A rocket projectile fired from an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-controlled region in Syria hit the border province of Kilis on Oct. 26, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
A man arrested for kicking a young woman in the face on a public bus for wearing shorts was released pending trial during the first hearing at an Istanbul court on Oct. 26
Locals in the eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey have been experiencing problems in internet connection since 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 26, amid calls by the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for people to take to the streets to protest against the recent detention of Diyarbakır’s co-mayors.
Turkey’s military operations in Syria are directed at capturing al-Bab and Manbij to secure the towns against the Kurds, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, indicating that the operations are not intended to stretch to the city of Aleppo.
Ankara is set to ask Washington to arrest the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of masterminding the bloody July 15 coup attempt, in order to “isolate” him from his network, while legal proceedings on the demand to extradite Gülen continue, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has told the Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık met U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Brussels on Oct. 26, the second meeting in five days, as two countries ramp up joint efforts to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.
The co-mayors of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır were detained late Oct. 25 on charges of terrorism links.
A suspected Syrian army helicopter dropped barrel bombs on Turkish-backed rebels on Oct. 25, killing two rebels, the Turkish military has said.
Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld a decision to acquit 357 people who were tried in the controversial military espionage case, believed to have been pursued by prosecutors linked to the U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen.
Turkey does not foresee a delay in the scheduled timetable for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Turkey under the Black Sea, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said on Oct. 26.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ, accompanied by lawmakers from opposition parties, departed to the United States on Oct. 25 to hold talks on Turkey’s demand for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen, the Pennsylvania-based Islamic preacher accused of orchestrating the failed July 15 military coup
Turkey has fallen 14 places to 69th in the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report, published on Oct. 25.
Hidayet Türkoğlu, a former NBA player and a current advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been elected as the new president of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF).
Russia on Oct. 26 withdrew its request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, amid pressure from NATO, which raised concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria.
French Foreign Minister Jena-Marc Ayrault visited Turkish Cyprus on Oct. 25, holding talks with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı, as peace negotiations to end the more than 40-year-old conflict continue.
Turkish authorities and textile players have slammed a recent BBC Panorama report on Syrian refugees and children working in factories in Turkey to make clothes for British high street retailers.
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Three fraudsters in Istanbul have been sentenced to 2,187 years each for inserting money-stealing devices into cash machines.
An Afghan woman immortalized on a celebrated National Geographic magazine cover as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl was arrested Oct. 26 for living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers.
French authorities said Oct. 26 that the Calais migrant camp known as “the jungle” was cleared days earlier than planned, hours after migrants at the camp set more tents and shelters ablaze and an explosion rocked the site.
VAN – Doğan News Agency
The house of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) youth branch head in the Muradiye district of the eastern province of Van was attacked with a hand-made explosive by a group of assailants late on Oct. 25.
The German Foreign Ministry has cancelled a long-planned concert by the Dresden Sinfoniker orchestra in Istanbul on Nov. 13 that was to commemorate the killings of Armenians in 1915 after protests by Ankara, orchestra director Markus Rindt said on Oct. 26.
BISHKEK – Reuters
Kyrgyzstan’s government resigned on Oct. 26 after President Almazbek Atambayev’s party quit the ruling majority coalition earlier this week, deepening a rift between the pro-Russian leader and his former allies.
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Turkey has started debating the presidential system in an awkward way.
Turkey is going through a historically important process. Turkish troops are in both Iraq and Syria, actively fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) inside and outside Turkey, and its offshoot the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria
There is a Turkish proverb, “The sheikh doesn’t fly, his followers make him fly.” The meaning is clear.
The optimists were optimistic that former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s forced de-parture in May and his replacement with the pragmatic Binali Yıldırım would recalibrate Turkey’s Sunni Islamist-based foreign (and domestic) policy.
On Oct. 22, an interesting symposium was held by Kuramer, or the “Qur’an Research Center,” at May 29 University, a government-owned Islamic institution for higher education in Istanbul. The topic was “The Faith in the Awaited Savior.” More specifically, what was addressed was the Islamic belief in the “Mahdi,” or the Islamic version of the Jewish Messiah, who is expected to emerge at the end of times and save Muslims, and ultimately humanity, from evil.
The 16-year-old pop singer Aleyna Tilki has been banned from taking the stage in bars in Turkey.
A milder course has been followed since the beginning of the week, but expectations on foreign exchange rates are worsening. We see that the estimates of foreign analysts, especially on the Turkish Lira value of the U.S. dollar exchange rate, are increasing.
A Hittite village project, designed for the 30th anniversary of Hattusha’s inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, will recreate daily life in the Hittite kingdom of 3,500 years ago
As Turkish contemporary artists and galleries open to the international art scene, the awareness and knowledge of the country’s art scene has also increased. With the new trends in world contemporary art, Turkey’s art scene has become more famous. The Hürriyet Daily News spoke to 15 prominent names in the Turkish art scene to find out about the rising names in the country
More than 40 ancient shipwrecks from the Ottoman and Byzantine periods have been found during a mapping expedition in the depths of the Black Sea where there is no light and no oxygen, the Daily Mail has reported.
Ali Koç, a former official of Turkey’s Fenerbahçe and a third-generation member of Turkey’s wealthiest family, has confirmed he will run as a candidate in a bid to replace the Istanbul-based club’s chairman, Aziz Yıldırım
Members of the Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul women’s volleyball team, which won the world title in the Philippine capital Manila on Oct. 23, was given a hero’s welcome upon arriving back at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Oct. 25
An interesting memorial ceremony was held on Sept. 7 in the Hungarian city of Szigetvar with the participation of Turkish, Hungarian and Croatian officials, as well as thousands of visitors.
Miniature artist Taner Alakuş’s third solo exhibition, ‘Auto portrait,’ curated by Ceylan Harmancı, will open at the Caddebostan Culture Center Art Gallery on Oct 20
The 53rd Antalya International Film Festival ended on Oct. 23 with a closing gala and the traditional Golden Orange award ceremony held at the EXPO 2016 Antalya Congress Center.
Istanbul returns to Hollywood with ‘Inferno,’ the latest film version of a work by Dan Brown, although the teeming metropolis is again shoehorned into just a few locations in the old city
A Turkish entrepreneur has established an official betting system particularly for camel and horse races and sporting competitions in Ghana, with his company reaching 100,000 people on a monthly basis and creating 2,000 jobs