A Belgian prosecutor on Dec. 5 sought a 30-year jail term in absentia for an outlawed DHKP-C member being tried for crimes committed in Turkey and for being an accomplice in the 1996 assassination of the former head of Sabancı Holding
Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan, arrested in August on terror charges as part of the investigation into closed daily Özgür Gündem, is at risk of being paralyzed while in jail, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Utku Çakırözer has said
A 12-year-old boy lost his arm in August 2015 while working illegally in a private dormitory owned by a religious group in the Central Aegean province of Kütahya.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for Turkish citizens to convert their foreign exchange into Turkish Liras or gold has triggered campaigns across the country, some of which can be defined as “odd.”
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) are continuing to discuss the content of the constitutional amendment on the government’s desired presidential system change, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stated
More cooperation with the European Union is needed to vanquish challenges, Turkish EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said, commenting on the European Parliament’s call to freeze Turkish membership talks.
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor Harun Kodalak has denied that his office applied to the Prime Ministry for permission to hear National Intelligence Chief (MİT) Hakan Fidan’s victim and witness testimony as part of an ongoing probe into the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
Speaking on the 82nd anniversary of the granting of women’s right to vote in Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has criticized the practice of positive discrimination, saying women and men are “two parts of a whole.”
The military operation launched by Turkey in Syria’s north against terror groups in the region has slowed down after reaching a key town held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
The United States will not give up its support for Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq despite Turkey’s opposition, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Mary Beth Long has stated
Hoteliers in Istanbul may choose to close down their businesses due to a continuing plunge in the numbers of both local and foreign tourists, a leading association warned in a written statement on Dec. 5.
Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Eitan Na’eh has presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to officially begin his tenure in Ankara, after six years of low-level diplomatic representation due to the Mavi Marmara crisis of 2010.
Turkey’s largest business organization has called on all stakeholders to achieve sustainable development goals in line with the United Nations’ 2030 agenda.
Inspections and fire drills were not carried out before a deadly fire at a girls’ dormitory on Nov. 29 in the southern province of Adana’s Aladağ district, according to wounded students who survived the fire disaster.
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has fired off another Twitter broadside, attacking China over alleged currency manipulation and foreign policy, as he elects retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter, to serve as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The results of a recent economy coordination board (EEK) meeting will be announced in detail on Dec. 8, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has stated
WELLINGTON – The Associated Press
New Zealand’s popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Dec. 5 when he announced, in a breaking voice, he was resigning after eight years as leader.
A number of people were detained in anti-drug operations in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu, Şişli, Kağıthane and Ümraniye districts, as well as provinces across Turkey, early on Dec. 5, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
International tourism has always been a topic of international politics. Because of its international nature, politicians have always tended to use it as an effective instrument for playing in the international arena
Uzbekistan’s interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a crushing victory to become the country’s second-ever president following the death of long-reigning strongman Islam Karimov, official results showed Dec. 5.
A man in the northwestern province of Bursa has promised to give free tombstones away to all people who convert their U.S. dollars into Turkish Liras following a call by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Turkish citizens to convert their foreign currency to lira.
Some 6,087 workers have been killed on the job in the last five years in Turkey, according to Confederation of Merchants and Craftsmen (TESK) chair Bendevi Palandöken
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A day before the inauguration of a new museum-library bearing his name on Dec. 4, in his Central Anatolian hometown of Kayseri, former Turkish President Abdullah Gül gave an interesting interview to CNN Türk
I should be the last person to write on economic matters, since it is neither my profession nor my passion
Since Mustafa Akıncı became president of Turkish Cyprus, and efforts to find a federal resolution to the Cyprus problem picked up momentum, each time the ship of talks hit the rocks, the Greek Cypriots managed to get something extra to refloat the vessel
Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 30 to congratulate him on his victory
In Turkey, one in three children suffers from extreme poverty
This looks very familiar to me. These are signs of instrumentalization in the fight against the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ), particularly in the “FETÖ operation against the Doğan Group.”
When I was writing this article, the outcome of Sunday’s referendum in Italy was still not known
Donald Trump is likely to become the most unusual U.S. president after he takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. The picks he has so far made for his administration have already started to give an idea about the shape his term will take
Wintry conditions and already-eliminated opposition will be all that stand between Beşiktaş and a date with destiny in a maiden trip to the knockout round of the Champions League when the Black Eagles head to Ukraine to take on Dynamo Kyiv on Dec. 6
“This is a guy who has worked across both sides of the divide, in places where there is intense conflict, in South Africa, in Northern Ireland, and in Iraq,” Charles Sennot, the Boston Globe’s former Middle East Bureau Chief, says of Padraig O’Malley
Just a week after writing my impressions about the culinary scene in Barcelona, I’m getting excited about seeing three stellar chefs from Spain in Istanbul this weekend on Dec. 10
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş in the Spor Toto Super League ended in a goalless draw late on Dec. 3, with the visiting side Beşiktaş maintaining its unbeaten record this season in all competitions
Turkish and Syrian women living in Şanlıurfa’s Harran district attend courses and produce souvenirs that have now become a brand and provided income for women
Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”
A rising Fenerbahçe, which has won its last eight games, will host historic rival Beşiktaş on Dec. 3 looking to maintain an 11-year undefeated record in derby games.
The İncirliin cave in Muğla’s Gökçeler Canyon has been open to visitors since April. The most recent excavations unearthed ancient human bones and ceramic pieces in the cave
Turkish pianist İdil Biret’s 75th birthday will be celebrated at a concert by the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 3 in Ankara.