An Istanbul court on March 29 ordered the suspension of the activities of Booking.com, the Netherlands-based travel fare aggregator website, in Turkey in a bid to prevent unfair competitio
Turkey’s national carrier, Turkish Airlines, will begin offering free Wi-Fi services on its U.S. flights to passengers who have submitted electronic devices larger than mobile phones to airline staff, Turkish Airlines’ chief has said in a tweeted comment.
The arrest of a senior Turkish banker by U.S. authorities will be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 29.
A military operation launched by the Turkish military in Syria’s north to secure Turkey’s borders has been successfully completed, the country’s top security board has said.
The United States Embassy to Turkey has confirmed the occurrence of a call from the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to a phone belonging to fugitive coup attempt suspect Adil Öksüz on July 21, 2016, as stated in an indictment prepared by a Turkish court
A new executive system outlined in constitutional amendments will pave the way for Turkey to achieve its goals more efficiently, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, arguing that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been successful in development “despite the deadlocks of the system.”
A key Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant has been caught in the southern province of Adana.
Turkey is expecting to hear a clearer position from the United States during a top diplomat’s visit to Ankara on the upcoming Raqqa operation on March 30 and is planning to suggest a joint action by excluding Syrian Kurdish groups
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has responded positively to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s unplanned visit to the campaign pavilion of the opposition party, saying he hopes Erdoğan will have changed his contention that naysayers are terrorists.
U.S. prosecutors on Match 28 charged a senior executive at a Turkish state-owned bank with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran, escalating a case that has added to tensions between the United States and Turkey ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Ankara on March 30
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is considering making changes to the election law, after Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım hinted at a possible lowering of the 10 percent election threshold if the constitutional amendment is approved in the referendum on April 16
Hürriyet columnist Melike Karakartal was attacked on March 28 at her residence by an assailant who introduced himself as a courier.
There were 498 arrested and convicted Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) members in Turkish prisons as of February, the Justice Ministry has stated.
Shares in Turkey’s Halkbank tumbled as much as 16 percent early yesterday, the sharpest drop on record, after U.S. prosecutors charged one of its senior executives with participating in a multi-year scheme to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on March 29, saying there was “no turning back” from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş on March 28 called for a high turnout of Turkish voters living abroad for the upcoming constitutional referendum.
The grant holder of shuttered daily Zaman, which was closed down by the Turkish state in May 2016 over its links to the movement of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, has said he wants to benefit from the effective remorse law, in the main case into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
Russian and Turkish economy ministries plan to hold consultations on Russian grain supplies to Turkey soon, Russia’s RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Economy Minister Alexei Gruzdev as saying, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 29.
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Two bomb attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) occurred early on March 29 in the Aegean province of İzmir.
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A prosecutor has demanded an aggravated life sentence for İsmail Akkol, one of the prime suspects in the 1996 assassination of Özdemir Sabancı who was arrested 20 years after the Sabancı Holding board member’s killing
An investigation has been launched into eight reporters at Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to have been behind the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt
A prosecutor has demanded aggravated life sentences for nine arrested Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects out of 11 charged over the August 2016 suicide attack targeting a street wedding in the southern province of Gaziantep that killed 56 people, and another that killed three police officers two months later
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President Tayyip Erdoğan was asked in a live interview on Habertürk TV on March 27 about German newspaper Bild’s headline in Turkish and German that day.
No, it is not your navigator giving you directions while you are driving. It is the way politics are shaping up in the world these days. Most recently, the U.S. and the Netherlands both decided to move a little to the right.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s gesture of visiting a “no” campaign tent in Istanbul on March 28 was a noteworthy move and a step in the right direction for normalizing the referendum process, after weeks of tension and polarization.
Greek Cypriot politicians staged a very heated verbal exchange in the House of Representatives over reports that ruling Democratic Rally Party (DISI) Chairman Averof Neophytou visited the presidential office in northern Cyprus to discuss ways of overcoming the deadlock in the Cyprus talks during a BBQ with President Mustafa Akıncı.
Weeks ago in this column I questioned the demolition of Istanbul’s Karaköy Passenger Lounge, a building that was supposed to be under first degree protection. Scrutinizing the Passenger Lounge and the historic adjacent post office building, I asked how the Istanbul Conservation Board could have allowed this.
The head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), Professor Mehmet Görmez, said this during an on-the-job training session for religious officials:
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that on the day of the referendum, on April 16, the nation would take possession of the seal. When I read this, I thought, “Well, this means the seal was in the hands of others beforehand.”
As part of a group of journalists, I was recently talking to advisers who took an active part in drafting the constitutional amendments to be put to a public vote on April 16.
Lawyers have said a Roman Empire-era coffin depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to go home to Turkey, ending a legal battle over a prized artifact that had mysteriously turned up in Geneva’s secretive customs-office warehouse years ago.
Russian Alexandrov Red Army Choir will on April 7 perform its first concert abroad in Turkey since the tragic plane crash in December 2016 that killed dozens of choir members.
An administrative court in the Black Sea province of Ordu has ruled that a quarry cannot be constructed in the vicinity of the Kurul Castle that features a unique sculpture of the mother goddess Kybele following concerns that explosions could damage the artifact
Ethiopian-born Turkish athlete Elvan Abeylegesse has been stripped of the two silver medals she claimed at the Beijing 2008 Olympics over 5,000m and 10,000m, along with her 10,000m silver medal from the 2007 World Championships, for doping violations.
Turkey’s State Theaters hosted 1.5 million viewers in the first six months of the 2016-2017 art season
The Pera Museum will be presenting a performance program titled “Look Again” between March 31 and April 2 in collaboration with Performistanbul
Kilims and ceramic trinkets produced by Turkish and Syrian women who attend courses in the Family Support Center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Harran district are now being sold in Europe, providing income to locals.
Turkey beat Moldova 3-1 in an international friendly on March 27 in Eskişehir thanks to goals from young guns Emre Mor, Cengiz Ünder and Ahmet Çalık
Ümmiye Koçak, who has made a name for herself with a theater group she founded in a southern village, has gained new fame for directing and playing in a commercial with football star Cristiano Ronaldo