Daily Hürriyet has excoriated the pro-government Sabah newspaper for insinuating that a recent interview in the former with the rights holder for an app allegedly used by the Gülenists was part of a “joint operation carried out” by the group and the CIA.
A Turkish air force commander has denied allegations that 50 German-made warplanes in the inventory of the Turkish Air Forces (TSK) were buried right after World War II.
Istanbul prosecutors have issued an objection to a court’s decision that released a man who was under trial for assaulting a woman wearing shorts on a public bus in Istanbul.
APM Terminals, a port operator owned by AP Moeller-Maersk, is looking for new ports to invest in Turkey, where the container business offers huge growth potential in the long-term, said the company’s Turkey chief.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told U.S. President Barack Obama to exclude the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) from the upcoming Raqqa operation to oust jihadists, reiterating Ankara’s determination to continue its military offensive toward al-Bab, Raqqa and Manbij in northern Syria.
The recent reshuffle in the police department will lead to an intensification of the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing to completely “uproot the PKK.”
Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the detention of the co-mayors of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, asking why Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı were not detained previously “if they supported terror.”
Former chief of General Staff Gen. Işık Koşaner has said the reason behind his 2011 resignation was to avoid pressure from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to make him appoint and retire army officers who were, at the time, suspected of planning to overthrow the government.
Global investors who have contributed to the Turkish economy should have no doubts about trusting in it, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Oct. 27, touting the strong political power and stability of the nation’s administration.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Oct. 26 that he had “a productive conversation” with his American counterpart, Loretta Lynch, regarding the extradition of the leader of the Gülenist organization, Fethullah Gülen.
Fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG), the military wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Turkey regards as a terror organization, will be included as a part of the force to isolate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held Syrian city of Raqqa, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said on Oct. 26.
Turkey’s defense and aerospace industry will shift from its current foreign computer operating system to an existing Linux-based national software in light of security needs and license costs, according to the head of the state defense firm which has undertaken the project.
Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of a couple that complained that vaccinating a newborn baby without his family’s consent constituted a rights violation while simultaneously ruling that withdrawing blood from his heel does not contravene any laws.
Two soldiers were killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack on Oct. 27 in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey does not expect a massive refugee influx from Iraq but it is making necessary preparations with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Oct. 27.
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria will meet in on Oct. 28 for three-way over the situation in Syria, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
The European Parliament on Oct. 27 awarded its Sakharov Prize to Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, two Iraqi Yazidi women who were held as sex slaves by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants and have campaigned for human rights since escaping.
Coast Guard teams in the southwestern Turkish district of Bodrum searched Colombian tourists on Oct. 26 after suspecting that a family in a tour boat might be refugees trying to cross the Aegean Sea, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The United States said Oct. 27 that up to 900 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq’s Mosul, as the United Nations said more than 10,000 people fled their homes and camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians.
Turkish police have detained a total of 81 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in operations conducted in Istanbul, the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Şanlıurfa, the northwestern province of Kırklareli, and the eastern province of Erzurum.
Turkey continues to plumb the depths in terms of gender equality, coming in 130th of 144 countries in the latest World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report.
Defense ministers discussed strengthening NATO’s presence in the Black Sea region on land as well as in the air and at sea, the alliance’s secretary-general, Jens Stoltenberg, told reporters after the first day of the NATO Defense Ministers Meeting in Brussels on Oct. 26.
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There have been a series of mistakes by the government and by the courts that have cast a shadow on the investigations into the bloody military coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey.
Would it be right to predict the outcome of the Nov. 8 presidential elections in the United States? If the outcome would have a serious impact on our everyday lives as well as on the domestic Turkish political scene and the international conjecture, why not? Probably to Turkey’s dismay, Democrat Party candidate Hillary Clinton will climb the ladder to the U.S. presidential seat with a margin of 6 to 7 percentage points. Could there be a Republican Donald Trump surprise? Very unlikely.
It is not a secret that Turkey’s own narrative of “Turkish affairs” is probably Turkey’s worst enemy. Its inconsistency, unrealism and inflammatory rhetoric-based policy actions are the other suicidal features of Turkish policy calculus. Turkish leadership and diplomacy, inevitably, suffers from a serious problem about being convincing.
With every new statement he makes on the presidential system, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli causes a stir. In one statement he strengthens hopes for one of the sides; in another one he diminishes it.
Abdullah Çakıroğlu, who kicked Ayşegül Terzi on a public bus because she was wearing shorts, was released in the first hearing of the trial on Oct. 26. It is not possible not to protest against this decision. In fact, anybody with a conscience reacted and voiced their protests.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault had a short and mildly toned discussion on the “state of emergency,” known as OHAL in Turkey.
As the Turkish, U.S. and French defense ministers were meeting in Brussels on Oct. 26 for an assessment on the situation in Mosul and Iraq in general, Ankara was focused on helping the Free Syria Army (FSA) take control in towns that are key for its border security.
The Build, Operate, Own (BOO) model for nuclear power plants transfers all the different types of risks associated with the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant to the project company that owns and operates the plant. In the case of Akkuyu, the management of nuclear waste and the fuel spent are also the responsibilities of Rosatom, a Russian state-owned company.
It’s not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan. “I’ve got this fancy title but don’t have the riches,” said Naz Osmanoğlu, a British comedian and member of Turkey’s former ruling family, at his first-ever gig in Turkey last week.
Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Assos, located in the northwestern Turkish province of Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district, have unearthed an inn complex.
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A Hittite village project, designed for the 30th anniversary of Hattusha’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, will recreate daily life in the Hittite kingdom of 3,500 years ago
As Turkish contemporary artists and galleries open to the international art scene, the awareness and knowledge of the country’s art scene has also increased. With the new trends in world contemporary art, Turkey’s art scene has become more famous. The Hürriyet Daily News spoke to 15 prominent names in the Turkish art scene to find out about the rising names in the country
More than 40 ancient shipwrecks from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods have been found during a mapping expedition in the depths of the Black Sea where there is no light and no oxygen, the Daily Mail has reported.
Ali Koç, a former official of Turkey’s Fenerbahçe and a third-generation member of Turkey’s wealthiest family, has confirmed he will run as a candidate in a bid to replace the Istanbul-based club’s chairman, Aziz Yıldırım
Members of the Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul women’s volleyball team, which won the world title in the Philippine capital Manila on Oct. 23, was given a hero’s welcome upon arriving back at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Oct. 25
An interesting memorial ceremony was held on Sept. 7 in the Hungarian city of Szigetvar with the participation of Turkish, Hungarian and Croatian officials, as well as thousands of visitors.
The Central Bank raised its inflation forecast for next year on Oct. 27, citing increasing pressure from the depreciation of the Turkish Lira.