• Fenerbahce, Akhisarspor to battle for Turkish Cup title

    Final match will kick off at Diyarbakir Stadium at 8.30 p.m. local time Fenerbahce and Akhisarspor will play for the Ziraat Turkish Cup title Thursday evening. The match in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir will kick off at 8.30 p.m. local time (1730GMT). Fenerbahce had qualified for the final by forfeit after Besiktas refused to take to the field in the second leg match. The Turkish Football Federation, apart from disqualifying Besiktas from the cup, Read More

  • Turkish doctors volunteer in Uganda

    Turkish doctors will train doctors, nurses and academics on orthopaedics in Uganda, a medical association said Tuesday. Doctors Worldwide said in a statement, the training will teach how to treat congenital hip dislocation and crooked foot disorders. The group has conducted similar training in more than 50 countries, it added. Ahmet Salduz, board member of Doctors Worldwide, said: “According to WHO, one in 1,000 children in the world and 2-3 per thousand in Africa are Read More

  • Foreign artists show Turkey’s beauty in exhibition

    Istanbul hosts month-long painting exhibition titled ‘Guzel Turkiyem’ (My Beautiful Turkey in English) For centuries, artists mesmerized by Turkey have painted its unique landscape and even today painters travel great distances to record the country’s beauty through their brushstrokes. Istanbul is currently hosting a month-long painting exhibition titled “Guzel Turkiyem” (My Beautiful Turkey in English) as part of an international art project. People from all over the world are taking part in it. Anastasia Lapitskaya Read More

  • ‘Turkey’s early poll decision a winner with investors’

    Early elections will reduce uncertainty for Turkey and open its way, says Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek Investors welcoming Turkey’s decision to hold snap polls cementing the transition to a presidential system is triggering a large inflow of funds to the country, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek on Monday. “Firstly, uncertainty will be reduced. Secondly, the presidential system will open the way for Turkey, and thirdly, putting reforms quickly on the agenda offers Read More

  • TurkStream’s first line reaches Turkish shore

    In third quarter of 2018, the Pioneering Spirit will return to the Black Sea to complete the second line for TurkStream The deep-water offshore construction of the first line of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline is now complete as the world’s largest pipelaying vessel, the Pioneering Spirit, reached the Turkish shore off Kiyikoy in northwest Turkey on Monday. Pioneering Spirit captain Loek Fernengel told journalists on the vessel that Allseas, the company that owns the Read More

  • Turkey ready to produce new hi-tech armored vehicles

    Defense giant Aselsan eyes orders for production of its armored infantry fighting vehicle KORHAN Leading Turkish defense contractor Aselsan is ready to produce a new generation armored fighting vehicle — the 35mm combat ready KORHAN, according to an official of the firm. The KORHAN was unveiled at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair 2017 (IDEF) last May. Aselsan is awaiting decision from Turkish authorities for mass production of KORHAN. KORHAN has been developed to meet Read More

  • NATO backs Turkey’s ‘transparency’ on Syria operation

    NATO welcomes Turkey’s “transparency” in its ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, the alliance chief said on Monday. “[Foreign] Minister Cavusoglu briefed me on Operation Olive Branch, and I am grateful for Turkey’s continued transparency on this,” Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in capital Ankara. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear the terrorist groups YPG/PKK and Daesh from Afrin, northwestern Syria amid growing Read More

  • Turkey to perform 1 mln cataract surgeries in Africa

    Turkey to create an automatic control system to keep records of African patients, Health Ministry official says Turkey joins the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) health project in Africa by offering one million cataract surgeries, the country’s Health Ministry undersecretary Eyup Gumus said on Monday. “Turkey, one of the largest economy among Islamic nations, also provides eye examinations and 10 million free glasses,” he said at the official launch of the Second Generation of the Alliance Read More

  • Turkish president sends Passover greetings to Jews

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish Jews community is ‘inseparable part of our society’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has released a congratulatory message for Jewish community on the eve of the Passover (Pesach) holiday. In the message, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey gives great importance to the freedom of all citizens to live their own culture, religion, and customs. “We regard Turkish Jewish community as an inseparable part of our society,” the president added. Passover, which commemorates Read More

  • Erdogan: Turkish troops to enter Afrin at any moment

    3,171 terrorists ‘neutralized’ since start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin, says Turkish president President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey-backed troops had surrounded Afrin city center in northwestern Syria and were ready to enter at any moment as part of Operation Olive Branch. “Right now, Afrin city center is surrounded,” said Erdogan at the inauguration of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Politics Academy in capital Ankara. He added that Read More

