Turkish warplanes have carried out airstrikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the Avaşin-Basyan and Zap regions of northern Iraq
The United States disclosed on April 21 a secret military ground operation that killed an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant seen as a close associate of the jihadist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Two Turkish construction workers abducted by gunmen earlier this month in oil-rich southern Nigeria have been freed, police said April 21
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said that Turkey’s Constitutional Court and the Council of State have no option but to reject the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) appeal to annul the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has sought to ease concerns over Turkey’s democratic rule in the post-referendum era, claiming that the country “is not turning into an authoritarian regime” in a meeting with senior representatives from leading Western companies in Washington, D.C
Two jailed lawmakers from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) were released by the courts in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on April 21
The main opposition Republican People’s Party has appealed to the Council of State to repeal the Supreme Election Board’s controversial referendum ruling
The former leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal, has suggested that the party will continue to fight against the constitutional amendment passed in the April 16 referendum shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, saying the vote created a “constitutional crisis.”
Turkey has repeated its offer to the U.S. to jointly stage the long-anticipated Raqqa operation with the inclusion of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and including Arab forces within the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on April 21
Researcher Mehmet Kurt speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’
One soldier was killed in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Uludere district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on April 22
Turkey has condemned an attack on a military base in northern Afghanistan that claimed the lives of dozens of soldiers and injured many others
Recent developments indicate the resilience of the Turkish economy and supportive fiscal and macro-prudential policies have mitigated the downside risks on economic activity, Central Bank Governor Murat Çetinkaya said April 20.
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President Erdoğan is set to embark on a world tour in an effort to restore ties with allies following months of tension
Turkey will mark National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23, the anniversary of the Turkish Parliament’s foundation, with official ceremonies to be held in Ankara.
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The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to launch a comprehensive analysis over the April 16 referendum results that resulted in a narrow if controversial victory, with the party to focus on losses in big cities like Istanbul and Ankara following directives from the president.
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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is scheduled to meet next week to discuss whether to degrade Turkey’s status and reopen a monitoring process against the country in response to the authoritarian slide in the country.
Turkey has the unhappiest students surveyed in a new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report covering 72 countries.
Turkey’s tourism sector has kept losing its share in Germany, with German tourists opting to visit other countries such as Spain and Greece rather than Turkey, amid security concerns and recent tensions in bilateral ties, said a leading sector association on April 21.
Five soldiers were killed and some 45 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” during operations in the country’s southeastern region over the past week, the Turkish military stated on April 21.
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Suspicion of irregularities in the April 16 referendum vote have damaged Turkey’s election security and reliability, said Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) Chair Erol Bilecik, adding that measures need to be immediately taken to ensure judicial independence and neutrality.
Five new metro lines will run in Istanbul in the coming days, Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş has said
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“I know what the government is trying to do,” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), on the phone on April 21
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had declared that he would put Turkey’s EU membership process to vote in case the “yes” campaign won the April 16 referendum on Turkey’s shift from a parliamentary system to a presidency
In his most recent in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 10, 2017 in Moscow, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his wish to no longer use the term “normalization” in reference to Turkish-Russian ties, in a bid to emphasize that bilateral relations have returned to their state before Nov 24, 2015, when Turkey downed a Russian jet on the Syrian border
Following the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision that rendered the referendum results controversial, it seems that we will all become experts on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan likes to say “the world is greater than five,” referring to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC.) Many of us would agree with him, as the UNSC’s makeup really is Orwellian. “All nations are equal. But some nations are more equal than others,” it basically says
There is a giant olive tree right at the roundabout leading to Yalıkavak approaching from Torba or Konacık in southwestern Turkey. I never passed it without saying, “Thanks for your presence.”
The Turkish government has embarked on yet another landmark tax reform by completely lifting the value-added tax on the sales of real estate to foreign real persons and legal entities in a spate of ambitious reform initiatives aimed at attracting more foreign direct investment to the country
Here’s how the French presidential election is going to work. This Sunday’s vote will pick the leading two candidates, who will then have another two weeks to campaign for the run-off vote
Ayşe Hatun Önal is the top EDM (Electronic Dance Music) star from Turkey. Her new release ‘Selam Dengesiz’ (Hi, Unbalanced) has extraordinary energy and a party feeling from start to end
John Freely, the well-known author of many history and travel books on Istanbul, Turkey and Greece, passed away on April 20 at age of 90.
The Art on the Street Association, which takes art to the streets for peace and freedom, has become the 13th Changemaker of the 8th season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
Fenerbahçe took firm control of its Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs series with Panathinaikos by claiming a 75-80 victory at the Olympic Sports Center on April 20 to go up 2-0 before next week’s return to Istanbul.
The fifth edition of Mamut Art Project, an art event dedicated to engage emerging artists with new collectors, galleries and curators, will be held between April 26 and 30 at Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park
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Currently in its 45th year, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is taking a step forward to realize a dream project: Starting in 2017, the Istanbul Theater Festival returns to an annual cycle after 15 years of being held biennially.
Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, a famous writer known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, is appreciated for his contributions to Bodrum, where he was exiled after being found guilty for an article he wrote
Advertising the concert venue and time on social media, Iraqi violinist Ameen Mukdad gave a small concert in Mosul, which he had been forced to flee by Islamic State militants