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.
A new high-speed train project connecting Eskişehir to Antalya will be realized, Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan announced on Feb.19, Doğan News Agency has reported
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.
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 Belgian court sentenced on Feb. 20 outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) militant Fehriye Erdal to 15 years in jail and deprived her of civil and political rights for 10 years in absentia for crimes committed in Turkey
A total of 1,604 people were detained during operations targeting terror organizations across the country over the past week, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Feb. 20
Eight people, five of whom were Azerbaijani, were killed and 28 others were injured in a bus accident that occurred in the eastern province of Iğdır early on Feb. 20, Doğan News Agency has reported
The Küçükpazar neighborhood of Istanbul’s Fatih district has become a center of sweatshops, where children from outside Turkey are forced to work in shocking conditions
A total of 34 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” on Feb. 20 in two separate air operations in northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces has stated
Turkey expects to welcome over 226 million air passengers annually by 2019, up 30 percent from last year, according to official revised figures released on Feb. 20.
Turkey’s Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan has announced that a new train line between Istanbul and Bulgaria’s capital Sofia will start its journeys on Feb. 20, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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Turkey’s foreign assets rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in December to reach $214.8 billion, the Turkish Central Bank said on Feb. 20.
RIO DE JANEIRO
The Rio carnival is a celebration of joyful excess but deep recession in Brazil means that samba schools are thinking about their budgets as much as their dance moves
Kraft Heinz Co’s rapid retreat from its surprise $143 billion bid for Unilever in the face of stiff resistance from the company and politicians sent shares in the Anglo-Dutch group 8 percent lower on Feb. 20
Opposed to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s strong support for the government-supported constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, dissident voices within the MHP have launched a “No” campaign at a congress in Ankara on Feb. 18
Ömer Erbil – İZMİR
The Temple of Artemis in the Selçuk district of İzmir has turned into a swamp because of neglect and a lack of interest by authorities
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.
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
Uğur Ergan – ANKARA
Control of an emptied road that separates the Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the forces of the Syrian regime in the south of Syria’s al-Bab has been given to Turkish and Russian commanders on either side, with the aim of avoiding any confrontation, sources told daily Hürriyet.
Turkey’s views on Syria are being listened to thanks to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık has said, adding that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) plan to unite its cantons have been prevented
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The official report of this year’s 53th Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17-19 was titled “Post-Truth, Post-West, Post-Order?”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar could be seen as a return to the bad old Sunni alliance against Iran in the region.
There is a proverb in Turkish, the direct translation of which might be “A bad development is sometimes better than a thousand words of good advice.”
The Munich Security Conference (MSC), one of the world’s most prestigious geopolitical gatherings, convened from Feb. 17 to 19.
I was recently in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) for one of the “Explore” tours that daily Hürriyet carried out with the Association of Turkish Travel Agents (TÜRSAB). It was my first visit to the island as a “tourist,” though I have visited it many times over the years for work.
“The Greeks are dying!” The post on Facebook was both striking and frightening. A good friend, a retired Greek ambassador with years of service in Turkey and now a member of a small, extra parliamentary Euroskeptic party, supported his gloomy proclamation with updated statistics.
The glitz and glamour of last week’s World Tourism Forum in Istanbul masked industry pundits’ angst over the declining security confidence among would-be travelers. Given the global terror threat, reversing the industry’s fortunes won’t be easy for industry or governments
Before the official opening of the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg answered reporters’ questions in a press conference.
The works of Mersad Berber, one of the leading representatives of Bosnian-Herzegovinian art in the second half of the 20th century, are on display at Pera Museum
The first sign of spring will be falling today. In my childhood, I remember the dates marking the change of seasons were closely guarded.
A burial chamber featuring unique friezes that were unearthed at the Tatarlı Tumulus will be displayed at a new museum in Afyonkarahisar
Heraclia Latmos was one of the beautiful coastal cities of Karia, resting against the Latmos (Beşparmak) mountains and facing the Aegean
Erospolis makes a little poll as to why everyone hates Valentine’s Day in Turkey
Şehrine Ses Ver (Give Sound of Your City) has become the ninth “Changemaker” in the eighth season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program
Trailers for a Turkish TV series on a Syrian refugee family that will feature global superstars such as actress Angelina Jolie and football player Cristiano Ronaldo have been completed in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, the show’s director has said.
On Feb 17, International Cat Day, Istanbul’s Kağıthane Municipality opened a ‘Cat Campus’ for the protection of disabled and stray cats. The campus provides two big cat houses with 16 rooms each, as well as food and water facilities.
Spor Toto Super League club Galatasaray will travel to Çaykur Rizespor on Feb. 18 for its first test under new coach Igor Tudor.