Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the United States for its support of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), arguing that the weapons the U.S. provided in Syria “have ended up in Turkey.”
The world-renowned British actor and radio presenter Larry Lamb and his son, radio and television presenter George Lamb, will introduce Turkish history, archeology and culture on a TV show, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A lion evacuated from the war-torn province of Syria’s Aleppo to the Marmara province of Bursa gave birth in Jordan on Aug. 12.
It is crucial to raise the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) votes in Istanbul above Turkey’s average to win the upcoming elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, urging his party to double efforts when campaigning.
Turkish security forces on Aug. 19 killed an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) member and detained four others believed to have been planning a bomb attack, local authorities have said.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Aug. 20. that Turkey is paying the price of terrorist organizations’ instability
A total of 22 provincial police chiefs have been reshuffled with a decree issued by the Interior Ministry published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 19.
The Special Forces Commander Lieutenant Gen. Zekai Aksakallı, who commanded anti-coup forces during the July 15 attempt and the Operation Euphrates Shield in Syria, was reshuffled to command the Second Army Corps in the western region of Gelibolu.
Cutting Qatar’s defense ties with Turkey is an “obvious intervention of internal affairs,” Qatar’s ambassador to Ankara said Aug. 19.
One million women in Turkey have quit their jobs over the five-year period from 2010-2015 as a result of the duties bound to childcare, in addition to 112,000 others who have quit their jobs to care for the elderly, according to a study by the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED)
The owner of a kindergarten was arrested on Aug. 18 on charges of “involuntary cause of death” and “spoliation of crime evidence” after a three-year-old toddler died inside the school’s shuttle, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said his own party has faults in the issue of the problems seasonal workers face, as he commented on the deaths of seven workers in the northwestern province of Sakarya
More than 250 curfews were declared in Turkey over the last two years, according to the information gathered by the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT) Documentation Center
Turkey is a leading country in providing humanitarian assistance to the needy across the world, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ said on Aug. 19
A forest fire that broke out on Aug. 17 near the Devil’s Table in the Ayvalık district of the western province of Balıkesir has prompted authorities to suspect a possible arson attack.
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A Spanish court on Aug. 20 granted conditional release from custody to German-Turkish writer Doğan Akhanlı a day after police detained him over Ankara’s request, his lawyer has said
As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.
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Iraqi security forces launched an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar on Aug. 20, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.
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The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Aug. 19 against an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier
Credit rating agency Fitch has upgraded Greece’s debt by a notc, citing what it called an improving outlook and amid expectations the country’s debt sustainability will steadily improve.
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Brexit minister David Davis called on the European Union on Aug. 20 to relax its position that the two sides must first make progress on a divorce settlement before moving on to discussing future relations.
NEW DELHI – Agence France-Presse
India has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter jets, armored vehicles, submarines and helicopters but it will only sign the cheques if they are made in India.
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“At around 8:00 a.m., we got on a vehicle with the commander and arrived in front of a building belonging to the Americans. The commander went inside and I stayed in the vehicle,” an eyewitness said.
Since last week’s horrific scenes of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in deadly violence, American friends familiar with polarization in Turkish society in recent years keep telling me now they understand our despair.
A very interesting development took place the other day: A prominent pro-government journalist, who has until recently been an unconditional supporter of Turkey’s Syria policy, suddenly switched sides.
“Not a day has passed in Turkey without a domestic security operation against an active ISIL cell,” a security expert noted the other day. “Just follow the news.” We had been talking about the Barcelona terror attack, but the conversation was coming back to Turkey very quickly.
In the wake of the bloody havoc in Charlottesville last weekend, and with more white nationalist protests planned for other cities in the weeks ahead, Donald Trump is being widely lambasted for equivocating about who is responsible for the violence.
Iran’s chief of general staff, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bageri, became the first Iranian top soldier since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to visit Turkey on Aug. 15. Bageri held talks with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar, but not only with Akar.
I follow every article from every different political perspective, as well as discussions on social media and TV. But as a scriptwriter, the most interesting things for me to follow are the comments under articles.
Over 18,000 people perished, tens of thousands left homeless; the industrial heartland of the country was devastated. The Aug. 17, 1999 earthquake and the consequent Dec. 12 tremor were sufficiently bad for a country with a miserable three-way coalition government to slide into a financial crisis, making the 2000-2001 twin financial collapse inevitable.
The Elgiz Museum is presenting a new site-specific installation on its mezzanine floor titled “Lunar” by the artist SARP as a part of the neighboring events of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Huma Kabakcı.
The Urartian castle of Ayanis in the eastern province of Van is undergoing restorations, during which broken pieces of ancient ornamentations on the walls are being attached back to their places
The locals of Bozüyük, who earned additional income acting in films and TV series, are now looking forward to be in front of the camera again
A dam and a mound have been unearthed in the central Anatolian province of Çorum. The Örükaya Dam and Mound, estimated to date back 2,200 years ago, will be restored to serve tourism
Fener will seek to heal its fresh wounds against Trabzonspor when the historic rivals clash in Istanbul
The Aug. 17 Earthquake Museum and Digital Show Center, which aims to keep memories of the disaster alive, will soon open in the northwestern province of Kocaeli
The remains of two tile furnaces have been found in archaeological excavations in İznik, known as a historic center of tile production in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa
The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which was ruled to return to Turkey by a Swiss court in 2015, will return to its home in Turkey in September.
Ruins from the 19th and 20th centuries have been unearthed during the construction of the Beşiktaş subway line, offering new clues on the history of Istanbul