percent of the votes. He has now appointed his wife as the first vice president of Azerbaijan.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım denies there has been any policy change from his Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) ahead of the launch of its official campaign on Feb. 25 for the constitutional referendum on April 16.
“My husband does not want me to work,” the wife of a religiously conservative man complained to her psychologist. “He insisted I see a women psychologist,” she added.
Turkish league champions Beşiktaş eliminated Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 on aggregate late on Feb. 23 to advance to the last 16 in the Europa League, leaving it as the only Turkish side left standing in European competition for the year.
Rock tombs inside the ancient caves in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa be opened to tourists, with work ongoing for further examinations
The International Bodrum Jazz festival will be held between Sept. 7 and 17 with the support of the Jazz Association and Bodrum Municipality.
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Two Turkish teams will be at home on Feb. 23, hoping to advance to the next round of the Europa League competition.
Necati Korkmaz, Turkey’s only representative of the art of Gubari calligraphy, uses fox whiskers or spider legs to perform his art
The Sultanhanı caravanserai, located on the Aksaray-Konya road, was built during Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat’s rule, and will undergo restoration after 60 years
Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
The Alt Art Space is currently exhibiting “And Yet My Mask is Powerful,” which is the most recent installation by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, who work collaboratively from their base in Ramallah, Palestine