• Turkey commemorates 66 years of NATO membership

    NATO’s Turkey parliamentary assembly head on Sunday marked 66 years of being part of the military alliance. Ahmet Berat Conkar said it was important to develop “dialogue and co-operation in order to eliminate threats and turn challenges into opportunities”. “We need to work harder than ever to equip NATO with the right perspective and adequate capability that its global duties require,” he added in a statement. Conkar called on NATO and its allies to support Read More

  • 48 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey

    Suspects are accused of planning terrorist attacks Security forces on Saturday arrested 48 foreigners in Istanbul and capital Ankara over their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization. Istanbul Police Department’s Anti-Terrorism Branch launched an operation to nab the suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks. Thirty-one suspects were arrested in three districts of Istanbul, while separately in Ankara, 17 Daesh terrorists were also detained during simultaneous operations, a security source, who Read More

  • Erdogan, pope talk joint efforts against Islamophobia

    Meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, Turkey’s president pointed to the harm that would result from the recent U.S. decision on Jerusalem, stressing that it should never be put into practice. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s one-on-one meeting with Francis at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican was “extremely amicable,” according to presidential sources. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed Jerusalem, the ongoing refugee crisis, and developments in the Mideast, primarily Syria, as well as Read More

  • Bosnian baby receives brain tumor treatment in Turkey

    6-month-old brought to Istanbul for surgery Arslan Kulacic, a six-month-old Bosnian baby who was diagnosed with a tumor, was brought to Turkey for surgery, said Acibadem Hospital’s chief of medicine Caglar Cuhadaroglu on Friday. A campaign to raise money in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the baby’s surgery managed to collect 133,000 euros (a little over $166,160) for his surgery. He was brought to Turkey on Jan. 30 by air ambulance and had an operation at Read More

  • Palestine: Top Turkish cleric calls on Muslims to unite

    The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said Monday the Palestine and Jerusalem issue could be solved through the united efforts of the Muslim world. The event in Istanbul on “Jerusalem: The City Blessed by Revelation”, organized by Turkish Religious Affairs, aims to draw attention to the importance of Jerusalem in the Islamic faith and to stress the solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. Speaking at the event in Istanbul, Erbas said: “It is Read More

  • Over half of TurkStream gas pipeline completed

    TurkStream plans to carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkey with first delivery planned before end 2019 More than half of the first line of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project to deliver 35 percent of Turkey’s gas needs has been completed, Gazprom officials, the project constructor, told visiting Turkish journalists at Novy Urengoy, Russia’s biggest gas field and the world’s second-biggest located in northern Russia. Gazprom is the owner of the Read More

  • EBRD, Turkey sign donor fund agreement

    Those who invest in Turkey will be winners, says Turkish president Turkey’s Treasury and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Friday signed a donor fund agreement to support what they called “socially important projects”. The agreement was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and EBRD head Suma Chakrabarti in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. According a statement, the Turkish government will co-finance socially important projects which will Read More

  • 12-year-old Turkish ice skater looks to break new records

    A 12-year-old Turkish ice skater will look to break new records during his participation in the Stars category of a major championship in Serbia later this month. Earlier in January, Efe Cetiz broke a world record in the Basic Novice A Boys category with 23.03 technical points at the Turkey Championships in capital Ankara. Cetiz has been ice skating since he was 6-years-old. He has won around 30 medals, including 25 golds, so far. His Read More

  • Istanbul to host Jerusalem awareness run

    A public run will be held on Sunday in Istanbul to raise awareness about the Jerusalem issue. The Palestinian territories have remained tense since early last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the contested city as Israel’s capital, drawing widespread condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world. A number of protests have been held since then around the world against the decision on the status of Jerusalem. The head of the Istanbul-based Oncu Read More

  • Turkey: Industrial production forecasted to rise in Nov

    Economists predict 5.6 pct rise in industrial production index for November 2017 Turkey’s yearly unadjusted industrial production index for November 2017 is expected to rise by 5.6 percent, a group of economists said on Friday. A group of 15 experts surveyed by Anadolu Agency projected the figure ahead of Monday’s announcement of the industrial production index for November 2017. The unadjusted industrial production index in November 2017’s survey ranged between a 2.1 percent and 8 Read More

