The trial of 20 executives and journalists from daily Cumhuriyet, including the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, reporter Ahmet Şık, columnist Kadri Gürsel and cartoonist Musa Kart, will resume on Sept. 25 at Istanbul’s Çağlayan courthouse.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has visited two Turkish citizens imprisoned in the U.S. for their alleged involvement in a brawl during President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the country in May that has raised tensions between the two countries.
A 17-year-old waiter working at a hotel stabbed a Belarussian tourist to death in the touristic Marmaris district of the Aegean province of Muğla late on Sept. 23, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The government is planning to put measures set out in the National Security Council (MGK) meeting on Sept. 22 into practice if the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) goes ahead with the independence referendum on Sept. 25.
Iraqi Kurds are set to vote in a referendum on Sept. 25 on independence for the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has urged the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to be cool-headed when taking measures against the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over a planned referendum on independence
Iraq’s Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani has said.
The education system needs changes but the focus should be on quality, the head of the Education Reform Initiative has told the Hürriyet Daily News. Many students receive mediocre education and hasty recent changes herald little different, according to Batuhan Aydagül
German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but Europe’s most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right.
Germans began voting in a national election on Sept. 24 that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century.
The Turkish parliament on Sept. 23 approved the extension of a mandate permitting the government to deploy troops to its southern neighboring countries
The Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum will have serious consequences and trigger fresh crises in the region, Presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Sept. 23.
The total death toll in the Sept. 22 sinking of a boat carrying migrants heading to Europe in the Black Sea, off the Turkish province of Kocaeli, rose to 24 after the body of another woman was found by search-and-rescue teams on Sept. 24, according to the Turkish Coast Guard.
A Russian pilot was heavily wounded on Sept. 23 after falling 70 meters while parachuting in the Fethiye district of the Aegean province of Muğla, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkish jets have destroyed weapon depots and hideouts used by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Sept. 24.
JARKUDUK - Reuters
Lukoil plans to keep pumping 100 million tons of oil per year between 2018 and 2027 with projects outside Russia and will keep annual investment at $8 billion-$8.5 billion, the chief executive said on Sept. 23.
COX’S BAZAR – Agence France-Presse
Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Sept. 24.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
The U.N. Global Compact platform has named leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell’s CEO Kaan Terzioğlu as one of the 10 Sustainable Development Goal pioneers over the company’s Hello Hope mobile app for Syrian refugees, Turkcell announced on Sept. 22.
The Istanbul Public Prosecutor Office on Sept. 24 issued detention warrants for a total of 43 current and former members of the Turkish military over allegedly using the smartphone application ByLock, used almost exclusively by the sympathizers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.
Nail Olpak was appointed as the new chair of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) on Sept. 22, after Ömer Cihad Vardan resigned from the post due to personal reasons.
KABUL – Agence France-Presse
A suicide bomber targeting a NATO convoy wounded three Afghan civilians in Kabul on Sept. 24 morning without causing casualties among Danish troops on board, officials said.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
In a show of American military might to North Korea, U.S. bombers and fighter escorts flew on Sept. 23 to the farthest point north of the border between North and South Korea by any such American aircraft this century.
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Thanks to Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) leader Masoud Barzani’s move to hold a referendum on carving out an independent Kurdistan, the Middle East is once again a high-risk spot, competing with the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
Ankara may be right to be alarmed by the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) call for referendum, as it could herald a radical change along Turkey’s southern border.
Earlier this month, as I prepared myself for a retinal scan to enter a notorious prison in Istanbul, my mind wandered beyond freedom of press to equally important areas for the media and all of us, such as privacy rights, network security, governments, Big Tech, advertisers and concentration of power.
The countdown has started and the clock is ticking very loudly to warn the Iraqi Kurds that their referendum vote for independence, scheduled to take place on Sept. 25, is loaded with a potential disaster not only for northern Iraq but a bigger geography spanning Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Iran and probably beyond.
The irresistible charm of rent has steadily increased the amount of land in Istanbul zoned for housing, construction and the human population.
The number of students, teachers and schools in Turkey are growing, but the quality is gradually deteriorating.
“What does trust mean to you?” Ask this when you’re in a comfortable environment.
We do not yet know whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s Sept. 21 message - in which he said he had “become close friends” with President Tayyip Erdoğan and relations between the two countries were “at their best level ever” - really is good news for those hoping for an improvement in Turkish-American relations.
The Mediterranean basin is the cradle of civilizations, no doubt about it.
Stuffed, rolled, baked or fried: rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners have spurned factory-made versions for homespun ones, propping up a thriving cottage industry in the Mekong Delta.
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş on the night of Sept. 23 descended into farce amid five red cards, 10 yellow cards, and two penalties, with the home side Fenerbahçe eventually extending its unbeaten streak against the visitors to 15 games with a 2-1 victory.
Arkas Art Center’s new exhibition ‘Landscapes of Water’ shows the sea at its best and its worst through the eyes of 70 artists from the 19th and early 20th century
The Mor Barsavmo Monastery, one of the two monasteries in a Midyat village, needs attention and awaits protection
The 16th Filmekimi, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), will be bringing cinephiles in seven different cities together with outstanding films between Sept. 29 and Oct. 8. The festival will travel to six more cities during October.
A strong Beşiktaş will seek a first away win since 2005 against Fenerbahçe, another title challenger that suffered a bad start to the season, in the first derby game of the year on Sept. 23.
Shipwrecks from 1,000-2,700 years ago were discovered on southern coasts. Officials think they do not need to be removed and can be protected in their original place
The Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) in the ancient city of Side has been undergoing restoration since 2004, and it will soon finally be completed and opened to visitors