British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Turkey this week, with the agenda set to focus on ongoing settlement talks in Cyprus, international efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and bilateral ties between Ankara and London as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan played a local drum, the "TamTam," in the Tanzanian city Dar es Salaam during his official visit to the country.
A new wave of snow and cold weather is expected to strike most of Turkey this week, with less intense snowfall than most recently but cold weather lingering for longer.
The Gülenist network is a threat not only to Turkey but to all the countries in which it operates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said during a state visit to Tanzania.
Much-anticipated Syrian peace talks kick off in Kazakhstan, but initial hostility between the sides suggests much work remains to be done
Turkey’s government has created a new commission to receive applications regarding the ongoing state of emergency as part of four emergency rule decrees that will also reduce possible detention durations from 30 days to seven
A solution at the Syria peace talks in Astana should not be expected in a day or two, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Jan. 23 after a cabinet meeting.
Turkey will start reconstructing infrastructures in the area between Jarablus and al-Rai in northern Syria, which has been cleared of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as part of Turkey’s ongoing Euphrates Shield operation
The Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (PPK) is set to meet on Jan. 24 to make a key decision on raising, holding or lowering interest rates, after recent sharp losses in the value of the Turkish Lira.
Greece's Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on Jan. 26 on whether or not to extradite eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in a helicopter after a failed military coup in July, the Athens News Agency reported.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Mahmut Tanal has said a woman who went to visit her jailed husband at Sincan Prison in Ankara has been detained by police while five of her children were beside her.
A state of emergency decree has listed fields that indebted Turkish companies can payback to at a stable exchange rate, which is significantly below the current free market rate, amid Turkish authorities’ efforts to curb the rise of the U.S. dollar against the Turkish Lira
The Health Ministry will introduce a quick test to determine the necessity of patients taking antibiotics in a bid to prevent excessive use of the medicine, as Turkey ranks top among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries for antibiotic use.
Pharmacists and patients are suffering from medicine shortages in the market as medical firms and depots have allegedly suspended the release of goods amid upcoming price hikes due on Feb. 20, after the Health Ministry’s pricing commission announced that it would increase the currency rate for prices of imported medicine.
A group of artists and non-governmental organizations have signed a petition against the constitutional amendment package, which is being backed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
A 23-year-old Turkish man who climbed the Great Pyramid in Cairo was released by police on Jan. 22, on the condition that he deletes the photos he took of the ancient Egyptian monument
An elderly woman has died of a heart attack stemming from fear after the police raided a wrong address in order to apprehend a murder suspect in the southern province of Antalya. Hamide Yücel, 65, who had been suffering from a heart condition, had a heart attack after the police told him that his son Ali Yücel, 28, has been sought over a murder case, when in fact Yücel was innocent.
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has told officials to be “ruthless” against drug dealers, adding that terror and drugs are synonymous for the ministry.
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Turkey’s Ministry of Education is planning to include singers and modern era artists in several areas such as music, painting and marbling art in its new draft curriculum. The curriculum aims to introduce the students to the art pieces of renowned Turkish artists.
A local court in the southern province of Adana on Jan. 23 ordered the release of four of seven arrested suspects over a deadly fire at a private girls’ dormitory in the Aladağ district that claimed 12 lives, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Some 65 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were “neutralized” in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish military said Jan. 23.
Police have killed a suspected DHKP-C member who allegedly conducted rocket attacks on police and Justice and Development Party (AKP) buildings in Istanbul during an armed clash on the evening of Jan. 21, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
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The Turkish government has eased certain stringent state of emergency (SoE) rules ahead of a crucial vote in the Council of Europe demanding an urgent debate on the “functioning of democratic institutions” in Turkey.
As Denmark’s new envoy was preparing to present his letter of credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last October, he wanted to inquire about the possible messages he might hear from Turkey’s top representative.
Parliament has delivered what President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants. He is much closer to becoming Turkey’s all-powerful president under a system “unique to Turkey” – to use his words. He says this will be an even more democratic Turkey because it will be based on the will of the nation, which will elect its leader directly.
The largest protest act in the history of the United States occurred on Jan. 21 thanks to women. To support the 200,000 women marching on Washington against Donald Trump, 100,000 women in London took to the streets to show solidarity. In a total of 600 cities across the world, women carried banners that flaunted, “My body, my decision, our power.”
The question that never changes when I return from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos has always been “Who are the people and events that marked Davos this year?
Outgoing President Barack Obama required some nerve to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
What do you do when you’re a federal employee working for an administration and you don’t agree with its policies?
The uncertainties about the U.S.’s new Middle East policy under Donald Trump have been straining nerves in Ankara, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan made public on Jan. 22 before heading his visit to three Africa countries.
Works to unearth an ancient Roman theater in İzmir’s Kadifekale are almost done. The municipality has so far expropriated the field of the theater and determined its exact location
The ancient city of Troy, the most important tourist attraction in Turkey’s northwestern province of Çanakkale, lost more than half of its visitors last year compared to 2015 due to terror fear as the main reason
The Göksu Delta, which has been taken under protection as part of the Ramsar Convention, will be observed with cameras in order to prevent illegal hunting and forest fires.
The plant looked completely useless.
Fenerbahçe managed to stay in the Spor Toto Super League title competition with a 1-0 victory at home on Jan. 22 against Başakşehir.
Underwater archaeology works off the coast of Bozburun in Marmaris have unearthed the lower part of a goddess sculpture, the biggest one found in the history of Turkish underwater history
The reaction to independent deputy Aylin Nazlıaka’s protest in which she handcuffed herself to the rostrum in the constitutional debate lays bare the sexism in politics. ‘You’ve brought the handcuffs, bring a man with a whip next time,’ said one tweet, while a politician questioned Nazlıaka’s sanity
‘Romeo et Juliette’ at New York’s Metropolitan Opera will be presented in cinemas globally on Jan. 21 as part of the Met’s Live in HD series
A sarcophagus, which is believed to have been belonged to a school principal, has been unearthed in Manisa’s ancient city of Aigai. This is a unique discovery in the world, according to excavation officials