• Bank of China granted license to operate in Turkey

    Bank becomes second Chinese lender to operate in Turkey after Industrial and Commercial Bank of China The Bank of China has been granted a license to operate in Turkey, head of Turkey’s banking watchdog said on Friday. “Permission has been already given to the bank. Now, license was given. Bank of China Turkey AS can officially start its banking transactions as of tomorrow, Mehmet Ali Akben, chairman of Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, said. In Read More

  • 1.1M refugees in Turkey hold charity debit cards

    Around 1.1 million refugees in Turkey are benefiting from debit cards issued by The Turkish Red Crescent, said a UN official. “So far, we have received applications from 1.8 million Syrians and other refugees,” Nils Grede, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) country director and representative, told Anadolu Agency in a recent interview in the Turkish capital. “Close to 1.1 million are receiving assistance. 700,000 people have been found not eligible,” he said. As Read More

  • Norway apologizes to Turkey over NATO drill incident

    Norway’s defense minister on Friday apologized to Turkey after a civilian Norwegian official depicted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an “enemy collaborator” during a NATO drill in the Scandinavian country. In a statement published on the Ministry’s website, Frank Bakke-Jensen said: “During a NATO exercise at the Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger an exercise message was published on the internal exercise network. “The message does not reflect Norway’s views or policies and I apologize Read More

  • Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drill in Norway

    President Erdogan says move comes after his name, picture of Ataturk used in ‘enemy chart’ during drill Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his name and the picture of Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were used in an “enemy chart”. “There was an incident in Norway,” Erdogan told ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party members in capital Ankara. “They used Read More

  • 8 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

    Turkish security forces used drones to locate terrorists in Sirnak province Eight PKK terrorists were killed by air-backed operations targeting the terror group PKK in the southeastern province of Sirnak, security sources said on Tuesday. Turkish security forces on Tuesday launched operations against two targets, killing eight terrorists, according to a source, who asked not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The operations took place in the Beytussebab district after the Read More

  • Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

    Turkish business leaders say Turkey can be key player in global halal market it if adjusts its legislation as needed Turkey can be one of the key players in the global market for halal products — goods made according to Muslim standards — if the country adjusts its food legislation, the head of a leading local business association said on Monday. “We believe that when the problem of legislation — one of the problems of Read More

  • Erdogan urges people to learn from Turkey’s history

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday to end terrorism in the country by following in the footsteps of Turkey’s ancestors. Addressing thousands of people in eastern Mus province during a ceremony to mark the 946th anniversary of Battle of Malazgirt, Erdogan called on Turkish people to better understand the meaning of their key historic victories, particularly the Malazgirt victory. The Battle of Malazgirt, also known as Battle of Manzikert, of Aug. 26, 1071 saw Read More

  • Turkish president reiterates calls over German election

    Erdogan calls on ethnic Turks to vote for those who are ‘not hostile to Turkey’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated on Saturday his call on ethnic Turks living in Germany to vote for those who are “not hostile to Turkey” in the upcoming elections to be held in September. On Friday, Erdogan had called on ethnic Turks not to support major parties including “the Christian Democrats, the SPD [Social Democratic Party] or the Greens,” Read More

  • Turkey’s flying aces stun crowds at UK airshow

    The Turkish Air Force’s demonstration flight team — SOLOTURK — has been the center of attention once again at a world-famous airshow being held in the U.K. SOLOTURK, one of the world’s most-renowned flight demonstration teams, drew the admiration of thousands of visitors and aviation fans at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 (RIAT17) held this weekend in Fairford, a small town in Gloucestershire, England. An Anadolu Agency team visited the airshow and accompanied SOLOTURK, Read More

  • Laptop ban on US-bound Turkish Airlines’ flights ends

    The ban on carrying large electronic devices aboard U.S.-bound passenger aircraft ended for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul early Wednesday, according to an airline spokesman and passengers. The ban was lifted after American security officials visited Turkish airports to monitor security arrangements. The U.S. in March banned all passengers from carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, on commercial flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports in eight Muslim-majority countries — Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Read More

