MI5 starts an internal review on whether there are lessons to be learned from its handling of intelligence on Salman Abedi before he killed 22 people by blowing himself up at a concert in Manchester.
The global network of the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) is made up of more than 500 companies, hundreds of foundations and media outlets, and over 1,000 schools across 170 countries, a report by Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has stated.
Category: FORK & CORK
There is no question that there is an augmenting quest for anything Ottoman in the recent years.
Turkey’s fertility rate hit the replacement level of the population in 2016, at 2.1 children, according to 2016 birth statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on May 18.
An immersed tunnel and a bridge will be built in the Aegean province of İzmir, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on May 24, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Russia is in talks with European countries to determine the entry point of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline flow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said, TASS news agency has reported.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 22 criticized Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Hovakimiyan over his remarks largely focusing on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Summit in Istanbul.
Turkey and Russia signed a declaration in Istanbul on May 22 to remove restrictions on bilateral trade that were imposed after a jet crisis in 2015.
The Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which brings together the countries of the Black Sea, is seeking to keep in step with the changes around it after a quarter-century of development. The organization is looking to direct more attention toward projects, according to BSEC Secretary-General Michael B. Christides
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will pay a visit to Istanbul on May 22 to attend a summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Cooperation (BSEC) and hold talks with senior Turkish officials amid expectations that Moscow will soon lift all sanctions imposed on Turkish agricultural goods.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey celebrated one of its most meaningful national days on May 19, Youth and Sports Day, marking the 98th anniversary of the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk headed from allied-occupied Istanbul to Samsun on the Black Sea coast in 1919.
Turkey celebrated Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19, with various events in the capital Ankara and around the country
Some 2.04 million young people aged between 15 and 19 – about a third of Turkey’s young population – were not in school as of 2015, according to a new study by Bahçeşehir University’s Center for Economic and Social Research (Betam)
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Today is May 19, the anniversary of the date when a handful of military and civilian leaders led by general Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) set out for the Black Sea port of Samsun, from Istanbul, in 1919. They were due to launch a war of resistance against armies occupying the last remaining parts of the empire under the fading Ottoman dynasty.
Turkey marks Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with official ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country, as police catch seven who were planning attacks on celebrations
Russia on May 18 appointed Aleksey Yerhov as its new ambassador to Ankara, five months after the assassination of former Envoy Andrey Karlov
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has criticized the government over bans on the celebrations of the May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, announcing that they will organize a mass celebration in Ankara despite restrictions.
Trade and travel restrictions left over from a diplomatic spat with Turkey over a year ago will be lifted within a week, Russia’s deputy prime minister said May 17, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day celebrations scheduled to be held in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district on May 19 have been banned by the Istanbul Governor’s Office, Beşiktaş Mayor Murat Hazinedar has said
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