3 Daesh terror suspects remanded in northern Turkey

3 Daesh terror suspects remanded in northern Turkey

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A Turkish court on Monday remanded three suspected Daesh terrorists in the Black Sea region of Turkey, according to judicial sources.The suspects were arrested in Bolu province when the counter-terrorism police conducted simultaneous operations at two …

Turkey ‘positive’ on changes in Sudan, Algeria: Analyst

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Ankara has adopted a positive stance vis-A�-vis recent political developments in Sudan and Algeria, according to a prominent Turkish analyst.In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Omer Korkmaz — writer, political analyst and former adviser to …

Turkey voices sorrow over Portuguese bus accident

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Turkey on Thursday extended condolences to the victims’ families and victims of a bus accident on a Portuguese island.”We received the news with deep sorrow that many German tourists lost their lives or were injured as a result of the traffic accident …

Turkey’s election body rejects opposition HDP’s appeal

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Turkey’s election authority on Thursday rejected an appeal by the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) over last month’s local elections. The HDP had objected to a Supreme Election Council (YSK) decision revoking certificates of election from win…

Turkey to US: Iran embargoes are ‘wrong’

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Ankara will continue telling the U.S. that imposing embargoes on Iran is “wrong”, Turkey’s foreign minister said Wednesday.Speaking at a joint news conference with Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkish ministers had clearly con…

Turkish NGO to help people in 120 countries

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A Turkish charity is gearing up to deliver humanitarian aid in 120 countries during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, starting on May 5.The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said in a statement on Wednesday it will deliver food packs, hygiene kits, …

Famous Indian designer holds fashion show in Istanbul

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An Indian designer held a fashion show in Istanbul on Monday as part of mega-festival to exhibit Indian culture in Turkey.Tarun Tahitian exhibited his collection “Passage and Renaissance of Indian fashion”.The Indian Embassy is hosting the “India by th…

Turkey ready to carry out projects in Belarus: Minister

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Turkish contractors are ready to carry out all kinds of construction projects in Belarus, the country’s agriculture and forestry minister said on Tuesday. Remarks by Bekir Pakdemirli came during a Turkey-Belarus Business Forum in the Turkish capital An…

Turkish stocks close Monday down

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended Monday down 0.82% to close at 95,191.67 points. After starting the week at 95,760.29 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index dropped 785.15 points from Friday’s close of 95,976.82 points.Peaking at 96,531.39 points,…

Lawsuits filed against 17 disobedient civilians supporting “Peace Academics”

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Lawsuits were filed against 17 people, including our initiative’s spokesperson Sanar Yurdatapan, who denounced themselves to the Prosecutor’s Office while indicating that they support the academics on trial due to signing the Peace Petition of the Acad…

NATO praises Turkey’s hospitality to war victims

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A top NATO leader on Sunday praised Turkey’s hospitality in taking in and protecting war victims and Syrian refugees.”The level of hospitality Turkey demonstrated to refugees, that is a huge lesson in humanity,” Madeleine Moon, president of the NATO Pa…

Turkish, Malaysian charities send aid trucks to Syria

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A Turkish and Malaysian charity on Friday sent 15 trucks carrying food, tents, clothing and toys to northwestern Syria.The trucks crossed the Cilvegozu border gate in eastern Turkey to enter Afrin city.Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, an aid organization un…

French decision on 1915 events ‘invalid’ for Turkey: FM

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Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday dismissed a French declaration on the 1915 events during the Ottoman Empire era as invalid.On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron signed an order declaring April 24 a day to commemorate events between Turke…

Turkish, Russian, Iranian lawmakers discuss Syria

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Turkish, Russian and Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the Syrian peace process during their first meeting in Moscow, head of Russian parliamentary delegation said.Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee, said the member…

Turkish, Russian, Iranian lawmakers discuss Syria

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Turkish, Russian and Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the Syrian peace process during their first meeting in Moscow, head of Russian parliamentary delegation said.Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee, said the member…

