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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that a new page in U.S.-Turkey relations is being opened with the new administration at the White House.
The government has no intention to place those who will vote “no” in the upcoming referendum, which will decide whether the current parliamentary systems should be shifted into an executive presidency, near terrorist groups, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said.
Turkish police in the northeastern border province of Artvin detained two Georgians on Feb. 20 after one of them attempted to smuggle the other into Turkey in a luggage case.
A theater academy founded by thespian Müjdat Gezen was set alight early on Feb. 20 in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district.
More than 80 percent of the electorate knows where it will cast its votes in the referendum, according to a prominent pollster. The undecided, especially the floating voter without party affiliation, will determine the referendum outcome, says Adil Gür
The People’s Democracy Party (HDP) has announced plans to file an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the continued arrest of the party’s co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ
Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) will no longer have the power to fine political parties that violate election laws concerning pre-election survey procedures, a decision that drew criticism from opposition parties, which predicts it will lead to an unfair campaign process for the country’s upcoming referendum
A total of 13 suspects including journalists and writers appeared before a judge in the ninth hearing of the OdaTV case on Feb. 15, charged with membership of the “Ergenekon” organization.
Turkish authorities must “change course” and reverse violations of media freedoms and the rule of law, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks said Feb. 15.
At least 66 courses have been left without academics and 38 undergraduate theses and 89 postgraduate theses have been left without advisers at Ankara University’s Faculty of Language, History and Geography after the government’s latest expulsions.
A group of environmentalists on Jan. 29 protested the planned construction of a tramway line that is expected to tear through Istanbul’s Belgrade Forest, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The local branch of the Forestry Ministry in the northwestern province of Kocaeli on Jan. 30 filed a criminal complaint against a port in the industrial Dilovası district, which led to the spillage of 100 tons of oil into the İzmit Gulf.
Turkey has lost wetland areas totaling 1.5 times the surface area of the Marmara Sea in the last 60 years, the Nature Foundation revealed in a study on Feb. 2, noting that there was little optimism that current measures would prevent further losses.
Eleven people were wounded after a vehicle crashed into a restaurant on Feb. 18 in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A Danish tourist died on Feb. 18 after he fell out of a hot air balloon in Turkey’s Cappadocia region as the balloon was making a bumpy landing amid strong wind
A principle of a high school in Ankara who was allegedly commited sexual abuse over at least 100 student, was arrested following objection of prescutor’s Office on Feb. 18.
A total of 27 police officers were detained in an operation targeting the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization/Parallel State Structure (FETÖ/PDY) in eight provinces on Feb. 15.
The Education Ministry has detected some 153 teachers working with fake diplomas in an investigation that was accelerated after the July 15 coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, daily Habertürk has reported
Turkey has rebuked Greek Cyprus’ recent decision to introduce the commemoration of “Enosis” in Greek Cypriot public schools, noting that the decision made by a “racist, far-right,” party would not contribute to ongoing efforts to create a new partnership between Turkish and Greek Cypriots.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the Muslim world to unite against the wars and terrorism affecting everyone in the region.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend an annual security conference to be held in Munich between Feb. 17 and 19, the ministry announced on Feb. 15.