A man who drew widespread criticism over a photo which showed him stepping on a Syrian worker’s stomach that was captioned “A Turk’s revenge on a Syrian” has been detained and sent to court with a demand for his arrest
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) has approved a change in its zoning plan for the city’s historical peninsula, despite objection from its local urban planning office, which claimed the new regulation would lead to “irreversible” outcomes.
An armed attack was staged on pro-government journalist Cem Küçük’s house in Istanbul’s Güngören district late Feb. 20
The new U.S. administration seems to be more indulgent and sensitive over the extradition of Fethullah Gülen, who is believed to be behind the July 15 coup attempt, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Feb. 21, adding that discussions with U.S. officials were continuing.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has denounced a statement from an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, who called on Turkey to not “test Iran’s patience.”
The U.S.-Turkey partnership must be revitalized under the Donald Trump administration, Republican Senator John McCain said on Feb. 20 after meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has slammed nationalist circles that have launched a campaign against constitutional amendments that will usher in an executive presidential government system in spite of the party leadership’s vigorous support for the change
A prosecutor who called on National Intelligence Agency (MİT) Chief Hakan Fidan to provide testimony in 2012 has been arrested on charges of links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have masterminded the July 2016 failed coup attempt
At least 44 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in northern Syria in the last 24 hours by Turkish forces and the U.S.-led coalition, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Feb. 21
The administration of a religious vocational high school in the western province of Aydın has filed complaint against a group of students for listening to Kurdish music and dancing the “halay” folk dance
Experienced executive Yağmur Şatana has been appointed as a board member and vice chairman of the executive board of Doğan Group, the holding said in a statement on Feb. 20
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mihriban Aliyeva, to the first vice-president post, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 21
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son Bilal Erdoğan’s father-in-law, Orhan Uzuner, has formed a platform to prevent a “possible coup attempt.”
Turkey’s tourist industry is set for a rebound in 2017 following difficult times in 2016, according to the general manager of SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that a new page in U.S.-Turkey relations is being opened with the new administration at the White House.
The trial of more than 40 Turkish soldiers accused of attempting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the July 2016 failed coup attempt started on Feb. 20.
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
A group of Turkish scientists will travel to Antarctica in the near future to establish a Turkish base for scientific research, the head of the first Turkish polar research center has said, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 20.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 20 named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) will jointly provide 6 million euros ($6.3 million) of financing to a major Turkish flour producer, the EBRD said Feb. 20.
Details of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) campaign for the upcoming referendum on constitutional changes will be publicly announced by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım in Ankara on Feb. 25.
ANKARA / MARDİN
A deputy from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has asked Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to inform the public on alleged human rights abuses by security forces in a village in the southeastern province of Mardin
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Mining giant BHP Billiton reported yesterday a dramatic rebound in half-yearly profits on the back of soaring iron ore prices and improved productivity.
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Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation into Syria has delivered a major blow to the revenues of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, according to a report by the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) and leading consultant group Ernst and Young (EY).
“If you are going to be hanged, be hanged with an English rope,” is a famous Turkish saying. Anything that has the act of hanging cannot really imply something positive, but this saying has a positive connotation in reference to the British.
Statements from Ankara regarding developments in Syria suggest that things are moving in a direction that Turkey wants.
Istanbul has the third highest traffic congestion in the world. The number of registered vehicles in the city is 3.75 million, with 1,017 new vehicles registered every passing day. Each year, we spend 125 hours in traffic.
Yıldız Holding, which is home to global brands such as Godiva and United Biscuits, set up the Sabri Ülker Center at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2014 with a $24 million donation. The holding has 56,000 staff on four continents; they have made $3.6 billion in investments in the past five years.
I have been to Northern Cyprus many times before. I would usually go from the airport to the hotel, then from the hotel to a little bit of Nicosia, then to the airport again.
There’s a new idea that might be the solution to runaway populism. Well, it’s not that new, really – it has been kicking around in left-wing circles for a least a quarter-century – but it has suddenly gone mainstream. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), and pilot programmes to see if it really works in practice are being launched this year in four different countries
The official report of this year’s 53th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17-19 was titled “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”
Turkish TV dramas, which have drawn great attention in Latin America, can reach wider audiences and contribute to Turkey’s promotion and tourism with the help of collaborations with these countries, officials say
A 100-year ginnery in the southern province of Mersin’s Tarsus district has been restored and has started serving as the Gözlükule Mound Research Center for academic research and archaeological works.
The works of Mersad Berber, one of the leading representatives of Bosnian-Herzegovinian art in the second half of the 20th century, are on display at Pera Museum
The first sign of spring will be falling today. In my childhood, I remember the dates marking the change of seasons were closely guarded.
A burial chamber featuring unique friezes that were unearthed at the Tatarlı Tumulus will be displayed at a new museum in Afyonkarahisar
Heraclia Latmos was one of the beautiful coastal cities of Karia, resting against the Latmos (Beşparmak) mountains and facing the Aegean
Erospolis makes a little poll as to why everyone hates Valentine’s Day in Turkey
Şehrine Ses Ver (Give Sound of Your City) has become the ninth “Changemaker” in the eighth season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program
Trailers for a Turkish TV series on a Syrian refugee family that will feature global superstars such as actress Angelina Jolie and football player Cristiano Ronaldo have been completed in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the show’s director has said.