The Turkish international tourism business has suffered badly due to regional political developments.
The co-partner of the global Nusr-et chain of grill houses, Nusret Gökçe, who recently became a social media phenomenon for his meat-cutting and salt-drizzling skills, has vowed to become the “world’s greatest butcher.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his eagerness to come together with new U.S. President Donald Trump to talk about the Middle East “from A to Z,” stating that any wrong policy to be adopted by Washington would spark even more problems.
According to a recent survey, 60 to 70 percent of Turkish society is made up a conservative, religious, nationalist bloc, and it is this bloc’s ideology that will dominate Turkey in the years to come, says prominent political scientist Hasan Bülent Kahraman
Parliament approved the constitutional amendment package that brings drastic changes to Turkey’s political system with 339 votes early on Jan. 21, exceeding the 330-vote threshold to bring the charter to a referendum.
Early polls indicate a positive outcome of the constitutional change referendum, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will ardently campaign for a “yes” vote in the upcoming referendum, its leader Devlet Bahçeli has said.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced that it will appeal to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of the government-supported vote on constitutional amendments, on the grounds that ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies breached the principle of “secret voting” for the package.
An outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) militant who attacked the Istanbul police headquarters and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters late on Jan. 20 was apprehended by police in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ on Jan. 22.
More than 215,000 people have been using ByLock smartphone app, an encrypted messaging application that is said to have been used by members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, according to an indictment prepared as a part of the FETÖ investigation.
Turkish nanotech firm Nanomanyetik develops a microscope that can see atoms and individual DNA fibers
The crucial Syria summit, which will bring Syria’s government and rebel fighters to a negotiating table for the first time after nearly six years of war, following 23 days of cease-fire, is set to start in Kazakhstan’s capital on Jan. 23.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant who appeared in a propaganda video by the jihadist group threatening Turkey has previously been detained twice in Turkey and released, according to information gathered by the Doğan News Agency.
Turkish security forces have launched a major operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern province of Mardin.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Jan. 21 asked his followers in Istanbul to support the constitutional change in an upcoming referendum
A total of 57 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were neutralized and 186 ISIL targets were hit over the weekend as part of the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish military has stated.
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A car exploded on Jan. 21 in the Libyan capital near the Italian embassy killing two people who were inside the vehicle, security and medical sources said.
No injuries reported after attacks on police department, ruling AKP provincial headquarters
The long-standing chair of Turkish football club Gençlerbirliği, İlhan Cavcav, died in the capital Ankara on Jan. 22, Doğan News Agency has reported.
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Turkish lawmakers early on Jan. 21 approved a new constitution as deputies completed voting on 18 articles
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Turkey expects to quickly begin work with Donald Trump’s new US administration on issues such as Syria, a spokesman says
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Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday and pledged to end what he called an "American carnage" of rusted factories and crime in an inaugural address that was a populist and nationalist rallying cry
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The uncertainties about the U.S.’s new Middle East policy under Donald Trump have been straining nerves in Ankara, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan made public on Jan. 22 before heading his visit to three Africa countries.
Turkey’s transition to some kind of a presidential system has been debated as the establishment of full-scale one-man rule.
It might be an underestimation to say Turkey will become a “peculiar democracy” once Turks approve constitutional amendments, which would provide the country’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vast presidential powers.
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There is one thing certain about the new resident of the White House. That he does not resemble any of his predecessors.
“I can’t wait to see how the incoming administration deals with AI (artificial intelligence),” said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in a less-than-gracious reference to the fact that the Trump team hasn’t got a clue about the real driving force in the changing world economy.
During a Jan. 17 2017 press conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said conducting military operations in Nagorno Karabakh was not an internal affair of Azerbaijan.
In the first days of Donald Trump era, the U.S. will have to deal with the Syria crisis as its first foreign policy problem, as it looks like it will be joining the Astana talks on Jan. 23.
The plant looked completely useless.
Underwater archaeology works off the coast of Bozburun in Marmaris have unearthed the lower part of a goddess sculpture, the biggest one found in the history of Turkish underwater history
The reaction to independent deputy Aylin Nazlıaka’s protest in which she handcuffed herself to the rostrum in the constitutional debate lays bare the sexism in politics. ‘You’ve brought the handcuffs, bring a man with a whip next time,’ said one tweet, while a politician questioned Nazlıaka’s sanity
‘Romeo et Juliette’ at New York’s Metropolitan Opera will be presented in cinemas globally on Jan. 21 as part of the Met’s Live in HD series
A sarcophagus, which is believed to have been belonged to a school principal, has been unearthed in Manisa’s ancient city of Aigai. This is a unique discovery in the world, according to excavation officials
Super Toto Super League leader Medipol Başakşehir, a giant killer turned title contender, is set to pay a crucial – if not historic – visit to Fenerbahçe on Jan. 22.
A stray cat, which was found with its chin and tail frozen to the ground in the southern province of Isparta, has been rescued by a local and taken under treatment at the Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Veterinary Faculty.
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A home defeat against Başakşehir could mean the end of title hopes for Fenerbahçe, while the visiting side will want to continue its unbeaten streak