Bank of China granted license to operate in Turkey

2 December 2017 0

Bank becomes second Chinese lender to operate in Turkey after Industrial and Commercial Bank of China The Bank of China has been granted a license to operate in Turkey, head of Turkey’s banking watchdog said on Friday. “Permission has been already given to the bank. Now, license was given. Bank of China Turkey AS can officially start its banking transactions as of tomorrow, Mehmet Ali Akben, chairman of Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, said. In Read More

1.1M refugees in Turkey hold charity debit cards

29 November 2017 0

Around 1.1 million refugees in Turkey are benefiting from debit cards issued by The Turkish Red Crescent, said a UN official. “So far, we have received applications from 1.8 million Syrians and other refugees,” Nils Grede, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) country director and representative, told Anadolu Agency in a recent interview in the Turkish capital. “Close to 1.1 million are receiving assistance. 700,000 people have been found not eligible,” he said. As Read More

Norway apologizes to Turkey over NATO drill incident

18 November 2017 0

Norway’s defense minister on Friday apologized to Turkey after a civilian Norwegian official depicted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an “enemy collaborator” during a NATO drill in the Scandinavian country. In a statement published on the Ministry’s website, Frank Bakke-Jensen said: “During a NATO exercise at the Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger an exercise message was published on the internal exercise network. “The message does not reflect Norway’s views or policies and I apologize Read More

Turkey withdraws troops from NATO drill in Norway

17 November 2017 0

President Erdogan says move comes after his name, picture of Ataturk used in ‘enemy chart’ during drill Turkey has withdrawn its troops from a NATO military drill in Norway after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his name and the picture of Turkish Republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were used in an “enemy chart”. “There was an incident in Norway,” Erdogan told ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party members in capital Ankara. “They used Read More

8 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

24 October 2017 0

Turkish security forces used drones to locate terrorists in Sirnak province Eight PKK terrorists were killed by air-backed operations targeting the terror group PKK in the southeastern province of Sirnak, security sources said on Tuesday. Turkish security forces on Tuesday launched operations against two targets, killing eight terrorists, according to a source, who asked not be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The operations took place in the Beytussebab district after the Read More

Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

24 October 2017 0

Turkish business leaders say Turkey can be key player in global halal market it if adjusts its legislation as needed Turkey can be one of the key players in the global market for halal products — goods made according to Muslim standards — if the country adjusts its food legislation, the head of a leading local business association said on Monday. “We believe that when the problem of legislation — one of the problems of Read More

Erdogan urges people to learn from Turkey’s history

26 August 2017 0

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday to end terrorism in the country by following in the footsteps of Turkey’s ancestors. Addressing thousands of people in eastern Mus province during a ceremony to mark the 946th anniversary of Battle of Malazgirt, Erdogan called on Turkish people to better understand the meaning of their key historic victories, particularly the Malazgirt victory. The Battle of Malazgirt, also known as Battle of Manzikert, of Aug. 26, 1071 saw Read More

Turkish president reiterates calls over German election

19 August 2017 0

Erdogan calls on ethnic Turks to vote for those who are ‘not hostile to Turkey’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated on Saturday his call on ethnic Turks living in Germany to vote for those who are “not hostile to Turkey” in the upcoming elections to be held in September. On Friday, Erdogan had called on ethnic Turks not to support major parties including “the Christian Democrats, the SPD [Social Democratic Party] or the Greens,” Read More

Turkey’s flying aces stun crowds at UK airshow

16 July 2017 0

The Turkish Air Force’s demonstration flight team — SOLOTURK — has been the center of attention once again at a world-famous airshow being held in the U.K. SOLOTURK, one of the world’s most-renowned flight demonstration teams, drew the admiration of thousands of visitors and aviation fans at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 (RIAT17) held this weekend in Fairford, a small town in Gloucestershire, England. An Anadolu Agency team visited the airshow and accompanied SOLOTURK, Read More

Laptop ban on US-bound Turkish Airlines’ flights ends

5 July 2017 0

The ban on carrying large electronic devices aboard U.S.-bound passenger aircraft ended for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul early Wednesday, according to an airline spokesman and passengers. The ban was lifted after American security officials visited Turkish airports to monitor security arrangements. The U.S. in March banned all passengers from carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, on commercial flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports in eight Muslim-majority countries — Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Read More