Turkey banned television dating shows with a new state of emergency decree published in the Official Gazette on April 29
Turkey has blocked access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the country’s telecommunications watchdog said on April 29, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security
An Iranian-origin British owner of a production company and his Kuwaiti business partner were shot dead in Istanbul late on April 29 by masked individuals who opened fire on their vehicle
Turkey may hit the YPG in Syria ‘at any time’ says Erdoğan, criticizing US soldiers’ attendance at the funerals of Syrian Kurdish militants
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has accused Turkey’s High Election Board (YSK) of “stealing” votes in the April 16 constitutional amendment referendum, saying his party protected people’s votes at the ballot boxes but could not foresee “thieving” by the YSK.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will formally rejoin Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) this week, following the narrow approval of constitutional amendments in a referendum on April 16 that paved the way for the president to be a member of a party
Some 3,974 public officials were dismissed with two new state of emergency decrees published in the Official Gazette on April 29
U.S.-led coalition forces against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), are patrolling the Turkey-Syria border in the wake of Turkey’s operation in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) told state-run Anadolu Agency on April 29
The name of the off-duty police officer who killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov in December 2016 has appeared in the archives seized during April 26 raids on alleged “secret imams” of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) within the police forces
A delegation from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on April 28 visited jailed daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives in Istanbul’s Silivri Prison
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the alliance without Turkey would be weak
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said European Council President Donald Tusk will seek to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a NATO summit at the end of May
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Tuncay Özkan has said Turkey needs to listen to what jailed co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş says, after he paid a visit to the latter in prison in the western province of Edirne on April 28
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Borsa Istanbul Chair Himmet Karadağ is set to meet with the producer of the Turkish version of the popular reality show Survivor, Acun Ilıcalı, in accordance with the stock exchange’s latest endeavors to share popular TV shows’ yields with investors
A decision to freeze the assets of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the head of an Afghan Islamist organization, has been lifted in Turkey, following lifting sanctions against him by the United Nations
Turkish police early on April 30 detained six suspected militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the western coastal city of İzmir
Turkish Airlines (THY) is set to start acquisition talks with carrier BoraJet to buy the airliner’s Embraer 190 fleet and employ its flight crew following the latter’s announcement on April 24 that it temporarily suspended all of its operations for a restructuring process
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to further improve bilateral relations with India ahead of his official visit to the country on April 30
Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn Raqqa into a "graveyard" for the Islamic State Iraq and The Levant (ISIL), the Turkish President said on April 29, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
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European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on April 28 that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted and she still wants it to join, if Ankara can meet necessary conditions.
A massive public security operation has seen almost 1,628 people detained across Turkey, the police department said early on April 29, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A total of 14 outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants were killed on April 29 in separate air operations in Turkey's southeastern Adıyaman province and northern Iraq, the Turkish military said
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İzmir is Turkey’s third largest city. It is Turkey’s biggest and most important Western port and that is not valid only for trade.
Alas, the expected has happened. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) decided on Tuesday to reopen the monitoring procedure with Turkey, thereby lowering its level of democracy
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was in Malta on April 28 to attend the Gymnich meeting of the European Union foreign ministers, in his first encounter with his EU colleagues after the Turkish referendum and the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) that reinstates monitoring process on Turkey after 13 years
“We could have Israeli gas in Turkey in the next three to four years,” said Shaul Meridor, the Israeli Energy Ministry’s director general, at the eighth annual Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit.
The constitutional referendum once again turned the spotlight on opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli for the role he played in Turkey’s political life
Will our problems with Europe grow, or will a decrease to a manageable level be achieved?
In his victory speech on April 23 night Emmanuel Macron, the next president of France, said: “I want to become...the president of the patriots in the face of the threat from the nationalists.”
Turks voted 51.4 to 48.6 percent in favor of the executive presidency. Here you have another evenly divided society, you may say by looking at the sheer numbers. Yet this time there is a difference. Let me elaborate.
A 5,000-year-old smuggled Anatolian statuette, which was found in the northwestern province of Çanakkale, was sold at a Christie’s auction in New York for $14,500 million despite all diplomatic initiatives of the Turkish Culture Ministry
A multiday music, art and culture party that promised ‘an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded’ on the Bahamian island of Exuma was a big fiasco, leaving party-goers angry
The ancient city of Myndos has been occupied by treasure hunters for the last three months, according to members of the Gümüşlük Platform. They say no measures have been taken despite their complaints to the gendarmerie, the local museum and the local prosecutor’s office
As İzmirians bask in the praise of the out-of-towners, Erospolis offers you a list of İzmir tales carefully gathered from natives and newcomers.
The Guide Dogs Association of Turkey is the 14th Changemaker in the eighth season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed April 27 in a discovery that offers hope for Australia’s struggling Great Barrier Reef
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The State Theaters deputy director says he is pleased with the sharp rise in the number of theatergoers in the country, up to 1.7 million in the first eight months of the year
A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award