More than 3,400 migrants were rescued at sea May 2, mainly off Libya, as Europe seeks ways to deal with the flood of people trying to reach its shores following a series of deadly shipwrecks
Turkey’s energy minister has deemed that delivering natural gas from Greek Cyprus via Egypt was not feasible
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Mecca, the Hajj of 1954, September... Two pilgrims took a ride on the bus carrying 21 Soviet Muslims to the Kaaba
Category: VERDA ÖZER
On the one hand, violence is re-erupting in Bosnia. On the other hand, Albania and Serbia seem to be at odds. And Serbia still doesn’t accept Kosovo’s independence
Category: GWYNNE DYER
“What’s emerging is what we need,which is a comprehensive plan, going after the criminal gangs, going after the traffickers, going after the owners of the boats...and stabilising the countries from which these people are coming.”
The constuction of Istanbul's third intercontinental bridge has marked a new milestone with the installation of a cable connecting its European and Asian sections
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
On paper, Turkey has really good laws protecting workers jobs. According to the World Bank’s Doing Business survey, the country has tight and inflexible labor market regulation – one of the most stringent in the world
A cocaine seizure off Britain's coast last week yielded what is thought to be the country's biggest-ever haul of hard drugs, potentially worth three-quarters of a billion dollars, authorities said on April 30
Turkey remained “not free” in terms of its press freedom, increasing its overall negative-trending score from 62 to 65 compared to the previous year, according to Freedom House’s “2015 Freedom of the Press” report
A small boat with eight migrants has sunk in the Aegean Sea, killing one migrant and leaving one missing after sailing from Istanbul’s Foça district in İzmir province to the Greek islands
EU energy boss Maros Sefcovic said late on April 30 that Europe could import natural gas from ex-Soviet Turkmenistan via Iran as Brussels ramps up efforts to break its dependence on Russian-sourced energy
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The history of migration correlates closely with the history of humankind. Throughout history, humans have left their homes in search of a new one for social, political and economic reasons or as a result of conflicts, natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on April 30 warned Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban he faces a "fight" if he reintroduces the death penalty in his EU country
Four Turkish nationals have been sentenced to 30 years each in prison for the deaths of 24 migrants when a boat sank in July 2013 in the Aegean Sea.
In the run-up to the June 7 parliamentary elections, the top European security body has highlighted concerns in Turkey over incumbent President Erdoğan’s “active role in the campaign,” as they have recommended the deployment of a team in order to observe the election.
Turkish citizens will head to the ballot boxes at 57 spots across Europe, in addition to 55 in other countries for the June 7 general elections, as parties hope for a larger voter turnout from abroad
Firefighters have brought under control a forest fire near Ukraine's Chernobyl plant, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986, the emergency services said on April 29
Historical artifacts have been smuggled from areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria to Europe through Turkey, the Independent has reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told Kuwaiti businesspeople that Turkey is ready to take part in the construction sector in the Gulf nation, as Islamic banking remains a strong field of cooperation.
An unofficial Turkish delegation has arrived in Crimea through a route offered by Russia and opposed by Ukraine, despite the recent diplomatic row between Moscow and Ankara.
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