‘Do u?’ Melania’s jacket sparks fresh outrage amid immigration row

When is a jacket not just a jacket? When it says “I really don’t care, do u?” and is worn by First Lady Melania Trump on a surprise visit to a Texas shelter for...

Turkey ‘receives’ first 2 F-35 fighter jets… for training in Arizona

Turkey has received the first two F-35 jets from the US, but with a catch: the planes will stay in the US until end of 2019 as Turkish pilots are training to fly them...

KONDA poll suggests Erdoğan will win in first round

According to a recent survey conducted by the KONDA polling company, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will win with 51.9 percent of the vote in the first round of the presidential election on June 24. Compared...

Turkey to import onions, potatoes, in effort to curb skyrocketing prices

The government is set to allow potato and onion imports in limited amounts from designated countries in an effort to curb prices, which have recently skyrocketed, the Hürriyet Daily News reported. The dramatic rise in...

Election result graphic aired on pro-gov’t TV sparks suspicions of fraud at polls

A graphic aired on a pro-government TV channel by the state-run Anadolu news agency displaying a clear win for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with 53 percent of the vote in Sunday’s presidential election has...

Turkey to impose retaliatory tariffs on US

Turkey will on Thursday start implementing retaliatory tariffs worth $266.5 million against the United States over “ill-advised” and “unsupportable” additional steel tariffs enacted by Washington, Reuters reported, citing Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci. The tariffs will...

UN human rights panel calls on Turkish gov’t to release jailed journalists

International human rights and press freedom organizations called on the Turkish government to immediately release imprisoned journalists during the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday. ...

Turkish FM threatens action if UN fails to end PKK presence in Makhmur

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, has warned the United Nations if they do not take measures regarding the presence of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the Makhmur refugee camp in northern Iraq,...

Russian executive tied to Turkish nuclear plant charged with espionage

An executive of Russian energy holding company Inter RAO and reportedly a former board member of the company that is building Turkey’s first nuclear power plant has been arrested and charged with spying for an...

State Conservatory ordered to vacate building for conversion to presidential office

The Turkish Parliament’s Presidency Council has ordered Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University’s (MSGSÜ) State Conservatory to vacate its building in five days in order to expand a prime ministerial office in İstanbul’s Dolmabahçe district...

400 square-km northern Iraq region cleared of militants: Turkish PM

Turkey has cleared 400 square kilometers of region in northern Iraq of militants, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on June 21, adding that Turkey has 11 temporary military bases in Iraq’s north. “We are shelling the...

PKK uses Europe as logistics base: Europol report

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is believed to be using European countries as bases for logistics and procurement of weapons and recruitment, the EU’s law enforcement agency Europol stated on June 20. The “Ethno-Nationalist and Separatist...

Turkish gov’t to allow onion, potato imports as prices skyrocketing

The government is set to allow potato and onion imports in certain amounts and from certain countries in an effort to curb prices, which have recently skyrocketed. The dramatic rise in basic food products including potato, onion...

Turkey doesn’t need state of emergency anymore: Deputy PM Şimşek

There is no need for Turkey to continue the state of emergency anymore as the country has already destroyed the terror corridor, a top economy official has said. During a televised interview on June 21, Deputy Prime...

‘Nation Alliance’ vows to ensure separation of powers if they win June 24 polls

The opposition alliance running for Turkish parliamentary elections has vowed to ensure the separation of powers in the event of a victory by amending the presidential system stipulated by a referendum on constitutional changes...

Erdoğan says ‘may seek coalition if fails to secure majority’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in an interview late on June 20 that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) may seek to form a coalition if it fails to secure a parliamentary majority in...

Eurozone agrees deal to bring Greece out of financial crisis

Finance minister from 19 nations finalise plan to give country access to markets in August after final bailout Daniel Boffey in Brussels and agencies Eurozone nations have agreed on the final elements of a plan to...

Turkey vows ‘contribution to global peace’ as credible NATO ally, receives first F-35

Turkey has vowed to continue its contribution to global peace and security as a credible NATO ally on the day it officially received its first F-35A stealth fighter from the contractor Lockheed Martin in...

UNESCO to defer Jerusalem, Hebron controversies in Bahrain meeting

No sites in Israel or the Palestinian territories are slated for inclusion in the list of World Heritage Sites this year. By Tovah Lazaroff UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is expected to defer any controversial issues...

US Mideast team arrives in Egypt ahead of Trump meet with Jordan’s king

Egypt says President Sisi discussed with Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts and cooperation, White House says talks touched on 'need to facilitate humanitarian relief to Gaza'; Trump, King Abdullah expected next...