US’ ‘Hardball Tactics’ on Nord Stream 2 Alarm Merkel – Report

Speaking at the 2019 Munich Security Conference late last week, US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday made it clear that Washington is not ready to accept defeat on the Nord Stream 2, and...

Venezuelan Government Accuses US of Threatening With Military Aggression

The US military has been airlifting food, medical supplies and other products to a Colombian border town despite President Maduro blocking the way for their delivery to Venezuela. The US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido...

Housing sales in Turkey dropped by 24.8 percent in January: TurkStat

The Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat) has revealed that housing sales on a national scale declined by 24.8 percent in January over the same month last year, Deutsche Welle Turkish service reported on Monday. İstanbul represented...

Minister announces 3.6 mln Syrians currently living in Turkey

Turkish Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu said on Monday that 3,644,342 Syrians had fled to Turkey since the start of the civil war in the neighboring country. According to the minister, the Syrian refugees live...

Student harassed by police says shame should be on police officer

Merve Demirel, a university student in Ankara whose apparent harassment by a police officer during a protest on Saturday was captured on camera, said on Sunday that it is a shame for the police...

Ankara police accuse harassed student’s father of Gülen ties

The Ankara Police Department has released a statement regarding the apparent harassment of a student during a protest in the Turkish capital on Saturday in which it accused the student’s father of being a...

Pakistan asks UN to help defuse Kashmir tensions with India

Reuters A suicide bombing last week in India’s sector of disputed Kashmir region killed at least 41 Indian troops New Delhi has blamed Islamabad and warned of a ‘jaw-breaking response’ ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign minister appealed...

THY stops selling tickets for flights from new İstanbul Airport: report

Turkey’s largest airline, Turkish Airlines (THY), has halted the sales of tickets for flights from the newly constructed İstanbul Airport, which has recently begun partial operations, according a report on the airporthaber news website...

15,000 candidates show up for 60 jobs in Turkey’s Rize province

A total of 15,641 people applied for a job in the Black Sea province of Rize when only 60 positions were available, in a development that demonstrates how desperate some Turks to find a...

Turkish parliament speaker resigns from post to run in local elections

Binali Yıldırım resigned on Monday from his post as speaker of the Turkish Parliament to run as the mayoral candidate of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for İstanbul in upcoming local elections,...

Police refuse to allow ambulance to proceed due to Erdoğan motorcade

An ambulance carrying an emergency patient in Turkey’s Bursa province on Friday was not allowed to proceed since police had stopped traffic due to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan motorcade on the route. Despite the blaring...

Controversy as al-Hassan Revives Debate over Civil Marriage

Divisions in Lebanon over the controversial issue of authorizing civil marriage lingers on, as Interior Minister Raya al-Hassan vowed "with Prime Minister Saad Hariri to raise the issue with religious authorities." Debate over the issue...

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

AP Germany, Britain, France, China, Russia and the EU have been trying to preserve the 2015 deal The deal was meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon but the US withdrew from...

Junior doctors opt out of surgical fields in Turkey

Doctors in Turkey are refraining from specializing in medical fields that require them to perform surgeries amid a rise in violence against medical personnel, intense work shifts, lawsuits launched against doctors and unsatisfactory paychecks. Medical school graduates are leaning...

Netflix release of Turkish film in cinemas stirs reactions

The release of Yılmaz Erdoğan’s latest film “Organize İşler 2: Sazan Sarmalı” onto the international digital platform Netflix two weeks after it first appeared in Turkish cinemas has drawn anger from cinemagoers and Turkish cinema sector officials. The film, which was released on...

Gharib ‘Pleased’ after Syria Visit over Refugees

State Minister for Refugee Affairs Saleh al-Gharib visited Syria on Monday at an official invitation to discuss the refugee file. Speaking after a meeting with Syria’s Local Administration and Environment Minister Hussein Makhlouf, Gharib said...

Turkey supports Syrian unity in anti-terror fight: Minister

Turkey supports the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria while conducting military operations against the YPG, the defense minister said on Feb. 17. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Hulusi Akar underlined that while the U.S. is planning to withdraw...

Maajid Nawaz, LBC presenter, hurt in ‘racially motivated’ attack

Radio host and founder of anti-radicalisation Quilliam Foundation says he was hit in the face outside theatre in Soho Press Association The LBC radio presenter Maajid Nawaz has told of being “racially attacked” and assaulted outside...

Öcalan’s capture ‘did not end foreign support to PKK’

The jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, was captured and brought to Turkey on Feb. 15, 1999. Turkey had taken the risk of going to war if necessary when it called on Syria to...

Justin Trudeau’s top adviser resigns as ‘political meddling’ scandal widens

Exit by Gerald Butts comes days after veterans affairs minister resigned from Cabinet Associated Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top adviser has resigned while denying allegations that he pressured Canada’s former attorney general to avoid prosecuting...