A court in the southern province of Adana has given jail sentences of between two and 33 years to 19 convicts for “establishing a criminal organization,” “membership of a criminal organization,” and “vulgarity and prostitution” Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Fatih Municipality of Istanbul has controversially converted historic city walls, on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites protected list, for the construction of a new wedding hall, covering them with a portable roof
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) flag was raised at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Feb. 26 for the official visit of the leader of the autonomous Iraqi region.
Suspected members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), widely believed to have orchestrated the July 15, 2016 failed coup, are attempting to cross into Greece by concealing themselves as Syrian refugees.
Turkey has sent Washington information regarding the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen’s property in Canada following a request from U.S. authorities, daily Yeni Şafak reported on Feb. 27.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım held an announced meeting with Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar on Feb. 27 after the military voiced its disturbance over a series of criticisms and reports targeting Turkey’s top soldier.
Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani met with Ahmet Türk, the ousted co-mayor of Mardin for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and Ağrı Co-Mayor Sırrı Sakık, on Feb. 27 to discuss the shattered peace process in Turkey.
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have detonated explosives during the passage of a cargo train in the Bağıvar neighborhood of the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has condemned Armenia for committing “heavy weapon attacks” against Azerbaijan early on Feb. 25.
Five people were murdered per day across Turkey in 2016, according to a report from the Police Department and the Gendarmerie Command.
European Union member states on Feb. 27 approved visa-free travel for Georgia, after agreeing safeguards to prevent any upsurge in arrivals from the former Soviet satellite
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has said the government will hold an official ceremony in Ankara to mark the birthday of Caliph Ali, 27 years after the last time it was celebrated with the Alevi community of Turkey.
The number of employed women in Turkey decreased 40,000 in November 2016 compared to the same month of 2015, according to a new report prepared by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV).
There were a total of 82,000 millionaire migrants that left for greener pastures in 2016, with Turkey one of the five countries witnessing the greatest such outflow, according to a fresh survey by New World Wealth.
A recent report by the KPMG, one of the Big Four global auditors along with Deloitte, EY and PwC, has included Beşiktaş, the Spor Toto Turkish Super League’s defending champion, in its eight-team study of “The European Champions,” underlining the Istanbul side’s efforts toward economic sustainability
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Polish students learning Turkish as a second language through the Yunus Emre Institute in Poland are on the rise, according to the chairman of the institute’s Warsaw office
BERLIN – Agence France-Presse
The head of EU border agency Frontex on Feb. 27 criticized charities that rescue migrants off Libya, arguing that they encourage the traffickers who profit from the dangerous Mediterranean crossings
BUDAPEST – Reuters
Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Feb. 27, a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country’s European Union partners
A second group of Syrian police officers trained in Turkey as part of a joint initiative by Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions has started to return to Syria.
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A penalty will be assessed to GSM operators who do not meet the quotas for usage of domestic products in adopting advanced 4G technologies, a top official has warned.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Confidence in Turkey’s economy rebounded in February after a two-month dip, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) reported on Feb. 27.
BARCELONA - Agence France-Presse
Finnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, on Sunday launched three new Android smartphones and unveiled a revamped version of its iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out.
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Reiterating his position on bringing back the death penalty to Turkey, President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 24 that “I said I would approve the death penalty if it is approved by the parliament … If it is not approved by the parliament, God willing, we will go to the nation for a referendum on that, too.”
As we all know, the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) not only silenced the main Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), but also all opposition supporting Kurdish rights and freedoms.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı was on front pages and TV screens last week with his continuing optimism
These words belong to the U.S. statesman Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait is on the 10-dollar bill: “Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”
Until the 1980s, dolphins were mercilessly fished in the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. The state distributed arms, ammunition and loans to dolphin fishermen for them to fish more. For years, in Black Sea houses, rags immersed in dolphin oil were used in lamps.
Istanbul became the junction point on international waterways in the 19th century. Before anything else, the Suez Canal had drawn a portion of the heavy traffic in the northeast Atlantic to this region
On the 21st anniversary of the Kardak/Imia crisis, at the end of last month, there was a marked tension between Turkey and Greece.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Staff, made a public appearance at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Feb. 23, just a few days before the presentation of a new plan by the U.S. security apparatus to President Donald Trump about a new plan to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DAESH, that involves military operations to take Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq from their hands.
The coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’ wins the Best Picture Academy Award but the ceremony is the scene of chaos after ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner
An artistic couple is reinventing ancient images with layered graphical designs and lights that display hidden images to take visitors on a fantastic journey
İzmir is set to be a scene of jazz celebrations at the European Jazz Festival between March 1 and 18
Foo Fighters will be one of the headliners at Glastonbury this year, they revealed on Feb. 24 while playing a secret gig not far from the legendary British festival.
The Louvre in Paris has gathered a third of 17th-century painter Vermeer’s canvasses, making it the Dutch master’s most ever shown in one place since his death
Fourteen endangered black francolins that were seized two weeks ago in the Kapılı village in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Silopi district, located near the border with Iraq, have been released after treatment.
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul is set to organize an exclusive “crepe day” bringing renowned actor and musician Teoman Kumbaracıbaşı’s delicious homemade jams and their extraordinary story together with Italian Executive Chef Giovanni Terracciano’s specially prepared breakfast favorites.
Turkish league champions Beşiktaş eliminated Israeli side Hapoel Beer Sheva 5-2 on aggregate late on Feb. 23 to advance to the last 16 in the Europa League, leaving it as the only Turkish side left standing in European competition for the year.
Rock tombs inside the ancient caves in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa be opened to tourists, with work ongoing for further examinations