Jennifer Lopez enthralls Antalya audience in Turkey

Jennifer Lopez enthralls Antalya audience in Turkey

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World-famous pop star Jennifer Lopez was on stage in Antalya Tuesday night to enrapture her audience in the coastal city in western Turkey.She hit the stage in a five-star hotel in the Serik district as part of a world tour — It’s My Party — across 2…

YouTube touts income potential from new music service

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The new YouTube music platform will help Turkish musicians earn more money, YouTube’s business development director said on Monday. The world’s largest video site, YouTube recently launched a new platform, YouTube Music, in Turkey.Waleed Diab, YouTube’…

Film explores dark world of FETO terrorist group

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A documentary film exploring the dark underworld of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its role in the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey premiered Monday in London. The documentary was created by the Turkish American National Stee…

Kemal Sunal: ‘Naive’ actor of Turkish comedy

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Turkey on Wednesday commemorated the 19th anniversary of the passing of legendary comedian Kemal Sunal.Sunal was known for his slapstick comedy and the characters he portrayed in films, who bordered on naivete. One of the main reasons Sunal was loved b…

Pakistani-Turkish couple ties knot in Ankara

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A Pakistani groom and Turkish bride got married Friday bringing two cultures together. Syed Shahnab Ali Gilani, son of principal of the Pakistan Embassy School in capital Ankara, and Gulay Ozdemir got married with a well-attended wedding ceremony from …

Sudanese people’s demands are legitimate: Turkey

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ANKARA The demands of the Sudanese people for better government in the wake of the Omar al-Bashir era are highly legitimate, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Friday.We want peace and stability for the Sudanese people, Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu Age…

‘Because They Stole’ Statement by Y?ld?r?m: I Had to, I Cannot Express Myself

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Having explained the annulment of Istanbul elections by saying Because they stole, Binali Yildirim has clarified his point as follows: I had to, because there was an operation to create a perception. I mean, it is not a legal term, we are aware of that…

Music Video by Ferhat Tunc in 6th Year of Gezi

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Musician Ferhat Tunc has prepared a music video for his song Come and Find me Mother in June in the 6th year of Gezi resistance. Tunc has stated that he wants to refresh the memories with this video clip. Musician Ferhat Tunc has released a music video…

Turkish agency holds iftar dinner in New Zealand

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A Turkish agency held an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner for 500 people at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand where Muslims were massacred in a terror attack.In a statement, Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV), an aid group linked to Turkey’s Presidency o…

Anadolu’s Gaza bureau demands explanation for airstrike

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Anadolu Agency’s bureau in Gaza City has sent a letter to the Israeli army demanding an explanation for an airstrike early this month that destroyed the building in which the agency’s office was located.On May 4, Israeli warplanes targeted the building…

Turkey launches anti-misinformation campaign in US

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We are going to create awareness about Turkey’s policies and theses in a series of panels in the U.S., said Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun in a tweet.Altun said his office is launching a three-day campaign of panels “Turkey-U.S. R…

World-known musicians play Turkish instruments

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Turkey’s musical instruments are world-famous with musicians and bands like Pink Floyd, Simply Red, and La Luz using them, a manufacturer said.Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals exports 95% of its handmade instruments to 50 countries, owner Mehmet Tamdeger told A…

Moody’s: Turkey Needs Credible Economic Plan to Avoid Downgrade

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Turkey needs to put a comprehensive and credible economic plan in place if it is to avoid another cut to sovereign credit rating, a senior Moody’s sovereign analyst said on Thursday.New analysis from the rating agency shows Turkey’s recession, the slum…

Turkey Denies Delaying Russian S-400 Deal

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has denied that Turkey is delaying the purchase of S-400 missile defense systems from Russia amid tensions with the United States.Cavusoglu told reporters on Wednesday that there is no question of any delay or …

Turkey’s top cleric slams US mosque attack

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The head of Turkey’s religious authority strongly condemned on Tuesday a recent arson attack on a mosque in the U.S.”I strongly condemn such provocative acts that will hurt all Muslims and disrupt the world peace,” Ali Erbas, head of the Religious Affa…

