Female police officers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a new regulation published on Aug. 27.
Three former top Turkish diplomats, including former presidential adviser Gürcan Balık, were arrested on Aug. 27 on charges related to the recent failed coup attempt.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation on Aug. 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Two Turkish F-16 warplanes struck six Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets and a position of the U.S.-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria on Aug. 27, Turkish security sources told Reuters.
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is cleaning Jarablus of mines and explosives planted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants before their withdrawal from the northern Syrian town, as life slowly returns to normal
Elements in the Turkish military with ties to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETO) worked to stall Turkey’s operation in the northern Syrian city of Jarablus for over two years, a senior official has told the Hurriyet Daily News
beIN Media Group announced on Aug. 26 that it had completed the "largest deal in its history" by buying Turkish satellite sports and entertainment company Digiturk.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has declared an “all-out war” against terrorism in the wake of an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that claimed at least 11 lives and wounded 78 others in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on Aug. 26
Eleven police officers were killed and 78 people, including three civilians, were wounded in a terror attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) using a bomb-laden truck in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak early on Aug. 26.
Turkey’s main opposition party leader has urged a “joint fight” against terrorism, a problem that has reached such a point that it cannot be solved by the efforts of a single political party, one day after he survived an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the northeastern province of Artvin
A third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul was opened on Aug. 26 with a ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and other top officials
At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Aug. 27, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Turkey’s ongoing Euphrates Shield operation in Syria has probably prevented a 2-million-people-strong wave of migrants, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said
GENEVA – Reuters
The United States and Russia failed on Aug. 26 to reach a breakthrough deal on military cooperation and a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, saying they still have issues to resolve before an agreement could be announced.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Aug. 26 denounced as a “bare-faced lie” suggestions in Western media that Ankara’s military operation in Syria was singling out Kurdish groups rather than jihadists
The Constitutional Court has ruled for the state to pay compensation to the victims of a 1997 bus accident that left a total of 49 people dead
The Justice Ministry has rejected claims by award-winning Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan that she has been mistreated in prison, after she was arrested over alleged links to the outlawed PKK
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Both the principles of justice and the U.S.-Turkish alliance demand the extradition of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, said the co-chair of the Turkish-U.S. Interparliamentary Friendship Group on Aug. 26
Turkey has taken all necessary measures for the protection of civilians during its operation into northern Syria along with moderate Syrian rebel groups, the Turkish army has said in a statement, in a dismissal of claims of civilian casualties in Jarablus
Turkey again took the second place after China in terms of the number of contracting companies building the largest volume of projects across the world outside their home countries for the ninth year in a row
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has expelled four of its district mayors over suspected links to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, said to be behind last month’s failed coup attempt
Eleven people were injured on Aug. 26 in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, after a lamp fell on the congregation ahead of Friday prayers
Follow us on
OPINION - all the columnists »
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım vowed on Aug. 26 that Turkey is now in an “all-out war” against terrorism
When abroad, when you are eating out, the waiter would attend to your table every 10 minutes or so and ask if you were content or whether there was anything else you wished for
During his much-anticipated visit to Ankara on Aug. 24, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden likened the coup attempt Turkey suffered on July 15 to the trauma of his country’s 9/11, which changed the course of world history in the early days of the 21st century
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, survived a rocket assassination attempt by minutes due to the keen attention of a gendarmerie team
This week, Ankara launched the largest Turkish military incursion into Syria since the beginning of the latter’s bloody civil war
It is indeed important that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) took back Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with the support of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and during this operation our soldiers had no casualties
Ten days after the failed coup, I was at a meeting with CEOs of international companies operating in Turkey
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader, escaped an assassination attempt on Aug. 25 in the northeastern province of Artvin, near the Georgian border
The world’s largest Islamic cemetery, the Seljuk graveyard in Bitlis’ Ahlat district, is as important as the Çanakkale Martyrs’ Memorial site, officials say
Turkish champion Beşiktaş will open its Champions League campaign against two-time winner Benfica, with Italian hopeful Napoli and Dynamo Kyiv making up a competitive Group B
A marble church floor has been unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, known as the city of gladiators in the western Turkish province of Muğla’s Yatağan district
Antalya’s ancient city of Phaselis hosts thousands of local and foreign tourists who come to see its coasts and historical artifacts side-by-side
Fenerbahçe chairman Aziz Yıldırım has said that a probe into rival Galatasaray should be launched over links to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, adding his club would file a complaint against the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) over suspected Gülenist activities against it
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism’ by Charles Clover (Yale University Press, $35, 384 pages)
Internationally-acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film “Once Upon A Time in Anatolia” has been listed among the top films of the 21st century
An exhibition of the work of renowned Ottoman miniaturist Matrakci Nasuh is set to open in Tokyo next week
Chico and the Gypsies, which has become one of the biggest music movements in the world with 20 million albums sold, will be on stage at the Harbiye Open Air Theater Aug 26