Switzerland’s foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on March 23 that his country would “rigorously investigate” any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before the April 16 referendum
The United States has called on Turkey and European countries to “tone down the rhetoric,” amid tension between Ankara and the continent
Turkey has condemned recent moves by Greek Cyprus to search for hydrocarbon reserves off the island and to hold talks with international energy companies on exploration
Turkish Airlines is set to take a number of steps to avoid potential losses from a U.S. and U.K. ban preventing passengers from keeping large electronic devices in the cabin, announcing plans to offer special storage and carriage services for the devices, the company’s chief said March 24.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent harsh rhetoric against Europe, stressing the sensitivity of foreign policy and diplomacy.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will continue to call European countries “Nazis” as long as they continue to call him a dictator.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he expects a “yes” vote in excess of 52 percent, eyeing a 60 percent victory, in the April 16 referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system
The Central Bank expects economic activity to pick up gradually this year, while acknowledging that data for the first quarter suggests the recovery is not yet widespread, according to the minutes of its latest policy meeting published on March 23.
French football club Olympic Lyon has warned its supporters about security over a Europa League round of 16 second leg game against Turkey’s Beşiktaş in Istanbul on April 20, citing a terror attack near the stadium in December 2016, according to Radio Scoop.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said that Alevis, Sunnis, Kurds and Turks are brothers in Turkey, adding that all citizens in the country are “first-class.”
Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, walked free on March 24 for the first time in six years, his lawyer said.
The Doğan Media Group will “maintain its impartiality” ahead of the upcoming referendum on shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, Doğan Group Honorary Chairman Aydın Doğan said
Aydos Forest in Istanbul’s Sultanbeyli district will be turned into a “picnic area” with the construction of restaurants, convenience stores, cafes, dressing rooms, toilets, walking areas and a parking lot, according to the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry
Sabancı Holding and E.ON have made an agreement to restructure Enerjisa and its subsidiaries, Sabancı said in a statement on March 24.
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Six inmates serving their sentences at a prison in the western province of İzmir were caught early on March 23 while attempting to escape using a makeshift ladder.
The death toll from an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Çukurca district of the southeastern Hakkari province has risen to two.
Russia on March 24 denied allegations by the commander of NATO that Moscow may be assisting the Taliban as the insurgents fight U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
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Lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons, with strong encouragement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, passed a motion on March 23 paving the way for future measures to combat Islamophobia.
Claims that the constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system will introduce one-man rule are “delusional,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
Turkey’s unemployment rate hit 10.9 percent in 2016 with a 0.6 percent of increase compared to the previous year, continuing its double-digit trend, official data showed on March 23.
The president of the European Parliament has banned the distribution of Turkish pro-government English language Daily Sabah at parliament, upon the request of a Dutch MEP, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 23.
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The European Commission said on March 23 it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Europeans would not be able to "walk safely on the streets" if they kept up their current attitude towards Turkey.
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When the insignia of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a red star on a yellow triangle – a version of the symbol of many left-wing militant organizations around the world – first appeared as badges on the arms of the U.S. Special Forces in Syria in May 2016, the Turkish government was furious about it.
Some key words have defined the eras of humanity. These discourses, of course, change from country to country or across different ideologies.
What happened in London on March 22 was just another reminder to the international community of nations that no one is immune to terrorism and violence
Relations between Turkey and the West have never been easy since the fall of the Soviet Union, but they’ve got even worse after the so-called Arab Spring.
It was four months ago when a massage parlor and several other addresses in Ankara were raided by police, rescuing minors who had been forced into prostitution.
Thirty years ago most of Southeast Asia was run by thuggish dictatorships. Then the Philippines showed the rest of the world how to get rid of dictators without violence, and its non-violent example was watched and copied around the world. But now the thugs are coming back to where it all started.
In his first public speech, as reported on March 22, new German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier directly criticized Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, asking him to stop “jeopardizing everything” that he has built “with others” so far.
Listening to some of the statements from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisers, or some pro-government commentators, you may find them absurd or even surreal.
The Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has issued warnings to businesses active in 21 areas where sea turtles nest in Turkey, asking them to follow rules when laying out sunbeds and umbrellas and to turn off their lights at night during spawning season.
Anadolu Efes defeated Fenerbahçe 80-77 March 23 at Istanbul’s Abdi İpekçi Arena in a Turkish Airlines Euroleague game to clinch a berth in the playoffs.
A famous pink house, completed in the era of the Turkish Republic, in the ancient city of Stratonikeia, known as the Bılla House, is being restored and will open to tourists this year
Ahead of Easter, Israel’s antiquities authority has opened up its vast storeroom to reporters for a peek at unearthed artifacts from the time of Jesus
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has translated the emergency red list of Iraqi Cultural Objects into Turkish.
Thousands of people have applied to adopt a cat that was rescued from Syria’s al-Bab by a Turkish soldier during the Euphrates Shield Operation last month.
Jose Carreras, one of the greatest tenors of all time, will perform at Ülker Arena on March 25 as part of his “The Final World Tour.”
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A Turkish man has been caught while attempting to smuggle a one month-old lion cub from Ukraine to Turkey, Doğan News Agency reported on March 23.