A heavy rainfall that hit Istanbul, causing fires and flash floods to occur across the city in the evening hours of July 27 has triggered debates over insufficiency of Istanbul’s infrastructures
A research ship called “Fugro Scout” launched a land survey in Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on July 28 for the three-storey Grand Istanbul Tunnel project, which will connect the city’s two sides with one railway and two highways.
The International Islamic Universit will “fight intellectually against organizations exploiting religion such as ISIL, FETÖ and Boko Haram” apart from its academic studies, daily Yeni Şafak reported on July 28.
An Istanbul court on July 28 ordered the release of seven daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives but ruled for the continuation of arrest for another five.
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gül said on July 28 that it would be more appropriate to try daily Cumhuriyet journalists without arrest.
Foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) will convene in Istanbul on Aug. 1 to discuss ongoing tension in east Jerusalem after Israel attempted to restrict the use of the Harem al-Sherif for Muslims, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a written statement.
Turkey will hold a reverse auction on the energy ministry’s giant wind power project next week, Energy Minister Berat Albayrak announced on July 28.
The Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) is using Latin America as a base to restructure itself, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s (TİKA) Colombia coordinator told state-run Anadolu Agency on July 28.
The United States has urged Turkey that it expects the release of journalists who are being held arbitrarily under the emergency rule with regards to the ongoing trials of 17 executives and journalists of the daily Cumhuriyet.
Turkey’s parliament ratified changes to a number of parliamentary bylaws before going on summer break.
Britain on July 28 lifted a ban on passengers carrying electronic devices in the cabin on some flights to the UK from Turkey after new security measures were introduced
Sister of the Family Minister Fatma Betül Sayan Kaya, Ayşe Sayan, will be appointed as Turkey’s ambassador to Kuwait according to a new degree of the Foreign Ministry.
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A court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on July 28 approved an indictment prepared by the province’s chief public prosecutor’s office, demanding a prison sentence from 9.5 to 23 years for Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü.
Russia’s new ambassador to Ankara Aleksey V. Erkhov visited Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on July 28. He paid a silent tribute to the First President of Turkey, according to a written statement from the Russian Embassy.
Russia has agreed to transfer the technology of S-400 anti-ballistic missile systems, Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın has said
Turkey’s Limak has said it became a partner in a $570 million (34 billion rubles) worth highway construction project in the Russian city of Ufa.
Seven were killed after a migrant boat sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast on July 27 evening, the Turkish Coast Guard confirmed on July 28.
Annie Young-Scrivner, who has rich experiences in global retail industry, has been named the new chief executive of famous chocolate maker Godiva, Turkey’s Yıldız Holding, which owns Godiva, has said.
Turkish Cypriot authorities on released July 27 the captain and crew of a boat hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, local media reported.
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Confidence in Turkey’s economy hit its highest level since November 2013, according to official data released on July 28, underscoring the economy’s resilience following the July 15 coup attempt last year.
Turkey has slashed import duties on rebar, by two-thirds in some cases, an official announcement said on July 28.
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A top court decision on a criminal investigation ordered into himself and his family cuts short Sharif’s third stint in power
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July 24 used to be celebrated by Turkish journalists as the anniversary of the abolishment of official press censorship in Turkey
Israel’s decision to remove the metal detectors from the entrance to the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Israelis as the Temple Mount, seems to have assuaged recent tensions.
It might be a surprise for some, but it is an unfortunate reality of this country. At the end of June there were 171 journalists in prison
First lieutenant Müslim Macit is the pilot with the lowest rank who joined the coup attempt on the night of July 15 at Akıncı Air Base.
Foreign Affairs Minister Çavuşoğlu spoke in Brussels and said, “We deported two journalists. They were from different countries. Both of them were apprehended for spying. Upon the request from their countries, we extradited them. There has not been a verdict yet.”
It was easier for me to enter Cuba than it was for me to come back to the United States. “Be sure to try our rum while you’re here!” said the Cuban immigration official. “You’ll need to pay duty on the rum you declared,” grumped the American customs officer a week later, after the retinal scan, facial recognition scan, photo, passport inspection, and bag check that welcomed me home.
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.
Endangered red deer have been spotted by motion-triggered cameras in the Dilek Peninsula-Greater Menderes Delta National Park. Officials said 40 red deer in the park have been followed by 23 cameras.
The oldest film festival in the world is going big on nail-biters this year, with thrillers dominating the race for Venice’s coveted Golden Lion award, organizers said on July 28.
The 14th Bodrum International Gümüşlük Classical Music Festival began on July 26 with a concert by French violinist Gilles Apap and accordionist Myriam Lafargue in the centuries-old historical Koyunbaba Ancient Stone Pit in the Aegean resort province of Bodrum
Restricted diving may be possible around the sunken city in Antalya’s Kekova Island, says Antalya Mayor Münir Karaloğlu. Applications to ministries have been made for the removal of the diving ban, he says
The late 20th century artist Basquiat is largely a triumph of popular culture and mass media over museums
A 10-meter mosaic, which was found by a farmer in the southeastern province of Adıyaman’s Besni district, will be taken to the Gaziantep Museum.
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
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