Spanish King Felipe VI expressed support for Turkish tourism at an international travel expo on Jan. 18, saying the country’s industry would recover quickly.
Despite Turkey’s many problems, foreign investors still have a belief in the country’s economy, but many have adopted a wait-and-see approach amid the country’s current political turmoil. ‘They are trying to understand what is happening in the country,’ says economist Murat Sağman
Syrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana to press for the implementation of a widely violated cease-fire, rebel officials said on Jan. 16, Reuters has reported
A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Jan. 17 when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond
A judicial investigation into diesel emissions testing in France could widen beyond Renault after tests showed other carmakers had exceeded the authorized levels, the French environment minister said on Jan. 15, without elaborating.
Major powers signaled to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution to the problems in the Holy Land, with France warning him that plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
Turkey’s allies are still providing weapons to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said Jan. 11, asking “what business does a terror group have at the peace table?”
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) İzmir deputy Murat Bakan filed a parliamentary question the other day for Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to ask why Turkey has not brought the Paris Agreement it has signed to parliament’s general assembly.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The terrible massacre by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on a nightclub in Ortaköy last week has triggered Turkey’s most traditional debate on “secular versus conservative” lifestyles.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
The monstrous attack on Istanbul’s iconic Reina club in the first hours of the new year has inevitably triggered a new wave in the lifestyle debate among secularists in Turkey.
Kim Kardashian has made her long-awaited return to social media, three months after going silent in the wake of being held up and robbed of millions of dollars in jewelry at a Paris hotel.
Is there any other country in the world other than Turkey where people’s hopes for 2017 were shattered?
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Greece is looking at the developments in Turkey with a great deal of apprehension. Anything that may cause trouble in Turkey can be a cause of great concern for Greece.
A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosporus on Jan. 1 killing at least 39 people, including many foreigners, before fleeing the scene
Category: SELİN NASİ
He doesn’t have much time left before he leaves office in a few weeks, but U.S. President Barack Obama got in one final, parting shot against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in revenge for the latter’s speech in Congress in March 2015.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
As the year comes to an end, looking back might provide insights for the challenges ahead.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Dec. 26 called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.
British singer George Michael, who became one of the most famous pop idols in the 1980s with Wham! and then made a career as a successful solo artist, died at his home in England on Dec. 25 aged 53
A Russian military plane crashed on its way to Syria on Dec. 25, likely killing all 92 people onboard, including dozens of Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops
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