CHP deputy Tuncay Özkan handed a copy of a flash drive containing a list of military personnel in the army with links to the Gülen network in 2007 to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office on July 25
German tour operators are voicing strong demand for Turkey this summer, despite political disagreements between Berlin and Ankara.
The backbone of the relationship between Turkey and the EU is the accession negotiations, EU Minister Ömer Çelik said on July 25.
There is no harm in Turkey’s missile defense system purchase from Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in response to U.S. top general’s concerns over the issue
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has strongly slammed Germany’s threats to impose economic sanctions on Turkey amid ongoing tension in ties, saying Germany will be the one to pay the price in the event that it imposes an embargo
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said there is no press freedom in Turkey, referring to the ongoing cases against 17 journalists and executives of the daily Cumhuriyet
The trial of seventeen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, Ahmet Şık Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, went on to its second day on July 25.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and all political parties in parliament have condemned a recent attack on a synagogue in Istanbul by a group protesting against Israel’s restrictions at the holy al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.
Turkey’s newly-appointed food, agriculture and livestock minister has called luxurious hotels to slash their food portions in a bid to avoid waste as more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition across the world.
The Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has initiated “Conscience and Justice Watch” for an undetermined time in the southeast province of Diyarbakır amid police barriers
A fire erupted over at least 250 hectares of forest lands and woodlands in the Aegean province of İzmir on July 25.
Turkey’s Council of State has ruled in a landmark decision that the state should cover the electric expenses of “cemevis,” Alevi houses of worships that are not officially recognized by the state
Gülistan Alagöz - ISTANBUL
Many Turkish people, who live in unstable buildings at high risk of collapsing during an earthquake have said “yes” to urban transformation projects with the hope of renewing their houses but thousands of them have been disappointed due to several wrong policies
Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah has conditioned the lifting of a blockage imposed on his country by four Arab states before engaging in any dialogue with its neighbors
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Russia’s tomato imports from Turkey will be discussed on Aug. 18 in the Aegean province of İzmir, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on July 25.
Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City on July 25 in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of violence, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable
BERLIN – Reuters
NATO’s secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) operations
An air strike killed eight civilians late on July 24 in a rebel-held region near Damascus where a truce was declared at the weekend, medics and a monitoring group said
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
China encourages all sides involved in the Syrian crisis to establish “contact and dialogue,” Chinese special envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said July 24 after talks with Turkish officials in Ankara.
The Istanbul City Lines has updated a regulation that previously required people to carry their pets in cages when commuting by ferries, it said in a statement on its official website on July 25
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
A group of animals from Aleppo Zoo in war-torn Syria, which was heavily damaged during the clashes in the city, have been sent to Turkey and taken under protection
Turkey’s Rönesans Holding has said it is set to undertake a 1 billion euro public-private-partnership (PPP) project in the Netherlands through its Dutch-based company.
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It was an ironic coincidence that more than a dozen executives and journalists from the daily Cumhuriyet appeared in court on Press Freedom Day. Twelve out of 17 have been in prison since November 2016 and it took nine months for them to defend themselves in court
After a long time, we had a chance to see our colleagues from daily Cumhuriyet
The Church of Cyprus has a definitely far limited clout on politics compared to the Makarios period when the Archbishop was the “national leader” and the president of the state at the same time.
Could directives be superior to the law?
All speculations are being made in accordance with the presidential elections in 2019.
In an interview with the German Zeit on the first week of July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he had no problem with German Chancellor Angela Merkel but missed the years when Germany was led by Gerhard Schroeder
We met with “MY 114-1 (C)” in one of Abdülkadir Selvi’s columns.
The EU lost credibility in 2004 for most Turks when it admitted Cyprus (meaning Greek Cyprus) as a full member, despite the overwhelming rejection by Greek Cypriots of the so called “Annan Plan,” which was the best blueprint–regardless of its shortcomings—for a solution to this problem until then
Road construction work in the western province of Uşak has unearthed a 2,000 year-old necropolis (graveyard) from the Roman era
The world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York explains Islamic art to its visitors in an attempt to establish an intercultural bridge against the rise of Islamophobia in the country
The 15th International Bodrum Ballet Festival will present Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, founded by Cuban artist and choreographer Lizt Alfonso. The show will be performed at the Bodrum Castle on July 28 and 29
Keith Richards has disclosed that The Rolling Stones are working on a new album after a picture showed leading British rapper Skepta in the studio with the rock legends
Italy’s top administrative court awarded victory to the government in a dispute over the management of the Colosseum amphitheater on July 24, rejecting objections from Rome’s anti-establishment mayor
Microsoft on July 24 announced the end of days for its pioneering Paint application as it focuses on software for 3-D drawing
The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said on July 24
A group of Syrian artists, who have taken shelter in Turkey, have come together in a three-floor art center on the Asian side of Istanbul to produce together.
Turkey’s Köprülü Canyon, one of the world’s easiest rafting tracks, is set to welcome nearly 700,000 tourists this year, according to tour organizers in the region