President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for promoting himself, saying that recent photographs of the latter taken during the “Justice March” are “an insult to the public.”
Dating shows will not be aired on Turkish TVs this season, an official from the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) was quoted as saying on Aug. 21 at a forum in the northwestern province of Kocaeli.
Seven general and admirals asked for retirement of their own volition before recent promotions and demotions within Turkey’s military ranks, the Defense Ministry has stated
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said Turkey will not allow the foundation of a Kurdish state on its southern border, reiterating earlier comments on the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria.
The EU should change its Turkey strategy as it can longer “shrug” at Ankara’s behavior, European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn told Süddeutsche Zeitung in an interview published late on Aug. 21.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) aims to win the mayoralties of seven key big city metropolitan areas in the upcoming local elections in 2019, party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had said.
Koray Aydın has resigned from his position as a deputy of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and has signaled that he will join a new party set to be founded by Meral Akşener, a dissident former MHP member.
Almost half of the graduates of foreign language high schools in Turkey chose to study at universities abroad for their higher education this year, 30 percent more when compared to last year, with most preferring countries like Germany and Canada, daily Cumhuriyet reported on Aug. 21.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is set to pay an official visit to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Aug. 23, on the same day as U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is set to visit Turkey
The government and unions have come to an agreement over a salary rise offer for millions of civil servants and retired civil servants in Turkey, covering 2018 and 2019
Turkey and Serbia signed a trade agreement on agriculture on Aug. 22, the first since 2011.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Aug. 21 that Berlin and the rest of Europe should support the “democratically minded” majority of Turks who do not back President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a dramatic hardening of Germany’s position towards Ankara.
The Mediterranean resort of Antalya, Turkey’s leading tomato producer, made $88.3 million from tomato exports to 46 countries in the first 7.5 months of the year, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on Aug. 22.
Bayburt, a small province in the Black Sea region, witnessed the highest rate hike between 2000 and 2014, surpassing all other provinces in Turkey, including Istanbul, daily Habertürk reported on Aug. 22.
Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani has said that a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independence is already being held late and cannot be postponed under “pretexts” from Iraq because “trust no longer exists between Arbil and Baghdad.”
Former Turkish international goalkeeper Ömer Çatkıç has been detained for alleged links to the network of Fethullah Gülen, the main suspect in the cases into last years’ coup attempt, while Ahmet Şan, the chairman of Turkish First Division club Konyaspor, has testified to prosecutors over similar allegations.
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Police evacuated Syrians from their homes after one man was killed and an angry mob of hundreds of locals attacked the houses and workplaces of Syrian refugees in the Konya’s Karapınar district
Iraqi forces on Aug. 22 recaptured from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group the first two districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar. Iraqi troops reached the first urban areas on the third day of a multi-pronged operation, said a military commander.
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A woman who was forced into a religious marriage with her rapist at the age of 17 in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır will return to high school, following an intervention from the Education Ministry and the Family and Social Policies Ministry.
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Aug. 21 for new "serious and effective" peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the royal palace said.
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Turkey is facing the challenges of an increasing rate in the use of synthetic drugs, in what experts have cited “narco-terror” as the cause of it.
Security forces in Turkey’s east “neutralized” on Aug. 22 three outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, who had been preparing for an attack, the Turkish Armed Forces has stated.
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Meral Akşener, a former deputy speaker of the Turkish Parliament, stated on Aug. 22 that she has officially started the process of establishing a new party, in a bid to build an alternative to President Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
There was big chaos and a power struggle in the Turkish airspace on the night of the July 15, 2016, coup attempt.
An incredible controversy about Cyprus is spreading between Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot state.
The executive board chairman of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Erol Bilecik, has drawn attention to slackness in Turkey’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) system.
As a white, non-Hispanic American, it is easy to dismiss Confederate flag-bearing citizens as simply distasteful, speaking with no more than a “shame on you” rebuke behind their backs.
Before departing for his visit to Jordan on Aug. 21, President Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey and Iran could soon carry out joint military operations against “terrorist organizations” in Iraq.
As peace talks between the supposedly most pro-solution leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have collapsed; the answer to “what now” lingers in the air.
I was asked recently by a western media outlet whether it was conceivable that main opposition Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu could be arrested, on charges ranging anywhere from treason to aiding and abetting terrorism.
After waiting for 12 years, five columns of the Temple of Apollo were restored and irons that came to the surface were covered with concrete
The relief of Hittite King Maradas, unearthed in Aslantepe Mound in the eastern province of Malatya in 1891, is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. State officials in Malatya have initiated works for the return of the artifact
Grunge veterans the Foo Fighters are channelling their inner Rick Astley with a bold new record the American rockers describe as their “weirdest” yet.
One of the notable festivals in Turkey, the Zeytinli Rock Festival, kicks off today in Zeytinli in the northwestern province of Balıkesir’s Edremit district.
Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century.
A koala at an Australian zoo has given birth to a rare white joey, staff announced on Aug. 22.
Hundreds of bottles that are believed to have been used for perfume in the ancient ages have been unearthed in Şanlıurfa’s ancient city of Harran
Turkish Greco-Roman wrestler Metehan Başar beat Germany’s Denis Maksymilian Kudla in the 85-kg category final at the 2017 World Championships on Aug. 21 to claim the gold medal.
The 24th International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, organized by the State Opera and Ballet Directorate, will be held between Aug. 23 and Sept. 4 at the Aspendos Ancient Theater in the southern province of Antalya