President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the reason why he is called a dictator by some members of the international community is because he speaks up against tyrants, repeating his messages of solidarity and unity against ongoing wars in the Muslim world.
France’s Interior Ministry has called on citizens to cast their votes in the presidential election through the iconic image of social media phenomenon Nusret Gökçe, the co-partner of Turkey’s global Nusr-et chain of grill houses best known as “Saltbae”
The Turkish consulate in Greece’s Thessaloniki was attacked by a small group with Molotov cocktails early on April 23, Doğan News Agency has reported
Turkey’s party leaders mark the anniversary of parliament’s founding with a row over the controversial amendments approved last week
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent a strong signal on his return to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as chairman, in the wake of a referendum that narrowly approved constitutional amendments.
Turkey celebrated National Sovereignty and Children’s Day as well as the 97th anniversary of the foundation of Parliament on April 23 in official ceremonies in Ankara, as well as various celebrations across the country.
Ankara will present a new document in May on its visa-free deal with the EU which if not accepted would put the refugee deal with the bloc at a standstill, EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said.
Finance Minister Naci Ağbal has said his ministry has launched a detailed examination into tax payments of global online portals, noting that tax avoiders were sent notifications demanding they pay their taxes.
France voted on April 23 under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for the future of the beleaguered European Union
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said that Turkey’s Constitutional Court and the Council of State have no option but to reject the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) appeal to annul the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision
Turkey started its seismic energy exploration in eastern Mediterranean on April 21 in line with the government’s “National Energy and Mining Policy,” state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Rize has launched an investigation into five suspects from the Medipol Başakşehir football team in connection with an assault on two journalists following a game with Çaykur Rizespor a day earlier
Two soldiers succumbed to their wounds at a state hospital in the southeastern province of Şırnak on April 23, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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Turkey’s benchmark index closed the week with a 384.55-point hike to reach 92,423.93 points on April 21, marking it the second highest close of all time.
More than 100,000 people visited the Istanbul Auto Show in three days after its official opening on April 20.
Saudi Arabia has named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.
TOKYO - Agence France-Presse
The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on April 23, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Half of Britons back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives ahead of a snap general election in June, according to a new opinion poll published on April 23.
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
Iran’s former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he won’t endorse other candidates in next month’s election, after he and his deputy were barred from running.
DAMASCUS – Agence France-Presse
An Israeli attack on a Syrian training camp near the Golan Heights killed three members of a pro-government militia on April 23, an official from the forces said.
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Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on April 22 for Earth Day events billed as a “celebration of science” to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington.
KYIV – Agence France-Presse
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said yesterday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine.
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“I know what the government is trying to do,” said Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), on the phone on April 21
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had declared that he would put Turkey’s EU membership process to vote in case the “yes” campaign won the April 16 referendum on Turkey’s shift from a parliamentary system to a presidency
In his most recent in-person meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 10, 2017 in Moscow, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed his wish to no longer use the term “normalization” in reference to Turkish-Russian ties, in a bid to emphasize that bilateral relations have returned to their state before Nov 24, 2015, when Turkey downed a Russian jet on the Syrian border
Following the Supreme Election Board’s (YSK) decision that rendered the referendum results controversial, it seems that we will all become experts on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan likes to say “the world is greater than five,” referring to the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC.) Many of us would agree with him, as the UNSC’s makeup really is Orwellian. “All nations are equal. But some nations are more equal than others,” it basically says
There is a giant olive tree right at the roundabout leading to Yalıkavak approaching from Torba or Konacık in southwestern Turkey. I never passed it without saying, “Thanks for your presence.”
The Turkish government has embarked on yet another landmark tax reform by completely lifting the value-added tax on the sales of real estate to foreign real persons and legal entities in a spate of ambitious reform initiatives aimed at attracting more foreign direct investment to the country
Here’s how the French presidential election is going to work. This Sunday’s vote will pick the leading two candidates, who will then have another two weeks to campaign for the run-off vote
Researcher Mehmet Kurt speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’
Ayşe Hatun Önal is the top EDM (Electronic Dance Music) star from Turkey. Her new release ‘Selam Dengesiz’ (Hi, Unbalanced) has extraordinary energy and a party feeling from start to end
John Freely, the well-known author of many history and travel books on Istanbul, Turkey and Greece, passed away on April 20 at age of 90.
The Art on the Street Association, which takes art to the streets for peace and freedom, has become the 13th Changemaker of the 8th season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
Fenerbahçe took firm control of its Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs series with Panathinaikos by claiming a 75-80 victory at the Olympic Sports Center on April 20 to go up 2-0 before next week’s return to Istanbul.
The fifth edition of Mamut Art Project, an art event dedicated to engage emerging artists with new collectors, galleries and curators, will be held between April 26 and 30 at Istanbul’s KüçükÇiftlik Park
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’ by Mehmet Kurt (Pluto Press, 208 pages, £54)
Currently in its 45th year, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is taking a step forward to realize a dream project: Starting in 2017, the Istanbul Theater Festival returns to an annual cycle after 15 years of being held biennially.
Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, a famous writer known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, is appreciated for his contributions to Bodrum, where he was exiled after being found guilty for an article he wrote