A Turkish Airlines plane had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport and skidded onto nearby grassland
Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil
The number of Russian tourists visiting Turkey’s Mediterranean province of Antalya decreased by 41 percent in the first two months of the year, much higher than the overall decrease in visitors to the province of 2.9 percent, according to data from the Association of Mediterranean Tourism and Hoteliers of Turkey (AKTOB)
A French court Tuesday fined a British journalist 1,000 euros ($1,100) for flying a drone over central Paris and confiscated the machine, as authorities scramble to explain a recent series of mysterious overflights.
A powerful new forum for shaping business and foreign economic policy is emerging called the B-20. Since their first meeting in 2010, they have met regularly on the sidelines of the G-20 Summits – in South Korea (2010), France (2011), Mexico (2012), Russia (2013) and Australia (2014). This year, Turkey is the president of the G-20 and therefore its leadership of the B-20 will be closely watched
One of modern Turkey’s most celebrated literary figures, Yaşar Kemal, was laid to rest with a ceremony in Istanbul March 2, after he died on Feb. 28 aged 92
The government’s proposal for a presidential system is effectively one-man rule without the checks and balances of the US system, prominent legal scholar Ergun Özbudun tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that the AKP is distorting the facts to suggest that presidential systems are the most successful models around the world
Turkey’s TAV Operation Services has won the tender to operate the advertisement areas of Carthage Airport in the capital of Tunisia for four years, the company said by a written statement on March 2
Turkish tennis player Marsel İlhan has climbed to the top spot of his career in the new world rankings announced March 2, jumping 27 places to sit in the 77th spot.
Turkish Ambassador to France was attacked with a cup of pomegranate juice by a French-Armenian protester
Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its "cultural" rules, Fars news agency said on March 1 quoting a senior official
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Last week, the news fell like a bombshell. Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz declared at the Turkish parliament that Turkey’s new defense missile system, to be purchased most probably from China, would not be integrated with NATO’s system. This kicked off a hot discussion on whether Turkey is changing its strategic affiliation and might ultimately withdraw from NATO
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
Syria’s main domestic and exiled opposition groups has said they had agreed a joint draft roadmap for the first time, calling for a transitional governing body and an end to the brutal conflict
French utility GDF Suez said it received guarantees from Areva about nuclear reactors in Turkey as well as wind turbines in France that it plans to build with the nuclear group
Unlike what many argue, establishing an authentic Turkish-style presidential system is both possible and necessary, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stressed, underlining that presidential systems in different countries around the world vary in form
The International Press Institute’s (IPI) Turkish National Committee has announced that it will start a campaign against the increasing number of defamation lawsuits targeting journalists in Turkey. President Erdoğan's initiative is described as 'dangerous development for democracy.'
Jazz musicians from around the world will gather this April in Paris for International Jazz Day, an event UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock hopes will bring an uplifting “positive message” to a city still reeling from last month’s terrorist attacks
President Francois Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Feb. 26, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders
Russia on Feb. 26 called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not interested in the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine
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