8 PKK terrorists neutralized in southeastern Turkey

8 PKK terrorists neutralized in southeastern Turkey

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Eight terrorists were “neutralized” in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were…

Turkey neutralizes 51 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq operation

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A total of 51 terrorists have been neutralized since May 27 in Turkey’s counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, an official statement said on Saturday.The ongoing Operation Claw which was launched by Turkish Armed Forces against the PKK terrorist…

Turkey: 6 arrested in FETO terror probe

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ANKARASix suspects have been arrested in Turkey’s capital Ankara for suspected links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, judicial sources said Friday. The six are part of a group of 18 wante…

Turkish security forces ‘neutralize’ four terrorists

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Turkish security forces ‘neutralized’ four PKK terrorists as part of domestic security operations, the country’s Interior Ministry said Thursday.Two terrorists in the rural Omeryan region in the town of Nusaybin in southeastern Mardin province and two …

2 PKK terrorists neutralized in eastern Turkey

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At least two PKK terrorists were neutralized in the eastern Van province, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.The terrorists were neutralized during air-assisted operations carried out in the Caldiran district.Turkish authorities often use the term …

At Least 26 Child Workers Lose Their Lives in the First Five Months of 2019

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According to a report released by the Laborers’ Health and Occupational Safety (ISIG) Assembly on the occasion of June 12 World Day Against Child Labor, at least 26 child workers have lost their lives in the first five months of 2019. The Laborers’ Hea…

Turkish forces repel PKK/YPG harassment fire

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Turkish security forces repelled harassment fire by PKK/YPG terrorists in the eastern border province of Igdir, security sources said on Tuesday. Terrorists opened fire at the Kurtomer border post along the Turkish-Iranian frontier through long-barrele…

Top Turkish, Icelandic diplomats talk airport incident

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In a phone call, top diplomats from Turkey and Iceland on Tuesday discussed the mistreatment of Turkish football players who arrived in the country by plane last weekend, according to diplomatic sources.Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, told…

Turkey neutralizes 10 PKK/YPG terrorists in Syria’s north

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Turkish security forces have neutralized 10 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Syria, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.The ministry said that a counter-terrorism operation was conducted in Tal Rifat region following a terror attack carried out by …

Wanted PKK terrorist neutralized in SE Turkey

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Turkish counter-terrorist forces neutralized another wanted PKK terrorist in Turkey’s southeast, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.Among five terrorists neutralized in the southeastern Diyarbakir province, one was revealed to be Felat Kocakaya, on …

Training plane crash in Turkish Mediterranean kills 2

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Two people died in a plane crash in Turkey’s Mediterranean region, officials said Monday.Munir Karaloglu, governor of the Antalya province, told Anadolu Agency that three people were also injured when a civilian training plane went down in the Manavgat…

First Hearing of Academic for Peace Tuna Alt?nel to be Held on July 30

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Academic for Peace Tuna Altinel, who was arrested after the Lyon Consulate General of Turkey took down a statement, requesting that a restriction be placed on his passport and a legal action be taken against him, will have his first hearing on July 30….

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 5 cornered terrorist

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Turkish security forces on Saturday “neutralized” five PKK terrorists who were cornered earlier today in the eastern Tunceli province, the Interior Ministry said.”As part of homeland security operations, 5 female terrorists were neutralized with their …

Turkey’s ‘Operation Claw’ in north Iraq continues

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A total of 43 PKK terrorists were neutralized in ‘Operation Claw’ since May 27, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said Saturday on Twitter. A total of 74 shelters and 53 mines used by PKK terrorists in the Hakurk region were also destroyed, accordi…

Turkish forces corner 5 PKK terrorists

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Five PKK terrorists have been cornered in a cave by special forces in Turkey’s eastern Tunceli province, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday.”Gendarmerie special operation force cornered five terrorists in a cave in the Kutu Deresi area o…

