U.K. Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore has criticized ruling AKP Istanbul deputy Burhan Kuzu and daily Star editor-in-chief of Nuh Albayrak over their remarks on the March 22 U.K. parliament attack
Iranians celebrating the Nevruz holiday, which started mid-March and will last until the beginning of April, have flocked to the eastern province of Van for its nightlife and shopping.
A porn movie broadcast has been streamed through a municipality loudspeaker in one of the most populated neighborhoods of the Black Sea province of Kastamonu, in what the local mayor described as an “unmoral provocation”
Claims that the constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system will introduce one-man rule are “delusional,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
New restrictions on in-cabin large electronic devices on flights from Turkey to the United States and Britain are aimed at stifling economic growth, Turkish Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci said March 23.
With around three weeks to go to the referendum on shifting Turkey to a presidential system, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) officials to intensify their campaigning in big cities, particularly Istanbul, as polls remain tight.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has ruled out any possibility that his party will press for snap elections in the event that constitutional amendments are not approved in an April 16 referendum.
Turkey summoned Russia’s chargé d’affaires to the Foreign Ministry on March 22 to express Ankara’s reaction after the killing of a Turkish soldier by alleged Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) elements on the Syrian border
Turkey’s unemployment rate hit 10.9 percent in 2016 with a 0.6 percent of increase compared to the previous year, continuing its double-digit trend, official data showed on March 23.
Israel has criticized recent comparisons of the current German government to the Nazi regime, implicitly referring to recent comments from Turkish government officials.
The president of the European Parliament has banned the distribution of Turkish pro-government English language Daily Sabah at parliament, upon the request of a Dutch MEP, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 23.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on March 22 expressed its sadness over the fire damage done to a nearly 600-year-old Ottoman era mosque in Greece.
Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said he and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres share the view that progress in efforts to reunify the island is unlikely before next month’s referendum in Turkey.
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Ankara’s action against Russian wheat, maize and sunflower oil suppliers is hindering restoration of ties between the two countries, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek by phone on March 22.
A large-scale operation with the participation of 2,000 police officers from anti-narcotics and anti-terror teams was launched in Istanbul on the morning of March 23.
A lawmaker from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has asked why a student was shot dead by the police at the Nevruz celebrations held in the Bağlar district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on March 21.
The Turkish government has revealed the details of its special passport offer to exporters, a move to enable businesses to acquire visas quicker and gain visa-free entry to many countries as part of new incentives in the sector.
Norway’s ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Foreign Ministry after Norway granted asylum to five former Turkish military officers allegedly linked to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) after the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt, a ministry spokesperson said on March 22.
Top Turkish officials condemned the suspected terrorist attack outside Britain’s parliament on March 22 in which five people were killed and around 40 injured
Turkey expects Austrian authorities to arrest the perpetrators of an attack against the Turkish Embassy and ensure the security of the Turkish diplomatic missions in the country, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on late March 22.
The “thesis writing sector” in Turkey is expanding, as a large number of undergraduate, masters and PhD students in the country pay to have their theses written by others, daily Habertürk reported on March 23.
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Turkey’s oil imports rose 24.26 percent in January compared to the same month in 2016, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) data showed on March 22.
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In his first public speech, as reported on March 22, new German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier directly criticized Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to stop “jeopardizing everything” that he has built “with others” so far.
Listening to some of the statements from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisers, or some pro-government commentators, you may find them absurd or even surreal.
This is not the first contact with U.S. officials on Fethullah Gülen’s extradition.
Special Forces Commander Gen. Zekai Aksakallı, as a witness in the case regarding the shooting of noncommissioned officer Ömer Halisdemir, said the first measure to be taken in a crisis in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is to give the order, “No personnel to leave the barracks!”
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani was bragging on March 13, saying the Turkish government was making “inappropriate statements” and advising it to “be wise.” He even called on Iranian citizens to boycott Turkey
Logistics is one of the most important industries for world trade. A development in logistics directly influences all markets around the globe. Thousands of planes, ships, trucks, and other vehicles are carrying your next living room furniture or your next meal from remote corners of the world to the store next to your house.
Beyond the $65 billion of economic deals signed between Riyadh and Beijing, last week’s visit by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to China confirmed the nascent strategic partnership developing between China and Saudi Arabia, as Beijing seeks to secure the commercial sea routes along China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR).
The United States banned laptops, tablets, cameras and similar electronic devices aboard planes from 10 cities in eight countries on March 20.
Thousands of people have applied to adopt a cat that was rescued from Syria’s al-Bab by a Turkish soldier during the Euphrates Shield Operation last month.
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A Turkish man has been caught while attempting to smuggle a one month-old lion cub from Ukraine to Turkey, Doğan News Agency reported on March 23.
Following a disappointing start to the World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign, Turkey needs to beat Finland at home to remain in the race
The first-ever Turkish voting member of a major Hollywood group believes independent Turkish movie makers need bolder productions
A puppy, named “Kuyu” (well), that was rescued after being trapped in a well for 10 days has been discharged from a veterinary hospital after it fell sick.
Daytime marriage shows could soon disappear from Turkish TV channels amid a growing number of complaints about public morality. Officials will gather on March 23 to discuss the fate of the shows
An endangered Mediterranean horseshoe bat has been found in the Sugediği-3 lava tube inn in the southern province of Hatay’s Hassa district.
A Roman-era tunnel and inn, which are among the most important tourist spots in Hatay’s Samandağ district, are now expected to draw more tourists thanks to a recent road and view terrace project