Turkish wrestler wins gold in European championships

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Turkish wrestler Suleyman Atli won gold medal in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Romania on Tuesday.In men’s 57kg freestyle final, Atli beat Russian Muslim Sadulaev 8-3 to claim the gold medal in the Bucharest tournament.Meanwhile, Turkey’…

Turkish wrestler wins bronze in European championships

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Turkey’s Muhammet Nuri Kotanoglu won a bronze medal in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships in Romania on Tuesday.In men’s 79-kg freestyle final, Kotanoglu beat Ukrainia’s Oleksii Domanytskyi to claim the bronze in the Bucharest tournament.On Tues…

“We aim to increase the bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Russia to $100 billion”

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Speaking at the opening of the Turkey-Russia High Level Cooperation Council Meeting, President Erdogan reiterated the two countries’ goal to achieve $100 billion in bilateral trade volume, and said: Making an analysis of the current situation, we will …

‘Netanyahu’s move on West Bank disregards int’l law’

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected disregards international law, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman said on Sunday. “Netanyahu lately declared…

Turkey’s ruling party voices trust in top election body

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Turkey’s ruling party spokesman said on Saturday that objections of political parties to election results are quite normal, voicing confidence over the capability of the top election authority, which will have the final say.Speaking to reporters in Ist…

Turkey: Diyarbakir hosts hundreds of migratory birds

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Located on the flyway of migratory birds, Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir once again welcomed hundreds of hawks.The Anatolian lands provide plenty of shelter and feeding options to the migratory birds that fly across Africa, Europe and Asi…

Turkey: Diyarbakir hosts hundreds of migratory birds

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Located on the flyway of migratory birds, Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir once again welcomed hundreds of hawks.The Anatolian lands provide plenty of shelter and feeding options to the migratory birds that fly across Africa, Europe and Asi…

US-Turkish Tensions Rise Amid Warnings of a Rupture

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Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay is warning the United States of the danger of a rupture in relations, as myriad differences between the two NATO allies escalate tensions.”The United States must choose. Does it want to remain Turkey’s ally or risk our…

Turkey’s election body: Vote recount not unprecedented

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Reassessing invalid votes is not an unprecedented process, as such procedures were done in previous elections as well, said the head of Turkey’s election authority on Wednesday.Addressing Sunday’s local Turkish elections, which have triggered recounts …

Ruling party officially contests Eskisehir poll results

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Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party officially challenged poll results in Eskisehir province, according to provincial branch of the party on Tuesday.The Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Yilmaz Buyukersen bagged 285,588 votes, wh…

YPG terrorists target rescue vehicle in northern Syria

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Members of the YPG/PYD terrorist group targeted a rescue vehicle in Syria’s northern city of Azaz, leaving at least one civilian critically injured. The vehicle was carrying out search-and-rescue operations in Azaz’s flood-hit Mare district when it rep…

NATO Chief Plays Down Divisions as Allies Mark Anniversary

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BRUSSELS, The United States and its allies are stepping up cooperation in response to Russian aggression, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday while playing down differences among members as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversa…

Turkey: Opposition HDP candidate elected Hakkari mayor

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Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate has been elected mayor of southeastern Hakkari province, according to unofficial results on Sunday.Cihan Karaman bagged 59,75 percent votes while ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party ca…

Turkey strongly condemns terror attack in Somalia

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Foreign Ministry on Friday strongly condemned a terror attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu that killed at least 11 people.”We have received the news with deep sorrow that the terrorist attack perpetrated in Mogadishu, resulted in loss of many lives a…

“We will tightly embrace our eternal brotherhood and work for the peace of our citizens”

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Addressing citizens in Istanbul’s districts of Tuzla, Pendik, Maltepe, Sultanbeyli, CekmekAly, Amraniye, Beykoz and Sariyer, President Erdogan said: I am the President of all whose hearts beat for our country and who love our flag and adhan even if the…

