Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık criticized his Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos for his April 16 visit to Eşek Island (Agathonisi in Greek), the sovereignty of which is disputed, vowing that Turkey will not become a part of a “Greek show” in the Aegean but will also not allow any fait accompli.
A play involving fake weapons and scenes of death staged by kindergarten children in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri has drawn criticism from the authorities and experts.
Images showing the name of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan written on ballots in the April 23 presidential elections in France have gone viral on social media
Turkey’s government will seek consensus with the opposition in drafting laws to introduce the newly approved constitutional amendments but will proceed on its own in the event that other parties do not contribute to the process, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
An investigation will be opened following main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s visit to a military base in the western province of Balıkesir on April 13, where he was greeted by a guard of honor, Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 24.
Turkey’s military spending decreased by 5.7 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report on military expenditures.
Syrian migrants living in Istanbul have brought their rich food culture to the city, with many of them opening restaurants across the city over the past few years.
U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen and former prosecutor Zekeriya Öz have been named among the suspects in a third indictment prepared by an Istanbul prosecutor into the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
A total of 66 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been “neutralized” in security operations in one week, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on April 24.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has a devoted electorate that gives him unconditional support, according to a prominent pollster. ‘There is also a segment who admires Erdoğan but who also question his policies. The phenomenon of unconditional support has ended in the big cities,’ adds Faruk Acar
At least 15 people, including a child, drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece’s Lesbos island, officials said on April 24.
Turkey’s TAV Airports has announced that it has included the Qassim and Hail airports in Saudi Arabia to its portfolio, which also includes airports in Madinah and Yanbu.
The Culture and Tourism Ministry has issued diplomatic accreditation for the guide dog of Maggie Moore, the visually impaired wife of British Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore.
ROME - Agence France-Presse
An Italian journalist who had been detained in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border has been deported after two weeks in detention, diplomatic sources confirmed on April 24
Dinçer Gökçe - ISTANBUL
Turkish carrier BoraJet Airlines has announced the temporary suspension of operations for a restructuring process to prepare itself for Istanbul’s new airport, the firm said in a statement April 24.
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey will increase the duration of visa-free stay for Russian citizens, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said April 23.
GAZİANTEP – Anadolu Agency
Czech football player Frantisek Rajtoral was found dead on April 23 in his home in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, police said. He was 31.
A judge at criminal court of serious crimes and a lawyer were arrested in Istanbul on April 24 on charges of “accepting and giving bribes,” Doğan News Agency has reported.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen began a final duel for the French Presidency on April 24, after a first round of voting delivered a stunning blow to the traditional political class
A total of 128,923 properties were sold across Turkey in March, marking a 10 percent year-on-year increase due to cheaper loans and tax incentives.
LONDON - Reuters
Genel Energy, the Iraqi Kurdistan-focused oil producer co-founded by former BP boss Tony Hayward, on April 24 named Stephen Whyte to succeed the retiring Hayward in June.
DUBAI/WELLINGTON - Reuters
New Zealand is considering restrictions on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, the country’s prime minister said on April 24.
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Does anyone remember the “zero problems with neighbors” slogan of the Ahmet Davutoğlu prime ministry in Turkey?
The referendum results provided hope, but for nothing!
Before the referendum held on April 16, it was stated that 2 million new voters would be able to cast their votes for the first time
“This incident is not like an accident or an earthquake. I will follow it until the last drop in my blood,” a heart-stricken mother has pledged. Her power comes from desperateness. Her only haven is justice; however, justice is silent.
Shall we start with the report from the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) titled “Being a Child Laborer in Turkey,” on the occasion of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day?
I could not help but notice that several of our readers commented on my article last week about this year’s Easter celebration in Phanar, Istanbul
“I know what the government is trying to do,” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), on the phone on April 21
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had declared that he would put Turkey’s EU membership process to vote in case the “yes” campaign won the April 16 referendum on Turkey’s shift from a parliamentary system to a presidency
Turkey’s Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Foundation plans to repair dozens of mosques in Syria that have been heavily damaged by the country’s ongoing war, according to the head of foundation
Learning a lot from a tragic loss last year, Turkish side Vakıfbank wins the CEV Volleyball Champions League with a convincing victory over host Imoco Volley Conegliano
Buoyed by two sensational road wins last week, Istanbul’s Fenerbahçe could become the first team to advance to the EuroLeague Final Four by sweeping a best-of-five series at home when it hosts Panathinaikos on April 25.
A multi-disciplinary exhibition bringing together a considerable selection of paintings and drawings as well as bronze and marble sculptures by the internationally renowned master Botero will be presented at the Anna Laudel Contemporary
Just as I was ready to write another spring article, I woke up to a frosted morning.
Researcher Mehmet Kurt speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’
Ayşe Hatun Önal is the top EDM (Electronic Dance Music) star from Turkey. Her new release ‘Selam Dengesiz’ (Hi, Unbalanced) has extraordinary energy and a party feeling from start to end
John Freely, the well-known author of many history and travel books on Istanbul, Turkey and Greece, passed away on April 20 at age of 90.
The Art on the Street Association, which takes art to the streets for peace and freedom, has become the 13th Changemaker of the 8th season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.