The selling of cats and dogs from pet shops will be banned across Turkey, according to a new regulation from the Forestry and Waters Affairs Ministry
Police detained the finance manager of critical daily Sözcü on May 23, days after detention warrants were issued for four of the newspaper’s staff members as a part of an investigation into the Gülen movement
Turkish Family and Social Policies Ministry has announced plans to support TV series that promote family life and which are aimed at children.
Turkey has confirmed that it has blocked Austrian participation in some NATO programs due to Vienna’s constant anti-Turkish stance on various EU platforms, Turkish diplomatic sources told the Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey has become the biggest money laundering center in Europe, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, slamming the government for allowing vast flows of illegitimate cash into the country
Ankara must stick to its European Union membership target, explain itself in a better way and pass the reforms in order to be able to attract more foreign investment, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said on May 23.
Turkey and Germany are working to resolve a bilateral crisis over Ankara’s rejection of a number of German lawmakers’ visit to the Incirlik base, where German troops are based, German Ambassador to Turkey Martin Erdmann has said.
Former four-star general Akın Öztürk denied any involvement in a failed July 15, 2016, coup when he appeared before a court on May 22 in a trial against more than 200 soldiers regarding events at the Turkey’s General Staff Headquarters on the night of the putsch.
The U.S. dispatched around new 100 trucks consisting of military equipment to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on May 15 and May 20, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend a NATO leaders’ summit this week in Brussels, the president’s office confirmed on May 23.
An Ankara court on May 23 ordered the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike for over 75 days in protest at being dismissed from their posts through state of emergency decrees.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has called on the government once again to reveal the political wing of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) while criticizing the release of “influential persons,” referring to Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş’s son-in-law Ömer Faruk Kavurmacı, who was previously detained in a probe into the Gülenist movement.
Turkish officials have condemned the suicide attack at a concert in Manchester, which claimed at least 22 lives and wounded 59 others.
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Leaders from around the world joined together to condemn an apparent ISIL suicide attack in Manchester that killed at least 22
U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises that could lead to peace as he wrapped up a visit with a speech in Jerusalem May 23.
The Turkish Economy Ministry has said Iraq’s decision to ban tomato imports is “seasonal and routine” and will not have any negative impact specifically on Turkey’s tomato exports to the country.
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The Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) has committed to fund around $3.5 billion out of a total of $9.1 billion to initiate over 5 gigawatts of clean energy installed capacity in Turkey, a bank representative said on May 22.
The head of Sabancı Holding has said the company’s shares are currently trading at a discount of around 40 percent, and its priority is to increase this share value to an acceptable level, Reuters has reported.
An Ankara court has issued a subpoena for former Prime Minister Tansu Çiller in a case into the harsh army-led campaign that forced the resignation of Turkey’s government in June 1997 – an event known as the “Feb. 28 process.”
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter has reported receiving death threats over his support for Fethullah Gülen, who is widely believed to have masterminded last year’s coup attempt in Turkey, noting that he may seek an expedited process to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Russia is in talks with European countries to determine the entry point of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline flow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said, TASS news agency has reported.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on May 23 ruled that freedom of expression was breached in the case of the seizure of a draft novel written by a prisoner in the eastern Turkish province of Erzurum in 2004.
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On May 23, prosecutors demanded the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on a hunger strike for 76 days for ruining public order with a potential to trigger acts of terror.
The Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) extraordinary convention took place over the weekend in Ankara.
Just three days after resuming the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will embark on a two-day trip to Brussels on May 24 and 25. While there he will hold key meetings at the NATO summit and with the two top leaders of the European Union.
He and his wife had been teachers for 10 years.
While some people still dream of success in the long-dead Cyprus intercommunal talks, Greek Cypriots are buried deep in the “Who will be candidates for the February presidential poll?” question.
Daily Yeni Şafak had a headline story on May 20 by Osman Ozgan with the title: “Here is that major’s statement,” triggering new debates. We knew that a major, identified only as O.K., personally went to the headquarters of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in Ankara’s Yenimahalle district on the afternoon of July 15, 2016 to warn them about the preparations of the coup.
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One of the key points in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 21, after he took back the helm as a result of the April 16 referendum, was his heralding of a “six-month roadmap” for the transformation of Turkey’s political and administrative system.
Göbeklitepe, the world’s oldest temple, is expected to be added permanently to the UNESCO World Heritage List next year. The ancient site is readying to have a new roof built for the protection of its artifacts
İzmir will host international dancers and musicians between June 1 and July 4 during the 31st International İzmir Festival
British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died on May 23 aged 89, his family said on the actor's official Twitter account.
A pelican whose treatment was recently finished at a rehabilitation center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa has been taken to a lake 500 kilometers away and released to its habitat
The Royal Opera House screenings of Zorlu PSM will continue with George Balanchine’s ballet “Jewels” on May 26.
A number of artifacts unearthed in Mardin’s Cultural Faith Park, which is home to the Mor Yakup Church and Zeynep Abidin Mosque, have been cleaned and restored for a publication
UNIQ Istanbul and Başka Sinema (Another Cinema) are jointly organizing a new festival this summer, the UNIQ Open-air Film Festival
David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks,’ the quirky TV show turned cult classic, returned to television after 26 years, becoming the top trending US hashtag for much of the day
A Turkish pavilion opened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been promoting Turkey and Turkish cinema to the world as well as hosting many well-known guests