Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has warned Greece not to try the country’s patience amid fresh tension between the two countries over remarks by Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias, which he described as “provocative.”
More than half of the construction of a 511-kilometer concrete wall being built on Turkey’s border with Syria has been completed, the head of the state-owned Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) has said.
Daily Hürriyet has released a statement regarding its lead story on Feb. 25 about the Turkish Armed Forces’ answers to various criticisms, responding to a wave of “unlimited slander” against its journalism immediately after the story was published
Terror will disappear from Turkey is the country’s populace votes ‘yes’ to charter changes that will empower President Erdoğan
The Turkish parliament’s authorities have already been taken out of its hand in a “de facto way” as the state of emergency decree laws are being used for random cases, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani on Feb. 26 for the second time in a week.
The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East made a secret trip to northern Syria on Feb. 24 to meet a U.S.-backed alliance fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), officials said.
A new campaign urging Turks living abroad to spend vacations and hold weddings in Turkey will kick off in Germany next month, the Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry said Feb. 25, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s property sector has welcomed a new law that allows the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) exemption for foreigners who make real estate investments in the country, speculating that the sales to foreigners would soar.
The Turkish Armed Forces has voiced its unease over “abrasive” criticisms and reports that have targeted Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar in recent days over a number of topics on the country’s agenda
A group of high school students in Istanbul who developed a mechanic device to rescue a puppy trapped in a well for 10 days has received an invitation from Stanford University to visit the prestigious school’s Robotics Laboratory.
Turkey’s northwestern province of Bursa has surpassed national hospitals in Turkey and European countries with its exceeding rates of organ donor supplies and transplant operations
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkish conglomerate Sabancı Holding has plans to make 4.5 billion Turkish Liras worth ($1.25 billion) of investments in 2017, the group’s CEO said Feb. 26.
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Turkey’s leading cellphone operator, Turkcell, has announced the development of an automatic rotating antenna to enable uninterrupted internet connectivity at sea.
A group of Bursaspor supporters on Feb. 24 attacked their own team’s bus after they lost 4-0 in a game with Istanbul’s Kasımpaşa.
ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
The name Zeynep has remained as the most popular name given to baby girls by parents, data compilation made with information obtained from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) and the Population Directorate has shown.
NEW ORLEANS - Reuters
A pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be “highly intoxicated” plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Feb. 25, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said
BRUSSELS - The Associated Press
With the specter of populism looming over a critical election year in Europe, the European Parliament has taken an unusual step to crack down on racism and hate speech in its own house
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
President Donald Trump has ratcheted up his feud with the U.S. media, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents’ dinner one day after a row erupted over White House press access
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - Agence France-Presse
A veteran opposition leader in Kyrgyzstan was arrested on corruption charges, security services said yesterday, as political tensions mount in the Central Asian country ahead of a November presidential poll.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Dependent on foreign workers and subsidies from Brussels, Britain’s small but important agricultural sector is losing sleep over the possible fallout from Brexit, but hopes a future outside the EU will open up new export opportunities.
LONDON - Reuters
Boeing Co said it would invest 20 million pounds ($24.98 million) to open its first production facility in Europe to make components for certain aircraft.
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Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Staff, made a public appearance at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Feb. 23, just a few days before the presentation of a new plan by the U.S. security apparatus to President Donald Trump about a new plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, that involves military operations to take Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq from their hands.
Daily Hürriyet reporter Burak Coşan has documented child laborers between the ages of 10 and 14 who work for 12 hours a day at unregistered textile workshops in Istanbul’s Küçükpazar neighborhood.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) will officially launch its campaign for the April 16 referendum in Ankara on Feb 25, kicking off its seven-week-long work aimed at garnering no less than 55 percent of votes to have constitutional amendments approved by the Turkish people. As usual, it is planned to be a massive event with big crowds attending the launch.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım gave this answer when his opinion was asked on the dismissal of academics such as Professor İbrahim Kaboğlu whose only “political fault” was being a democrat, as well as journalist Ahmet Şık, who was imprisoned in the past by Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) judges and who is now arrested on charges of being a member of FETÖ:
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev recently appointed his wife as the country’s first ever vice-president. His elected colleagues greeted this decision with a standing ovation.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was touring the Gulf last week. During the trip, he spoke to a number of Arab media outlets, including the Qatari newspaper Al-Arab.
For the first time in six years, there is famine in the world: a real, United Nations-declared famine, with more than 30 percent of the affected population suffering acute malnutrition and more than a thousand people dying of hunger each day. And there are three more countries where famine may be declared any day now
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.
Foo Fighters will be one of the headliners at Glastonbury this year, they revealed on Feb. 24 while playing a secret gig not far from the legendary British festival.
The Louvre in Paris has gathered a third of 17th-century painter Vermeer’s canvasses, making it the Dutch master’s most ever shown in one place since his death
Fourteen endangered black francolins that were seized two weeks ago in the Kapılı village in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Silopi district, located near the border with Iraq, have been released after treatment.
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul is set to organize an exclusive “crepe day” bringing renowned actor and musician Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı’s delicious homemade jams and their extraordinary story together with Italian Executive Chef Giovanni Terracciano’s specially prepared breakfast favorites.
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.