Former head of Turkey's police intelligence, Ramazan Akyürek, sent to prison over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine on Feb. 27, a year to the day since Russian troops and pro-Moscow forces began seizing ports and cities on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea
A high-ranking Turkish police chief has been detained in Ankara as part of the investigation into murder Hrant Dink
The project to construct a new gas pipeline with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters from Russia to Turkey has entered the execution stage, Russian energy giant Gazprom has said by a written statement on late Feb. 24.
Kanal Istanbul, one of the planned giant projects will be a canal 43 kilometers long and 400 meters wide with six bridges
Turkey has issued a commemoration message the first time ever for the Struma tragedy, in which 764 Jews died in the Black Sea while trying to escaping the Holocaust
A ceremony to remember the sinking of the Struma vessel, in which 764 Jews died in the Black Sea while trying to escape the Holocaust, was held in Istanbul Feb. 24.
Pro-Russian forces massing near Ukraine's port city of Mariupol tried to overrun a troop position overnight, KYiv said on Feb. 23, fuelling concerns for the fate of an internationally brokered ceasefire
A soldier who died in an accident during the Turkish army’s operation in northern Syria has been laid to rest
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Özgecan Aslan was a 20-year-old university student. She was killed in a private bus after an attempted rape in Tarsus, between Mersin and Adana on the southern coast of Turkey. The perpetrators of the monstrous crime disfigured and burned her body. They have all been arrested. Yet the slogan “Have you heard Özgecan’s cry?” is still echoing across massive protests all over the country
The Turkish government has launched a significant reshuffle of governors across the country, replacing the governors of 11 provinces
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is moving to destroy all opposition its vision of an authoritarian new Turkey, according to the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB)
Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek has backed the Central Bank amid increasing criticism against the bank from political circles due to its rate policies
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Russian President Vladimir Putin caused a shockwave around the world, specifically in Europe, when he declared the suspension of the long-planned South Stream project during his visit to Istanbul in early December 2014. He pulled another rabbit out of his hat with his next statement: “We will build a new pipeline via Turkey instead.”
The Kurdish peace process is a 'vital national project' that should be treated with patience, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says
Turkey’s state subsidies and economic incentives are centered on a few cities and the existing system does not cover less developed cities, the Turkish Young Business Association (TÜGİAD) said in written statement Feb. 12.
More civil servants who are seeking to run for a parliamentary seat submitted their resignations on Feb. 10, ahead of the deadline on the same day for civil servants to resign in order to be nominated as candidates for the June 7 parliamentary elections
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
Not according to credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. In a note released on Feb. 6, S&P said the “banking regulator’s (BDDK) decision to transfer the management of Bank Asya to the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) does not affect the unsolicited credit ratings on Turkey.”
Beşiktaş reclaimed the top seat in the Super Toto Super League Feb. 8 after four weeks, in a season which has already turned into a Sisyphus effort, only one day after rival Fenerbahçe failed to find the net at home against Black Sea giants Trabzonspor.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was working towards peace talks with the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine in Minsk on Feb. 11 but the four still need to agree on a “number of points” by then.
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