Turkey: Funeral service held for opposition MP

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A funeral service was held in Turkey’s western province of Denizli for Kazim Arslan, a deputy of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), on Saturday.Arslan’s family, relatives, Turkish deputies and CHP members attended the funeral ceremony…

Turkey, Azerbaijan launch military drill

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Turkey and Azerbaijan have launched a joint military drill at the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on Saturday, according to Azerbaijani Defense Ministry.The drill dubbed as “Indestructible Brotherhood – 2019” aims to develop the armies’ coordination and…

‘9 out of Every 10 People Don’t Breathe Clean Air in the World’

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Releasing a joint statement for the press on the occasion of June 5 World Environment Day, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Turkey and Greenpeace have raised concerns over the dimensions of air pollution in Turkey and the world. “In 2017, 399 thousand 25 peop…

At least 6 PKK terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq

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Turkish security forces neutralized a PKK terrorist in northern Iraq as part of Operation Claw, Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday.Authorities often use neutralized” in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captu…

Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 141 PKK terrorists in May

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Turkish security forces neutralized a total of 141 PKK terrorists in May, the country’s deputy interior minister said on Monday.Authorities often use neutralized” in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.In i…

Roadside blast kills 1, injures 7 in Turkey’s east

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At least one civilian was killed and seven others were injured in a roadside bomb attack in Turkey’s eastern Agri province on Saturday, according to the provincial governor’s office.An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated when a van carrying…

3 PKK terrorists neutralized in northern Iraq

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Turkish security forces neutralized three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq as part of Operation Claw, Turkish Defense Ministry said on Saturday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in que…

‘More casualties in Idlib, Syria should be prevented’

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Turkey’s president reiterated to his Russian counterpart on Thursday the need for an immediate cease-fire and a political solution in Idlib, northwestern Syria. In a phone call, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed to Vladimir Putin that casualties in Syrian …

Turkey gets leading UN tourism role

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Turkey has been elected to the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on Tuesday. Turkey received 26 votes out of 40 countries on May 28 during the 64th meeting of the Commission for Europe of the UN World Tourism Organization (…

Body of missing Anadolu Agency reporter found

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The body of an Anadolu Agency correspondent was located in a stream on Thursday two weeks after he went missing.Abdulkadir Nisanci was on a mission at Mt. Soganli, located between northeastern Bayburt and Trabzon provinces, when he fell off a cliff on …

“With our national technology initiative, we have moved our country forward in all areas”

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Speaking at the 12th meeting of the Work Council, President Erdogan said: The fact that we have elevated our exports from $36 billion to almost $170 billion shows how much power our production has gained. With our national technology initiative, we hav…

Deadly Strike Hits Syria Market as Damascus Battles Jihadists

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Syrian government air strikes killed 18 civilians, including a dozen people at a busy market, as fierce fighting raged for the jihadist-held northwest, a war monitor said on Wednesday.Regime forces battled to repel a jihadist counteroffensive around th…

Women Relatives of Hunger Striking Inmates File Second Criminal Complaint Against Police

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The women who were subjected to police violence while standing watch in front of Gebze Prison in Kocaeli for their relatives who are on a hunger strike in prison have filed a criminal complaint against the responsible parties. The women who were consta…

Lawyers of Abdullah Ocalan Go to ?mral? Prison

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Rezan Sarica and Newroz Uysal, the lawyers of imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, have gone to Imrali Prison to meet him after 20 days. In their last meeting on May 2, his lawyers could meet Ocalan after 8 years and over 800 applications. Lawyers Re…

Cutting Short His Live Program With ?mamo?lu, Ahmet Hakan Criticized on Social Media

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Hosting Ekrem Imamoglu in his live program aired on CNN Turk, Ahmet Hakan cut the program short by half an hour after Imamoglu started talking about the extravagances in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Hakan has been criticized on social media. Ekr…

Turkey’s first lady lauds nation’s healthcare services

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Turkey’s first lady on Tuesday praised her country’s people first approach in healthcare services, which she said ensure patient satisfaction and that all refugees benefit from the services free of charge. Speaking at the 72nd session of the World Heal…

