Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel on July 22 amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul
Turkish U23 men's team emerged victorious on July 21, 4th World Age Group Underwater Hockey Championships held in Hobart, Australia
Fitch Ratings on July 21 maintained its ‘BB+’ rating for Turkey with a stable outlook.
Turkey’s President Erdoğan on July 22 called for an immediate end to Israel’s new restrictions at the compound of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that 20 injured people were still under treatment after strong quake which hit the Aegean coast of Turkey
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu held a phone conversation on July 21 with his Palestinian counterpart about the recent tension after Israeli officials imposed restrictions on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound
Turkey’s president said on July 21 that Turkey never saw Africa as a "virgin continent" with resources ripe for exploitation.
Germany’s tough stance on fraying relations with Turkey is "understandable," not least given Ankara’s detention of human rights activists including German nationals, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn said in an interview published July 22
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Germany to “pull itself together” on July 21 amid an escalating row between the two countries, also refuting claims that German companies were under investigation in Turkey
Germany will stand by the three million people with Turkish roots living there, its foreign minister said, offering assurances that they were not Berlin's targets in a rapidly escalating political row with Ankara
A Turkish deputy from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) could lose his parliamentary seat over absenteeism.
The setting up of a de-escalation zone in southern Syria will be completed in the near future, Russia’s foreign minister claimed on July 21
RAMALLAH – Anadolu Agency
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on July 21 that all contacts with Israel have been suspended until it commits to lift the recent measures taken at Al-Aqsa Mosque
WASHINGTON – Anadolu Agency
White House spokesman Sean Spicer abruptly resigned on July 21 following the appointment of Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as the executive mansion’s Communications Director.
BODRUM – Anadolu Agency
A ferry carrying 205 Turkish citizens arrived at the Aegean city of Bodrum on July 21 after being stranded on the Greek island of Kos due to a severe earthquake late in the night
ANKARA / JERUSALEM
As tensions mount in Jerusalem after new Israeli security measures at the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has urged calm, stressing the Islamic world’s sensitivity on the issue.
KOS / BODRUM
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean coast of Turkey and Greece early on July 21. At least two people, including one Turkish citizen, were killed on the Greek island of Kos due to the strong earthquake
Turkey’s Rönesans Health Investment and Japan’s Sojitz have concluded a $1.5 billion (163 billion Japanese yens) financial deal with eight international investors for their joint city hospital in central Istanbul.
The main oppositon party objects to the accusations by the coup investigation commission with a report, including pictures and footages of government figures in contact with Gülenists
The Turkish government has sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, noting that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both Ankara and its laws.
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An Istanbul court on July 21 issued a detention warrant for four human rights activists who had previously been released on probation after having been accused of aiding a terror group.
BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Germany has frozen all arms deliveries to Turkey, a newspaper reported on July 21, amid a row between the NATO partners that has sharply worsened since the arrest of several rights activists in Istanbul.
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A group gathered and demonstrated in front of the Neve Shalom synagogue in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district late on July 20 to protest the Israeli government’s recent move to place metal detectors at the entrance to al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
The sun is out now and we have forgotten about the flood disaster that took place on Tuesday in Istanbul. These types of flood disasters are the new norm in the world, according to Ümit Şahin, the Istanbul Policy Centre Climate Studies Coordinator
After a week of a war of words between Turkish and German senior officials, it was good to hear Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci’s constructive messages on the Ankara-Berlin ties
The Combined Air Operations Center (BHHM) in Eskişehir is a command post where the tension reflected on the Turkish air field from the coup attempt on the night of July 15, 2016 was experienced one-on-one
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Galatasaray coach Igor Tudor and chairman Dursun Özbek faced growing calls of resignation on July 21 following the Istanbul club’s humiliating exit from the European competition.
Jim Henson, the relentless innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and “The Muppet Show,” is getting a permanent tribute in New York, nearly 30 years after his death
A 1,800 year-old mosaic, which showed the sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra during the Trojan War in Greek mythology, was found at excavation works in the ancient city of Perge in Turkey’s Mediterranean region
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Radiohead defied calls to boycott Israel over its occupation of Palestinian territory and played for tens of thousands in Tel Aviv on July 19, with singer Thom Yorke having dismissed critics as patronizing