Impunity in the Case of Ethem Sar?suluk Taken to Constitutional Court

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The case file regarding Ethem Sarisuluk, who was killed during Gezi resistance in 2013, has been taken to the Constitutional Court. The application aims to contribute to the struggle to put an end to the policy of impunity in the police murders in Turk…

Int’l wedding, tourism forum kicks off in Turkey

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The International MICE and Wedding Forum (IMWF) began its annual conference Monday in the resort city of Antalya in hopes of increasing Turkey’s share of the market.Last year’s gathering generated a huge rise in the demand for destination weddings by c…

Turkey slams Greece over Aegean Sea disputes

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Greece has attempted to abuse international organizations, including NATO, and draw them into Aegean disputes to justify its national positions, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the Eastern Aegean islan…

“We do our best for our martyrs’ families and veterans”

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Addressing a ceremony for the presentation of State Medal of Pride, President Erdogan said: It is our duty to uphold our martyrs’ glorious memories and endeavor to be worthy of our martyrs’ families and our veterans. The medals and certificate we confe…

How Do the Ones Displaced From Surici, Diyarbak?r Live Today?

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The Diyarbakir-based Socio-Political Field Research Center has conducted face-to-face interviews with the members of 120 households who had to leave Surici. The displaced people are faced with unemployment, poverty and psychological problems. Curfew wa…

Turkish president marks start of holy month of Ramadan

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Turkey’s president on Sunday welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which starts this evening in Turkey.On Twitter, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wished the best for the Turkish nation, the Islamic world, and all of humanity.May Allah accept …

Turkey’s Cakir to referee Liverpool-Barcelona match

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UEFA on Sunday selected Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir for Tuesday’s match between Liverpool and Barcelona in the Champions League Semifinal. The second leg of the semifinal match will be played in Liverpool’s Anfield Road Stadium.Assisting referees for …

Istanbul mayoral race probe finds FETO terror suspects

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A probe of irregularities in the March 31 Istanbul mayoral election has found dozens of members of balloting committees linked to FETO, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, according to security sources.Of 43 committee members allegedly l…

‘Attacks on civilians constitute terrorism, not jihad’

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday attacks on places of worship stem from the same “dark source”.Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Camlica Mosque complex, the largest mosque of Turkey, Erdogan said he is “determined to clear the n…

Turkey slams US embassy’s remarks on press freedom

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Turkey slammed remarks from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Friday criticizing the country on World Press Freedom Day. Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, responded to the mission on Twitter, urging Washington to focus on its own “longs…

Turkey sets record in educating Syrian children

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Primary school enrolment rate of Syrian children in Turkey has surpassed the global average for refugee children. In Turkey, 96.33% Syrian children are enrolled in primary schools, according to an Ankara-based think thank Tedmem.A 2018 report of the UN…

Turkey: 9 irregular migrants drown in Aegean sea

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Some nine irregular migrants drowned off the Aegean coast of Balikesir province, the Turkish Coast Guard announced Friday. The Coast Guard received information that a boat carrying irregular migrants had drowned and started a search and rescue operatio…

Turkey boycotts NATO’s change of command ceremony

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Turkey boycotted NATO’s change of command ceremony on Friday to protest against the participation of a Greek Cypriot representative, Turkish diplomatic sources said. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti handed over the charge of the Supreme Allied Commander of E…

Vaccination of Babies, Children on Parliamentary Agenda

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Main opposition CHP MP Murat Emir has directed questions at the Minister of Health and the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Services. Anti-vaccination and vaccine hesitation, for which health organizations have been drawing attention in the last ye…

Request for Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger Strikes

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HDP Siirt MP Meral Danis Bestas has submitted a parliamentary inquiry, requesting that a parliamentary investigation commission be established so that steps could be taken towards the resolution of hunger strikes and provision of right to life. Peoples…