Turkey’s first lady lauds nation’s healthcare services

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Turkey’s first lady on Tuesday praised her country’s people first approach in healthcare services, which she said ensure patient satisfaction and that all refugees benefit from the services free of charge. Speaking at the 72nd session of the World Heal…

Women Meet for Jailed Journalist Ay?e Duzkan

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Coming together in the 32nd year of March Against Beating in Istanbul, women have expressed solidarity with jailed journalist and writer Ayse Duzkan: We remember our past to build our future; the future will be ours, the future will be woman. In the 32…

Archaeologist Sertel Killed in a ‘Dispute Over Cutting Trees’ in Olympos, Antalya

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Archaeologist Sinan Sertel, who was a member of the excavation team working in Olympos Ancient City in Antalya, has been stabbed to death in a dispute that erupted after it was alleged that trees were being cut in the area. Archaeologist Sinan Sertel, …

Turkish FM writes to EU, UNSC members on E. Med. drills

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Turkish Foreign Minister on Friday sent a letter to EU foreign policy chief, EU member countries and the foreign ministers of the UN Security Council’s permanent members regarding Turkey’s drilling activities in eastern Mediterranean. According to cont…

Turkey’s number of live births nearly 1.25M in 2018

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Turkey’s statistical institute (TurkStat) on Friday stated the number of live births in the country was nearly 1.25 million.”While the number of live births was 1,295,784 according to the revised 2017 data, it was 1 million 248 thousand 847 in 2018,” t…

Caricature Put on Trial for Insulting President Erdo?an Acquitted in Cyprus

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Directors of Cyprus-based Afrika newspaper Sener Levent and Ali Osman Tabak have been acquitted in the lawsuit filed against them for allegedly insulting President Erdogan with a caricature published on the newspaper on December 8, 2017. The ‘Caricatur…

Ex-President Jimmy Carter Home From Hospital After Breaking Hip

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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital on Thursday and will recuperate at home after falling and breaking his hip earlier this week while preparing to leave on a turkey-hunting trip, the Carter Center said.In a statement, the n…

One Soldier Loses His Life in Hakkari

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A soldier has lost his life in an armed conflict between the security forces and the PKK in Turkey’s eastern province of Hakkari. A soldier has lost his life in a conflict that erupted between the security forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) i…

Ekrem ?mamo?lu Visits GAlknur Damat Who Was Stabbed for Supporting Him

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After GAlknur Damat, whom President Erdogan calls my foster daughter, announced that she donated 20 Turkish Liras to Ekrem Imamoglu’s election campaign, she was stabbed by a man on the street. Imamoglu has paid a visit to Damat today. Ekrem Imamoglu, w…

Miners Who Lost Their Lives in Occupational Homicide in Soma Commemorated

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It has been five years since 301 mine workers lost their lives in occupational homicide in Soma, Manisa. In the fifth year of the massacre, labor unions, professional and human rights organizations have been commemorating the miners across Turkey. Five…

Syria Says Insurgent Shelling Kills 6 Civilians in Northwest

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Insurgents fired rockets into a government-held Christian town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, killing six people, including five children who were playing near a monastery and wounding several others, state media and a local priest said.State TV said…

IS Foreign Fighters Dispersing Via Loosely Aligned Networks

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It was Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, and the joy and serenity filling the country’s churches were about to be shattered by a series of suicide bombings soon to be claimed by the Islamic State terror group.Until that point, few counterterror officials or …

President Erdo?an hosts dinner in honor of visiting heads of state and government

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a dinner at Vahdettin Mansion in honor of foreign heads of state and government and high-level guests from Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Palestine, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sene…

“No stop, no rest until we achieve Turkey’s goals for 2023”

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Speaking at the Turkey Innovation Week and InovaLIG Award Ceremony, President Erdogan said: No stop, no rest until we achieve Turkey’s goals for 2023. The more we open up to the world, the closer we get to our goals. Although some force us to turn in o…

