The tax inspectors that fined Doğan Media in 2009 at astronomic amounts of 6.8 billion Turkish Liras have been determined to be members of the Gülenist organization
A Greek appeals court on Dec. 6 decided to extradite three of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to the country after the July 15 failed coup attempt, a day after refusing to extradite three others
There are “no problems” in the constitution talks between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli, the latter has said, responding to speculation on disagreements between the sides in the ongoing negotiations.
A year-long hiatus in relations between Russia and Turkey is over, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Dec. 6 in his first visit to Moscow as prime minister
The impact of a weak Turkish Lira on inflation will likely become visible by the first quarter of 2017, but the impact will mainly depend on the pace of economic activity, Central Bank Gov. Murat Çetinkaya said Dec. 6
It is a “disgrace” that the international community has been unable to alleviate the suffering in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Dec. 6, one day after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the city.
The head of Turkey’s main opposition party has called on all politicians, especially political leaders, to reveal their wealth in either Turkish Lira or foreign currency, noting that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s request that Turkish citizens convert their foreign exchange into liras or gold could not exclude anyone.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart, Gen. Joseph Dunford at the İncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana on Dec. 5, the Turkish General Staff has announced
Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has accused the followers of the Gülen movement, believed to have orchestrated the July 15 coup, as well as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), of trying to harm Turkey’s relationship with the European Union after ties between Ankara and Brussels recently soured
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has touched off controversy within his party after honoring arrested journalists who were arrested after the July 15 coup attempt but who were alleged to have aided the infamous Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) plots
Arts and culture are a must for free thought, Aydın Doğan Foundation President Hanzade Doğan Boyner has said, adding that only societies with free thinking can move forward
The Turkish Privatization Authority (ÖİB) announced on Dec. 6 that privatization tenders will henceforth be held on a Turkish Lira basis, in order to support the lira amid its sharp deterioration in value.
A chief adviser for Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was detained early on Dec. 6 as part of the ongoing investigation into the Gülen movement, which is accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15.
The Istanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Company (İETT) has decided to install black boxes on public buses, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Dec. 6 ruled in favor of Turkey over a landmine explosion that injured a young shepherd in 2003, saying there was no violation of his right to life.
Some 28 women were killed in Turkey in the past month alone, the volunteer watchdog organization “We Will Stop Femicide Platform” revealed on its website on Dec. 6
An official from the Aladağ District Governor’s Office in Adana attempted to force a survivor of a deadly dormitory fire last week to fabricate her testimony, according to the girl’s father
Four more suspects were arrested on Dec. 5 after a mine disaster in the southeastern province of Siirt left 12 miners dead and four missing, the state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
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German perfume and cosmetics retailer Douglas has closed its 11 stores in Turkey because its market share is too small and unlikely to grow, a spokeswoman said on Dec. 5
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is a “diplomatic rookie” who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Dec. 6, warning that America could pay dearly for his inexperience.
The United States has stated that no counterfeit visas produced at the fake U.S. embassy in Ghana, run by Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings for a decade, was used to enter the country.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Dec. 5 after a crushing referendum defeat that has sent shockwaves around Europe - though his departure will be delayed by a final task, passing a budget.
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Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher, has been accused of masterminding the bloody July 15 military coup attempt in Turkey not only by the government but also by all opposition parties and prosecutors
The 22nd United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22) took place last month in Marakesh.
Daily Hürriyet’s veteran diplomatic correspondent, Uğur Ergan, reported on Monday that Turkey’s Euphrates Shield operation in Northern Syria, launched on Aug. 24 against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) – which Ankara says is a terrorist group linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – has slowed down.
Despite the recent tensions between Turkey and the European Union, efforts have been undertaken to stabilize the turbulence and establish constructive dialogue between the parties.
At the time of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, the American continent had been discovered but there was no American state or dollar.
Three important news stories, one after another, were reported by international news agencies on the same day.
A day before the inauguration of a new museum-library bearing his name on Dec. 4, in his Central Anatolian hometown of Kayseri, former Turkish President Abdullah Gül gave an interesting interview to CNN Türk
I should be the last person to write on economic matters, since it is neither my profession nor my passion
The 13rd Istanbul Bach Days will be organized this year with the theme “Bach & Love.”
The job of Turkey’s first professional guide dog, Kara, is to be the eyes and best friend of Nurdeniz Tuncer, the founder and president of Turkey’s Guide Dog Association
One of Turkey’s biggest exports over the past decade, Turkish TV series, are turning their attention to Asian markets after finding success in the Middle East and Latin America
The ancient site of Göbeklitepe, one of the world’s most important archaeological sites boasting a history of 12,000 years, is set to soon graduate from UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites to the permanent list.
Wintry conditions and already-eliminated opposition will be all that stand between Beşiktaş and a date with destiny in a maiden trip to the knockout round of the Champions League when the Black Eagles head to Ukraine to take on Dynamo Kyiv on Dec. 6
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
Just a week after writing my impressions about the culinary scene in Barcelona, I’m getting excited about seeing three stellar chefs from Spain in Istanbul this weekend on Dec. 10
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş in the Spor Toto Super League ended in a goalless draw late on Dec. 3, with the visiting side Beşiktaş maintaining its unbeaten record this season in all competitions
Turkish and Syrian women living in Şanlıurfa’s Harran district attend courses and produce souvenirs that have now become a brand and provided income for women