A Turkish-EU deal on migrants is yielding positive results, the European Commission said on Dec. 8, but no progress was made on the issue of visa-free travel for Turks even though the process has been unblocked for Ukrainians and Georgians
Turkish desserts and food company Mado has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Venture Capital Bank (VCBank) and Al Sraiya Holding to extend into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has gathered intelligence via imams from 38 countries on the activities of suspected followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, widely believed to be the mastermind of the failed July 15 coup attempt.
The number of foreign arrivals to Turkey dropped by 25.8 percent to 2.45 million in October, compared to the same month in 2015, temporary data from the Tourism Ministry showed on Nov. 29
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 29 named a vociferous Obamacare critic and an Indiana policy consultant to help him overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.
Terrorism, deterrence and the future of transatlantic relations will top the agenda of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly talks in Turkey next week, the North Atlantic Alliance said in a statement on Nov. 17.
Meskhetian Turks living in the United States commemorated their 72 years of exile from their then-Soviet homeland Georgia in front of the White House on Nov. 12.
The Turkish authorities have sent files to Germany regarding Zekeriya Öz, a controversial Gülenist prosecutor who is currently believed to be in the country
Turkey’s tourism revenue decreased by 32.7 percent to $8.3 billion in the third quarter of 2016 compared to the same period of last year, amid a dramatic plunge in the number of foreign tourists visiting the country, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on Oct. 31.
The number of foreign visitors to Turkey dropped 31.9 percent to 20.2 million in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2015, data from the Tourism Ministry showed on Oct. 27.
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Millions of people all over the world woke up on Oct. 21 to a direct threat to their lifestyles and work. When they tried to go through their social media accounts first thing in the morning, as most of us do nowadays, they could not manage to connect, as the U.S.-based company Dyn, which provides Domain Name System (DNS) services for major websites, was under a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack.
Turkey has fallen 14 places to 69th in the World Bank’s latest Doing Business report, published on Oct. 25.
Fish breeding in the dams of the landlocked southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaraş are exported to 15 countries across the world, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The international system has been evolving ever since the bipolarity of the Cold War ended.
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Progress on the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project is on track, TANAP General Manager Saltuk Düzyol said at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul on Oct. 11, adding it was a key part of the regional natural gas supply chain
One of the gravest risks that the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant presents to the people of the region is the potential for the production of nuclear arms.
There is no chance of Turkey being granted visa-free access to the EU before the end of the month, but liberalization could come when the present storm in the country calms down, according to an adviser to the EU’s foreign policy chief. Turks might be able to travel by early 2017, Nathalie Tocci says
With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Oct. 8 to stay in the race despite calls from more than two dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about women
Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti and moved on to Cuba after killing nine people, unleashing floods and forcing hundreds of thousands to flee the Caribbean’s worst storm in nearly a decade.
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