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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has performed the Umrah pilgrimage by visiting the holy city of Mecca and its Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia
Celebrated novelist Yaşar Kemal, who had been hospitalized since Jan 14 due to respiratory problems, lung infection and heart arrhythmia, has died in Istanbul
The HDP has announced a call by the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to hold a congress in spring to discuss disarmament in Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized Austria on Feb 28 for approving a controversial bill that revises the status of Muslims in the European country
A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has caused consternation by retweeting an insulting post about former President İsmet İnönü, one of the founders of the Turkish Republic, triggering reactions even from her own fellow party members.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking new ways to speed up legislation of the controversial homeland security package, including plans to divide the 132-article bill into smaller pieces, amid strong resistance from the opposition
The contentious security package increasing the power of the police and governors is in fact a historic reform to preserve democracy and the rule of law in Turkey, according to Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan
Thousands have marched in Istanbul to protest the domestic security bill being debated at Turkey's parliament. But why is the bill creating such an uproar? Here is an explanation in seven points
An Ankara court has rejected a lawsuit filed by the Health Ministry against the Turkish doctors who assisted injured protesters during the Gezi protests
A group of men has shown up in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square wearing skirts in support of Turkish women victimized by the recent wave of male violence. Here is the video and the photos of the unusual event
A controversial tender made for the privatization of the facilities at İztuzu beach on the Mediterranean Sea will be canceled, Turkish Environment and Urban Planning Minister İdris Güllüce has said.
'We cannot sacrifice our turtles for a few sunbeds, a buffet, a restaurant and a place selling tea,' İdris Güllüce said, on a dispute about the ongoing privatization of the beach
Turkey is set to sharply cut its imports of substances that damage the Ozone layer, due to the United Nations’ Montreal Protocol, the Environment Ministry has announced
The founder of the Mathematics Village, an enclave in western Turkey that serves as a distraction-free environment for students to learn math, is this year’s winner of the annual Vehbi Koç Award
A woman in southwestern Turkey has aborted her baby, after her boyfriend accused of wounding her and killing her mother
Prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar was present at the Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse on Feb. 26 to testify on charges of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
As violence at Turkish juvenile prisons has once again hit the agenda, a fresh report based on a prosecutor indictment has revealed that a 15-year-old was beaten to death by inmates at a prison in Istanbul five years ago
A non-commissioned officer has been arrested in the southern Turkish province of Hatay for informing the gendarmerie about trucks belonging to the Turkish intelligence, which were stopped and searched by soldiers two years ago.
A soldier has shot three of his fellow soldiers to death with a rifle in the eastern Turkish province of Ağrı, after suffering a mental breakdown.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York to discuss the developments in Syria and suspended peace negotiations in Cyprus, the Anadolu Agency reported Feb. 24.
Libya’s decision to exclude Turkish companies from contracts does not carry any value given the dispute over political legitimacy in the country, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said
FM Çavuşoğlu has conducted a number of exchanges with foreign counterparts to inform them about the evacuation of the Tomb
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