Saudi Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has spent at least 2.5 million Turkish Liras ($710.568) during his one-week-long holiday in the Aegean resort of Bodrum.
Geophysics engineer and earthquake expert Professor Ahmet Ercan has said he does not expect a destructive quake to occur in the Aegean resort of Bodrum
A man in the southern Turkish province of Antalya ate 2.2 kilograms of honey in just three minutes during a competition as part of a honey festival organized on Aug. 21.
A joint military operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Kandil region along the Iraq-Iran border is on the agenda, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu is “fabricating issues” in order to keep himself on Turkey’s news agenda, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed
Turkey still believes that an update of the Customs Union deal with the EU, from which the economies of all sides have benefited over the years, can be achieved, PM Binali Yıldırım has said
Meral Akşener, an expelled dissident member of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) accelerated her efforts to form a new party as MHP lawmaker Koray Aydın is set to announce that he will join the new party.
The government has announced its final salary rise offer for millions of civil servants and retired civil servants in Turkey, covering 2018 and 2019
The Turkish president’s statements triggering speculations that the country’s main opposition leader can be arrested should not be taken lightly, Kemal Kılıçdarloğlu has said.
Turkey will extend a smoking ban previously issued on public transportation vehicles to include private vehicles, but only for those “sitting in the driver seat,” in line with a revised draft law, daily Habertürk reported on Aug. 21.
The behind-the-scenes of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s “justice march” to Istanbul from Ankara was published in a photo-book by daily Hürriyet photojournalist Selahattin Sönmez who had followed the CHP leader day by day during the 25-day march.
A velvet wall carpet, which depicts the 12 apostles of Christianity and is estimated to date back to 1,000 years, has been seized in the southern province of Adana after three men attempted to sell it for 3 million Turkish Liras.
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Russia hopes to finalize all necessary licenses and permits for Akkuyu, Turkey’s first nuclear plant, by the end of the year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has said.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has said it is providing a $25 million loan to Nobel İlaç, a leading pharmaceutical company in Turkey and the country’s only net exporter in the sector
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed the release of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant and criticized Turkey for "abusing" Interpol.
Spanish authorities were officially notifying European police yesterday of the identity of the driver who ploughed his van into crowds in Barcelona to enable the launch of a Europe-wide manhunt
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A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in Zonguldak.
SINGAPORE - Anadolu Agency
Turkey and Singapore want to reach $2 billion in trade volume by the end of 2018, said Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci on Aug. 21.
Some 64 percent of parents in Turkey are worried about the security of their children as they go to school, Bahçeşehir University academic Professor Osman Öztürk has stated, commenting on the results of a recent study.
Hungry wolves have attacked racehorses, killing at least one and injuring another, according to ranch owners in Istanbul’s Silivri district, Doğan News Agency reported on Aug. 20.
ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
A Russian tourist died on Aug. 21 after playing volleyball in the Kemer district of the southern province of Antalya where he was holidaying.
SINGAPORE - The Associated Press
Ten U.S. sailors are missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker early Aug. 21 east of Singapore, the second accident involving a ship from the Navy's 7th Fleet in the Pacific in two months.
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Up until the last move by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, when she took steps to put a brake on Turkey’s already slowed down relations with the European Union, it was more possible to explain the escalation in Turkish-German tension with the German elections set to take place on Sept. 24.
An independence referendum set to take place on Sept. 25 in northern Iraq, which has been suffering from an economic crisis for three years, preoccupies the agendas of businessmen who are associated with the area.
Were federation prospects dead in Cyprus? Can it be claimed that whatever may be done the two people of the island cannot be geared towards creating a working and sustainable federal resolution?
It is not possible to prevent earthquakes. It is also impossible to know exactly when, where or how strong a big earthquake will hit.
Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratize the conflict-wrought country.
Statues live. The Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville certainly does.
“At around 8:00 a.m., we got on a vehicle with the commander and arrived in front of a building belonging to the Americans. The commander went inside and I stayed in the vehicle,” an eyewitness said.
Since last week’s horrific scenes of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in deadly violence, American friends familiar with polarization in Turkish society in recent years keep telling me now they understand our despair.
The 24th International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival, organized by the State Opera and Ballet Directorate, will be held between Aug. 23 and Sept. 4 at the Aspendos Ancient Theater in the western resort of Bodrum.
This year’s excavations in the ancient city of Laodicea focus on the revival of its stadium, the venue for all sports competitions and gladiator fights in ancient times
11 chefs, 8 countries, 7 days, 1 city, 1 hotel
Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in film as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Aug. 20 at the age of 91
Fenerbahçe failed to clinch its first league win of the season as it was held to a 2-2 draw at home by Trabzonspor on Aug. 20.
The Elgiz Museum is presenting a new site-specific installation on its mezzanine floor titled “Lunar” by the artist SARP as a part of the neighboring events of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Huma Kabakcı.
The Urartian castle of Ayanis in the eastern province of Van is undergoing restorations, during which broken pieces of ancient ornamentations on the walls are being attached back to their places
The locals of Bozüyük, who earned additional income acting in films and TV series, are now looking forward to be in front of the camera again
A dam and a mound have been unearthed in the central Anatolian province of Çorum. The Örükaya Dam and Mound, estimated to date back 2,200 years ago, will be restored to serve tourism