Police detained a man on Aug. 19 after he attacked a statue of Atatürk in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has held a phone conversation with a Turkish citizen who was injured in the Aug. 17 Barcelona attack
Police in the southern province of Hatay detained four Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suspects on Aug. 19
Deputy PM Bozdağ said Erdoğan’s call on Turkish citizens not to vote for Merkel, Schulz and Greens only aimed at Turkish-origin voters
Turkey's Foreign Ministry issued a World Humanitarian Day message on Aug. 19, praising aid workers' efforts around the world.
A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia’s far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said on Aug. 19.
The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland’s intelligence agency said on Aug. 19
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turks in Germany to not vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the general elections in Germany
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Aug. 18 that Ankara was not pushing for an update of the Customs Union amid an ongoing debate over recent remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting Berlin would not pursue an update of the agreement.
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A total of 420 illegal migrants were apprehended off Turkey’s Aegean coast over the past week, Turkish Interior Ministry stated on Aug. 19.
Security forces killed at least five outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in eastern and southeastern Turkey, the military and security sources said on Aug. 19.
Prosecutors have demanded an extension of the imprisonment of the suspects in the case on the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization’s (FETÖ) media leg, in which former pop singer Atilla Taş and writer Gökçe Fırat Çulhaoğlu are imprisoned along with 12 other suspects.
A forest fire that broke out on Aug. 17 has reduced to ash around three hectares of forest land in the Ayvalık district of the western province of Balıkesir
The British government urgently needs to prevent British citizens from joining a violent organization with a record of war crimes, a report from a London-based think tank said, referring to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkey ranked in second place after China for the number of contracting companies building the largest volume of projects across the world outside their home countries for the 10th year in a row, according to the latest list of the world’s “top 250 contractors” by the magazine Engineering News Record (ENR).
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Several people were stabbed in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku on Aug. 18, police said after shooting and arresting a suspect
Prosecutors in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have ordered the detention of 72 fans who have allegedly been involved in violence on charges of “organized crime” during a game between Göztepespor and Eskişehirspor on June 4 to qualify for the top-tier football league.
Turkish conglomerate Koç Holding’s second-quarter net profit rose to 1.42 billion Turkish Liras ($402.8 million) from 918.1 million liras in the same period a year earlier, it said in a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange on Aug. 18.
Sabancı Holding, a prominent Turkish conglomerate, saw its consolidated sales increase 11 percent to 19.2 billion Turkish Liras (around $5.45 billion) year-on-year in the first half of 2017, the business said on Aug. 18.
A United States drone crashed in the southern province of Adana on Aug. 17
Tension rose late on Aug. 17 in Kütaya’s Altıntaş district over allegations that some workers who came to the district from southeastern provinces to work were making propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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“At around 8:00 a.m., we got on a vehicle with the commander and arrived in front of a building belonging to the Americans. The commander went inside and I stayed in the vehicle,” an eyewitness said.
Since last week’s horrific scenes of white supremacists and Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, which resulted in deadly violence, American friends familiar with polarization in Turkish society in recent years keep telling me now they understand our despair.
A very interesting development took place the other day: A prominent pro-government journalist, who has until recently been an unconditional supporter of Turkey’s Syria policy, suddenly switched sides.
“Not a day has passed in Turkey without a domestic security operation against an active ISIL cell,” a security expert noted the other day. “Just follow the news.” We had been talking about the Barcelona terror attack, but the conversation was coming back to Turkey very quickly.
In the wake of the bloody havoc in Charlottesville last weekend, and with more white nationalist protests planned for other cities in the weeks ahead, Donald Trump is being widely lambasted for equivocating about who is responsible for the violence.
Iran’s chief of general staff, Major General Mohammad Hossein Bageri, became the first Iranian top soldier since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to visit Turkey on Aug. 15. Bageri held talks with his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar, but not only with Akar.
I follow every article from every different political perspective, as well as discussions on social media and TV. But as a scriptwriter, the most interesting things for me to follow are the comments under articles.
Over 18,000 people perished, tens of thousands left homeless; the industrial heartland of the country was devastated. The Aug. 17, 1999 earthquake and the consequent Dec. 12 tremor were sufficiently bad for a country with a miserable three-way coalition government to slide into a financial crisis, making the 2000-2001 twin financial collapse inevitable.
The Urartian castle of Ayanis in the eastern province of Van is undergoing restorations, during which broken pieces of ancient ornamentations on the walls are being attached back to their places
The locals of Bozüyük, who earned additional income acting in films and TV series, are now looking forward to be in front of the camera again
Fener will seek to heal its fresh wounds against Trabzonspor when the historic rivals clash in Istanbul
The Aug. 17 Earthquake Museum and Digital Show Center, which aims to keep memories of the disaster alive, will soon open in the northwestern province of Kocaeli
The remains of two tile furnaces have been found in archaeological excavations in İznik, known as a historic center of tile production in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa
The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which was ruled to return to Turkey by a Swiss court in 2015, will return to its home in Turkey in September.
Ruins from the 19th and 20th centuries have been unearthed during the construction of the Beşiktaş subway line, offering new clues on the history of Istanbul
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Excavations in the ancient city of Letoon in the western province of Muğla’s Seydikemer district have unearthed a nearly 2,600 year-old Egyptian seal used in the ancient Egyptian dynasty. The seal is said to have importance as it shows commercial relations between the ancient Egyptian and the ancient Lycian civilizations.
Ankara is a “crucial” trade partner for Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Aug. 18.