Forestry Minister Veysel Eroğlu has predicted that the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen will “end up dying in the U.S. and be buried in a Jewish cemetery.”
France’s Consul General in Istanbul Bertrand Buchwalter has referred to the song “Don’t Go, I Need You” (Gitme, Sana Muhtacım) by legendary Turkish singer Zeki Müren to refer to rocky Turkey-EU relations.
A man broke into the İncirlik air base in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Dec. 6 to take pictures with Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities, who were at the base for U.S. Chief of Staff Joseph Dunford’s USO Holiday Tour
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed Turkey’s struggling economy is under attack from foreign exchange speculators, while also praising citizens who have converted their foreign currencies into liras
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again slammed Germany after airport police in Cologne temporarily held Turkish Parliament Deputy Speaker Ayşenur Bahçekapılı due to a problem with her passport
PM Yıldırım provides notice that Ankara is doing everything in its power to secure a cease-fire in Aleppo amid a heavy bombardment
A number of institutions announced measures to prop up the Turkish Lira in a bid to support the struggling currency on Dec. 7, following President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call to keep savings and make transactions in liras rather than foreign currencies
Work on the underwater section of the Turkish Stream pipeline will get underway in the second half of next year, Alexei Miller, chief executive of Russian gas giant Gazprom, told journalists on Dec. 6, Reuters reported
The Turkish General Staff said its warplanes “neutralized” 23 ISIL militants in air strikes in the al-Bab city of Aleppo province in northern Syria between 10:05 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 7
The co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is being overtly subjected to torture in prison, a HDP lawmaker has said, commenting on the imprisonment of HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş.
A Pakistani plane reportedly carrying 47 people crashed Dec. 7 in the mountainous north of the country and burst into flames, police and aviation authorities said, AFP reported
An indictment regarding the killing of Gezi victim Berkin Elvan has been prepared after nearly three years of investigation, with the prosecutor saying the police officer had “probable intent” in killing him
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the fugitive Adil Öksüz, one of the prime suspects behind Turkey’s failed July 15 coup attempt, is only a “shadow” figure and the top orchestrators of the attempted putsch have not yet surfaced
European Union ambassadors in Ankara are expected to visit the southern Turkish province of Adana on Dec. 8 to show solidarity over a bomb-laden attack that killed two people and wounded 33 others on Nov. 24
BRUSSELS – The Associated Press
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.
The first month of 2017 will be vital for the Cyprus peace talks with negotiations set to resume in Geneva following a failure last month, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said
Fitch Ratings has announced that it revised the Turkish banking sector outlook for 2017 from “stable” to “negative” amid several risks
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Almost 79,000 Syrian children are being educated in Turkey’s temporary refugee centers, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak told state-run Anadolu Agency on Dec. 7
HATAY – Doğan News Agency
Two Turkish lawmakers have met with Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu as part of efforts to save 18 Turkish citizens facing execution in Saudi Arabia over drug possession.
Turkish warplanes hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Dec. 7, Doğan News Agency has reported
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy Barış Yarkadaş read out a message from daily Cumhuriyet’s imprisoned editor-in-chief, Murat Sabuncu, in parliament’s general assembly on Dec. 6
Police teams in the southern province of Adana have tracked down the alleged killer of a 27-year-old woman whose dismembered remains were found on Dec. 7.
OPINION - all the columnists »
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 6 said the situation in Aleppo case was a “disgrace” for the West
Turkey is going through very turbulent times – not only economically but politically as well. The difficulty in navigating through this kind of a storm is that it is unlike any we have ever had before. The lines are blurred and money is fluid.
Even his foes admit the talent of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a politician in reaching out to the people and molding public opinion on even controversial issues, an ability that secured him an indisputable leadership since late 2002
There was a half-day general strike on Monday in Northern Cyprus.
I recently had a chance to visit Jerusalem to attend the Second Global Forum of the National Library of Israel.
I never thought I would ever be interested in Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) presidential elections.
Europe’s top Turkish tour operator Bentour brought together the owners and staff of 400 tourism agencies from Switzerland, Germany and Austria at a three-day event in the southern tourism hub Antalya.
Turkey’s recent inflation figures gave us all a positive surprise. However, the general consensus in the market is that it is highly likely that we saw the lowest annualized inflation rate as of the end of November for a while, and that inflation will increase from now on.
Beşiktaş’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage were crushed on Dec. 6 when it had two players sent off in a 6-0 mauling by previously winless Dynamo Kiev in Group B
Karagöz and Hacivat, a Turkish traditional shadow theater play, is receiving great interest from Germans thanks to a Turkish father and son in Cologne
Spain’s gift to the Flamenco scene, Los Vivancos, will take the stage in Istanbul to present their newest show, ‘Born to Dance,’ which premiered earlier in April
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.
“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