Turkey and the U.S. could end the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) if they collaborate against the group together, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated
Turkish singer Ebru Gündeş has filed for divorce from Iranian born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in Miami on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March.
Ankara has brought 60 Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) peshmerga forces to Turkey for treatment after they were injured fighting against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, a written statement by the Foreign Ministry said on Sept. 25.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that he asked U.S. Vice President Joe Biden about the arrest of Iranian-Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab, who was arrested in the U.S. on charges of money laundering and sanctions evasion in March, during his talks at the U.N. in New York
Describing the discussion of Turkey during the Brexit campaign as ‘appalling,’ British Labour Party MP Fabian Hamilton says Turkey could actually play a much more positive demographic role because of its young population contrasting with Europe’s aging
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is to visit Ankara between Sept. 25-27 to express solidarity after the failed July 15 coup, according to a written statement issued by Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sept. 25.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government long knew about the threat posed by U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, who was accused of masterminding the attempted takeover on July 15, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Senior Turkish officials have criticized the cut to Turkey’s sovereign credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s, claiming that the move is “biased” and does not reflect the realities of Turkey’s macro indicators
Turkey has condemned the recent attacks carried out by the Syrian regime and “its supporters” against Aleppo, which killed over 300 civilians, injuring hundreds more, the country’s Foreign Ministry has said in a written statement.
Washington state police on Sept. 25 arrested a suspect behind a deadly shooting at a mall in Burlington, identified as a man of Turkish origin, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkey’s largest business group on Sept. 23 sought to assure German businesspeople on the political and economic stability in the country following the failed July 15 coup attempt
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which has created more than 3,600 commitments to improve lives, held its 12th and final annual meeting in New York last week
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The Eighth Congress of the European wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara accuses of being an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was held in Brussels on Sept. 24
A gunman yesterday killed prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, state news agency Petra reported.
LIVERPOOL - Agence France-Presse
Newly re-elected British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn repeated calls for unity yesterday in his deeply divided party, but risked antagonizing MPs who had opposed him by promising more power to his grassroots supporters.
MOSCOW - Agence France Press
Kyrgyz migrant worker Belek Asanbekov sits at the kitchen table of his cramped Moscow apartment, scrolling through pictures on his mobile phone of friends killed days earlier in a fire at work.
ISTANBUL - The Associated Press
Turks donned shorts and gathered in central Istanbul to condemn the assault of a young nurse who was attacked on a public bus this month for wearing shorts
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
With spats over Apple and Deutsche Bank and squabbles about Airbus and Boeing, approaching elections on both sides of the Atlantic are exacerbating strains in U.S.-European economic relations
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Press
US President Obama speaks during the dedication and grand opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
HAVANA - Agence France Press
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday said it was time for a new direction in relations with Cuba, during a landmark visit to the Americas' lone communist-ruled state.
Ankara and Washington continue to be separated by two massive issues, the possible extradition of Fethullah Gülen and Syrian Kurdish fighters
Deniz Zeyrek - ANKARA
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has criticized the government for not touching politics and politicians as part of the ongoing probe in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt, including mayors who provided enormous financial support to the Gülenist network
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The cliché used in such cases is usually “the rise and fall.” However this falls short in the case of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher who is now one of two major problems between Turkey and the U.S., under the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) rule in Turkey, because the rise of Gülen and his network within the Turkish state apparatus started long before the AK Parti came to power in the 2002 elections
İsmail Kahraman, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) member and Parliament Speaker, recently stated that “the Sultan Abdulhamid II period is a mariner’s compass to give us direction and enlighten our future.” He was speaking on the occasion of the Symposium for the Commemoration of the Birth of Abdulhamid II last week.
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders were to come together on Sept. 26 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was actually very “cool” on the first evening of his recent trip to the U.S. He had a meeting right across from Hotel Peninsula, where he was staying, at the St. Regis Hotel. He walked there slowly, in a relaxed way, speaking to everybody and posing for photos.
“He should have been hanged in Syntagma Square, in Athens.
A few days ago, the driver of a metrobus, (a public transport means used by millions of Istanbul residents), was attacked by a furious passenger who had asked the driver to open the door to let him out although the vehicle had not stopped.
Today, the most important problem both in Turkey and in the world is how to increase economic growth and quality of life. I would argue that there is an answer: Good governance.
Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept. 23 requesting the annulment of a number of articles of government decrees on the suspension and dismissal of public officials in the ongoing state of emergency
‘Müthiş Bir Film,’ a love letter to filmmaking, a nostalgic and comedic look at the film industry half a century ago in Turkey, takes place in the 1960s, following two friends’ quest to fulfill their childhood fantasy of making a film.
He steps to the stage like a rock star. All the young chefs are on foot applauding
Both sides shared the spoils in the first derby of the Spor Toto Super League season, as Beşiktaş and Galatasaray played to a 2-2 draw in Istanbul late on Sept. 24
Travelers from French scientific missions to Anatolia brought back a sober and non-exoticized vision of the Orient during the 19th century. Now, the Arkas Art Center in İzmir is providing a glimpse at how sojourners saw the later Ottoman Empire.
Tim Burton’s new film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will be screened as part of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture (İKSV) Galas before its release.
A 2,000-year-old fountain unearthed in the ancient city of Kibyra in the southern province of Burdur will soon regain its former function after a restoration project is launched next year
Archaeological excavations conducted in the ancient city of Komana Pontika in the northern province of Tokat have revealed a treasure trove of information about the city’s gastronomy and the relationship between culture and food.
An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture, researchers said Sept. 21.
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