According to statistics released by ACI Europe, Istanbul’s Atatürk has become the third busiest airport of Europe in 2015 with a 9.1 percent increase of passengers, bringing its total to nearly 62 million visitors
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“Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister
Global media magnate Rupert Murdoch's son James will return as chairman of British broadcaster Sky, the company said on Jan. 29, nearly four years after he was forced to leave over a phone hacking scandal
The European Commission ordered Belgium on Jan. 11 to recover 700 million euros ($763 million) from 35 large companies in back taxes in the EU executive’s biggest move yet to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals
Apple has agreed to pay Italy 318 million euros ($348 million) to settle a tax dispute after the US tech giant was investigated for suspected fraud, the country's tax agency said Dec. 29
Greece's parliament on Dec. 23 approved a bill granting same-sex couples the right to a civil union, becoming one of the last European countries to give them legal recognition after years of opposition from the influential Orthodox church
France’s “Mustang” and Hungary’s “Son of Saul” are among the nine films that have made it onto a shortlist in the contest for the foreign-language Oscar, Academy Awards organizers said late Dec. 17
Dozens of passports seized when Turkish counterterrorism units detained two suspects at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport are authentic passports, all but one issued by EU-member countries
Turkey will face Spain - crowned European champions in the last two tournaments - the Czech Republic and Croatia in Group D
Pfizer Inc, the maker of Viagra and Lipitor, has struck a deal to buy Botox-maker Allergan Plc in a transaction valued at about $160 billion
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Ahead of its annual meetings in Lima in October, the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global growth to a modest 3.1 percent because of slowing growth in emerging economies
Ireland's new same-sex marriage law comes into force from Nov. 16, six months after the country voted to allow gay unions in a historic referendum
One of Turkey’s most prominent allies, the United Kingdom, has underlined NATO should play a key role in providing further measures of assurance to Turkey in the face of regional challenges, especially in regard to the deepening Syrian crisis
Around 100 grandchildren of a Scottish soldier, who was injured in the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915, returned to the site of the battle ground to honor their grandfather
Daylight Saving Time in Turkey will end on Nov. 8, two weeks after the rest of the world switched its clocks back
Evidence now suggests that a bomb planted by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group is the likely cause of last weekend's crash of a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai peninsula, U.S. and European security sources said on Nov 4
Turkey’s hotel occupancy rates saw double-digit decline in September despite a rise in local tourists during a 9-day Eid holiday, said the Turkish Touristic Hotels and Investors Association (TUROB) in a written statement on Oct. 30.
Turkey has spent over $8 billion for more than 2.1 million Syrian migrants in the last 4.5 years in line with its “Open Door Policy” with Syria.
Police arrested a 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland on Oct. 26 over a cyber attack that may have led to the theft of data from among the 4 million customers of British broadband provider TalkTalk.
Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Oct. 11 said he did not intend to call a parliamentary election in Ireland before early next year, seeking to halt widespread speculation that he would call a snap vote next month
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