A new mobile transportation initiative by the Istanbul municipality has drawn angry reaction from the public over enabling audio and video recording in cabs during travels, with legal experts describing the move as a “violation of the right to privacy.”
A Turkish ultra-nationalist group has attacked a synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district with stones during a protest against the new Israeli restrictions on Palestinians’ entry to the al-Aqsa mosque.
Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, a newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean coast of Turkey early on July 21. At least two people, including one Turkish citizen, were killed on the Greek island of Kos due to the strong earthquake
A 13-centimeter tsunami wave was recorded in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Bodrum district early on July 21, following a strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake
Turkish economy minister Nihat Zeybekci said German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Turkish government and its laws
Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has called for a “joint struggle” to stop what it called the “elimination of politicians and democratic politics.”
The Parliamentary Commission has finalized the discussions on the 18-article amendment to the internal regulation of the Turkish parliament late on July 20 amid criticisms from opposition parties.
While the Turkish public opinion sees the fight against terrorism as the main problem of the foreign policy, it believes the government should prioritize the strengthening of political relations with other countries, a recent poll has revealed.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry stated on July 20 that there had been a serious confidence crisis between Berlin and Ankara
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmakers have penned a letter to the newly-appointed Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gül, urging him to take action about the deteriorating health conditions of two educators who have been on hunger strike for 135 days.
Israeli police barred men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose and protests erupted over new security measures at a highly sensitive holy site.
CARACAS – The Associated Press
A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan’s capital on July 20 çbefore erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead
HUNGARY – Agence France-Presse
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Poland Thursday after lawmakers adopted a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite the threat of unprecedented EU sanctions
TOKYO – Agence France-Presse
The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said on July 21 that it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown
FRANKFURT/MOSCOW - Reuters
Germany’s Siemens tried to distance itself from a Crimean sanctions scandal on July 21, halting deliveries of power equipment to Russian state-controlled customers and reviewing supply deals.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
U.S. President Donald Trump’s growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family’s finances. But that’s a line that Mueller seems sure to cross
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The United States on Thursday hit oil giant ExxonMobil with a $2 million fine for violating Ukraine-related sanctions at a time when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was still in charge of the company.
Fatal traffic accidents in Turkey decreased by 53.3 percent from July 1-19 compared to the same period last year, thanks to a newly-introduced monitoring and imaging system for traffic, Turkish national police announced on July 20.
“The Ideological Codes of the PKK,” the latest book by Turkish journalist Fikret Bilâ, which offers an in depth look into how the Syrian wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has managed to attract young recruits from the western world, has been published by Doğan Kitap in the English language
The International Monetary Fund late on July 20 approved a one-year, $1.8 billion loan program for Greece but will not release any funds until the eurozone agrees on a debt relief plan, in a highly unusual compromise step.
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal, was found dead on July 20 in an apparent suicide. He was 41.
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Turkey and Germany are experiencing perhaps the worst crisis in their deep relations in modern times
Not a day passes without at least one commentary about the nefarious plots foreign powers are hatching against Turkey.
Businessman Hakan Çiçek who was caught in the morning of July 16 near Akıncı base while trying to escape in the open field confessed in his testimony to the prosecutor’s office to have spent the night at the base
The long awaited cabinet reshuffle has finally occurred on July 19
A cabinet reshuffle has been discussed since before the April 16 constitutional referendum, which consolidated all executive powers in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s hands
On the first anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt; I was invited by international media outlets to share my views
There is a common point that connects the July 15, 2016, coup attempt’s civilian executive staff who spent the night of the attempted takeover at the Akıncı air base and was then caught by the gendarmerie forces on the morning of July 16, 2016, at the open field near the base with each other. The connection is fiscal relations.
The latest attempt to reunite Cyprus failed intense negotiations in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, on July 7. The quintet talks under the auspices of U.N. Secretary-General was seen as the most promising occasion in years with two solution-minded leaders, Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) and Mustafa Akıncı of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), in power on both sides of the divided island
Cat Stevens has channeled the Sufi poet Yunus Emre for a song about divine love as he announced his latest album since his return to Western folk pop
A bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring the first samples of moon dust back to Earth was sold to an anonymous bidder for $1.8 million at an auction in New York on Thursday marking the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing
Galatasaray coach Igor Tudor and chairman Dursun Özbek faced growing calls of resignation on July 21 following the Istanbul club’s humiliating exit from the European competition.
Jim Henson, the relentless innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and “The Muppet Show,” is getting a permanent tribute in New York, nearly 30 years after his death
A 1,800 year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region
A symphonic folklore concert will be organized at the ancient city of Aizanoi in the inner Aegean province of Kütahya on July 22 to promote Aizanoi to the world, the Culture and Tourism Ministry announced in a statement
Radiohead defied calls to boycott Israel over its occupation of Palestinian territory and played for tens of thousands in Tel Aviv on July 19, with singer Thom Yorke having dismissed critics as patronizing
AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a U.N. report on July 20 proclaiming “the scales have tipped."
Six Syrian actors battled a fraught U.S. visa process to tread the boards in New York this week, seeking to impress on American theater goers the human cost of a war raging halfway round the world