• Turkey extends troops’ deployment in Afghanistan

    Turkish parliament ratifies motion to extend troops deployment in Afghanistan for another two years The parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Afghanistan for another two years as part of the NATO’s support mission in the war-torn country. A legislation will put into effect on Jan. 6, 2019, allowing the Turkish government to send troops to Afghanistan to support the NATO-led mission Resolute Support. As the NATO-led International Read More

  • Trump: Erdogan said Turkey to eradicate Daesh in Syria

    U.S. President Donald Trump has said his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan “very strongly informed” him that Turkey “will eradicate whatever is left of” Daesh in Syria. In a Twitter post late Sunday in the U.S., Trump wrote: “President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed me that he will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS [meaning Daesh] in Syria …. and he is a man who can do it plus, Turkey is right ‘next Read More

  • Turkish Airlines tops country’s Fortune 500 list

    National flag carrier ranks first among largest 500 companies based on exports volume Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines topped Fortune 500 list for Turkey based on exports volume, the company said on Thursday. The Turkish Airlines has been leading Turkey’s Fortune 500 list since 2008, and ranked again first with exports volume of $8.05 billion in 2018, the statement read. “Our efforts being deemed worthy of such precious awards give us courage while preparing Read More

  • European media praise Russian-Turkish summit on Syria

    Agreement in Sochi will prevent more bloodshed in Idlib, say dailies The summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi Monday night has been covered extensively in European newspapers on Tuesday. The two leaders met in the Russian resort city to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, on which an all-out assault by Syrian regime forces was feared. The story was on the front page of Read More

  • EBRD believes in long-term development of Turkey

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) believes on the long-term development of Turkey, according to the bank’s managing director in Turkey. Noting that the EBRD has been operating in Turkey since 2009, Arvid Tuerkner said Turkish market is the “largest investment envelope.” “Since 2009, Turkey has really been a success story for the EBRD,” Tuerkner said. He stressed that 96 percent of the bank’s investments in Turkey were made in private sector. Tuerkner Read More

  • Turkish Airlines carried over 50M passengers in Jan-Aug

    Number of passengers carried by national flag carrier up 13.1 pct year-on-year in first 8 months of 2018, says airline Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines carried 50.7 million passengers from January to August, the company announced Friday. The total number of passengers carried by the airline rose 13.1 percent year-on-year in the eight-month period, the airline said in a statement. Turkish Airlines noted that the increase in number of domestic and international passengers is Read More

  • Turkey’s indigenous helicopter achieves important milestone

    Turkish companies produced 14 sub-systems for T625 helicopters All sub-systems of Turkey’s first indigenous helicopter T625 were designed by various Turkish companies within the scope of the Original Helicopter Program, which details the project. In the development period, 14 sub-systems were produced in Turkey, while they are aiming to locally produce other systems when mass production of the helicopter begins. Following its maiden flight on Sept. 6 in capital Ankara, Temel Kotil, head of the Read More

  • Over 460,000 people immigrates to Turkey in 2017

    The number of immigrants in Turkey rose 22.4 percent reaching 466,333 in 2017, compared to previous year, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Wednesday. 52.3 percent of migrated people were men and 47.7 percent were women in 2017, TurkStat said. 26.6 percent of all immigrants were comprised of Iraqi citizens, 10.4 percent Afghans, 7.7 percent Syrians, 5.7 percent Azerbaijanis and 5.6 percent were citizens of Turkmenistan, it added. “In 2017, it was seen that 12.3 Read More

  • Dutch politician calls off anti-Islam cartoon contest

    Right-wing Geert Wilders announced in June a contest to draw cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drawing global criticism An anti-Islam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday. Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”. He claimed that not only his own life but Read More

  • ‘Let us not fail Rohingya again’

    ‘I am a mother, and I saw my children in the eyes of every single refugee child I met,’ says Cate Blanchett UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Australian actress Cate Blanchett on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council not to fail Rohingya “again” as the minority Muslims have been enduring violence for a year. “I have heard the gut-wrenching accounts. Stories of grave torture, of women brutally violated, people who have had their loved ones Read More

