A coffin thought to belong to a Russian general has been unearthed during foundation excavations for a construction project in the eastern province of Ardahan, Doğan News Agency reported on April 26.
The spokesperson of the Turkish Cypriot presidency has blasted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s advisor Yiğit Bulut for describing Turkish Cyprus as “an overseas province of Turkey.”
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index prepared annually by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Turkey decline by four points compared to last year due to an “unprecedented purge” under the state of emergency
Turkey continued its strikes on outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria for a second day on April 26, while also responding to criticism from the United States
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) announced on April 26 that it would appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over the April 16 referendum results
Some 1,120 people suspected of links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) were detained in simultaneous raids across Turkey on April 26, in an operation mainly targeting the structure of the organization within the police forces
The European Union should formally suspend Turkey’s long-stalled talks on membership if it adopts constitutional changes backed at a referendum last week, a leading member of the EU parliament responsible for dealings with Ankara said on April 26.
Turkey is set to introduce a new system to increase the data quality in tracking suspicious transactions, in line with efforts to boost the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing, senior officials announced on April 26.
Turkey will not wait at Europe’s door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on April 25.
May Day celebrations in Istanbul will be held in the city’s Bakırköy district this year after authorities again refused to heed workers’ demands to use Taksim Square, the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK) said on April 26.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commented on the cases into Iranian-born Turkish businessman Reza Zarrab and the deputy general manager of Halkbank, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, saying steps will be taken regarding the issue.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has scheduled a meeting with the head of the Constitutional Court, Zühtü Arslan, daily Cumhuriyet has said.
The Central Bank has kept its main interest rate unchanged but continued to tighten monetary conditions by raising its late liquidity lending rate by 50 points.
The impact on the state budget of recent measures to boost Turkey’s economy will only be minimal and will gradually decrease, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal has said.
Turkey hopes to sign a major defense export deal with Saudi Arabia, Defense Minister Fikri Işık said on April 26, describing the potential deal as one of the biggest for the country’s defense industry.
Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik has stated that developments that threaten global security necessitate a “reinforced relationship” between Ankara and Brussels.
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The Istanbul Municipality has halted construction at the in-progress Galataport project, which has been the subject of debate for over a decade.
Turkey’s struggling tourism sector wants to give a boost to the number of Turks traveling within the country and thus increase the share of local tourists in total numbers.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Sezgin Tanrıkulu has submitted a parliamentary question to demand answers from Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım over an investigation into seven abducted people
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Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tüfenkci has backed the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) first-ever multilateral trade agreement, saying it would help developing countries boost their exports.
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A group of women from the Turkish Mothers Association have begun an initiative to fight against child abuse in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, promoting their message in and around public transport.
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An updated Customs Union agreement between Turkey and the EU would benefit both sides, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on April 25.
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The nightmare scenario starts with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) submitting a proposal to parliament to reinstate the death penalty.
I recently wrote an article about the sophisticated propaganda machine of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
An interesting paradox of the April 16 referendum is that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, in comparison to the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was able to increase its votes only in the east and especially in the southeast.
Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle
The oath taken by women police cadets at the Police Training Center (POMEM) in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat has been raised in a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Zeynep Altıok.
One part attracted voters, the other part pushed voters away.
Ever since Erol Bilecik became president of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), the institution has concentrated more on women’s issues and technology
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
The State Theaters deputy director says he is pleased with the sharp rise in the number of theatergoers in the country, up to 1.7 million in the first eight months of the year
A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award
Another movie adaptation of Turkey’s popular TV series and a leading export item to the Arab world, “Valley of the Wolves” (Kurtlar Vadisi), is slated to be released in September, with its director and main actor giving a tiny spoiler that it will touch on last year’s foiled coup attempt
‘Peace Envoys’ is a documentary aiming to break the notion of ‘being a stranger,’ and to reminisce a nation’s memory. The documentary debuted on the 90th anniversary of the April 23 Children’s Day
Turkey’s 21st Yapı Kredi Afife Theater Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Haliç Congress Center on April 24, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The Turkish Super League’s defending champions, Beşiktaş, narrowly beat cellar-dweller Adanaspor late on April 24 to increase its cushion over its closest follower, Medipol Başakşehir, to seven points, just a week before the duo meets for a crucial clash.
Turkey’s Religious Affairs (Diyanet) Foundation plans to repair dozens of mosques in Syria that have been heavily damaged by the country’s ongoing war, according to the head of foundation
Learning a lot from a tragic loss last year, Turkish side Vakıfbank wins the CEV Volleyball Champions League with a convincing victory over host Imoco Volley Conegliano
Buoyed by two sensational road wins last week, Istanbul’s Fenerbahçe could become the first team to advance to the EuroLeague Final Four by sweeping a best-of-five series at home when it hosts Panathinaikos on April 25.