Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the financial sector on Jan. 17 to open the taps of credit or face a reckoning.
A group of volunteers from an animal sanctuary association in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have set up a village for stray cats
Kyrgyzstan on Jan. 17 observed a day of mourning as it recovered the bodies of the dozens of people killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village outside the capital a day ago
The prime suspect in ISIL’s Reina nightclub attack, Abdulkadir Masharipov, is finally captured after a massive, 15-day manhunt
Indictments regarding the jailed co-leaders of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been completed, with the prosecutor seeking up to 142 years in jail for Selahattin Demirtaş and up to 83 years in jail for Figen Yüksekdağ.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed educational policy amendments envisioning the removal of the founder leaders of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and İsmet İnönü from the curriculum
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu will attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said he expects “no surprise” in the second round of parliamentary voting on constitutional amendments and the package will be approved, speaking just a day before parliament’s General Assembly launches a final legislative process
The Central Bank will not hesitate to take whatever steps are necessary after sharp falls in the Turkish Lira, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters on Jan. 17 after a meeting the day before with top economy officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The leaders of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are slated to meet on Jan. 18, hours before parliament will come together for a second round of voting on the constitutional amendment charter
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Garo Paylan applied on Jan. 16 to the Constitutional Court, demanding that the top court annul his temporary suspension from parliament after using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I-era mass killings of Ottoman Armenians
Ali Fuat Yılmazer, the former head of Turkey’s police intelligence branch, has given his testimony in the 31st hearing into the 2007 killing of Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, saying the killing was “deliberately not prevented” and security authorities in Istanbul and Trabzon were responsible
At least 20 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants have been killed in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, according to a Turkish General Staff statement early on Jan. 17
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A prosecutor who acted as a secret witness in the Ergenekon coup plot case has become a witness in a case into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have masterminded the July 2016 failed coup.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Jan. 17 that Moscow had invited representatives of the incoming U.S. administration to attend upcoming Syria talks in Kazakhstan
Three people were detained in conneciton to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bomb attack in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, as the death toll of the Jan. 16 attack rose to four.
Turkey’s state-owned TV channel TRT has signed a new agreement with multiple satellite providers, including Türksat, to stream its TRT World Channel in a total of 190 countries worldwide.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Jan. 17 her country sought some kind of a customs agreement with the European Union, from which it is expected to launch its withdrawal soon after Britons decided in a referendum known as Brexit decided to leave the bloc
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Chinese President Xi Jinping presented himself as a champion of globalization on Jan. 17, lecturing the world elite in Davos on the dangers of protectionism and the futility of trade wars
The United Nations’ humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Jan. 16 that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded
Germany’s Constitutional Court on Jan. 17 said the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) resembled Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, but ruled against banning it because it presented no threat to democracy
Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry summoned Iraq’s ambassador in Manama to protest against remarks by Iraqi officials denouncing the execution of men convicted of a 2014 bomb attack, state news agency BNA said on Jan. 16, Reuters reported
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A debate has been triggered after Education Minister Ismet Yılmaz’s Jan. 13 announcement that a new curriculum would be open to “public suggestions” until Feb. 20.
While there are a few who still believe that the votes in the parliament might fall short of what is necessary to bring the constitutional changes that will transform the Turkish administrative system into an executive presidency to a referendum, the general conviction is that Turkey is set for a referendum come spring.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) remain Islamist at heart. This is more apparent today in Turkey’s domestic rather than its foreign policy though. In its foreign policy, there is a clear shift toward pragmatism.
Here is a question that has not been raised during the constitutional debates: What kind of arrangement does the government’s proposed new system foresee concerning citizens’ right to elect.
In Cemilli village, located in the Mediterranean province of Mersin, there are 85 households and has a population of 300 residents.
There will be a limited participation from Ankara at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 17-20, due to the ongoing debates over the constitutional amendment vote.
Even as President Barack Obama was finishing his well-honed final speech in Chicago, his incoming successor was taking to Twitter in furious capital letters, forced to respond to the suggestion he had been compromised by Russian intelligence who provided salacious details of alleged sexual acts in Moscow.
I was talking to a ranking official about the escape of Abdulgadir Masharipov, the Tajik-origin Uzbek citizen who is wanted for killing 39 people on Jan. 1 in Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH in Arabic.
Istanbul’s Beşiktaş Municipality Akatlar Culture Center will be hosting İnönü University academic Necmi Karkın’s exhibition titled ‘Khora to Anatolia,’ which can be seen between Jan 20 and 26.
Archaeological surface survey and cleaning works in the ancient site of Kızılkoyun and the outskirts of a historic castle in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Haleplibahçe district have unearthed 133 inns and five mosaics.
Ninos Thabet, an 18-year-old Christian who studied art at Mosul University, is creating miniature replicas of statues jihadists destroyed when they overran the 3,000-year-old Assyrian city of Nimrud
Archaeological excavations in Stratonikeia, the world’s largest marble city, have unearthed Byzantine-era tombs. Skeletons of adults and children were also found in the tombs
To sip coffee at Home for Cooperation, visitors must first show their identity papers to border police to enter the UN-patrolled buffer zone that runs across Nicosia and the rest of the island
As part of a project carried out at the Uludağ University campus in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, the number of deer increased more than eightfold in 13 years
Pistachios and chocolate: These two have an affinity for each other according to the Turkish palate.
Two plump woman figurines unearthed in the 9,000-year-old Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük represent elderly women, not the Anatolian mother goddess Cybele as was earlier believed, according to an expert
In a country where the minimum wage is about 1,400 Liras ($367) a month, enthusiasts regularly easily spend hundreds of dollars for one bird