On Dec. 1, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Ankara, where he met with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss primarily the trade-and-economic and energy matters.
Trabzon’s famous Kızlar Monastery has been undergoing a restoration process for nearly a year. The work is almost done and the monastery will soon open to tourism
A prosecutor has demanded that the court acquits a woman who killed her husband after he allegedly attacked her with a knife in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak
Turkish Airlines (THY) cancels 229 flights due to the heavy storm, as inter-city ferry lines are also halted
Hopes faded Jan. 28 of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.
At least 300 people from the Turkish-speaking minority in eastern Ukraine, known as the Meskhetian Turks, have fled their houses in Slaviansk following clashes
Security black holes around Turkey are getting bigger, yet the government is not vocalizing the threat is becoming more serious, warns an analyst. ‘Being Muslim will not protect Turkey from radicalism,’ says security expert Mete Yarar.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko was chairing an emergency security meeting Jan. 25 to forge a response to a new offensive by pro-Russian rebels
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Boza has been a favorite drink in the Middle East for thousands of years, but it’s the Ottomans who brought it to perfection
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
On Jan. 17, 2007, Hrant Dink, a Turkish Armenian intellectual and the editor-in-chief of the Istanbul-based Armenian daily newspaper, Agos, was assassinated right outside his office in one of the busiest streets in the country.
Data compiled by the Transportation Ministry has shown that the number of cruise tourists who visited Turkey in 2014 decreased by 20 percent from the previous year
Officers arrested in the murder case of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink have joined the civilian suspects in blaming one-time allies or colleagues for the killing after the inspection was widened.
Indonesian divers Jan. 22 recovered six bodies, some still belted into their seats, near the main section of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month, but failed again to reach the fuselage.
Warning alarms in AirAsia flight QZ8501 were "screaming" as the pilots desperately tried to stabilise the plane just before it plunged into the Java Sea last month, a crash investigator said Jan. 21.
A police chief accused of negligence in the murder of journalist Hrant Dink in 2007 has handed himself into the authorities in Ankara
Indonesian divers on Jan. 13 retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from beneath the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea
An Istanbul prosecutor has demanded 13 life sentences in addition to 362 years in jail for four suspects, in the case of a boat accident in the Bosphorus that took the lives of 27 migrants
An Istanbul court has arrested two policemen involved in the inquiry into the killing of Hrant Dink, the Turkish Armenian journalist
Category: FORK & CORK
“Hamsi” is a way of life for Black Sea people. Known as the European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus to be precise, it is the staple protein during winter months for all of the people living near the shores of the Black Sea coast in Turkey.
The flight data recorder was retrieved from the AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea a fortnight ago with 162 people on board, Indonesia's national search and rescue chief said
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