An online campaign by a 21-year-old woman has prompted the Defense Ministry to change its decision barring women students from entering navy, air force and non-commissioned officer schools
Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Head Mehmet Görmez has condemned the beating of a student in a Quran class in the Marmara province of Sakarya on May, 2016, after footage showing a religion teacher beating the student went viral on social media
At least 18 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were “neutralized” in northern Syria as part of the ongoing Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish military announced on Jan. 16
The infiltration of Gülenists into the Foreign Ministry accelerated after a drastic change in the ministry’s personnel policy between 2009 and 2013
A Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village near Kyrgyzstan's main airport on Jan. 16, killing at least 37 people and destroying houses after attempting to land in thick fog, authorities said
The Turkish Central Bank skipped its one-week repo auction on Jan. 16, aiming to boost the Turkish Lira by reducing the amount of local currency circulating in markets
Turkey’s government ran a 29.3 billion-Turkish Lira ($7.81 billion) budget deficit last year, the country’s finance minister said Jan. 16
Lawmakers on Jan. 15 adopted the last article of a constitutional reform package that allows a partisan president, unlike current Turkish Constitution
Sixty-two former Turkish diplomats have issued a statement urging the government that Turkey’s qualifications as democratic, secular state based on the rule of law will be lost under proposed constitutional amendments shifting the country to an executive presidential system of governance
Despite Turkey’s many problems, foreign investors still have a belief in the country’s economy, but many have adopted a wait-and-see approach amid the country’s current political turmoil. ‘They are trying to understand what is happening in the country,’ says economist Murat Sağman
Economist Tim Ash, who has followed Turkey closely for almost two decades, has said the losses in the Turkish Liras are of “great concern” amid broader uncertainty, but the issue can be addressed if the Central Bank moves rapidly
Turkey’s unemployment rate rose to 11.8 percent in October 2016 marking the highest such rate since March 2010, when it hit 12.8 percent, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Jan. 16.
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Ankara and Baghdad are waiting to sign a memorandum of understanding regarding the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency’s (TİKA) future role in the neighboring country after Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is removed from Iraq
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Companies could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study by a group including global business and finance leaders.
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Rival Cypriot delegations have failed to agree on maps for new borders on the divided island state, each slamming the other’s proposals as “unacceptable,” Turkey’s foreign minister has said
Turkey’s agricultural sector will see a considerable and positive transformation after the country’s Customs Union deal with the European Union is updated, said Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci
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Istanbul police’s human smuggling bureau has exposed a massive smuggling gang that operates in a number of European states and facilitates the illegal travel of both national and foreign migrants as well as criminals to Western European countries
A Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker was temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament on Jan. 13 for using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I mass killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, during heated discussions on changes to the constitution
Major powers signaled to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution to the problems in the Holy Land, with France warning him that plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts
The groundbreaking process for Turkey’s second airport to be built on an artificial island on the Black Sea will be completed by April, Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan has announced
The Bank of China (BOC) has received permission to operate a deposit bank in Turkey through the investment of $300 million, Turkey’s banking watchdog said late Jan. 13, according to Anadolu Agency
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Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, Interfax news agency reported on Jan. 15, citing an unnamed source, as Moscow cements its presence in the Middle Eastern country, its only overseas military deployment
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I was talking to a ranking official about the escape of Abdulgadir Masharipov, the Tajik-origin Uzbek citizen who is wanted for killing 39 people on Jan. 1 in Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH in Arabic.
Has there been any progress at the Geneva Cyprus talks? This is a very important question, the answer to which largely depends on which perspective one might wish to answer it from
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is an engineer, a ship building engineer from the prestigious Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He defines himself as a “sailor.”
It was Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chair Devlet Bahçeli who first ignited the early election debates.
Paradoxically, the end of the secular republic in Turkey also marks the end of Islamism or Islamist politics in Turkey and elsewhere
He missed the latest Cyprus round by days. Mr. Stathis Eustathiadis, the doyen of Greek journalism, one of the last of the old guard who took the profession as a serious passion, died in Athens at the age of 92
Ece Dalaman is a 50-year-old transsexual woman. She was born in Germany and had to run away from home when she was 14 years old because of the pressures she experienced at home due to her sexual orientation
Once the word of an early election is out in Turkey, it usually happens.
Pistachios and chocolate: These two have an affinity for each other according to the Turkish palate.
Two plump woman figurines unearthed in the 9,000-year-old Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük represent elderly women, not the Anatolian mother goddess Cybele as was earlier believed, according to an expert
In a country where the minimum wage is about 1,400 Liras ($367) a month, enthusiasts regularly easily spend hundreds of dollars for one bird
Authors Simon Waldman and Emre Çalışkan talk to HDN about their newly published book ‘The New Turkey and its Discontents’
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
Natalie Portman, an Academy Award-winning actress, hits out at the vast pay disparity between men and women in Hollywood
The Istanbul Film Festival’s “Turkish Classic Revisited” project will be restoring the 1987 classic “Anayurt Oteli” (Motherland Hotel), adapted by Ömer Kavur from the Yusuf Atılgan novel.
The second half of the Spor Toto Super League season starts with surprise package Başakşehir atop the standings, but the Istanbul club’s coach is refusing to discuss his side’s title chances
Ahmet Naç has become the sixth Changemaker of the 8th season of the Sabanci Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.