Four Questions Waiting for Answers on Plastic Waste Import

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Turkey’s import of plastic waste has been put on the parliamentary agenda. Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) MP Murat Bakan has brought the topic of plastic waste import to the agenda of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM).Turkey…

“Turkey will flourish in line with the principles of free market economy”

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Speaking at the 75th General Assembly of TOBB, President Erdogan said: Turkey will flourish in line with the principles of free market economy. We will of course not consent to monopolization or to the exploitation of workers, producers or consumers; y…

President Erdo?an attends 7th Family Forum

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan participated in the 7th Family Forum held by the Ministry of Labor, Social Services and Family at Bestepe People’s Culture and Convention Center in Ankara. Delivering a speech at the forum, President Erdogan drew attentio…

Turkish forces arrest PKK terrorist

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Turkish security forces have arrested a PKK terrorist in Istanbul, security sources said Wednesday.Mehmet Halit A., was taken into custody on Monday, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the m…

Bus carrying workers crashes in Turkey killing 5

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At least five people were killed and 13 others injured on Wednesday after a bus crashed into a car in southeastern Turkey, officials said.The crash caused it to roll over on the Birecik-Suruc highway.The workers on the bus were en-route to Sanliurfa pr…

Landslide at marble quarry kills 2 workers in Turkey

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At least two workers were killed in a landslide at a marble quarry in the Black Sea province of Kastamonu in Turkey.Slabs of marble fell on construction equipment and injured the workers who later succumbed to their wounds, Kastamonu Governor Yasar Kar…

Turkish jets hit PKK terror targets in northern Iraq

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Turkish jets on Wednesday hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, according to the National Defense Ministry.The airstrikes destroyed weapon positions, shelters, and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists in the Metina, Gara, Hakurk, and Haftanin…

Turkish president condemns coup attempt in Venezuela

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned a coup attempt in Venezuela.”We, as a country, which has experienced coups and their negative consequences, condemn coup bid in Venezuela,” Erdogan said on Twitter.The world has to respect the…

Turkey, Russia to continue close cooperation in Syria

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Turkish and Russian presidents on Tuesday agreed to continue close cooperation in Syria as part of Astana Peace Process, said a statement by Turkish Presidency.Turkey, Russia, and Iran serve as guarantor states in the Astana peace process.The Astana pr…

Nearly 100 irregular migrants held across Turkey

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At least 97 irregular migrants were held across Turkey on Saturday, security sources said. Some 60 irregular migrants — 53 Afghans, four Pakistanis, two Bangladeshis and a South African — were held by gendarmerie forces in the Tusba district of the e…

Turkey denies Suakin pact ends with Sudan

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Turkey denied reports on Friday claiming an agreement had been cancelled with Sudan on restoring Ottoman era artifacts on a Red Sea Island.The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) is continuing to restore Ottoman-era artifacts left by on …

Brazil detains FETO-linked man sought by Turkey

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A man who is wanted by Turkey has been in Brazilian custody since returning from the U.S. on April 5, local authorities said Friday.Turkey has sought the extradition of Ali Sipahi due to his links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).Brazil’s …

US Confident Iran Oil Buyers Will Find Alternatives

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U.S. officials have expressed confidence that those who have been operating under waivers to buy Iranian oil will be able to find alternative supplies when those waivers expire next week.Speaking to reporters on a conference call, the officials cited C…

Food Poisoning a Persistent Problem, US Report Says

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As recent illnesses tied to raw turkey, ground beef, cut melon and romaine lettuce suggest, U.S. food poisoning cases don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the frequency…

Turkey: Ministers discuss security, foreign relations

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Turkey’s defense chief and top diplomat met on Wednesday to discuss the regional security and foreign relations in the capital Ankara, the Defense Ministry said. In an evaluation meeting between the delegations, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Foreign…

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