Russian and Turkish warplanes hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in al-Bab on Jan. 18 in what is the first such joint operation featuring both countries’ air forces, the Russian Interfax news agency has reported
The Hagia Sophia Mosque, which was opened to worship in 2013 after serving as a museum for 52 years, will be restored in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Turkey’s Labor Ministry offered work permits to 73,584 foreigners from among 86,467 applicants in 2016, according to a data compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency.
An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant who killed 39 people while wounding 65 others in a nightclub in Istanbul’s Ortaköy district on Jan. 1 took the orders to stage the attack from an ISIL emir in Syria’s Raqqa, according to Turkish authorities
Suspects arrested over links to the Gülenist network who have become confessors to benefit from commutation are not telling the truth, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 18 at a meeting with members of the Association of Unity in Justice.
Turkey’s Parliament has begun a second round of a vote on a constitutional amendment package to shift the current parliamentary system to an executive presidency amid last-minute efforts by the main opposition to convince their nationalist rivals to withdraw their support from the government-proposed legislation.
Future cabinet members under an executive presidential system could contain ministers from the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) as the system will allow appointments from outside parliament, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
Turkish police have been conducting operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northwestern province of Bursa and the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, a day after Reina attacker Abdulkadir Masharipov was apprehended in an operation in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district
Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects in the July 2016 coup attempt, is being protected by some as he is “not capable of hiding this much” without support, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Jan. 18
The organizer of the photography exhibition where Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated has been detained along with an Ankara police officer, almost a month after the killing.
Istanbul prosecutors on Jan. 18 demanded up to 10 years in prison for 28 suspects, including popular Turkish singer Atilla Taş, over alleged links to what they call the “Fethullah Terror Organization (FETÖ).”
Turkey’s real estate sector is expected to see more than $1 billion in additional revenue in 2017 after a move to give citizenship to some foreigners who buy and hold Turkish property, a senior economy official told Reuters
Veteran New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived on Jan. 17 at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, before being forced to take a flight back to London, with no explanation given as to why he had been refused entry into the country.
The U.S. military said on Jan. 17 that it had carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets of interest to both Washington and Ankara near the town of al-Bab, following Turkish criticism of insufficient U.S. support for its ground offensive.
MONT PELERIN, Switzerland
A working group seeking a solution to the Cyprus conflict under the auspices of the United Nations and with the participation of the three guarantor powers has started its duty in Mont Pelerin in Switzerland on Jan. 18.
Iranian officials said Jan. 18 that they were strongly opposed to the United States joining Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week, local media reported.
Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health is severely deteriorating, a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said, urging that Mahalli, who has multiple sclerosis, should not be treated under such appalling conditions.
Iraqi forces have fully retaken east Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a top commander said on Jan. 18, three months after a huge offensive against the jihadist bastion was launched.
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said that dealing with inequalities will have to be a central element of leaders’ response to the concerns of populist movements, in a speech as quouted by the Associated Press on Jan. 18
Seventeen Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were “neutralized” in northern Syria have been over the last 24 hours as part of the Euphrates Shield Operation, the Turkish military said early on Jan. 18
U.S. President Barack Obama on Jan. 17 shortened the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who was responsible for a 2010 leak of classified materials to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, the biggest such breach in U.S. history.
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Turkey’s chief of General Staff, Gen. Hulusi Akar, has met his Israeli counterpart for the first time since the two countries normalized their ties in the wake of the 2010 Mavi Marmara Massacre
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Whether by coincidence or not, a lot of things will start to change both in Turkey and in the world in the next two days
Turkey and its neighbors are getting ready for the new host of the White House. But the signs are confusing. Donald Trump’s policies sound like they will be remarkably different from his predecessor’s.
Parliament will on Jan. 18 begin the second round of voting on an 18-article constitutional package, planning to accomplish the process before the end of this week and before President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan leaves for a three-country tour of Africa on Jan. 22.
Two important events will begin today. In Ankara, the Turkish parliament will convene to start the second round of deliberations on a constitutional reform package that the opposition claims will convert Turkey into an authoritarian country, while in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, the Cyprus conference that started last week will resume for technical talks at the level of undersecretaries and deputy undersecretaries.
The Education Ministry is changing the curriculum again. The changes have been posted on the website of the ministry; it was also noted that they are open to views and suggestions.
Among so many disasters and bloody attacks, one piece of good news has emerged. Thirty-five kilograms of meat has been saved. Yes, I will answer the fair and appropriate questions you have, such as “What 35 kilos of meat? What meat? What do you mean?”
The biggest problem for Turkey is that we have not yet been able to achieve the sociological and sentimental integration to the extent required by the definition of a “nation.” For this reason, we become polarized very easily and very sharply.
A debate has been triggered after Education Minister Ismet Yılmaz’s Jan. 13 announcement that a new curriculum would be open to “public suggestions” until Feb. 20.
The internationally known culinary art institution, Le Cordon Bleu, hosted its “Gastronomy Trends 2017” seminar in Istanbul with the participation of its international alumni, chef instructors and gastronomy visionaries.
Turkish musical production ‘Animals Musical,’ featuring huge animal puppets integrated in human bodies along with traditional hand-made costumes, will be at Istanbul’s UNİQ Hall on Jan 22 and 29
Afghanistan’s Zohra, an ensemble of 35 young musicians aged 13 to 20, some orphans or from poor families, will be performing before 3,000 CEOs and heads of state in Davos
Istanbul’s Faruk Yalçın Zoo is home to a number of endangered animal and plant species, most of which are absent from other Turkish zoos. The zoo will also acquire new animals this year as partners for its single animals
Istanbul’s Beşiktaş Municipality Akatlar Culture Center will be hosting İnönü University academic Necmi Karkın’s exhibition titled ‘Khora to Anatolia,’ which can be seen between Jan 20 and 26.
Archaeological surface survey and cleaning works in the ancient site of Kızılkoyun and the outskirts of a historic castle in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Haleplibahçe district have unearthed 133 inns and five mosaics.
Ninos Thabet, an 18-year-old Christian who studied art at Mosul University, is creating miniature replicas of statues jihadists destroyed when they overran the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud
Archaeological excavations in Stratonikeia, the world’s largest marble city, have unearthed Byzantine-era tombs. Skeletons of adults and children were also found in the tombs
To sip coffee at Home for Cooperation, visitors must first show their identity papers to border police to enter the UN-patrolled buffer zone that runs across Nicosia and the rest of the island