Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, who is known for her speculative life, visited Syrian refugees in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul on Sept. 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Joost Lagendijk, the former co-chair of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee and Today’s Zaman columnist, was denied entry to Turkey on Sept. 25 after his flight from the Netherlands landed at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport
A controversial playground constructed near the Ankara mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of the Turkish Republic, was removed after prompting anger on social media on Sept. 25.
NATO is planning to deploy surveillance aircrafts to support the international coalition’s ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) before the end of October, a senior official has said
Turkish European Union Minister Ömer Çelik has welcomed the EU’s aid program of 3 billion euros for refugees in Turkey but expressed criticism over the mechanism of delivering those finds through international organizations
İzmir’s annual Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour, a mix of women’s rights and green transport, has now spread to 28 cities, including Turkish Cyprus. “A society can only breathe if its women are not afraid of being visible,” says Sema Gür, founder of the initiative.
Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants in the Manbij region were withdrawing east of the Euphrates River, Turkish government spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş said on Sept. 26.
At least 10 Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Sept. 26 in two separate attacks by the militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast
Parts of Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace are slated to undergo a major restoration worth around 10 million Turkish Liras after deep crevices were found in the treasury room of the Ottoman-era palace in July, causing its closure to tourists
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson paid a visit to the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Sept. 26, holding a series of meetings with Turkish officials and Syrians taking refuge in government camps
Turkey’s markets and currency were seeking recovery after shares tumbled 4 percent and bonds and the Turkish Lira weakened sharply on Sept. 26, the first trading day after Moody’s cut its credit rating to “junk,” raising risks of an outflow of foreign funds and a squeeze on external borrowing.
A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gülen has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gülen’s movement, and public records
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Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has rejected a calendar proposal demanded by Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı for the peace talks to end with a deal before the end of 2016, at a trilateral meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over the weekend.
The body of a 21-year-old woman was found burned in a barn on Sept. 25 in the Artuklu district of the southeastern province of Mardin, as authorities suspect the incident was a homicide and have detained some of the victim’s family members, as reported by daily Akşam.
One of the suspects in the 1996 assassination of Özdemir Sabancı, which remains one of the country’s most notorious assassinations, pleaded not guilty in his first plea some 20 years after on Sept. 26
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President Francois Hollande said on Sept. 26 that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain.
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Moscow on Monday slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria as Russian and Syrian warplanes continued to bomb rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
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German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.
German media outlet Deutsche Welle (DW) has filed a lawsuit against the Turkish Youth and Sports Ministry after the latter seized video footage of an interview conducted with its minister for a program featured on the outlet’s TV channel
Turkey’s hoteliers experienced their “emptiest” summer season, as the sector saw the steepest decline in hotel occupancy rates in August
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Some 250 airlines will fly to Istanbul’s third airport once it is completed, according to the head of the airport construction company, who added that flights from the airport will be made to more than 350 destinations
The Türk Telekom Group has said that its board of directors decided to appoint Boulos H.B. Doany as new CEO-general manager effective as of Sept. 26, in a written statement
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Moody’s decreased Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” level with a decision late on Sept. 23, despite its former decision after the bloody coup attempt of July 15 in Turkey that it would wait and see the developments for three months before a final decision.
When I say asking for evidence about the role of Gülenists in the failed coup amounts to insulting Turkey, I am not talking about the U.S. authorities asking for official proof to consider Ankara’s request for Fethullah Gülen’s extradition.
Everyone agrees that if the coup attempt on July 15 had succeeded, Turkey’s economy would have gone into a tailspin.
Former European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein once said Turkey was too big, too poor and too different to become a full member of the European Union.
Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade.
The Catoni Group is a company which has been active in these lands in the maritime sector since 1846.
Having been living in China for 10 years, seven of those 10 years spent in one of the top Chinese universities, I believe China’s education system is not one that prepares students’ minds for questioning.
The cliché used in such cases is usually “the rise and fall.” However this falls short in the case of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher who is now one of two major problems between Turkey and the U.S., under the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) rule in Turkey, because the rise of Gülen and his network within the Turkish state apparatus started long before the AK Parti came to power in the 2002 elections
The “fate” or “milestone” of our story is at 6 p.m. on the sixth day of the sixth month of 1966.
Five million brightly colored plastic bottle tops have been laid out on a Mediterranean island, spelling the word “HELP” in an art installation that aims to draw attention to marine pollution.
After Europe terminates its Rosetta mission, the world’s first-ever orbit and landing on a comet zipping through space, what can we look forward to next in the exploration of faraway frontiers?
The 23rd Adana International Film Festival ended on Sept. 25 with the Best Film Award, presented to Reha Erdem’s “Koca Dünya” (Big, Big World).
A Roman-era child statue, which was unearthed in the ancient city of Zeugma in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep in 1931 but then sent to the southern province of Adana, was brought back to the city after 85 years.
Last year’s Spor Toto Super League runner-up Fenerbahçe has returned to its winning ways with two consecutive victories following a historically bad start
‘Müthiş Bir Film,’ a love letter to filmmaking, a nostalgic and comedic look at the film industry half a century ago in Turkey, takes place in the 1960s, following two friends’ quest to fulfill their childhood fantasy of making a film.
He steps to the stage like a rock star. All the young chefs are on foot applauding
Both sides shared the spoils in the first derby of the Spor Toto Super League season, as Beşiktaş and Galatasaray played to a 2-2 draw in Istanbul late on Sept. 24