The suspect of the arson attack on the Müjdat Gezen Arts and Culture Center in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district was detained again hours after his release on Feb. 23
Police intervened to quash demonstrations against the expulsion of 16 academics from Ankara University after mistakenly believing that protesters were playing Kurdish “propaganda music,” daily Birgün has reported.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) vice chair and spokesperson Selin Sayek Böke has received a death threat after appearing on a television program on Feb. 21.
The terror problem stemming from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would be entirely resolved in the event that Turkey-backed moderate groups would be supported logistically instead of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), a senior government official has said
Turkey’s disaster agency AFAD and the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) have accelerated a project for the social and economic integration of women and children refugees in Turkey.
Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian rebels have almost total control of the Syrian flashpoint town of al-Bab after entering the center of the former jihadist stronghold, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on Feb. 23
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has expressed Ankara’s appreciation to Pakistan for its support of Turkey following the July 15, 2016, coup attempt, following a joint meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif
The upcoming referendum will be a chance to display a stance against the oppression of naysayers, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, noting that the “no” voters should never feel intimidated
The main investigation into the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, widely believed to have been masterminded by the network of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, has been completed
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has penned a letter to his U.S. counterpart Jeff Sessions regarding the extradition of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of masterminding Turkey's failed July 2016 coup attempt
U.S. President Donald Trump told about two dozen chief executives of major U.S. companies on Feb. 23 he plans to bring many millions of jobs back to the United States.
Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Feb. 23 that Turkey would not grant Syrians citizenship before the April 16 referendum on constitutional amendments.
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev has commented on Turkey’s upcoming referendum on whether the country should retain the current parliamentary system or opt for an executive presidency, saying “he’s sure it will go very well.”
The situation in Turkey is worsening on every visit, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri said Feb. 22 during a visit to daily Cumhuriyet with other EU parliamentarians Elisabetta Pietrobon, Mariska Heijs and Jörgen Siil.
The European Union has criticized measures taken in Turkey against the co-chairs of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş, saying they “add to the concerns” of the institution.
Turkey may become an energy exporter in a decade’s time, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak has said.
Some 1,734 people have been arrested for “making terror propaganda” on social media since the failed July 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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The Turkish Lira appreciated against the U.S. dollar early on Feb. 23 amid hints from the Federal Reserve pointing to rate hikes as soon as March.
A spokeswoman for Republican Senator John McCain said Feb. 22 that he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss plans for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with U.S. forces stationed there.
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Overpopulation in Turkish prisons in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt has led the Turkish Justice Ministry to introduce new regulations that would better prison conditions for inmates serving less than 10 years in prison.
U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Feb. 23, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the western half of the city
Three Egyptian real estate executives said yesterday that their companies have suspended housing deals with the Saudi Arabian government amid political tensions between the two countries.
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Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
To quote the lyrics of the popular 1979 song by superstar Ajda Pekkan: “What about afterward? What will I do after you? They years will pass mercilessly.” Later on, Pekkan sings that “there will always be tomorrows after todays.”
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was the destination on the fifth leg of the urban gatherings of daily Hürriyet and Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB), which have organized events regularly since last May.
What is the number of settlers from mainland Turkey in the population of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)? Is the Turkish Cypriot community still the majority in their homeland, or has Northern Cyprus become flooded by settlers, making it a minority?
Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev took constitutional amendments to a referendum five months ago and they were approved by a rate of 87 percent of the votes. He has now appointed his wife as the first vice president of Azerbaijan.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım denies there has been any policy change from his Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) ahead of the launch of its official campaign on Feb. 25 for the constitutional referendum on April 16.
“My husband does not want me to work,” the wife of a religiously conservative man complained to her psychologist. “He insisted I see a women psychologist,” she added.
Turkish league champions Beşiktaş eliminated Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 on aggregate late on Feb. 23 to advance to the last 16 in the Europa League, leaving it as the only Turkish side left standing in European competition for the year.
Rock tombs inside the ancient caves in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa be opened to tourists, with work ongoing for further examinations
The International Bodrum Jazz festival will be held between Sept. 7 and 17 with the support of the Jazz Association and Bodrum Municipality.
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Two Turkish teams will be at home on Feb. 23, hoping to advance to the next round of the Europa League competition.
Necati Korkmaz, Turkey’s only representative of the art of Gubari calligraphy, uses fox whiskers or spider legs to perform his art
The Sultanhanı caravanserai, located on the Aksaray-Konya road, was built during Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat’s rule, and will undergo restoration after 60 years
Police in the Mediterranean province of Adana seized on Feb. 22 an 18th century icon that has the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ embroidered on gazelle skin.
The Alt Art Space is currently exhibiting “And Yet My Mask is Powerful,” which is the most recent installation by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, who work collaboratively from their base in Ramallah, Palestine