Turkey

Erdogan moves to ban word 'arena' from sports stadiums as un-Turkish

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's president, has launched a crackdown on the word “arena”, calling on sports stadiums to stop using the word because it is un-Turkish.<p>Stressing the need for Turkey to develop its “own language”, Mr Erdogan said last week that he was implementing a plan to remove the …

Coup D'éTat

Germany gains access to detained journalist in Turkey | News | DW | 29.05.2017

Germany's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Turkey has agreed to grant consular access to detained German journalist Mesale Tolu. Tolu has been in …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

A Doctor’s Trial in a Turkish Border Town

On April 24, 2017, Serdar Kuni, a 45-year-old Kurdish doctor accused of providing medical aid to Kurdish rebels, stood in a courtroom in Sirnak in southeastern Turkey. The courtroom overlooked buildings reduced to rubble and a deserted mosque with broken windows. Police posts, circled with barbed …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

54 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in security operations last week

A total of 54 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” in security forces operations across Turkey over the past week, …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Two Iranian border guards killed in northwestern Iran during clashes with Kurds

PJAK is a militant anti-Iranian group, which seeks independence for Kurdish population in Iran.

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Macron compares Trump to Putin and Erdogan

Emmanuel Macron has compared Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying they all see international relationships as a balance of …

Donald Trump

Turkish major says he notified intelligence agency of possible coup attempt

A major, who came to prominence after it emerged that he met with Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) officials hours before the July 2016 …

Middle East

Turkish officers on trial for planning Istanbul leg of coup

ISTANBUL (AP) — The trial against 23 army officers who allegedly planned the Istanbul stage of last summer's failed military coup has opened in the outskirts of the city.<p>The defendants, including six generals, are accused of crimes against the state and held responsible for the deaths of 89 people …

World News

Claims about former AKP MPs" links to Gülen removed from Turkish coup panel report - POLITICS

POLITICS >Claims about former AKP MPs’ links to Gülen removed from Turkish coup panel report<p>Umut Erdem – ANKARA<p>AA photo<p>Claims regarding two former …

Middle East

UN: Cyprus still 'very close' to deal despite halt in talks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cyprus remains "very, very close" to an agreement to reunite the ethnically-divided island despite a breakdown in talks last week, a U.N. official said Monday.<p>Espen Barth Eide, the U.N.'s special adviser on Cyprus, called off mediation efforts Friday following a disagreement …

World News

Turkish Air Weighing Options to Finance Move to New Airport - Bloomberg

Turkish Airlines is considering options to fund its planned move to Istanbul’s new airport, due to open at the end of next year, people with …

Turkish Airlines

Turkey at a crossroads | Arts | DW | 29.05.2017

For years, Istanbul stood for a liberal Turkey. Now, the country is changing and also affecting the lives of Turks in Germany. A Cologne theatre …

Germany

Turkey remembers victims of racist Solingen arson attack

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has shared a message to remember the victims of the 1993 Solingen arson attack, one of the most violent neo-Nazi attacks …

Middle East

Netflix Orders Its First Turkish-Language Series

In another step toward world domination, Netflix has ordered its first original series set in Turkey, a yet-unnamed ten-episode action drama inspired …

Netflix

We owe radical Islamist militancy to Brzezinski - MURAT YETKİN

MURAT YETKİN >We owe radical Islamist militancy to Brzezinski<p>Zbigniew Brzezinski, who passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 89, was one of the …

Foreign Policy

Turkish intelligence agency report describes massive global Gülenist organization - CRIME

CRIME >Turkish intelligence agency report describes massive global Gülenist organization<p>Serkan Demirtaş - ANKARA<p>The global network of the …

Middle East

$380 billion Saudi-US agreements

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of agreements amounting to $380 billion in his Saudi Arabia visit. He did not refer to any of the …

Middle East

Do the Europeans want to squeeze out Tsipras?

For Greece, last week was a bad week. First, the government could not secure an agreement on a relief of its huge debt in a meeting with finance …

Greece

We still have problems in social and cultural rule: President Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the government still has a problem in “ruling the cultural and social field” in Turkey, despite being in power …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Germany to decide about troop withdrawal from Turkey by mid-June

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany, whose relations with Turkey have been strained by a series of rows, will decide within two weeks whether to withdraw troops deployed at Turkey's Incirlik air force base, a German Foreign Ministry official said on Sunday.<p>Roughly 250 German troops are based at Incirlik to …

World News

Turkish jets bomb northern Iraq, kill PKK militants

Turkey regularly bombs the mountainous border area between Iraq and Turkey where PKK militants are based.

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Russia awards Turkish businessman for role in normalizing ties

Russia has awarded a Turkish businessman for his efforts in the normalization of ties between Ankara and Moscow after a major row between the two …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Arab TV series showcases untold stories of ISIL women

Inspired by true events, ‘Black Crows’ airs over Ramadan, prime time for television viewers in the Arab world and it is the first television series …

Middle East

President Erdoğan to reshape A-team in the AKP amid anti-Gülen cleansing

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to determine his closest aides and deputy leaders in the administration of the Justice and Development Party …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Fitch grants Turkey’s İzmir top investment grade

Fitch ratings agency has increased its national long-term rating on İzmir, the third largest province in Turkey on the Aegean coast, to its top …

Middle East

Pro-Erdogan muscle against D.C. protesters came from Canada

Two Toronto men in attack made failed refugee claims here 15 years ago. One cited distaste for waging war on Kurds.<p>Two Toronto men who clashed …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

Erdogan Told Merkel of Anger over Asylum for 'Putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum to …

Middle East

Adding insult to Incirlik: Turkey’s president had a bad NATO summit, too

Adding insult to IncirlikTurkey’s president had a bad NATO summit, too<p>Recep Tayyip Erdogan is having trouble fixing the damage he has done to …

Business (UK)

NBAer dares Turkey after warrant: ‘Spit on your ugly, hateful faces’

Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday expressed disdain on social media at reports that Turkey’s …

Middle East

Report: Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter

The Turkish government has issued an arrest warrant for Turkish-born NBA player Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terrorist …

Basketball