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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
New energy is needed in ties with the U.S., the Turkish government has said during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first official visit to the capital Ankara, voicing hope for “concrete steps” particularly in the fight against jihadists in Syria and the extradition of Pennsylvania-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen
Members of terrorist organizations will no longer have any relief in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said March 30 during an opening ceremony in the southeastern province of Mardin which has suffered through months of curfews amid battles between the government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ have voiced their dissatisfaction with a statement released by the U.S. Embassy to Turkey regarding a phone call to one of the key figures of the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt, six days after the thwarted uprising
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on March 30 said the current parliamentary system “cannot keep pace with Turkey’s economic growth,” necessitating the shift to an executive presidential system.
The president will be able to annul the parliament if the referendum results prevail a “yes” vote, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, amid debates over whether the charter change could hand enhanced powers to the president to abolish the parliament, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Istanbul 13th Heavy Penal Court has rejected the release demand of Doğan Group Ankara Administrative Representative Barbaros Muratoğlu, who has been under arrest on charges of “aiding an armed terrorist organization” as a part of an investigation into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).
A total of 20 women were killed while under temporary state protection between 2015 and 2017, the Turkish Interior Ministry has admitted.
Turkey remains top of Twitter’s global censorship list, according to the latest Twitter Transparency report published on March 21.
A report from the city council of the southern province of Antalya on air quality has revealed that air pollution in the city exceeds both national and the European Union limit values.
The Ankara Municipality has taken wide measures against potential diffusion of asbestos to the air as part of the dismantling work for a decades-old factory in central Ankara, which is certified of bearing 350 tons of the carcinogenic material inside its building
One of Istanbul’s most critical sources of water is threatened by illegal dumping that officials have had difficulty in preventing, according to municipal police and witnesses.
A 14-year-old girl whose whereabouts were unknown for over 100 days has been found in the western province of İzmir.
A number of academics who were expelled or suspended from their duties under Turkey’s state of emergency have continued to offer courses in the streets of Ankara as part of an alternative way to reach students and youth
The use of plastic bags in markets and stores will be restricted across Turkey starting in 2018, the Turkish Retailers’ Federation (TPF) announced on March 28, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
A prosecutor has objected to the release of a police officer suspected of killing a student during Nevruz celebrations in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The United States Embassy to Turkey has confirmed the occurrence of a call from the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to a phone belonging to fugitive coup attempt suspect Adil Öksüz on July 21, 2016, as stated in an indictment prepared by a Turkish court
The Turkish Interior Ministry has applied to the Court of Appeals to not pay 709,000 Turkish Liras in compensation to the family of Ali İsmail Korkmaz, who was killed by police officers and civilians during the 2013 Gezi Park protests.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will pay a visit to Turkey on March 30 to discuss the case of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara accuses of orchestrating the failed 2016 coup, and the U.S.-led offensive to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
The arrest of a senior Turkish banker by U.S. authorities will be discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 29.
Turkey on March 29 voiced its opposition to a vote in the disputed oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk to fly the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) flag over government buildings, warning against “unilateral steps.”