Two “pink” trambuses, designed for use only by women, were brought into service on Sept. 18 in the central Anatolian province of Malatya.
The number of Turks seeking asylum in Germany is up sharply this year and has been rising steadily since last year’s failed coup attempt, German government data showed on Sept. 18.
The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons, a congressional official said on Sept. 18, following a brawl during the president’s visit to Washington this spring.
Turkey will not allow any fait accompli in northern Iraq, a senior government official has said, vowing all necessary measures will be taken against the independence referendum to be held by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sept. 25.
Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz confirmed on Sept. 19 that the Transition from Primary to Secondary Education exam will not be held this year
The wives and children of Turkish Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq are facing an obscure future, with many families in Turkey searching desperately to reach their relatives.
The Turkish army said it launched a military exercise on Turkey-Iraq border on Sept. 18, just a week before the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) is set to hold a referendum on independence.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 18 that he had formally demanded the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) region suspend an independence referendum
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Sept. 18 the government will undertake in the necessary process to remove the Turkish high school entrance exam and replace it. He stated the current system was very “stressful” for students, while the main opposition criticized the government for acting too hastily on the issue.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Sept. 18 kicked off a march from the Black Sea province of Ordu to the neighboring Giresun in a bid to protest the purchase price for hazelnuts in the new season, which had been announced as 10 Turkish Liras.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Sept. 19 that the Turkish government must pay compensation amounting to 30,000 euros for the lack of safety measures on a building site that led to the death of a man in 2002.
The volume of Turkey’s natural stone sales to China reached 625 million dollars in the first eight months of the year with a 38 percent jump since the same period in 2016, standing at more than one third of the overall exports to Asia’s giant economy.
Ahmet Örken, a 24-year-old cyclist who has dominated the Turkish cycling scene for the last four years, has joined pro-continental Israel Cycling Academy (ICA) to become the first Turkish athlete to join a cycling team at this level.
Speaking at the first hearing into daily Zaman defendants on Sept. 18, Şahin Alpay, a former columnist for the now-closed newspaper, expressed “regret” at writing for the outlet
The richest top 20 percent of society in Turkey received 47.2 percent of total income in 2016, marking a slight increase from the previous year, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) figures.
The Turkish Treasury will issue two types of bonds to attract 2,200 tons of gold stashed under mattresses into the economy, which has a market value of around 300 billion Turkish Liras, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has said.
Four outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in airstrikes by Turkish security forces in northern Iraq on Sept. 18, a local governor’s office said in a statement.
Local authorities in a northwestern Turkish district have warned citizens not to take away or consume dead fish washed ashore in the Susurluk River.
The number of newly established companies in Turkey soared by 47.46 percent year-on-year to reach 6,593 in August, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) said in a report released on Sept. 18.
NEW YORK - Agence France-Presse
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York on Sept. 17 ahead of the UN General Assembly, officials said.
MOSCOW – Agence France-Presse
Syrian government troops came closer yesterday to encircling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a pocket of Deir Ezzor city after crossing the adjacent Euphrates River, Moscow and a monitoring group said.
RAMALLAH - Agence France-Presss
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is poised to visit Gaza for talks, a senior official said yesterday,
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The Middle East went through similarly painful times almost a century ago. That was the dawn of the oil age and a time when three dynasties (Ottoman, Romanov and Habsburg) of three land empires (Turkey, Russia and Austria-Hungary) were falling apart.
A notice hung on the cafeteria door of a high school in the Mediterranean province of Isparta in 2013, announcing that male and female students should eat lunch separately, started out as an pilot implementation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on Sept. 21, on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. Under normal circumstances the expectation would be that something concrete comes out of this meeting, given that we have the leaders of two supposedly strategic partners with common regional and global interests.
Referendums are beginning to become a mechanism for governments to try solving controversial issues in societies.
The arrest of journalists is quite a big problem in democratic societies since it is a violation against society’s right to demand news.
Israeli flags have recently been waved during independence rallies in the cities of northern Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
What has been happening in Turkey recently is no longer a matter of political criticism and disagreement, it is now simply a matter of despair and sorrow.
How could such a thing happen?
The Turkish Super League’s defending champion Beşiktaş defeated Konyaspor 2-0 in the closing game of the week at home late on Sept. 18, equalizing matters with Galatasaray on top of the standing.
Daily Hürriyet has taken photographs of historic artifacts in the ancient city of Palmyra, which was taken over and destroyed by ISIL in 2015
“Why Are We ‘Artists’? – 100 World Art Manifestos,” newly published by Penguin Books, is a collection of 100 artists’ manifestos from across the world between 1909 and 2012, bringing together activists, post-colonialists, surrealists, socialists, nihilists and a host of other voices.
Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and HBO miniseries ‘Big Little Lies’ were the big winners, with five statuettes each, on Sept 17 at the 69th Primetime Emmys
Imagine sunset over a vineyard stretching downhill towards the sea, tables spread on grass with light bulb chains hanging on top.
An exhibition by speculative Australian architect, artist and filmmaker Liam Young, “New Romance” is on view at Istanbul’s Studio-X.
The 184th Oktoberfest opened in Munich on Sept 16. Drinkers will face higher beer prices, with a liter of beer costing up to 10.95 euros, 25 cents higher than last year
The premiere of a documentary on the global 1968 student protests, titled “Generacija ‘68” (Generation ’68), will be held at the SALT Galata Auditorium on Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace.
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul presents delicious and healthy “Salads Reinvented” menu at AzzuR Restaurant and BarAdoX featuring all-time classic favourites interpreted with a gourmet twist through Sept. 30.