Police have again detained the man who assaulted a woman for wearing shorts on an Istanbul public bus, hours after he was released pending trial during the first court hearing on Oct. 26
Turkey will not make any changes to its time this weekend, while European countries will set their clocks back one hour on Oct. 30.
Some 157 tons of ammonium nitrate have been confiscated in operations carried out at two addresses in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, the Turkish Armed Forces has announced.
Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said he has submitted more evidence to his U.S. counterpart for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen during a meeting in Washington.
Top representatives from 20 global companies have praised the Turkish economy’s investment climate following the failed July 15 coup attempt, while also voicing recommendations on improving stability and educational quality, carrying out structural reforms, and prioritizing technology at the 9th Investment Advisory Council Meeting in Istanbul.
Author George Junne speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan
The government and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) are engaged in a new row after the latter’s leader claimed that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was trying to protect some of its allies who had strong links to the Gülen movement, believed to be behind Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt.
Turkey is set to officially mark the 93th anniversary of its republic’s founding day on Oct. 29, with celebrations for the day being excluded from a security-motivated ban on public events that the government imposed on the capital Ankara.
Eight Turkey-backed Syrian fighters were killed and 34 were wounded during clashes in the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Oct. 28, while two Islamic State Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in air operations conducted by U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition powers.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has slammed the internet outages in Turkey’s east and southeast, which started after the detention of the co-mayors of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Seven high added-value sectors, including communications and logistics, will be supported through a number of new incentives, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said at a joint press meeting with the top executives of 20 global companies late on Oct. 27.
The European Parliament has called on Ankara to release all journalists in prison without proof of alleged involvement in the July 15 failed coup attempt.
Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) has issued a fatwa against underage marriages, saying they “shattered the lives of children.”
Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu has been appointed as the new spokesperson of Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, from his current position as chairman of the South-Eastern Europe Defense Ministerial - Coordination Committee (SEDM-CC).
Turkey has so far spent $12.5 billion on Syrian refugees living in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said on Oct. 28, while noting that ongoing military operations in northern Syria have not caused any significant new migration influx.
The responsible party has not been determined by the court in the case into an elevator crash in September 2014, in which 10 workers were killed in central Istanbul, in the first hearing of the case on Oct. 27, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces in Iraq have abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as “human shields” in the city as Iraqi government troops advance, the U.N. human rights office said on Oct. 28.
U.S. prosecutors on Oct. 27 said two men from Syria and Turkey have been extradited to face criminal charges that they tried to sell military-grade weapons to purported Mexican drug traffickers to help them ship cocaine to the U.S., Reuters reported.
Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders have agreed to continue their talks next month in Switzerland to reach an agreement on reunification of the island before the end of 2016, the United Nations said Oct. 27 in Geneva.
The Turkish Lira slipped to a historic low against the U.S. dollar as anticipation of a rate hike from the Federal Reserve saw the American currency appreciate across the globe on Oct. 28
Syrian rebels began a counter-attack against the Syrian army and its allies on Oct. 28 aiming to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said.
The number of foreign visitors to Turkey dropped 31.9 percent to 20.2 million in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2015, data from the Tourism Ministry showed on Oct. 27.
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Currently going through one of its most traumatic years in 2016, the Turkish Republic celebrates its 93rd anniversary on Oct. 29 embroiled in a number of problems.
It has been more than three months since a group of military personnel loyal to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gülen attempted to stage a coup in Turkey on July 15, killing around 250 people and wounding more than 2,000.
“There are still open wounds from the break-up of the Ottoman Empire. They have only been plastered over, but never given a chance to be healed. Maybe that is because our leaders never found an opportunity to properly address the regional problems on a long term basis, with consideration of the peoples’ legitimate aspirations.”
The National Intelligence Organization (MİT) is in command of the fight against the “Fethullahist Terrorist Organization” (FETÖ). But it must be stressed that the MİT is not a judicial institution; its duty is to gather intelligence.
There is a list for everything in the world. There is one for cities, another for buildings, venues, bars and restaurants.
Have you seen the Putinphone? Caviar, a Russian jewelry company, has designed a limited edition of them on the occasion of the 63rd birthday of the Russian president.
Dictionaries define “irredentist” as “a person advocating the restoration to their country of any territory formerly belonging to it.” What makes this relevant to us today is that there are some political commentators who suggest that Ankara has lately become “irredentist.” Are they right?
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Donald J. Trump’s record is not good, but he does get it right once in a while. He got it right on Tuesday, when he said that Hillary Clinton would be dangerously aggressive in Syria if she wins the presidency.
The Basilica Therma, a Roman-era bath in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat’s Sarıkaya district, known as the “King’s Daughter” among locals, is set to open to tourism within a few years once excavations have ended.
Silent and enigmatic, China’s emblematic Terracotta Warriors are at the center of a bitter row, with patriots and scholars dismissing as impossible theories they could have been inspired by Greek sculpture.
French singing legend Charles Aznavour, one of the 20th century’s most prolific songwriters who remains active at 92, was honored on Oct. 27 with a Hollywood star presented by California’s Armenians.
Turkish Culture Minister Nabi Avcı inaugurated an exhibition on Ottoman scholar and intellectual Matrakçı Nasuh at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Oct. 27.
Turkish actors Hazal Kaya, Sarp Levendoğlu and Kaan Taşaner walked on the red carpet alongside Bollywood stars during the closing ceremony of the 18th Mumbai Film Festival on Oct. 27.
Archaeological excavations around the historic Balıklı Lake in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa have unearthed floor mosaics dating back to the Kingdom of Osroene, known by the name of its capital city, Edessa (today’s Şanlıurfa).
It’s not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan. “I’ve got this fancy title but don’t have the riches,” said Naz Osmanoğlu, a British comedian and member of Turkey’s former ruling family, at his first-ever gig in Turkey last week.
Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Assos, located in the northwestern Turkish province of Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district, have unearthed an inn complex.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan’ by George Junne (I.B. Tauris, 336 pages, £64)