A kindergarten in the Aegean province of İzmir was closed down on Aug. 18 after a three-year-old toddler died inside the school’s shuttle.
Two earthquakes with magnitudes of over 4 shook the Gökova Bay off Turkey’s Aegean coast on Aug. 18, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) has stated
The Russian businessman of Azeri origin Farkhad Akhmedov visited the Aegean province of Muğla on holiday with his family on Aug. 13.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turks in Germany to not vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the general elections in Germany
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Aug. 18 that Ankara was not pushing for an update of the Customs Union amid an ongoing debate over recent remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting Berlin would not pursue an update of the agreement.
The upcoming “justice congress” that the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will hold in the western Turkish province of Çanakkale will welcome participants of various political backgrounds, CHP Deputy Chair Aykut Erdoğdu has said.
Ankara is a “crucial” trade partner for Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Aug. 18.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) provincial head in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, Abdulkadir Karatay, joined recent resignations from the party
Prosecutors have demanded an extension of the imprisonment of the suspects in the case on the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization’s (FETÖ) media leg, in which former pop singer Atilla Taş and writer Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu are imprisoned along with 12 other suspects.
A forest fire that broke out on Aug. 17 has reduced to ash around three hectares of forest land in the Ayvalık district of the western province of Balıkesir
The British government urgently needs to prevent British citizens from joining a violent organization with a record of war crimes, a report from a London-based think tank said, referring to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkey ranked in second place after China for the number of contracting companies building the largest volume of projects across the world outside their home countries for the 10th year in a row, according to the latest list of the world’s “top 250 contractors” by the magazine Engineering News Record (ENR).
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Several people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Aug. 18, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect
Prosecutors in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have ordered the detention of 72 fans who have allegedly been involved in violence on charges of “organized crime” during a game between Göztepespor and Eskişehirspor on June 4 to qualify for the top-tier football league.
Turkish conglomerate Koç Holding’s second-quarter net profit rose to 1.42 billion Turkish Liras ($402.8 million) from 918.1 million liras in the same period a year earlier, it said in a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange on Aug. 18.
Sabancı Holding, a prominent Turkish conglomerate, saw its consolidated sales increase 11 percent to 19.2 billion Turkish Liras (around $5.45 billion) year-on-year in the first half of 2017, the business said on Aug. 18.
A United States drone crashed in the southern province of Adana on Aug. 17
Tension rose late on Aug. 17 in Kütaya’s Altıntaş district over allegations that some workers who came to the district from southeastern provinces to work were making propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Spain launched a sweeping anti-terrorism operation on Aug. 18, shooting dead five would-be attackers after a suspected jihadist drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing 14 people and wounding many more
The main opposition CHP has harshly criticized a recent decision by the Turkish Parliamentary Speaker’s Office to pay 71,000 Turkish Liras ($20,000) in compensation to former deputy Merve Kavakçı
Turkish security forces killed 58 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants during last week’s operations, the military said in a statement on Aug. 18.
The number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the United States border into Canada more than tripled last month, according to Canadian government data released on Aug. 17, as migrants worried about the U.S. administration's immigration crackdown head north.
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Iran’s chief of general staff, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bageri, became the first Iranian top soldier since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to visit Turkey on Aug. 15. Bageri held talks with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar, but not only with Akar.
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Over 18,000 people perished, tens of thousands left homeless; the industrial heartland of the country was devastated. The Aug. 17, 1999 earthquake and the consequent Dec. 12 tremor were sufficiently bad for a country with a miserable three-way coalition government to slide into a financial crisis, making the 2000-2001 twin financial collapse inevitable.
They are all actually well aware that they are in an abnormal situation. For example, the co-pilot of the tanker aircraft “ASENA 3,” Lieutenant Fatih Akbulut, said in his testimony, “The base commander said, ‘You will go north in the direction of Ankara, you will supply fuel to the aircraft that asks for fuel from you.
In recent times, Turkey seems to have become the centerpiece of attention for the members of the European Union (EU).
North Korea says it has developed intercontinental missiles capable of targeting any place in the United States.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Aug. 16 that her country “will not pursue” an upgrading of the European Union’s Customs Union with Turkey due to ongoing political tensions.
Before the division of Cyprus in 1974, Varosha - a resort town in Famagusta - was booming. The coastline was reportedly a destination for film stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Fener will seek to heal its fresh wounds against Trabzonspor when the historic rivals clash in Istanbul
The Aug. 17 Earthquake Museum and Digital Show Center, which aims to keep memories of the disaster alive, will soon open in the northwestern province of Kocaeli
The remains of two tile furnaces have been found in archaeological excavations in İznik, known as a historic center of tile production in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa
The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which was ruled to return to Turkey by a Swiss court in 2015, will return to its home in Turkey in September.
Ruins from the 19th and 20th centuries have been unearthed during the construction of the Beşiktaş subway line, offering new clues on the history of Istanbul
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Excavations in the ancient city of Letoon in the western province of Muğla’s Seydikemer district have unearthed a nearly 2,600 year-old Egyptian seal used in the ancient Egyptian dynasty. The seal is said to have importance as it shows commercial relations between the ancient Egyptian and the ancient Lycian civilizations.
Diyarbakır’s Körtik Hill was home to a settlement that ‘can be found in archaeology once in a thousand years,’ according to academic circles that admire the field, according to officials
Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage on Aug. 15 urged fans of the series to stop buying huskies because of their similarity to fearsome “direwolves,” as many were being quickly abandoned.