Experienced journalist and columnist Fikret Bila has taken the helm as the editor-in-chief of Hürriyet, the largest daily newspaper in the country, from Sedat Ergin, who said he would return to writing columns because he was tired
Academics from top universities in Turkey have told the Education Ministry that evolutionary theory is excluded from curriculum “only in Saudi Arabia,” after the ministry removed the subject from its formal new curriculum.
A district mayor in the northwestern province of Kocaeli on March 1 rescued a diver from drowning during a ceremony commemorating victims of one of the country’s deadliest civil marine accidents.
President Erdoğan calls on Muslim countries to work together to eliminate terrorist groups that ‘incriminate’ the religion as a whole
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım vowed on March 1 support for the shift to an executive presidency, saying the current system “pits father against son.”
One of the main reasons why the Republican People’s Party (CHP) will vote against constitutional amendments is to provide a better future for Turkey’s children, a senior party member has said, noting that the placard they will use will feature an Anatolian girl embracing the entire country
Turkish Parliament Deputy Speaker Ahmet Aydın on March 1 accused the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) of “almost being taken hostage” by people with “anti-Turkish agenda.”
The second hearing of the case into the attempted takeover of the Special Forces Command in Ankara’s Gölbaşı district during the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt was held on March 1, with the participation of the wife and brothers of anti-coup soldier Ömer Halisdemir, who has been idolized for his resistance during a raid on the command.
Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has sent a list of a total of 122,000 alleged users of the ByLock smartphone app, which came to prominence after it emerged that members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) used it to communicate, to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office
Heavy fog covered Istanbul on Feb. 28 and has caused delays in air and sea travel in the province
Prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal was on March 1 convicted on charges of “insulting the president,” receiving a suspended sentence of 11 months and 20 days over an article published in 2016.
If it receives complaints, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will decide whether a commission formed by the Turkish government for complaints on decree law practices has been a sufficient domestic remedy, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland said on March 1.
The Chamber of Architects in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on March 1 called on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to urgently start reparations for the district of Sur.
Turkish security forces “neutralized” some 67 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) between Jan. 30 and Feb. 27, according to a statement released by the Turkish Interior Ministry on March 1.
The debate over potential diffusion of asbestos into the air as part of the dismantling work for a decades-old factory in central Ankara, which is certified of bearing 350 tons of the carcinogenic material inside its building, is heating up, as professional chambers and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek make contradicting statements
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on March 1 that a solution to the Cyprus issue had significance beyond the island’s two communities, according to Turkish Cypriot presidential sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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Cyprus reunification talks should not resume unless a controversial decision by the Greek Cypriot parliament to back “Enosis” celebrations is dropped, Turkey’s main opposition party stated on March 1
Some 52 billion Turkish Liras ($14.3 billion) in loans and credit card debts were restructured in Turkey in September 2016, said the head of a top sector association, adding that this was a huge figure and that the sector achieved a great success by implementing the restructuring
Syria’s air force carried out the September 2016 raid that killed at least 10 aid workers in Aleppo province by deliberately targeting a humanitarian convoy, a U.N.-backed probe said on March 1.
Some 26,000 people have fled in the 10 days since Iraqi forces launched a push to retake west Mosul, amid fierce clashes between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants
Turkey’s exports rose to $11.3 billion in February with a 5.1 percent increase compared to the same month of 2016, according to data from a top sector association.
Three people accused of planning suicide attacks on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have been arrested in the southeastern provinces of Gaziantep and Adıyaman, the Gaziantep Governor’s Office said in a statement on Feb. 28.
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Turkey started its military operation into Syria on Aug. 24, 2016, following a suicide attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH with its Arabic initials, that killed 59 civilians in the border city of Gaziantep on Aug. 20.
Many world famous clothing companies have their goods produced by textile houses in Turkey. Brands tell suppliers: “Produce this amount of that product.” Suppliers distribute the order to the contracting firms they work with.
Ankara and Moscow will hold a high-level cooperation council meeting on March 9 and 10 in St. Petersburg. The meeting will be headed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, with the participation of a handful of ministers from both sides.
Turkey is no longer polarized. Polarization has reached to such dimensions that as if several “nations of extremes” are living side by side in this country, not only ignoring the sensitivities of the “other” nations but trying to prove their superiority in every way possible.
The discussions the president of the Regional Kurdish Administration (KRG) in northern Iraq, Massoud Barzani, had in Turkey were noteworthy
Wedding parties can be held in most venues built by district municipalities across Turkey.
On our return from a NATO meeting, I spoke to Defense Minister Fikri Işık about the new U.S. administration’s stance. He said, “They are more open to dialogue compared to the Obama administration. They are listening carefully to our justifications.”
As more and more people are coming to believe that the black clouds hanging over tourism in Turkey will not be so easily dispersed, the country is developing new strategies to achieve its $500-billion target in exports in 2023.
“ÇIN,” a new work by Cevdet Erek, will be presented at the Pavilion of Turkey at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia to be held from May 13 to Nov. 26
‘Ankara’s journalists are the guests of Lake Çıldır, which is completely frozen. But life goes on under and above water with all its colors’
Portuguese singer Teresa Salgueiro will be on stage for the first time in Ankara
Beşiktaş beats Galatasaray to effectively bury the title hopes of its archrival and Fenerbahçe and remain four points ahead of Başakşehir in the race for silverware
Ankara’s Platform A and Armony Art Gallery are simultaneously hosting recent works by a significant figure in contemporary Turkish art, painter Orhan Taylan
Askıda Ne Var (What’s On the Hanger) is the 7th Changemaker in the 8th season of the Sabanci Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
The coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’ wins the Best Picture Academy Award but the ceremony is the scene of chaos after ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner
An artistic couple is reinventing ancient images with layered graphical designs and lights that display hidden images to take visitors on a fantastic journey
İzmir is set to be a scene of jazz celebrations at the European Jazz Festival between March 1 and 18