A group of protestors carrying posters of Diyarbakır Bar Association’s former head who was killed in an armed clash in Nov. 2015 took the stage and held a brief demonstration while the Istanbul Bar Association head Ümit Kocasakal was delivering a speech during a general assembly
Turkey’s economy has overcome cyclical challenges emanating from regional and in-house political developments, the Turkish economy minister has said, vowing to implement the world’s most assertive incentive policies to push the private sector to produce and export more.
Turkish men who kill their wives are searching on Google for ways to reduce their sentences, according to a lawyer.
Turkey will not remain as a spectator on issues that threaten its security, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 22, emphasizing Ankara's drive to sweep Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Syrian Kurdish militants from territory near its border
The United States wants to ramp up joint efforts with Turkey to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, but expects Ankara to be part of integrated efforts with Iraq, according to the U.S. secretary of defense.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has delivered his appreciation of the pro-referendum stance taken by the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on the issue of switching to presidential system, as his party is preparing to submit a draft charter to the parliament, which will be highlighted by the proposal of the system shift
The Turkish army hit 70 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) and 52 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in the past 24 hours as part of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military said on Oct. 22
Ankara and Baghdad have agreed in principle over the former’s much-debated involvement in a military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said Oct. 21
Turkey killed up to 200 Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG), the military wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), in air strikes in northern Syria on Oct. 19 in order to prevent the YPG fighters’ march to the town of al-Bab more to the south, security sources said.
Lawmakers and ministers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will gather for a three-day annual consultation meeting to clarify a road map for constitutional changes that will include the imposition of a presidential system amid a post-coup purge.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to dislodge Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Mosul after meeting U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Baghdad on Oct. 22
Turkish High Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) acting chair Mehmet Yılmaz has said judges and prosecutors who “confess and repent” their ties to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen could remain in their posts
Jihadist gunmen, some of them wearing suicide vests, attacked the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Oct. 21, as clashes to take Mosul back from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have intensified
The U.S. will continue to support democracy in Turkey, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said on Oct. 21 during his visit to sections of the Turkish Parliament damaged in attacks during the failed July 15 military coup attempt
An Iraqi government official said the statements of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter claiming that Iraq and Turkey have agreed in principle over the latter’s much-debated involvement in a military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) did not reflect the truth, BBC has reported on Oct. 22
KIRKUK - Agence France-Presse
Security forces battled for a second day on Oct. 22 with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul
An Istanbul court on Oct. 21 ordered the release of assailant Murat Şahin, who was arrested after staging an armed attack targeting former daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar outside a courthouse in May, Doğan News Agency has reported
Finding ways to live together is the key to achieving global peace, Hürriyet chairwoman and Aydın Doğan Foundation Vice President Vuslat Doğan Sabancı said on Oct. 20
Reconnaissance notes were found in the apartment of an ISIL member who blew himself up on Oct. 16, showing that the group attempted to revive ongoing tensions among the divergent segments of Turkey’s society
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The Syrian military said on Oct. 20 that it would bring down any Turkish war planes entering Syrian air space, a response to air strikes carried out by Turkey overnight in northern Syria
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CEO of Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines, Temel Kotil, has taken over as top official of the country’s aerospace powerhouse Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
More than 3,700 new businesses were established in September, according to a report released by the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) on Oct. 21.
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Turkey is revisiting a long-standing discussion on whether it should adopt a presidential system through a constitutional amendment after Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli opened a new page on the issue.
“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come,” said Victor Hugo famously. True, nothing is as powerful as something whose time has come. The same applies to Turkey’s “Mosul question.”
Most of those who know Turkey’s human rights community probably also know Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu. He is a medical doctor from the city of Kocaeli, and has been a devoted human rights activist for decades.
Whomever I speak to about living in India, they scream, “Noooo!!!”
“The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind,” writes John Maynard Keynes in the opening sentence of The Economic Consequences of the Peace. “Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the … organization by which Western Europe has lived for the last half century.”
It is difficult to find happiness when you feel your life is constantly under threat. People who live in warzones or in places where terrorism is a daily reality experience this struggle.
The chief source of new problems is solutions to old problems.
The efforts by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) to effect a constitutional shift from Turkey’s parliamentary system to an executive-presidential one have stepped up with support from Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
The third Istanbul Design Biennial, “Are We Human? : The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years,” will open this weekend with events around the city for the next month.
The Levantine Heritage Foundation will organize its second interdisciplinary conference, “The Levant and Europe: Shipping and Trade – Networks of People and Knowledge,” between Nov. 2 and 4 in London’s Europe House and the Hellenic Center.
Praxis Perform, an İzmir-based group of actors, takes on censorship, sexual violence and resistance in a one-woman play on the French Revolution and the death of Marat.
The ancient city of Misis in Adana has been the site of archaeological excavations for the past four years. The castle, ancient theater and historic Roman-era windmills are some of the attractions in the city.
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The first international performance platform in Turkey to bring performance artists together, Performistanbul, is starting the new season with a series of performances and events that will take place at Art ON Istanbul, BLOK Art Space and Artnivo Project Space.
Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar hit a brace as Ricardo Quaresma-inspired Beşiktaş ended Napoli’s dreams of making Champions League history with a 3-2 win at the San Paolo on Oct. 19
A few years ago, I was walking around Netsel Marina in Marmaris, where the Marmaris Animal Friends Association was having a fundraising event for animals.
A huge shipyard, believed to be the oldest in the world, has been discovered on Dana Island in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district.