Fenerbahce, Akhisarspor to battle for Turkish Cup title

10 May 2018 0

Final match will kick off at Diyarbakir Stadium at 8.30 p.m. local time Fenerbahce and Akhisarspor will play for the Ziraat Turkish Cup title Thursday evening. The match in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir will kick off at 8.30 p.m. local time (1730GMT). Fenerbahce had qualified for the final by forfeit after Besiktas refused to take to the field in the second leg match. The Turkish Football Federation, apart from disqualifying Besiktas from the cup, Read More

Turkish doctors volunteer in Uganda

9 May 2018 0

Turkish doctors will train doctors, nurses and academics on orthopaedics in Uganda, a medical association said Tuesday. Doctors Worldwide said in a statement, the training will teach how to treat congenital hip dislocation and crooked foot disorders. The group has conducted similar training in more than 50 countries, it added. Ahmet Salduz, board member of Doctors Worldwide, said: “According to WHO, one in 1,000 children in the world and 2-3 per thousand in Africa are Read More

Foreign artists show Turkey’s beauty in exhibition

2 May 2018 0

Istanbul hosts month-long painting exhibition titled ‘Guzel Turkiyem’ (My Beautiful Turkey in English) For centuries, artists mesmerized by Turkey have painted its unique landscape and even today painters travel great distances to record the country’s beauty through their brushstrokes. Istanbul is currently hosting a month-long painting exhibition titled “Guzel Turkiyem” (My Beautiful Turkey in English) as part of an international art project. People from all over the world are taking part in it. Anastasia Lapitskaya Read More

‘Turkey’s early poll decision a winner with investors’

1 May 2018 0

Early elections will reduce uncertainty for Turkey and open its way, says Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek Investors welcoming Turkey’s decision to hold snap polls cementing the transition to a presidential system is triggering a large inflow of funds to the country, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek on Monday. “Firstly, uncertainty will be reduced. Secondly, the presidential system will open the way for Turkey, and thirdly, putting reforms quickly on the agenda offers Read More

TurkStream’s first line reaches Turkish shore

30 April 2018 0

In third quarter of 2018, the Pioneering Spirit will return to the Black Sea to complete the second line for TurkStream The deep-water offshore construction of the first line of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline is now complete as the world’s largest pipelaying vessel, the Pioneering Spirit, reached the Turkish shore off Kiyikoy in northwest Turkey on Monday. Pioneering Spirit captain Loek Fernengel told journalists on the vessel that Allseas, the company that owns the Read More

Turkey ready to produce new hi-tech armored vehicles

17 April 2018 0

Defense giant Aselsan eyes orders for production of its armored infantry fighting vehicle KORHAN Leading Turkish defense contractor Aselsan is ready to produce a new generation armored fighting vehicle — the 35mm combat ready KORHAN, according to an official of the firm. The KORHAN was unveiled at the 13th International Defense Industry Fair 2017 (IDEF) last May. Aselsan is awaiting decision from Turkish authorities for mass production of KORHAN. KORHAN has been developed to meet Read More

NATO backs Turkey’s ‘transparency’ on Syria operation

16 April 2018 0

NATO welcomes Turkey’s “transparency” in its ongoing Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, the alliance chief said on Monday. “[Foreign] Minister Cavusoglu briefed me on Operation Olive Branch, and I am grateful for Turkey’s continued transparency on this,” Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in capital Ankara. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 to clear the terrorist groups YPG/PKK and Daesh from Afrin, northwestern Syria amid growing Read More

Turkey to perform 1 mln cataract surgeries in Africa

3 April 2018 0

Turkey to create an automatic control system to keep records of African patients, Health Ministry official says Turkey joins the Islamic Development Bank’s (IDB) health project in Africa by offering one million cataract surgeries, the country’s Health Ministry undersecretary Eyup Gumus said on Monday. “Turkey, one of the largest economy among Islamic nations, also provides eye examinations and 10 million free glasses,” he said at the official launch of the Second Generation of the Alliance Read More

Turkish president sends Passover greetings to Jews

30 March 2018 0

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish Jews community is ‘inseparable part of our society’ President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has released a congratulatory message for Jewish community on the eve of the Passover (Pesach) holiday. In the message, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey gives great importance to the freedom of all citizens to live their own culture, religion, and customs. “We regard Turkish Jewish community as an inseparable part of our society,” the president added. Passover, which commemorates Read More

Erdogan: Turkish troops to enter Afrin at any moment

9 March 2018 0

3,171 terrorists ‘neutralized’ since start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s Afrin, says Turkish president President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey-backed troops had surrounded Afrin city center in northwestern Syria and were ready to enter at any moment as part of Operation Olive Branch. “Right now, Afrin city center is surrounded,” said Erdogan at the inauguration of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s Politics Academy in capital Ankara. He added that Read More