The Transport Ministry issued a ban on Turkish-flagged commercial yachts and regular passenger ships sailing to Greece as of Sept. 25
French reporter Loup Bureau, who had been held on “terror” charges in Turkey in a case that sparked tensions between Ankara and France, arrived in Paris on Sept. 17 after being freed.
Germans choose a government on Sept. 24, and that government is likely to be headed, for the 12th year running, by Angela Merkel.
Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport saw the highest increase in passenger numbers in July out of all five major European airports, the European airport trade body announced on Sept. 13.
Turkey and the United Kingdom will continue to “give direction” to politics in Europe, Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik said on Sept. 13.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was signed in Paris on Nov. 19, 1990.
Tepe Construction and Sera Yapı, two TAV Airports shareholders, have sold more than 13.7 million shares at 19.85 Turkish Liras per share in the company, corresponding to 3.76 percent of stake in the capital of the company, to foreign corporate buyers, TAV said in a press release on Sept. 12.
Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in a camp after government forces expelled the jihadist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said.
Russia said on Sept. 8 to have killed several top commanders of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in an airstrike in Syria, including the “minister of war” who has a bounty on his head.
European Union member countries are presenting a divided picture on whether to continue full membership talks with Turkey, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to call her European partners to either suspend or end Ankara’s bid to join the 29-member club.
Housing 600 works of art, including 300 loaned by 13 French museums for the inaugural year, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is described as the ‘first universal museum’ in the Arab world
A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged on Sept. 6 to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following repeated scandals about anorexia and mistreatment.
French police investigating a suspected bomb factory near Paris believe three men arrested in connection with it were preparing attacks and had made calls to Syria, a minister said on Sept. 7.
Barcelona, Spain. Sixteen people died and more than 120 were injured in the attacks. They were claimed by the Islamic State group. The investigation into last month’s attacks in Spain is becoming increasingly international.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Look at the position of Kurdish women,” a friend of mine living in the United States told me last year. “They impressed the American public with all those pictures of women fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIL],” he added.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told an international summit on Sept. 5 that although the global economy had improved, risk factors had also increased.
Category: NURAY MERT
I am among those who think that being a French - or any other country’s – president is not “cool” at all. It can only be the dream of extremely ambitious men and women who dare to waste their whole lives on power; and that is not cool at all.
For the third consecutive weekend “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” was the top film in North American box offices, but the cinematic scene remained deep in the summer doldrums, website Exhibitor Relations reported on Sept. 3.
East Libyan forces said they had launched air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their former coastal stronghold of Sirte.
Air pollution is diminishing India’s capacity to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower.
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