Turkey: 5 Daesh-linked terror suspects arrested

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Turkish police on Monday arrested five Daesh-linked terror suspects during a counterterrorism operation in the country’s northeastern Trabzon province on Monday.The suspects — identified by the initials O.Y, E.U, S.Y.K, A.S. and A.Z.N — were accused …

Turkish war jets strike 14 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

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Turkish fighter jets hit 14 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, an official from the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Monday.An air operation in the Zap region late Sunday neutralized terrorists who were hiding out in a cave, Col. Tamer Zincir to…

Turkish jets hit PKK terror targets in northern Iraq

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Turkish airstrikes on Saturday hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, according to the Defense Ministry. The Turkish jets destroyed weapon positions, shelters, and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists in the Zap, Avasin-Basyan and Sinat-Haftan…

‘The One Who Threw a Punch is Free, Cartoonist is Behind Bars’

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Six lawyers and journalists whose prison sentences were upheld in Cumhuriyet case have been imprisoned again. Speaking before entering prison, Musa Kart said, The one who threw a punch is free, cartoonist and journalists are behind bars. Six journalist…

Constitutional Court: Freedom of Expression and Press of bianet Violated

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Announcing its ruling on an access block imposed on a bianet news about plagiarism by former Minister of National Education Omer Dincer, the Constitutional Court has ruled that the freedom of expression and press of bianet has been violated. The Consti…

Central Bank Does Not Change Interest Rate, Exchange Rate of Dollar Sees 5.96 TRY

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Central Bank has again kept the political interest rate fixed at its current level of 24 percent. Unlike its statement in March 2019, this month’s statement does not include the sentence an additional monetary tightening can be introduced if needs be. …

Call by 50 Nobel Prize Laureates: End the Solitary Confinement

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Raising their concerns over the hunger strikes against isolation, 50 Nobel Prize Laureates have made a call to the government of Turkey and international community to take immediate action at this critical moment to end the solitary confinement. People…

Attacker Who Punched CHP Chair Kemal K?l?cdaro?lu Released

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All nine people who were taken into custody in relation with the lynch attempt against CHP Chair Kilicdaroglu at the funeral of a soldier have been released. The last suspect released from detention has been O.S., who was seen to be punching Kilicdarog…

Ankara Bar Files Complaint Against Pro-Government Daily Gune? for ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

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The Bar Association has submitted a petition of complaint on Sunday’s attack against main opposition leader Kilicdaroglu. The Ankara Bar Association has filed a complaint against the pro-government Gunes newspaper for a story it published on the same d…

‘We Will Celebrate This Year’s Children’s Day with Greta and Her Fellow Friends’

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Releasing a statement on the occasion of April 23 Children’s Day, the Human Rights Association (IHD) has stated that children are asked to celebrate as if it was a real festive day and, as the IHD, they will not be in this unrealistic picture. The Huma…

President Erdo?an attends April 23rd Session at GNAT

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan watched the Plenary Session at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (GNAT) on the occasion of the April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. President Erdogan, upon his arrival at the GNAT, was welcomed with an …

IHD launches “2018 Turkey Human Rights Violations Report”

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Human Rights Association (IHD) announced the 2018 Turkey Human Rights Violations Report. According to the report, the rights to life of 673 people, including 32 children, were violated within one year. A total of 2719 people were exposed to torture – 3…

Turkish universities to compete in int’l model satellite contest

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Three Turkish universities, which showed great success in the pre-selection stage online, will represent Turkey at CanSat model satellite competition in the U.S.’s state of Texas in June. While Istanbul Technical University’s (ITU) APIS team ranked fir…

Mixed Emotions as Egyptian Constitutional Referendum Begins

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Light to moderate turnout was reported on day one of a three-day constitutional referendum in which voters were expected to approve lengthening the president’s term in office and strengthening his powers over the judiciary and the government bureaucrac…

