Turkish-Armenian linguist and writer Sevan Nişanyan has announced that he had applied for political asylum in Greece and got his residence card there
A recent draft law on the civil registration services proposing to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within the body of Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), to register marriages, was submitted to the Turkish parliament on July 25.
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) approved to finance a project worth 350,000 Turkish liras ($98,000), which aims to forecast the timing of future earthquakes in the Aegean province of İzmir, daily Habertürk reported on July 26.
The Muslim world has been losing intelligent students to the West as part of brain drains, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 26, stressing that they should find ways to prevent the emigration from happening.
Turkey’s top religious official has slammed the Fethullah Gülen network for exploiting the Islamic religion in order to direct a social movement.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned a statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling the comments “presumptuous,” amid a row over an escalation in the al-Aqsa mosque.
Journalist Ahmet Şık slammed measures taken in the wake of the last year’s failed coup attempt in his first testimony in the case of daily Cumhuriyet journalists and executives on July 26
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is set to assume roles in key public offices including the Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) and the Turkish Wealth Fund, a post which was under the responsibility of Nurettin Canikli, who was appointed as the new defense minister after a cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.
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
The row between former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the opposing Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) grows as MHP officials have slammed Davutoğlu for transferring former MHP lawmaker Tuğrul Türkeş to the ruling cabinet in 2015.
The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on July 26 and said it expected to start winding down its massive holdings of bonds "relatively soon" in a sign of confidence in the U.S. economy.
Former lawmaker Merve Kavakçı has been announced to be appointed as a Turkish ambassador to Kuala Lumpur.
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Turkey’s clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year’s export target if a row with Germany is not resolved, a leading manufacturer said on July 25.
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The number of newspapers and magazines published and circulated annually saw a decline in Turkey in 2016 when compared with figures from 2015, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on July 26.
Head of Religious Affairs Directorate, Mehmet Görmez signaled he will leave his post.
The EU warned Poland yesterday that it would suspend its voting rights if it pushes ahead with controversial court reforms, sparking a furious reaction from Warsaw
Two rival Libyan leaders committed themselves on July 25 to a cease-fire, working toward presidential and parliamentary elections and finding a roadmap to secure lawless Libya against terrorism and trafficking of all kinds, according to a document released by the French presidency
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Three Turkish defense firms took their place this year in a prestigious list of the world’s top 100 defense firms, with two climbing up the rankings and the third making its debut.
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Turkish security forces caught 47 refugees who were trying to illegally cross into Europe on July 26
The number of overflights in Turkish airspace reached an all-time high with a total of 1,443 overflights on July 23, a new record, said a top airport official on July 26.
Turkey’s membership to the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) was formally approved during a meeting in New York on July 25, the Foreign Ministry said on July 26.
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Boeing reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on July 26 and lifted its full-year profit forecast, citing a strong operational performance and tax savings not anticipated earlier in the year.
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Whoever is giving information to President Tayyip Erdoğan about the Turkish journalists in prison, they are not doing any good neither to him nor the country
The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is called the Istanbul Convention. It was signed in Istanbul in 2011. Turkey worked tremendously hard to reach an agreement with member-states and it became the first country to sign it. This was highly significant and symbolic since a majority Muslim country had taken leadership on an issue about women.
The conversations between the 93-0671 tail-numbered F-16 jet’s pilot who took off with the code name “Lion 6” and the tower at the Akıncı Air Base were fully recorded
A few years ago in a conversation I was having in New York, a Turkish student said something I found resentful. “Istanbul has become full of Arabs; I no longer want to live there.”
In the indictment I am charged with “helping an armed terrorist organization while not being a member.”
The Center for Turkish Studies (CTRS) at Kadir Has University has released the results of its annual Public Perceptions on Turkish Foreign Policy survey last week
According to Richard Florida, there are three T’s for any nation to prosper in our time.
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
The 18th International Büyükçekmece Culture and Arts Festival will be held between July 28 and Aug. 5 in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece neighborhood, featuring art from 64 countries
Restoration works have almost been finished in Gaziantep’s Roman Castle, Rumkale. The historic castle will open to tourism soon
Many huge granaries have been found in the Kaymakçı excavation field in the western province of Manisa. The granaries reveal that grape production dates back to 3,500 years ago in the city
Fatih Terim, the coach of the Turkish national football team, resigned from his post on July 26, according to media reports.
Ever yearned to swap tales of the sea with “Titanic” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet? Well strap on your life jacket, because the pair are auctioning off a private dinner in their exclusive company for charity, a spokesman for the actor said on July 25
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