Turkey commemorates 66 years of NATO membership

18 February 2018 0

NATO’s Turkey parliamentary assembly head on Sunday marked 66 years of being part of the military alliance. Ahmet Berat Conkar said it was important to develop “dialogue and co-operation in order to eliminate threats and turn challenges into opportunities”. “We need to work harder than ever to equip NATO with the right perspective and adequate capability that its global duties require,” he added in a statement. Conkar called on NATO and its allies to support Read More

48 Daesh-linked suspects arrested across Turkey

10 February 2018 0

Suspects are accused of planning terrorist attacks Security forces on Saturday arrested 48 foreigners in Istanbul and capital Ankara over their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization. Istanbul Police Department’s Anti-Terrorism Branch launched an operation to nab the suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out terror attacks. Thirty-one suspects were arrested in three districts of Istanbul, while separately in Ankara, 17 Daesh terrorists were also detained during simultaneous operations, a security source, who Read More

Erdogan, pope talk joint efforts against Islamophobia

5 February 2018 0

Meeting with Pope Francis on Monday, Turkey’s president pointed to the harm that would result from the recent U.S. decision on Jerusalem, stressing that it should never be put into practice. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s one-on-one meeting with Francis at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican was “extremely amicable,” according to presidential sources. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed Jerusalem, the ongoing refugee crisis, and developments in the Mideast, primarily Syria, as well as Read More

Bosnian baby receives brain tumor treatment in Turkey

2 February 2018 0

6-month-old brought to Istanbul for surgery Arslan Kulacic, a six-month-old Bosnian baby who was diagnosed with a tumor, was brought to Turkey for surgery, said Acibadem Hospital’s chief of medicine Caglar Cuhadaroglu on Friday. A campaign to raise money in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the baby’s surgery managed to collect 133,000 euros (a little over $166,160) for his surgery. He was brought to Turkey on Jan. 30 by air ambulance and had an operation at Read More

Palestine: Top Turkish cleric calls on Muslims to unite

29 January 2018 0

The head of Turkish Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said Monday the Palestine and Jerusalem issue could be solved through the united efforts of the Muslim world. The event in Istanbul on “Jerusalem: The City Blessed by Revelation”, organized by Turkish Religious Affairs, aims to draw attention to the importance of Jerusalem in the Islamic faith and to stress the solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people. Speaking at the event in Istanbul, Erbas said: “It is Read More

Over half of TurkStream gas pipeline completed

29 January 2018 0

TurkStream plans to carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkey with first delivery planned before end 2019 More than half of the first line of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project to deliver 35 percent of Turkey’s gas needs has been completed, Gazprom officials, the project constructor, told visiting Turkish journalists at Novy Urengoy, Russia’s biggest gas field and the world’s second-biggest located in northern Russia. Gazprom is the owner of the Read More

EBRD, Turkey sign donor fund agreement

19 January 2018 0

Those who invest in Turkey will be winners, says Turkish president Turkey’s Treasury and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Friday signed a donor fund agreement to support what they called “socially important projects”. The agreement was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and EBRD head Suma Chakrabarti in the presence of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. According a statement, the Turkish government will co-finance socially important projects which will Read More

12-year-old Turkish ice skater looks to break new records

13 January 2018 0

A 12-year-old Turkish ice skater will look to break new records during his participation in the Stars category of a major championship in Serbia later this month. Earlier in January, Efe Cetiz broke a world record in the Basic Novice A Boys category with 23.03 technical points at the Turkey Championships in capital Ankara. Cetiz has been ice skating since he was 6-years-old. He has won around 30 medals, including 25 golds, so far. His Read More

Istanbul to host Jerusalem awareness run

13 January 2018 0

A public run will be held on Sunday in Istanbul to raise awareness about the Jerusalem issue. The Palestinian territories have remained tense since early last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the contested city as Israel’s capital, drawing widespread condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world. A number of protests have been held since then around the world against the decision on the status of Jerusalem. The head of the Istanbul-based Oncu Read More

Turkey: Industrial production forecasted to rise in Nov

5 January 2018 0

Economists predict 5.6 pct rise in industrial production index for November 2017 Turkey’s yearly unadjusted industrial production index for November 2017 is expected to rise by 5.6 percent, a group of economists said on Friday. A group of 15 experts surveyed by Anadolu Agency projected the figure ahead of Monday’s announcement of the industrial production index for November 2017. The unadjusted industrial production index in November 2017’s survey ranged between a 2.1 percent and 8 Read More