Erdogan blames West, US for currency rate fluctuations

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Turkey’s president on Thursday accused the West, particularly the U.S., of trying to make things difficult for Turkey before Sunday’s local elections.Exchange rate fluctuations are an operation by the West, particularly the U.S., to paint Turkey into a…

Turkish imam hatip schools promote science: Foundation

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After flying to the Big Apple for an international robotics contest, a team of girls from a religious high school in Turkey is coming in for high praise.The team — students at a science-intensive religious imam hatip high school — is to take part in …

4 PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish security forces

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At least four PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in southeastern Sirnak province on Wednesday, according to a security source.The terrorists fled PKK camps in northern Iraq and surrendered at the Habur border gate in Silopi district,…

Turkey blasts Arab nations for silence over Golan move

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Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday blasted “some Arab countries” for their silence on U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights. Speaking at an election rally in southern Antalya province, Mevlut…

US Sanctions Network Supporting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

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The U.S. on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on a network of 25 individuals and entities in Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates it accused of laundering more than a billion dollars and euros that were used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and def…

Turkish Red Crescent sends food aid to war-weary Yemen

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The Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) has distributed more than 8,000 food packages to refugees and students in Yemen’s Maarib and Al-Jawf provinces.The TRC distributed the packages on Monday in cooperation with the Kuwait-run Istijabah charitable foundation….

Turkish stocks end Monday down 0.51 pct

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index ended Monday down 0.51 percent to close at 99,325.92 points.After starting the day at 100,027.45 points, Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index fell 509.40 points from the previous close.During Monday’s trading, the BIST 100’s d…

‘Turkey making agriculture roadmap for next 30 years’

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Turkey will soon unveil its national agricultural plan for the next quarter-century and beyond, said the country’s agriculture and forest ministry on Saturday. “Turkey’s agriculture roadmap for the next 25-30 years is being prepared,” Bekir Pakdemirli …

US, Turkish army chiefs discuss Syria over phone

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U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke over the phone with his Turkish counterpart about Manbij roadmap and the efforts to ensure Daesh is fully defeated, the Department of Defense said Friday.Joseph Dunford spoke with Gen. Yasar Guler Wednes…

Turkish water works agency digs wells in Syria, Africa

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Turkey’s Water Works Agency (DSI) has dug nearly 600 wells in war-torn Syria and in several African countries to help around 2.5 million people access to clean water, the agency said Thursday.Following Turkey’s successful Euphrates Shield Operation tha…

Turkish president, outgoing Kazakh leader speak over phone

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Turkish president Thursday had a phone conversation with the former Kazakh president in wake of Nazarbayev’s resignation, according to Turkish sources. Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan carried his wishes to Nursultan Nazarbayev, outgoing Kazakh president,…

Turkey’s Erdogan marks spring festival Nevruz

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday delivered message of unity and togetherness on the eve of Nevruz spring festival.In a statement, Erdogan celebrated the day of Nevruz, which heralds the coming of spring.Nevruz is overcoming all the differenc…

Turkey, Iran discuss joint anti-terror op. against PKK

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Turkish and Iranian officials on Wednesday discussed the recently-launched joint operation against PKK terrorists on Turkey’s eastern border over the phone. Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Muhterem Ince and Iranian counterpart Hussein Zulfiqari expresse…

Europe’s biggest theme park to open in Turkey

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Europe’s biggest theme park is set to open its doors to visiter on Wednesday in Turkey’s capital Ankara.Around 5 million domestic and foreign tourists are expected annually to visit Wonderland Eurasia, also known as Ankapark.The park was built by the A…

‘Turkey to see single-digit inflation by September’

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Turkey will see single-digit inflation by this September thanks to structural measures by the government, the treasury and finance minister said on Tuesday.”High inflation expectations affect production, consumption, international competition, and inte…

