Tourism is expected to improve in 2017, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said, noting that tourism indicators, especially in the Russian market, were rising after Turkey’s tourism industry experienced a crisis in 2016.
Turkey will go wherever the source of terrorist threat is, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, expressing once again Turkey’s determination in military operations carried out in Syria and Iraq.
Half of Russia’s holidaymakers have chosen Turkey as their top travel destination in 2017, a report released by the Association of Tour Operators in Russia (ATOR) stated
Parliament is close to completing a voting process on contentious constitutional amendment package, prompting the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) to already begin work on a referendum campaign with plans for coordination with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
The government is preparing a new decree law supposedly to restore fundamental rights the under state of emergency, after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) moved to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen its monitoring process, as was the case in the 1990s.
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to enter the Oval Office, Turkey has voiced three key demands from the new U.S. administration
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Raqqa sent footage from inside the Reina nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortaköy to prepare ISIL militant Abdulkadir Masharipov to carry out the attack
Thousands flocked onto the streets of Şişli on Jan. 19 to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 10th anniversary of his assassination amid little progress in shining a light on the alleged network behind the decade-old crime.
The Central Bank will do what is “necessary” on interest rates, Turkish Deputy PM Mehmet Şimşek has said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, adding that nothing was more critical than its credibility.
Despite being “tested” by problems and “misperceptions,” Turkey-U.S. relations are “not irretrievable” and could be fixed under the presidency of Donald Trump, according to Stephen Hadley, a former U.S. National Security Advisor, speaking after top-level talks in Ankara on Jan. 17.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has issued a warning to Japan about what Turkey calls the “Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ),” widely believed to have been behind the failed July 2016 coup attempt
A major oil spill that occurred off the coast of Dilovası in the Gulf of İzmit on Jan. 12 has been cleaned up “to a great extent,” according to Turkey’s Environment Ministry
A jailed co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said the arrests of the party’s lawmakers were planned by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “hour by hour around a table.”
The first indictment regarding a key figure in Turkey’s failed July 2016 coup attempt, Adil Öksüz, was prepared in the Marmara province of Sakarya on Jan. 19, with the prosecutor seeking one aggravated life sentence and a jail sentence of between 190 years and 319 years.
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Nearly 180,000 Syrians have been born in Turkey over the last five years, according to Turkey’s Health Ministry.
Some 28.2 percent of women who got married in 2016 in Turkey were underage, while the ratio of men in the same category was 5.6 percent, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) under the Family Structure Research category.
Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey, according to figures provided by UNICEF, adding that 40 percent of school-age children do not have access to education
Turkey has started to make its first “indigenous” frigate, dubbed the “Istanbul Frigate,” in an official ceremony in Istanbul with the attendance by Defense Minister Fikri Işık and Turkish Naval Forces Commander Bülent Bostanoğlu.
The Turkish Consulate in Switzerland’s Zurich was attack by a group using fireworks on Jan. 18, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Jan. 18 that he met with incoming U.S. National Security Advisor, retired Gen. Michael Flynn, and other officials in Washington
Many Japanese companies have recently made investments in the Aegean province of İzmir, which is seen as an opening gate to European, Middle Eastern and North African markets, İzmir Development Agency (İZKA) has said, as reported by state-run Anadolu Agency on Jan. 18.
Russia has invited the U.S. to take part in the upcoming intra-Syrian talks in the Kazakh capital of Astana on Jan. 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Jan. 19.
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I was recently having an informal chat with an important name from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) together with a number of colleagues.
I have immense respect for all kinds of ideas and views.
Unlike Rod Nordland of The New York Times or Dion Nissenbaum of the Wall Street Journal, who have recently been barred entry to Turkey, some foreign journalists still report from here.
As the Turkish Parliament continues its second round of voting on a constitutional amendment package shifting the country from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency, the White House will welcome its new resident Donald Trump today.
At the 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, I heard an interesting Turkey rumor.
We have so much pain to endure. Imprisoned journalist Kadri Gürsel, whose indictment has not even been written yet, has been in jail for the past three months. How much longer he will stay in prison is still unknown. His 9-year-old son, Erdem, only saw his father once over these three months.
There is no doubt that terrorism is Turkey’s most important problem.
A stray cat, which was found with its chin and tail frozen to the ground in the southern province of Isparta, has been rescued by a local and taken under treatment at the Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Veterinary Faculty.
Audiobooks are just a click away and can be uploaded onto a smartphone for the same, if not lower, price as the print edition
A historic 4,500-year-old pitcher, which was brought to the UK nearly 60 years ago, has been returned to Turkey
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), in celebration of its 45th anniversary this year, is launching a remarkable project with the support of its co-founder and leading sponsor Eczacıbaşı Group.
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Ankara’s Cartography Museum the most comprehensive museum of its type in Turkey, displaying hundreds of maps and map-related products
The internationally known culinary art institution, Le Cordon Bleu, hosted its “Gastronomy Trends 2017” seminar in Istanbul with the participation of its international alumni, chef instructors and gastronomy visionaries.
Turkish musical production ‘Animals Musical,’ featuring huge animal puppets integrated in human bodies along with traditional hand-made costumes, will be at Istanbul’s UNİQ Hall on Jan 22 and 29
Afghanistan’s Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, some orphans or from poor families, will be performing before 3,000 CEOs and heads of state in Davos
U.S. President Barack Obama held his last press conference at the White House on Jan. 18, with President-elect Donald Trump waiting to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20.