Jeremy Meeks, who went viral after being labelled on social media as “America’s hottest convict,” arrived in the Aegean province of Muğla’s resort town Bodrum on June 25
The Youth and Sports Ministry has prepared a list of digital games that contain “harmful” elements for youngsters, raising eyebrows for including popular games like Guitar Hero, Call of Duty and Pacman
Tokyo police detained two Turkish employees of a kebab shop on June 21 after locals filed a total of 27 complaints over the employees’ alleged aggressive approach inside the shop
The German government has said it does not expect to see Turkish security agents accused of attacking protesters in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, which will be held on July 7 and July 8
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has reiterated its call to the government to not extend the state of emergency, stressing the importance of “returning to normalcy” and “re-establishing democratic order” in Turkey.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)’s “justice march” from Ankara to Istanbul is continuing amid an escalating war of words between party chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and the government, with Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım blasting the march as “non-national.”
Turkey is going through its worst period in terms of rights abuses since the foundation of the Human Rights Association (İHD), according to İHD head Öztürk Türkdoğan.
Hotel occupancy rates in Istanbul soared in May, but the city’s hotels remained to be the cheapest across Europe, according to a leading tourism association.
Turkey has so far sent more than 120 cargo planes of supply to Qatar, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said.
Ebru Baybara Demir, a chef and social entrepreneur from the southeastern province of Mardin, has been selected as one of the 10 finalists of the Basque Culinary World Prize, which is given to chefs who improve society through gastronomy.
Mustafa Budak has become the 102nd victim of the Ankara train station attack undertaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Oct. 10, 2015
Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) has said that it analyzed various messages of 102,000 suspects accused of being members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and determined that they were sent through ByLock
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Saudi Embassy in Ankara has denied reports that it issued any statements advising Saudi citizens against traveling to Turkey.
Hundreds of locals in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır hit the streets to protest an alleged sexual harassment incident against a six-year-old girl on June 25, prompting clashes with the police, Doğan News Agency has reported
Police detained some 44 people at an LGBT Pride march in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on June 25, which was previously banned by the Istanbul’s Governor’s Office for the third consecutive year
MOSUL - Reuters
The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters yesterday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for dialogue a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has bought British health food retailer Holland & Barrett for 1.8 billion ($2.3 billion, 2.0 billion euros), his investment fund said on June 26 .
With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece’s government yesterday failed to persuade striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest left huge piles of trash around Athens
DUBLIN - Reuters
An Irish naval ship rescued 712 people including pregnant women and infants off the coast of the Libyan capital of Tripoli as part of an international migrant rescue effort, Ireland’s Defence Forces said on May 26
China’s jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told AFP on June 26
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
U.S. President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections
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“I am walking every centimeter,” said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on June 25, responding to speculation that he is traveling some of the distance of his “justice march” in his party bus.
I spent the last two weeks mostly in London and then in Vienna for two days. My latest journey only confirmed my resolve to live in my country, good or bad
Things have started coalescing even as confusion in the mind is intensifying. Two days of talks in Ankara and Istanbul among Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other senior Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, have revealed that there will be no major change in positions in the Cyprus talks.
The latest announcement landed in my inbox on Saturday evening. “The Board of the Association of the Constantinopolitans utterly condemns the provocative action by the Turkish authorities to allow the calling of prayers and the reading of the Quran inside the Hagia Sophia, in the presence of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).
Ercan Kızılateş harassed and assaulted university student Melisa Sağlam on July 14 on a dolmuş. His justification was the fact that the girl was wearing shorts
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen, as well as Egypt and the Maldives, severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and placed the country under a blockade, closing it off by land, sea and air.
Today, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we commemorate and honor victims and survivors of torture, and reaffirm our commitment to continuing to work together and with partners around the world to combat torture in all its forms, and in all places.
Teacher Semih Özaçka and academic Nuriye Gülmen were arrested on terror charges on May 23, on the 75th day of their hunger strike.
Police officers have fenced off eggs left by caretta carettas in the southern province of Antalya’s famous Konyaaltı Beach, taking them under protection. They also placed a signboard around the fences, warning holidaygoers in the area about the eggs.
Between July 1 and 16, Istanbul will host an international mega shopping event where visitors can enjoy discounted, tax free and late night shopping, along with a series of exciting events
Penniless single mother J.K. Rowling finally succeeded after a series of rebuffs from publishers, and the book became the first instalment of a seven-novel series that has sold 450 million copies worldwide
“Our friends in the town keep us, as formerly, abundantly supplied with all the delicacies it affords: many of the dishes sent us are excellent; among others some butterfly-things of pastry, which one might blow away, but for the honey their wings are clogged with.”
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.
A farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, Mehmet Dağ, has uncovered a 10-meter mosaic dating back to the 5th century B.C. Roman era. Officials have taken the mosaic to Şanlıurfa
Spanish singer Buika will perform in the southern province of Antalya on July 7 as part of an ongoing world tour. The singer will take the stage as part of the 2nd International Orange Festival / OrangeFest 2017 events at the Finike-Arykanda ancient city, one of the most attractive slope cities in Lycia.
A new exhibition by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations narrates the reflexive methods of the Çatalhöyük excavations from its initial phase to documentation of the finds
The Amasra Museum, which has opened after a three-year restoration work with a cost of 3 million Turkish Liras, has become an international application center for archaeologists, engineers, architects and academics and an education center providing history and archaeology education for students.