Tour of Turkey: Caleb Ewan wins stage 4

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Caleb Ewan was the first to finish the stage four of the cycling Tour of Turkey on Friday in a tight sprint finish to claim his first podium of the race.Juan Jose Lobato of Nippo Vini Fantini FaizanA came in second and Bora Hansgrohe’s Sam Bennett fini…

“We, the 82 million citizens, should act jointly as the ‘Alliance of Turkey’ on issues that concern our country’s survival”

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Speaking at the opening ceremony of the new service building of the Confederation of Public Servants Trade Unions (MEMUR-SEN), President Erdogan said: We, the 82 million citizens, should set aside our differences of political opinion and act jointly as…

Opposition party seeks to cancel Istanbul poll results

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A Turkish opposition party on Wednesday appealed to Turkey’s election authority to cancel last month’s local poll results in the metropolis of Istanbul. Birol Gur, Istanbul head for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), said the party is filing an ext…

President Erdo?an receives Iranian FM Zarif

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Presidential Complex. Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey

President Erdo?an receives Turkey-EU JCC’s Turkish Wing

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received the Turkish wing of the Turkey-EU Joint Consultative Committee. Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey

Economist Mustafa SAlnmez detained

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Economist-writer Mustafa SAlnmez was detained due to insulting the President and public incitement towards resentment and hostility through his social media posts. SAlnmez is charged due to a video he shared with the note, Carsi has started, the rest i…

Imprisonment sentence against TKP executives due to “insulting President”

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Turkish Communist Party (TKP) central executives Mehmet Inam and Mehmet Kiziligil were sentenced to 1 year and nine months of imprisonment each with the allegation of insulting President Erdogan. The sentence of Inam was not deferred based on having pr…

Turkish wrestler wins bronze in European championships

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Turkey’s Kerem Kamal won a bronze medal in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Romania on Sunday. Competing in the men’s 60-kg Greco-Roman category, Kamal beat Romanian Virgil Munteanu 4-0 to claim the medal in the tournament in Bucharest.Sour…

‘Next 4 years an opportunity for Turkey’: EU spokesman

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As Turkey leaves behind elections for a period of stability, that presents it with an opportunity, said a European Union spokesman on Saturday.In the wake of Turkey’s recent local elections and in the four-year runup to its next elections, set for 2023…

Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul ends week down

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended the week down 0.10% to close at 95,976.82 points on Friday.After starting the day at 95,721.69 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 96.16 points from Thursday’s close of 96,072.99 points.On a weekly basis, t…

President Erdo?an receives National Defense Minister Akar

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Minister of National Defense, Hulusi Akar, at the Presidential Complex. Source: Presidency of the Republic Of Turkey

Singaporean ambassador presents his credentials to President Erdo?an

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Ambassador Jonathan Tow Shen Han of Singapore at the Presidential Complex. Ambassador Tow, who presented his letter of credence to President Erdogan at the reception, previously served as the Director-General of …

Mauritanian ambassador presents his credentials to President Erdo?an

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Ambassador Cheikh Sid Ahmed El Bekaye Ould Hamady of Mauritania at the Presidential Complex. Ambassador Sid Ahmed El Bekaye Hamady, who presented his letter of credence to President Erdogan at the reception, prev…

Paraguayan ambassador presents his credentials to President Erdo?an

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Ambassador Ceferino Adrian Valdez Peralta of Paraguay at the Presidential Complex.Ambassador Valdez Peralta, who presented his letter of credence to President Erdogan at the reception, previously served as the He…

Turkish officials slam Netanyahu’s remarks on West Bank

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Turkey’s top officials on Sunday slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks on annexing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected. Yet another example of how Netanyahu uses electoral politics to justify occupation and …

Football: Galatasaray honor world famous ex-star Drogba

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Istanbul football heavyweights Galatasaray honored their ex-star Didier Drogba on Saturday.The legendary striker of Ivory Coast, Drogba, 41, who retired from football in Nov. 2018, was given a plate by the club.Drogba spent 1.5 seasons at Galatasaray b…

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