• 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

  • Turkey neutralizes 7 terrorists in northern Iraq

    Turkish warplanes have neutralized seven PKK terrorists during airstrikes northern Iraq, according to an official statement released on Wednesday. The airstrikes were launched in Avasin-Basyan region early morning that also destroyed PKK shelters and weapons depots. On Tuesday, Turkish jets also conducted an airstrike in Metina region, killing two terrorists. More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the Read More

  • Srebrenica decision by Dutch court ‘great injustice’

    Hague Court of Appeal rules Dutch government ‘partially liable’ for death of some 300 Muslim men in 1995 Srebrenica massacre The decision by a Dutch court of appeal on Tuesday holding the Dutch government “partially liable” for the deaths of some 300 Muslim men during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre is a “great injustice,” according to the head of Mothers of Srebrenica Association. “Today I have suffered a great injustice. This judgment does not only concern Read More

  • Turkey advances to EuroBasket Women quarterfinals

    National team beats Italy to secure quarterfinals spot A strong double-double performance by Kuanitra Hollingsvorth helped Turkey beat Italy on Saturday and put the team in the quarterfinals of the FIBA EuroBasket Women tournament. The 54-53 win at the Hradec Kralove Arena was Turkey’s second win in Group B. Hollingsvorth was the game’s top scorer with 29 points and 21 boards. The Red-Whites beat Slovakia 69-58 Friday in the team’s first game of the tournament. Read More

  • International Day of Yoga celebrated in Turkey

    Ankara celebrated the International Day of Yoga at the Embassy of India on Saturday. Over 150 people participated gathered to participate in meditation and yoga sessions, according to embassy officials. “It can be for a spiritual relief, a ritual exercise, or discipline, everyone is aware of the benefits of yoga. International Yoga Day is about brotherhood and peace,” Ambassador Rahul Kulshreshth, said in a speech. An hourlong yoga warm-up was launched under the guidance of Read More

  • Russia: Daesh leader may have been killed in Syria

    Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was likely killed late May in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah, according to the Russian defense ministry on Friday. The Russian aircrafts attacked on May 28 a command post, where Daesh leaders were meeting and killed around 300 Daesh militants, including 30 field commanders, the ministry said in a statement. “According to information, which is being verified via various channels, the meeting was also attended by Read More

  • Turkey saw over 6,000 new companies launched in May

    Amount of new companies rose by 15.12 pct year-on-year to 6,158 The number of new companies launched in Turkey was 15.12 percent higher year-on-year in May, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) said in a report released Friday. Some 6,158 new companies started doing business in Turkey in the month which was also a 3.07 percent decrease compared with April 2017, according to the report. TOBB’s May figures showed an 8.20 percent Read More

  • Turkcell sets new 5G speed record

    Turkcell and Huawei conduct tests, download speed tallies 70 Gbps Turkey’s leading cellphone operator Turkcell and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei set a record by doing the first 5G millimeter-wave band speed test on Thursday. Turkcell and Huawei broke a new speed record in Turkey, Turkcell said in a statement. In the tests, where 5G equipment and technologies were used, the download speed tallied 70 Gigabits per second (Gbps), a target difficult to achieve using present-day Read More

  • Moscow to host 3-day Turkish festival

    Hundred of thousands of people are expected to attend festival Russia will host a Turkish festival to be held in Krasnaya Presnya Park in the capital Moscow between June 16 and 18. “This will be the biggest event organized by a foreign country in the history of Russia,” said Zelimhan Zarmayev, in charge of the festival, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. Zarmayev said the festival would be a “beautiful advertisement”. The architectural models of the 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

Turkey neutralizes 7 terrorists in northern Iraq

28 June 2017 0

Turkish warplanes have neutralized seven PKK terrorists during airstrikes northern Iraq, according to an official statement released on Wednesday. The airstrikes were launched in Avasin-Basyan region early morning that also destroyed PKK shelters and weapons depots. On Tuesday, Turkish jets also conducted an airstrike in Metina region, killing two terrorists. More than 1,200 people, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the Read More

Srebrenica decision by Dutch court ‘great injustice’

27 June 2017 0

Hague Court of Appeal rules Dutch government ‘partially liable’ for death of some 300 Muslim men in 1995 Srebrenica massacre The decision by a Dutch court of appeal on Tuesday holding the Dutch government “partially liable” for the deaths of some 300 Muslim men during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre is a “great injustice,” according to the head of Mothers of Srebrenica Association. “Today I have suffered a great injustice. This judgment does not only concern Read More

Turkey advances to EuroBasket Women quarterfinals

18 June 2017 0

National team beats Italy to secure quarterfinals spot A strong double-double performance by Kuanitra Hollingsvorth helped Turkey beat Italy on Saturday and put the team in the quarterfinals of the FIBA EuroBasket Women tournament. The 54-53 win at the Hradec Kralove Arena was Turkey’s second win in Group B. Hollingsvorth was the game’s top scorer with 29 points and 21 boards. The Red-Whites beat Slovakia 69-58 Friday in the team’s first game of the tournament. Read More

International Day of Yoga celebrated in Turkey

18 June 2017 0

Ankara celebrated the International Day of Yoga at the Embassy of India on Saturday. Over 150 people participated gathered to participate in meditation and yoga sessions, according to embassy officials. “It can be for a spiritual relief, a ritual exercise, or discipline, everyone is aware of the benefits of yoga. International Yoga Day is about brotherhood and peace,” Ambassador Rahul Kulshreshth, said in a speech. An hourlong yoga warm-up was launched under the guidance of Read More

Russia: Daesh leader may have been killed in Syria

16 June 2017 0

Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was likely killed late May in a Russian airstrike in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah, according to the Russian defense ministry on Friday. The Russian aircrafts attacked on May 28 a command post, where Daesh leaders were meeting and killed around 300 Daesh militants, including 30 field commanders, the ministry said in a statement. “According to information, which is being verified via various channels, the meeting was also attended by Read More

Turkey saw over 6,000 new companies launched in May

16 June 2017 0

Amount of new companies rose by 15.12 pct year-on-year to 6,158 The number of new companies launched in Turkey was 15.12 percent higher year-on-year in May, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) said in a report released Friday. Some 6,158 new companies started doing business in Turkey in the month which was also a 3.07 percent decrease compared with April 2017, according to the report. TOBB’s May figures showed an 8.20 percent Read More

Turkcell sets new 5G speed record

15 June 2017 0

Turkcell and Huawei conduct tests, download speed tallies 70 Gbps Turkey’s leading cellphone operator Turkcell and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei set a record by doing the first 5G millimeter-wave band speed test on Thursday. Turkcell and Huawei broke a new speed record in Turkey, Turkcell said in a statement. In the tests, where 5G equipment and technologies were used, the download speed tallied 70 Gigabits per second (Gbps), a target difficult to achieve using present-day Read More

Moscow to host 3-day Turkish festival

15 June 2017 0

Hundred of thousands of people are expected to attend festival Russia will host a Turkish festival to be held in Krasnaya Presnya Park in the capital Moscow between June 16 and 18. “This will be the biggest event organized by a foreign country in the history of Russia,” said Zelimhan Zarmayev, in charge of the festival, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. Zarmayev said the festival would be a “beautiful advertisement”. The architectural models of the Read More

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