Authorities in Ghana busted a fake U.S. embassy in the capital Accra run by a criminal network that for a decade issued illegally obtained authentic visas, the U.S. State Department said
Germany has detained a suspected member of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) in Hamburg, officials said on Dec. 3
Eight suspected militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including two children, were captured on Dec. 3 in an operation in Istanbul
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has repeated his call on citizens to convert their foreign exchange into gold or the Turkish Lira, claiming that “some circles” that could “not destroy Turkey by tanks and rifles” are now trying to hit the country economically
Prominent ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) figures gathered on Dec. 4 for the opening ceremony of a museum-library named after Turkey’s former President Abdullah Gül in Kayseri
Turkey is seeking to conduct trade with Russia, China and Iran in local currencies, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Dec. 3
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to protect the democratic parliamentary system in Turkey against a government-supported shift to a presidential system, speaking at a party rally in the southern province of Adana on Dec. 3
A local court in the southern province of Adana on Dec. 4 ordered the arrest of six suspects over a deadly fire at a private girls’ dormitory in Adana’s Aladağ district, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar visited arrested party deputies, including HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, on Dec. 3 and 4
Rebels in Aleppo have told the United States they will not leave their besieged enclave in the city after Moscow called for talks with Washington over their withdrawal, signaling they will fight on even as their top commander was wounded
Six people were detained on Dec. 4 after preparing a speed boat anchored in the Bitez cove of Bodrum, aiming to illegally send migrants over to Greece
Four outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were killed in a house raid in the Viranşehir district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Dec. 3
EDİRNE - Doğan News Agency
Turkey’s water buffalo population has decreased to 100,000 from 1 million in 15 years due to extensive losses in wetlands in Turkey
A car rammed into a pedestrian subway early on Dec. 4 in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, Doğan News Agency has reported
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Nearly 200 Turkish companies have invested in the United Kingdom in recent years, said British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore late on Dec. 2
Gürsel Baran has been elected as the new chairman of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) on Dec. 3
OAKLAND - Agence France-Presse
Fire crews in California worked into the night on Dec. 3 sifting through the remains of a warehouse gutted by a blaze during a rave party, with officials saying they fear the death toll could reach 40
SANTIAGO DE CUBA – Agence France-Presse
Cuban President Raul Castro has pledged to uphold his brother Fidel’s socialist revolution at a massive rally in honor of the communist icon before his burial
WASHINGTON – Agence France-Presse
President-elect Donald Trump sent a dismissive tweet in response to a comedy sketch that mocked his penchant for sending tweets
KUALA LUMPUR – Agence France-Presse
Aung San Suu Kyi must step in to prevent the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Malaysia’s prime minister said on Dec. 4 as he mocked the Nobel laureate for her inaction
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
The greatest risks facing European Union banks are high levels of bad loans and lower profitability, the bloc’s financial regulator said in a report on Dec. 2
Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship has made a successful first glide flight, a key step after a deadly crash of its predecessor two years ago, the spaceflight company said on Dec. 3
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Donald Trump is likely to become the most unusual U.S. president after he takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. The picks he has so far made for his administration have already started to give an idea about the shape his term will take
Although the text has not been publicized yet, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has already begun collecting the required signatures from its lawmakers for a constitutional amendment package in a bid to accelerate the process to introduce a presidential system.
In the wake of my previous piece in this column, “Why the Turkish left hates Erdoğan but loves Castro,” the Cuban Ambassador to Turkey, Mr. González Casals, wrote an open letter to me and various other journalists.
Hosting Turkey’s most beautiful bays, on the routes of the famous Blue Voyage, the southwestern province Muğla has reservations against the recent protected area zone changes.
What we call “truth” doesn’t depend on what people feel about it. It doesn’t change when you look from different aspects.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), declared in a joint press conference on Dec. 1 that they had agreed on the draft of a constitutional change to shift Turkey’s parliamentarian system to an executive presidential one.
Probably you keep hearing about it all these days, the concept of “post-truth.” After a spike in use around Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the word “post-truth” has been named as Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year.
Turkey was pulled into a nightmarish situation with the failed July 15 coup attempt.
An Istanbul derby between Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş in the Spor Toto Super League ended in a goalless draw late on Dec. 3, with the visiting side Beşiktaş maintaining its unbeaten record this season in all competitions
Turkish and Syrian women living in Şanlıurfa’s Harran district attend courses and produce souvenirs that have now become a brand and provided income for women
Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”
A rising Fenerbahçe, which has won its last eight games, will host historic rival Beşiktaş on Dec. 3 looking to maintain an 11-year undefeated record in derby games.
The İncirliin cave in Muğla’s Gökçeler Canyon has been open to visitors since April. The most recent excavations unearthed ancient human bones and ceramic pieces in the cave
Turkish pianist İdil Biret’s 75th birthday will be celebrated at a concert by the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 3 in Ankara.
A new exhibition by Oliver Ressler at SALT Galata brings together photographic works, wall texts, films and installations addressing migration, borders, citizenship, capital and alternative economics
Models were on the runway during the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris. Performances by Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars accompanied the show
Turkey has entered the top 10 countries with the most items on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, with the addition of traditional flatbread during the 11th official meeting.