Turkey and Iraq will launch a joint military exercise on the Turkish-Iraqi border on Sept. 26 following an independence referendum in northern Iraq, the Turkish military said late on Sept. 25.
An Istanbul court ordered the release of journalist Kadri Gürsel on Sept. 25 in the third hearing in the Cumhuriyet trial, in which 20 executives and journalists from the critical Turkish newspaper are being tried
RTÜK has decided to remove broadcaster Rudaw, which is affiliated to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, from its satellite broadcasting
Turkey is determined to take action if its national security is threatened, officials vowed on Sept. 25, as the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) pressed ahead with an independence referendum despite pressure and warnings from Baghdad, Turkey, Iran and the international community.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hinted on Sept. 25 that Turkey could launch an operation to the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) if necessary, citing a previous operation in northern Syria
Arbil has never been a threat to Ankara, and will remain to not be so, according to Nechirvan Barzani, prime mnister of the Kurdistan Regional Gvoernment (KRG) in northern Iraq.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 25 that security forces in Myanmar were waging “Buddhist terror” against Rohingya Muslims in the country, slamming what he called a lack of humanitarian efforts by the international community to protect the rights of the Muslim minority
Iraq’s central government, Turkey and Iran should gather to produce solutions about the independence referendum of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Sept. 25 criticized recent Russian airstrikes in the Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib, saying the bombardments killed several civilians and moderate opposition members in the region.
The Istanbul municipal council will meet on Sept. 28 to elect a new provincial mayor, after Kadir Topbaş announced last week that he was stepping down from the post, which he had held for the past 13 years
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants killed three migrants on Sept. 25 and injured seven others, one critically, in the eastern province of Ağrı, according to a military source.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chair Bülent Tezcan has slammed a prosecutor’s decision to extend the detention period for the party’s lawyer, Celal Çelik, who had been in detention for over 10 days as part of the investigation into the Gülen network.
Abdulkadir Yüksel, a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmaker for the southeastern province of Gaziantep, died after suffering a heart attack in the capital Ankara on Sept. 25, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported. He was 55.
Property sales to foreigners in Turkey continued to rise in August, as a total of 1,684 houses were sold to foreign nationals with an 11.4 percent year-on-year increase, official data showed on Sept. 25.
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Turkey aims to hit annual economic growth of 5.5 percent until 2020 in its medium-term economic program, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Sept. 25.
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Fourteen Turkish-origin German citizens were elected to Germany’s Bundestag in the Sept. 24 general elections.
Some of the suspects in the deadly Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bomb attack in the capital Ankara two years ago received training in the Syrian border city of Tel Abyad for 40 days, according to a secret witness’ testimony in the ongoing case’s fifth hearing, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Sept. 25
A Russian general was killed while battling Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, Moscow’s defense ministry has said
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The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has accelerated work to amend six different laws related to elections in a bid to harmonize existing legislation for the shift to an executive presidential system, which will fully go into effect after dual elections in 2019
The postponement of presidential elections in a total of 364 business chambers and commodity exchanges across Turkey through a decree law has stirred debate and uncertainty.
Turkey should be able to sell its olive oil to European Union markets in a customs-free manner, just like it can do for olives, rather than on inward-processing model, to give a boost to its exports, a leading sector player has said.
A total of 64 migrants were caught on a plastic boat off the touristic town of Kuşadası in the Aegean province of Aydın.
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“We warned you that the far right is on the rise,” said Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 25, implicitly addressing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as if she was not aware of the rise in xenophobic, even racist votes in her own country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has proven to be both a lifesaver and a troublemaker for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As expected, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won the German elections with 33 percent of the votes. This is less than expected but a victory it still is. The real winner, however, appears to be the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which gained an unprecedented 13 percent of the votes.
There is a book called “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by the author Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Those who have not read it, please do.
Parliamentary elections in Germany have resulted in the fourth consecutive victory of Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has apparently lost considerable support and received the second worst result in elections since 1949.
As we enter the last months of the year, which was expected to be difficult, the latest developments in domestic and foreign policies increase these complications more. Clearly, it is difficult to ensure stability in the economy at a time when nothing goes in its normal pace.
Thanks to Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Masoud Barzani’s move to hold a referendum on carving out an independent Kurdistan, the Middle East is once again a high-risk spot, competing with the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
Ankara may be right to be alarmed by the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) call for referendum, as it could herald a radical change along Turkey’s southern border.
A settlement from 11,500 years ago has been unearthed in Hasankeyf Mound. People lived in the settlement for 1,000 years but later abandoned it, excavations reveal
The Fire of Anatolia, a dance group synthesizing the music and culture of Anatolia with modern and folk dances, is working on new shows. One of them aims to draw attention to tragedies refugees face in Turkey
Tens of thousands of coffee lovers flocked to the Istanbul Coffee Festival held between Sept. 21 and 24 to sip on different kinds of coffees from all around the world.
The secrets behind the construction of the oldest and only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World have been locked within its limestone and granite walls for centuries.
Turkish champion Beşiktaş wants to maintain its good start to the Champions League on Sept. 26 when it hosts RB Leipzig for the first time as the German upstart hunts a maiden win in its debut season in Europe.
The Mediterranean basin is the cradle of civilizations, no doubt about it.
Stuffed, rolled, baked or fried: rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners have spurned factory-made versions for homespun ones, propping up a thriving cottage industry in the Mekong Delta.
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş on the night of Sept. 23 descended into farce amid five red cards, 10 yellow cards, and two penalties, with the home side Fenerbahçe eventually extending its unbeaten streak against the visitors to 15 games with a 2-1 victory.
Arkas Art Center’s new exhibition ‘Landscapes of Water’ shows the sea at its best and its worst through the eyes of 70 artists from the 19th and early 20th century