Ten people were detained at the LGBT Pride March in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on June 25, as tension rose after the Istanbul Governor’s Office banned the march
Turkish environmentalists have condemned plans to construct a road that will pass through the nature reserve of the Gediz Delta, one of the most important sites for the breeding of flamingoes in the country
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he is in a good condition after suffering a “minor health problem” during prayers marking Eid al-Fitr early on June 25
President Erdoğan again remonstrates with the US for arming the YPG, calling describing military aid as a violation of NATO rules
Turkey said its military base in Qatar is part of a “common vision” with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) toward the preservation of regional peace, security and stability, stressing that it is not aimed against any particular country and claiming that Turkish activities in the region are unrelated to the ongoing crisis in the Gulf.
Turkey’s first gastronomy guide, which will be published in October, will fill a gap in the food and beverage sector, which is still developing despite the diversity and richness of Turkish cuisine, says journalist Müge Akgün
The main opposition leader has stressed that his “justice march” only aims to bring judicial fairness to Turkey, saying he is sincere in his call in response to criticism from the ruling and nationalist opposition parties on the 11th day of his march from Ankara to Istanbul
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Develt Bahçeli has stressed the importance of a swift conclusion to the trials of suspects in the case into the July 2016 coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen
Turkey and Qatar signed a military cooperation agreement that allows the former to establish a base on Qatari soil in line with their sovereign rights, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, calling on Saudi Arabia to respect the bilateral deal and to correct the mistake of requesting the closure of the base
Some 31 people were killed and more than 190 were wounded in traffic accidents across Turkey at the beginning of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on June 25
Tens of thousands of Syrians have returned to Syria from Turkey to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at home after years spent in Turkey amid the war in their homeland
The government plans to build three more airports in the Anatolian provinces of Karaman, Yozgat and Bayburt-Gümüşhane in the coming period, Transport, Maritime and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan has said
Some companies have been avoiding issuing policies for high risk groups of vehicles after a ceiling price was imposed on compulsory traffic insurance, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek has stated, adding that a “Risky Insurance Pool” will be created to distribute premiums and damages to all companies for a resolution of the problem.
Strawberry producers in the Silifke district of the southern province of Mersin, home to 40 percent of the strawberry production in Turkey, are hoping to increase their exports, which have been decreasing for the last couple of years particularly due to difficulties in the Russian market. The region produces 80,000 tons of strawberry per year, Silifke Strawberry Producers Association head Mehmet Yasar Çalmaşur told state-run Anadolu Agency, noting that Turkey is in fourth place in strawberry pr
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British police on June 25 said they did not suspect terrorism was involved when a car ploughed into a group of Muslims leaving Eid prayers in Newcastle, northeast England
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on June 25, the furthest he has travelled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence.
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Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out June 25 at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of “arrogance” as he sought to reverse his party’s plunging popularity
A total of six suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in the eastern provinces of Van and Erzincan on June 25, Doğan News Agency has reported
Istanbul Governor’s Office has announced that it will not allow the LGBT Pride March, which was set to take place on June 25 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, citing security concerns and public order
Experts have warned against a new liquid drug spreading in Turkey that makes users lose their consciousness when consumed in two or three drops.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said that he wants a Turkey free of tension
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‘We are expecting all parties to come to the table and settle this once and for all, including Greece, Turkey and Britain,’ a UN official says ahead of the Cypriot leaders’ meeting in Switzerland
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“I am walking every centimeter,” said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on June 25, responding to speculation that he is traveling some of the distance of his “justice march” in his party bus.
I spent the last two weeks mostly in London and then in Vienna for two days. My latest journey only confirmed my resolve to live in my country, good or bad
Things have started coalescing even as confusion in the mind is intensifying. Two days of talks in Ankara and Istanbul among Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other senior Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, have revealed that there will be no major change in positions in the Cyprus talks.
The latest announcement landed in my inbox on Saturday evening. “The Board of the Association of the Constantinopolitans utterly condemns the provocative action by the Turkish authorities to allow the calling of prayers and the reading of the Quran inside the Hagia Sophia, in the presence of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).
Ercan Kızılateş harassed and assaulted university student Melisa Sağlam on July 14 on a dolmuş. His justification was the fact that the girl was wearing shorts
On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Yemen, as well as Egypt and the Maldives, severed diplomatic relations with Qatar and placed the country under a blockade, closing it off by land, sea and air.
Today, on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we commemorate and honor victims and survivors of torture, and reaffirm our commitment to continuing to work together and with partners around the world to combat torture in all its forms, and in all places.
Teacher Semih Özaçka and academic Nuriye Gülmen were arrested on terror charges on May 23, on the 75th day of their hunger strike.
The old cinema building in Safranbolu, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is listed as one of the world’s 20 best preserved cities, will be turned into a cinema museum and library.
“Our friends in the town keep us, as formerly, abundantly supplied with all the delicacies it affords: many of the dishes sent us are excellent; among others some butterfly-things of pastry, which one might blow away, but for the honey their wings are clogged with.”
A farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, Mehmet Dağ, has uncovered a 10-meter mosaic dating back to the 5th century B.C. Roman era. Officials have taken the mosaic to Şanlıurfa
Spanish singer Buika will perform in the southern province of Antalya on July 7 as part of an ongoing world tour. The singer will take the stage as part of the 2nd International Orange Festival / OrangeFest 2017 events at the Finike-Arykanda ancient city, one of the most attractive slope cities in Lycia.
A new exhibition by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations narrates the reflexive methods of the Çatalhöyük excavations from its initial phase to documentation of the finds
The Amasra Museum, which has opened after a three-year restoration work with a cost of 3 million Turkish Liras, has become an international application center for archaeologists, engineers, architects and academics and an education center providing history and archaeology education for students.
Recent excavation works in the ancient city of Termessos unearthed a 2,300-year-old ancient road. The city is known as one of the cities that Alexander the Great failed to conquer
Celebrating her 25th year in music, Turkish singer Sertab Erener will be on stage in the Aegean towns of Bodrum on July 8, Ayvalık on July 11, Altınoluk on July 12 and Çeşme on July 14.
The world’s biggest greenfield music festival Glastonbury expects to host 175,000 people in sizzling temperatures but with reinforced security measures after a string of terror attacks in Britain