Doğan Media Group coordinator Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ announced his resignation from the post, approved by the group's Honorary Chairman Aydın Doğan on Sept. 30
Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç has said that women’s most significant trait was motherhood
Religious authorities have launched an investigation into an imam who closed down a mosque in Karabük to take his annual leave
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has harshly criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent remarks deriding the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which was the cornerstone of the modern Turkish republic, saying that “no one has the right to betray his/her history.”
Turkey has proposed using a collaboration of Arab elements from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in an offensive on Raqqa and the administration of the Manbij region in Syria, a formula which would exclude the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)
The movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen is no different than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Levent Türkkan, Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar’s former top aide, has said, adding that both were “terrorist organizations.”
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said members of the Gülen movement, which was blamed for the July 15 failed seizure of government, were engaging in “dark propaganda,” as he commented on the rumors about a potential second coup attempt
A business delegation led by the head of Turkey’s top business organization, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), has met their counterparts and Russian officials in Moscow to discuss a variety of issues ahead of a mixed economic council meeting between the two countries
The Israeli government on Sept. 30 paid $20 million in compensation to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid in 2010, which led to the suspension of diplomatic ties between the two countries before a reconciliation deal was reached earlier this year, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.
Denmark has voiced support for Turkey’s “counter-terrorism efforts” and its people’s role in suppressing the deadly July 15 failed coup
Police have detained 68 judiciary employees throughout Turkey in addition to 66 employees working at a number of jails in Istanbul as part of its probe into the Gülenist organization, which was accused of plotting the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
Ogün Samast, the assailant in the 2007 murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, gave testimony on Sept. 30 over newly-surfaced video footage showing him chatting with police officers at a police station after he was caught
The foreign minister of the Turkish Cypriot government has expressed his doubts that the ongoing Cyprus peace negotiations would yield a mutually acceptable result for both of the communities on the divided eastern Mediterranean island.
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Authorities at Topkapı Palace in Istanbul are probing a hole three meters in diameter that appeared two weeks ago in the yard of the famous tourist attraction, soon after deep cracks were discovered in the basement of the building’s treasury pavilion
Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles north of Aleppo and in the city center on Sept. 30, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city, while the U.S. and Russia continued blaming each other over the situation in Syria
Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Sept. 30 in a ceremony attended by dozens of world leaders, including Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, in a final tribute to former Israeli President and Nobel Peace Laureate Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.
Gazprom has said it received through diplomatic channels a survey permit for two strings of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project’s offshore section in Turkish territorial waters, in a written statement on Sept. 29
A recusation demand submitted by arrested Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab’s lawyers against his case’s judge has been rejected for “lacking merit,” despite the defense’s attempts to validate the demand by quoting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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The number of recorded HIV/AIDS patients in Turkey has increased 522 percent over the course of the last decade, bringing the total number of AIDS patients in the country to 11,906, according to a member of Turkey’s National Health Commission.
Turkey’s leading investment banking services and asset management group, ÜNLÜ & Co, has announced it has set its sights on becoming the leading investment bank in the region
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Masoud Barzani, president of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, have discussed an upcoming military campaign to retake the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held city of Mosul
Turkey’s foreign trade gap declined 17.3 percent in the first eight months of the year to $37.5 billion compared to the same period of 2015, mainly thanks to the ongoing oil slump
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The Lausanne Treaty was signed on July 24, 1923, in order to ratify the peace between the occupying United Kingdom, France, Italy and Greece (together with their allies) and Turkey following the Turkish War of Independence, which also ended the sultanate regime of the Ottoman dynasty of nearly six centuries
The idea of “co-working spaces” emerged after the 2008 crisis.
There were of course people who might have used some nasty words about Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93, leaving behind a monumental life story mostly devoted to the creation and advancement of the Israeli state as well as defending the need to make a costly peace with the Palestinian nation.
In his “Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary,” Ambrose Bierce defines justice as “a commodity which in a more or less adulterated condition the state sells to its citizens as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s definition of justice is more straightforward.
In a survey released a couple of years ago, it was revealed that Turkey was 43rd among 44 countries in English proficiency.
It has been reported the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) is going to invite all the leaders of different communities and religious orders according to a list.
On Sept. 28 agencies reported that the last two hospitals serving in the east of the Syrian city of Aleppo were bombed by Syrian or Russian planes
“Gülen schools are the best educational institutions in certain countries. There have never been complaints about them. In addition, Gülenists have been preaching for peace, interfaith dialogue and respect for non-Muslim minorities. And they have never resorted to violence. How can we call them terrorists all of a sudden?” is a question I come across in Western circles.
The model adjusts her clothing, stares at the camera with a hint of a smile, holds her head high and the photographer starts snapping
Osmanlıspor and Fenerbahçe will clash this weekend in the Spor Toto Super League, immediately on the heels of separate Europa League clashes on Sept. 29
A bird paradise and a Ramsar Convention Site, Kuyucuk Lake in the eastern province of Kars is a very popular spot for both local and foreign tourists. The lake is home to tens of thousands of birds
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Sept. 27 with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years on display.
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Three tombs have been unearthed during excavations to repair a water pipe in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district.
This year’s Filmekimi film festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) for the 15th time, is set to begin soon.
Israeli archeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Sept. 28, in evidence a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there.
Four pageant contestants were crowned during a ceremony at the Miss Turkey 2016 Contest, organized on Sept. 28.