A Greek court on Dec. 5 ruled against the extradition of three Turkish soldiers out of eight who fled to the country one day after the failed July 15 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A Belgian prosecutor on Dec. 5 sought a 30-year jail term in absentia for an outlawed DHKP-C member being tried for crimes committed in Turkey and for being an accomplice in the 1996 assassination of the former head of Sabancı Holding
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan, arrested in August on terror charges as part of the investigation into closed daily Özgür Gündem, is at risk of being paralyzed while in jail, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Utku Çakırözer has said
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for Turkish citizens to convert their foreign exchange into Turkish Liras or gold has triggered campaigns across the country, some of which can be defined as “odd.”
Turkey launched the GÖKTÜRK-1 satellite on Dec. 5 to provide high-definition satellite images for both civilian and military purposes, the Turkish Chief of Staff announced
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are continuing to discuss the content of the constitutional amendment on the government’s desired presidential system change, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stated
More cooperation with the European Union is needed to vanquish challenges, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, commenting on the European Parliament’s call to freeze Turkish membership talks.
Fiscal discipline will be key for Turkey’s 2017 growth-oriented state budget, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal said on Dec. 5, speaking at the start of marathon budget talks in parliament
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor Harun Kodalak has denied that his office applied to the Prime Ministry for permission to hear National Intelligence Chief (MİT) Hakan Fidan’s victim and witness testimony as part of an ongoing probe into the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
Speaking on the 82nd anniversary of the granting of women’s right to vote in Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has criticized the practice of positive discrimination, saying women and men are “two parts of a whole.”
Hoteliers in Istanbul may choose to close down their businesses due to a continuing plunge in the numbers of both local and foreign tourists, a leading association warned in a written statement on Dec. 5.
Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Eitan Na’eh has presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to officially begin his tenure in Ankara, after six years of low-level diplomatic representation due to the Mavi Marmara crisis of 2010.
İsmail Saymaz – KÜTAHYA
A 12-year-old boy lost his arm in August 2015 while working illegally in a private dormitory owned by a religious group in the Central Aegean province of Kütahya.
Inspections and fire drills were not carried out before a deadly fire at a girls’ dormitory on Nov. 29 in the southern province of Adana’s Aladağ district, according to wounded students who survived the fire disaster.
Turkey’s largest business organization has called on all stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals in line with the United Nations’ 2030 agenda.
Britain’s Supreme Court began an historic hearing Dec. 5 to decide whether parliament must approve the government’s Brexit negotiations, in a highly-charged case that could delay the country’s EU exit.
ALEPPO – The Associated Press
Rebel shelling of the Syrian government-held part of Aleppo killed a Russian nurse in a makeshift Russian hospital in the city on Dec. 5, while the Defense Ministry in Moscow said a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after returning from a sortie over Syria.
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has fired off another Twitter broadside, attacking China over alleged currency manipulation and foreign policy, as he elects retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, to serve as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The results of a recent economy coordination board (EEK) meeting will be announced in detail on Dec. 8, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stated
WELLINGTON – The Associated Press
New Zealand’s popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Dec. 5 when he announced, in a breaking voice, he was resigning after eight years as leader.
A number of people were detained in anti-drug operations in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu, Şişli, Kağıthane and Ümraniye districts, as well as provinces across Turkey, early on Dec. 5, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
International tourism has always been a topic of international politics. Because of its international nature, politicians have always tended to use it as an effective instrument for playing in the international arena
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A day before the inauguration of a new museum-library bearing his name on Dec. 4, in his Central Anatolian hometown of Kayseri, former Turkish President Abdullah Gül gave an interesting interview to CNN Türk
I should be the last person to write on economic matters, since it is neither my profession nor my passion
Since Mustafa Akıncı became president of Turkish Cyprus, and efforts to find a federal resolution to the Cyprus problem picked up momentum, each time the ship of talks hit the rocks, the Greek Cypriots managed to get something extra to refloat the vessel
Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 30 to congratulate him on his victory
In Turkey, one in three children suffers from extreme poverty
This looks very familiar to me. These are signs of instrumentalization in the fight against the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), particularly in the “FETÖ operation against the Doğan Group.”
When I was writing this article, the outcome of Sunday’s referendum in Italy was still not known
Donald Trump is likely to become the most unusual U.S. president after he takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. The picks he has so far made for his administration have already started to give an idea about the shape his term will take
The ancient site of Göbeklitepe, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites boasting a history of 12,000 years, is set to soon graduate from UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites to the permanent list.
Wintry conditions and already-eliminated opposition will be all that stand between Beşiktaş and a date with destiny in a maiden trip to the knockout round of the Champions League when the Black Eagles head to Ukraine to take on Dynamo Kyiv on Dec. 6
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
Just a week after writing my impressions about the culinary scene in Barcelona, I’m getting excited about seeing three stellar chefs from Spain in Istanbul this weekend on Dec. 10
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş in the Spor Toto Super League ended in a goalless draw late on Dec. 3, with the visiting side Beşiktaş maintaining its unbeaten record this season in all competitions
Turkish and Syrian women living in Şanlıurfa’s Harran district attend courses and produce souvenirs that have now become a brand and provided income for women
Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”
A rising Fenerbahçe, which has won its last eight games, will host historic rival Beşiktaş on Dec. 3 looking to maintain an 11-year undefeated record in derby games.
The İncirliin cave in Muğla’s Gökçeler Canyon has been open to visitors since April. The most recent excavations unearthed ancient human bones and ceramic pieces in the cave