A truck dumped fertilizer on a road near where main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and participants of his “justice march” were staying to protest, as the march from Ankara to Istanbul entered its 14th day.
A total of 4,936 cases were opened in 2016 against people accused of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with courts convicting 1,080 of defendants, according to Justice Ministry statistics
German Chancellor Angela Merkel cut and ate the iconic Turkish döner kebab at an event in the capital Berlin on June 27, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
It has been determined that a social media account used to attack government figures and leak information in 2013 was created in the police’s intelligence headquarters in the capital Ankara’s Çankaya district.
Turkey has urged a “fair and lasting” solution at the new round of Cyprus talks, an official familiar with the matter has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish MPs will be provided with new phones in order to enhance the security of their conversation privacy, Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Ahmet Aydın has stated, adding that “necessary tests” are currently being conducted.
Turkey’s Mediterranean resort province of Antalya will likely host nearly 3 million tourists from Russia this year, according to Russian Consul General in Antalya Oleg Rogoza.
Turkish warplanes on June 28 conducted an air operation targeting outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, “neutralizing” seven of them, the army has stated
Turkey on June 28 marked one year since the triple suicide bombing and gun attack on the main international airport in Istanbul that left dozens dead and was blamed on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jjihadists.
Turkish forces retaliated with artillery fire overnight and destroyed Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia targets after YPG fighters opened fire on Turkey-backed forces in northern Syria, the Turkish military said on June 28
The Constitutional Court on June 28 denied the demand of jailed educators Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça to be released from prison. The two have been on hunger strike for over 100 days in protest at their dismissal from their posts in state of emergency decrees, and were arrested at the end of May.
A taxi-driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into four pedestrians in Istanbul’s central Beyoğlu district after allegedly using bonzai, a cheap and addictive synthetic drug, local media reports said.
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Earth-moving trucks and concrete mixers have killed 24 people, including six children, over the past year on Istanbul’s roads.
A court in the southern province of Antalya on June 28 sentenced a police officer to four years and two months in prison for beating a man with sticks and truncheons during Turkey’s Gezi Park protests in 2013.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to the Syrian government not to carry out a chemical weapons attack appears to have worked, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said on June 28
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Iraq’s military said June 28 that it had retaken two more neighborhoods from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul’s Old City, bringing it closer to total control of the city
Turkey’s new seismic survey ship, MTA Oruç Reis, has become ready to enter service.
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Some 570.1 million Turkish Liras (some $162 million) was earned in tolls collected from two bridges over Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait and toll roads across Turkey in the first five months of 2017, the Highways Directorate stated on June 28.
Some 65 people were killed and 489 were injured across Turkey during three-daily Eid al-Fitr holiday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 27.
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Turkish authorities are planning to set up “rehabilitation villages” to help drug users get rid of their addictions in four provinces
Fraudsters have been tricking locals by placing fake objects in place of historical pieces, Tourism and Culture Minister Nabi Avcı has said, Daily Habertürk reported on June 27.
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German federal police have warned parliamentarians they may have been spied on by Turkish intelligence and may also face potential security risks from Turkish nationalists
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The defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, has started to seem certain, after the impending fall of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq.
Once a bestselling novel about spiritualism, the title of this short article is now Turkey’s search for religiosity vs. secularism and personal beliefs vs. political triumphs.
Although more than two months have passed since the controversial referendum on shifting to an executive presidential system, the much-anticipated stability and comfort in Turkey’s internal politics and external relationships are far from visible.
Early this morning, the leaders of the two peoples of Cyprus and representatives of the three guarantor powers - Turkey, Greece and Britain - will come together for the last effort to try to forge a federal resolution for the Cyprus problem in accordance with the 1977 and 1979 high level agreements
Almost a year has passed since the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, but the intelligence dimension of this insurrection is still debated.
June 23 was the ninth day of the “justice march.” I arrived in Yeniçağa, a district of the Central Anatolian province of Bolu, in the morning, got out of the vehicle and joined the march in the middle of the marchers
Turkey is facing a new crisis in the Middle East: The crisis between Qatar and four Arab states that want to oppress it. The four Arab states are Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but they have supporters.
Until the coming to office of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002, one can fairly say that Turkey’s national days, putting aside Oct. 29 Republic Day, had basically turned into occasions for holidays, rather than special days when people celebrated Republican values.
Turkish athlete Nur Tatar Askari won a gold medal in the 2017 World Taekwondo Championship on June 27 in South Korea, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s popular holiday resort of Bodrum’s Gümüşlük district will once again host international musicians at the 14th Bodrum International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival from July to September
The World Heritage-listed reef is the largest living structure on Earth and its economic and social value was calculated for the first time in the Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Treasure hunters destroy a historic field in Antalya’s Çağman Hill after shooting artifacts with guns and digging large holes around it
Police officers have fenced off eggs left by caretta carettas in the southern province of Antalya’s famous Konyaaltı Beach, taking them under protection. They also placed a signboard around the fences, warning holidaygoers in the area about the eggs.
Between July 1 and 16, Istanbul will host an international mega shopping event where visitors can enjoy discounted, tax free and late night shopping, along with a series of exciting events
Penniless single mother J.K. Rowling finally succeeded after a series of rebuffs from publishers, and the book became the first instalment of a seven-novel series that has sold 450 million copies worldwide
“Our friends in the town keep us, as formerly, abundantly supplied with all the delicacies it affords: many of the dishes sent us are excellent; among others some butterfly-things of pastry, which one might blow away, but for the honey their wings are clogged with.”
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.