Doğan Media Group coordinator Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ announced his resignation from the post, approved by the group's Honorary Chairman Aydın Doğan on Sept. 30
National Parliament of Azerbaijan Republic approved Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) Project on Sept 30
The Turkish military said on Oct. 1 that it destroyed over 10 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in northern Syria with artillery and tank fire
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says in the opening of the parliament's new legislative year that a constitution change should be a priority for the lawmakers
Turkey has finished its first military base in Somalia and will help train the country’s army to fight the al-Shabaab terror group, a senior Turkish source told Anadolu Agency on Oct. 1
Despite the loss of confidence among some Italian companies due to political turmoil in the country, Turkey remains an attractive market for Italy, according to the head of the Italian Trade Agency
Only half-an-hour drive away from the city center of Amman, Jordan, a state-of-the-art center of excellence meets you in a secluded location on a vast terrain surrounded by high hills, specially equipped for the training of Special Forces and military units
Stanford University’s Ali Yaycıoğlu discusses his book on the ‘crisis of the Ottoman order’ at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has harshly criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent remarks deriding the 1923 Lausanne Treaty, which was the cornerstone of the modern Turkish republic, saying that “no one has the right to betray his/her history.”
Turkey has proposed using a collaboration of Arab elements from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) in an offensive on Raqqa and the administration of the Manbij region in Syria, a formula which would exclude the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)
The movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen is no different than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Levent Türkkan, Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar’s former top aide, has said, adding that both were “terrorist organizations.”
Three militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party were “neutralized” in an operation in southeastern Hakkari province's Çukurca district Sept. 30, the military said in a statement
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said members of the Gülen movement, which was blamed for the July 15 failed seizure of government, were engaging in “dark propaganda,” as he commented on the rumors about a potential second coup attempt
Deniz Zeyrek - MOSCOW
A business delegation led by the head of Turkey’s top business organization, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), has met their counterparts and Russian officials in Moscow to discuss a variety of issues ahead of a mixed economic council meeting between the two countries
The Israeli government on Sept. 30 paid $20 million in compensation to Turkey over the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid in 2010, which led to the suspension of diplomatic ties between the two countries before a reconciliation deal was reached earlier this year, private broadcaster CNN Türk has reported.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Denmark has voiced support for Turkey’s “counter-terrorism efforts” and its people’s role in suppressing the deadly July 15 failed coup
Bülent Sarıoğlu - ANKARA
The new legislative year of the Turkish parliament is set to kick off on Oct. 1, as debate on decree laws issued under the state of emergency are expected to dominate the agenda
Police have detained 68 judiciary employees throughout Turkey in addition to 66 employees working at a number of jails in Istanbul as part of its probe into the Gülenist organization, which was accused of plotting the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
Ogün Samast, the assailant in the 2007 murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, gave testimony on Sept. 30 over newly-surfaced video footage showing him chatting with police officers at a police station after he was caught
The foreign minister of the Turkish Cypriot government has expressed his doubts that the ongoing Cyprus peace negotiations would yield a mutually acceptable result for both of the communities on the divided eastern Mediterranean island.
Ömer Erbil – ISTANBUL
Authorities at Topkapı Palace in Istanbul are probing a hole three meters in diameter that appeared two weeks ago in the yard of the famous tourist attraction, soon after deep cracks were discovered in the basement of the building’s treasury pavilion
Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles north of Aleppo and in the city center on Sept. 30, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city, while the U.S. and Russia continued blaming each other over the situation in Syria
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On the eve of the opening of the Turkish parliament’s new legislative year, social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Sept. 30 that his party would not let President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) capitalize on the July 15 bloody coup attempt by silencing all opposition voices and regressing democratic rights instead of enhancing them.
Chief Seattle wrote a letter to the White House when the land of his ancestors was asked to be sold to the “white man” in 1854. This is how he explained what nature and animals meant for indigenous Americans:
If you really want to know Turkey well, you should know something about Yozgat, the Central Anatolian town just east of Ankara.
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek said they considered Moody’s rating cut important: “We take the rating cut seriously. We will make an effort to increase our rating in the medium and long term.”
I first met the late Shimon Peres more than 12 years ago. Israeli disengagements on Gaza were just a theoretical construct under discussion then. I was there to find a way to privatize the peace process.
It was drizzling as he walked the streets of the beautiful Mediterranean town of Toroslar in Mersin province. His mind was on the new olive tree seedlings he had very recently planted in his garden. He was going home...
The Lausanne Treaty was signed on July 24, 1923, in order to ratify the peace between the occupying United Kingdom, France, Italy and Greece (together with their allies) and Turkey following the Turkish War of Independence, which also ended the sultanate regime of the Ottoman dynasty of nearly six centuries
The idea of “co-working spaces” emerged after the 2008 crisis.
The bride-to-be sits in the middle, wearing a red Ottoman kaftan. Her friends dance around her with slow and graceful movements, carrying candles and singing together an old, traditional song about a bride’s fear before she leaves her village.
The model adjusts her clothing, stares at the camera with a hint of a smile, holds her head high and the photographer starts snapping
Osmanlıspor and Fenerbahçe will clash this weekend in the Spor Toto Super League, immediately on the heels of separate Europa League clashes on Sept. 29
A bird paradise and a Ramsar Convention Site, Kuyucuk Lake in the eastern province of Kars is a very popular spot for both local and foreign tourists. The lake is home to tens of thousands of birds
Iraq opened a new antiquities museum in the southern city of Basra on Sept. 27 with pottery, coins and other artifacts dating back more than 2,000 years on display.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions’ by Ali Yaycıoğlu (Stanford University Press, 347 pages, $65)
Three tombs have been unearthed during excavations to repair a water pipe in the northwestern province of Çanakkale’s Biga district.
This year’s Filmekimi film festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) for the 15th time, is set to begin soon.
Israeli archeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Sept. 28, in evidence a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there.