Canakkale: The final line of defense

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On March 18, Turkey celebrates the victory at Canakkale and commemorates its martyrs that fell in that landmark Turkish military success that changed the course of the Great War and showed a glimmer of hope during the country’s future war for independe…

Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul up 1.25 pct at close

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Turkey’s benchmark stock index climbed 1.25 percent to close at 104,594.66 points on Monday.Borsa Istanbul’s BIST 100 index started the week at 103,785.14 points, gaining 1,290.61 points from last week’s close of 103,304.05 points.The benchmark index h…

Turkish VP calls for joint stance against terror acts

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Turkey’s vice president on Sunday called for a joint stance against all terror attacks during his visit to New Zealand, terming the twin attacks which killed at least 50 people a clear act of terrorism.Fuat Oktay’s remarks came during his meeting with …

“We will continue to be the symbol of justice, peace and self-confidence”

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Addressing citizens in the Gaziosmanpasa district of Istanbul, President Erdogan said, Just like in Turkey, we will continue to be the symbol of justice, peace and self-confidence in the entire world, too, adding that they will keep defending the right…

Turkish court orders re-arrest of Dink murder suspects

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An Istanbul court on Friday accepted prosecutors’ appeal for the re-arrest of two suspects in the 2007 murder of Hrant Dink, a prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist. Following the suspects’ conditional release on Thursday, prosecutors asked the court t…

Microsoft, Vodafone to develop Turkish AI assistant

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Microsoft and Vodafone Turkey will develop an AI-based digital assistant, the tech giant’s general manager said Friday.A Turkish version of Vodafone’s digital assistant TOBi is being developed using Microsoft’s natural language understanding technology…

Turkey: Release of Dink murder suspects appealed

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Turkish prosecutors on Thursday appealed a court order for the release of suspects in the 2007 murder of Hrant Dink, a prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist.The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has asked an Istanbul court to have the defendant…

Turkey: 8 convicted over 2016 wedding attack get life

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A Turkish court handed down multiple aggravated life sentences Thursday over a 2016 Daesh terrorist attack that killed 57 people at an outdoor wedding.Of 12 people charged over the deadly attack in the southeastern Gaziantep province, 10 were convicted…

Romania ‘strongly’ backs Turkey’s EU membership: Envoy

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Romania openly and strongly supports Turkey’s accession process to the EU, Romanian Ambassador to Turkey Gabriel Sopanda said on Wednesday. Speaking at a diplomacy and peace seminar at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in the capital Ankara, …

Turkey, Kazakhstan sign joint military plan for 2019

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Turkey and Kazakhstan have signed a military cooperation plan for 2019, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, officials of defense ministries from two countries met in the capital Astana.After ne…

Turkey urges world to react against Israeli aggression

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Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday called on the global community to stand against Israeli aggression in the sacred places of Islam.”Unfortunately, today, Israel’s aggression has increased with encouragement from the U.S. We talk about all these issu…

Turkey: Talks ongoing with US, Russia on Euphrates op

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Turkey continues to hold bilateral meetings, high-level discussions and coordinate with the U.S. and Russia as part of an expected operation east of the Euphrates River in Syria, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.It also continues to coordinate with Ru…

Turkey: Alleged protest of call to prayer slammed

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Turkey’s president, politicians and a religious union on Monday slammed a group’s alleged protest of the Muslim call for prayer (azan) during Women’s Day observances in Istanbul last week.It’s our honor to be against the enemy of the nation, the enemy …

Ankara hosts OIC youth capital handover ceremony

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Focus and investments in the overall development of youth in Muslim communities will ensure a safe, secure, and prosperous future, speakers said at the closing ceremony of the symbolic Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Youth Capital 2018.Addres…

Pakistan, Iran agree on closer anti-terror cooperation

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Pakistan and Iran have agreed for a “closer “intelligence cooperation to combat terrorism amid rising diplomatic tension between the two countries following, killing of 27 Iranian troops in a suicide attack last month, a statement said.”Prime Minister …

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