At least five people were killed on Dec. 10 and 27 were injured when a freight train transporting gas derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, officials said
Fifty-one academics out of 87 who were issued detention warrants have been detained by police at Istanbul University over suspected links to U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of orchestrating the July 15 failed coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has unanimously turned down an application by a Turkish teacher who was dismissed by a government decree, saying he had not yet exhausted the domestic legal recourses available to him.
Work on the underwater section of the Turkish Stream pipeline will get underway in the second half of next year, Alexei Miller, chief executive of Russian gas giant Gazprom, told journalists on Dec. 6, Reuters reported
A rising Fenerbahçe, which has won its last eight games, will host historic rival Beşiktaş on Dec. 3 looking to maintain an 11-year undefeated record in derby games.
After a hiatus of two years, excavations have started again in Karabük’s ancient city of Hadrianapolis in the Black Sea region. The current places will open to visitors and new areas are set to be unearthed
Four Iraqi nationals were arrested in the Black Sea province of Samsun late on Nov. 28, as a part of an anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) investigation, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Category: FORK & CORK
I was dead tired, but I didn’t hesitate a moment to wake up at 6 in the morning to catch an early flight to Istanbul to go to the Thrace region.
Arrested lawmakers from the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) could be released from pre-trial detention, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy Mehmet Ali Şahin has suggested
The body of another miner was recovered on Nov. 26, 10 days after a mine collapse in the Şirvan district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkish director Mustafa Kara’s “Kalandar Soğuğu” (Cold of Kalandar) won the Best Film, Best Cinematography and Young Cinema Success awards at the 10th Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane on Nov. 24.
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
Mine worker Mustafa Sarı survived a mine accident four years ago. Eight of his colleagues died.
Erospolis, relieved by the withdrawal of the bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them, brings some facts to the image of the ‘young wife grieving because her husband is in jail’
The Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKİ) will construct Ottoman-style buildings in the highlands of the Black Sea provinces
Istanbul’s Medipol Başakşehir, which has surprisingly accumulated the best record of any Turkish Super League in the first 11 weeks over the last 13 years, will take on its closest rival, Beşiktaş, on Nov. 26 with an eye to putting more distance between themselves and the chasing pack
Thirteen high school teachers have traveled around villages in the southeastern province of Batman to convince the parents of a total of 45 girls to send their offspring to school.
Turkey would never take steps to undermine NATO’s collective defense and unity as spelled out in Article 5, the alliance’s chief has said
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has warned members of his party not to engage in debates regarding the presidential system with members of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP)
Democracy is our lifeblood and whatever the conditions are, we will stand by it, said Doğan Holding Honorary Chairman Aydın Doğan in an associations’ federation meeting he attended on Nov. 20 in his hometown Gümüşhane in the northern Black Sea region
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hailed Turkish democracy and the nation on Nov. 21 following an attempted coup over the summer while noting the importance of the rule of law
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