Turkey extends troops’ deployment in Afghanistan

25 December 2018 0

Turkish parliament ratifies motion to extend troops deployment in Afghanistan for another two years The parliament on Tuesday ratified a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Afghanistan for another two years as part of the NATO’s support mission in the war-torn country. A legislation will put into effect on Jan. 6, 2019, allowing the Turkish government to send troops to Afghanistan to support the NATO-led mission Resolute Support. As the NATO-led International Read More

Trump: Erdogan said Turkey to eradicate Daesh in Syria

24 December 2018 0

U.S. President Donald Trump has said his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan “very strongly informed” him that Turkey “will eradicate whatever is left of” Daesh in Syria. In a Twitter post late Sunday in the U.S., Trump wrote: “President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed me that he will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS [meaning Daesh] in Syria …. and he is a man who can do it plus, Turkey is right ‘next Read More

Turkish Airlines tops country’s Fortune 500 list

27 September 2018 0

National flag carrier ranks first among largest 500 companies based on exports volume Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines topped Fortune 500 list for Turkey based on exports volume, the company said on Thursday. The Turkish Airlines has been leading Turkey’s Fortune 500 list since 2008, and ranked again first with exports volume of $8.05 billion in 2018, the statement read. “Our efforts being deemed worthy of such precious awards give us courage while preparing Read More

European media praise Russian-Turkish summit on Syria

18 September 2018 0

Agreement in Sochi will prevent more bloodshed in Idlib, say dailies The summit between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Sochi Monday night has been covered extensively in European newspapers on Tuesday. The two leaders met in the Russian resort city to discuss the situation in the Syrian province of Idlib, on which an all-out assault by Syrian regime forces was feared. The story was on the front page of Read More

EBRD believes in long-term development of Turkey

14 September 2018 0

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) believes on the long-term development of Turkey, according to the bank’s managing director in Turkey. Noting that the EBRD has been operating in Turkey since 2009, Arvid Tuerkner said Turkish market is the “largest investment envelope.” “Since 2009, Turkey has really been a success story for the EBRD,” Tuerkner said. He stressed that 96 percent of the bank’s investments in Turkey were made in private sector. Tuerkner Read More

Turkish Airlines carried over 50M passengers in Jan-Aug

14 September 2018 0

Number of passengers carried by national flag carrier up 13.1 pct year-on-year in first 8 months of 2018, says airline Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines carried 50.7 million passengers from January to August, the company announced Friday. The total number of passengers carried by the airline rose 13.1 percent year-on-year in the eight-month period, the airline said in a statement. Turkish Airlines noted that the increase in number of domestic and international passengers is Read More

Turkey’s indigenous helicopter achieves important milestone

11 September 2018 0

Turkish companies produced 14 sub-systems for T625 helicopters All sub-systems of Turkey’s first indigenous helicopter T625 were designed by various Turkish companies within the scope of the Original Helicopter Program, which details the project. In the development period, 14 sub-systems were produced in Turkey, while they are aiming to locally produce other systems when mass production of the helicopter begins. Following its maiden flight on Sept. 6 in capital Ankara, Temel Kotil, head of the Read More

Over 460,000 people immigrates to Turkey in 2017

5 September 2018 0

The number of immigrants in Turkey rose 22.4 percent reaching 466,333 in 2017, compared to previous year, Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) announced on Wednesday. 52.3 percent of migrated people were men and 47.7 percent were women in 2017, TurkStat said. 26.6 percent of all immigrants were comprised of Iraqi citizens, 10.4 percent Afghans, 7.7 percent Syrians, 5.7 percent Azerbaijanis and 5.6 percent were citizens of Turkmenistan, it added. “In 2017, it was seen that 12.3 Read More

Dutch politician calls off anti-Islam cartoon contest

31 August 2018 0

Right-wing Geert Wilders announced in June a contest to draw cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drawing global criticism An anti-Islam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday. Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”. He claimed that not only his own life but Read More

‘Let us not fail Rohingya again’

29 August 2018 0

‘I am a mother, and I saw my children in the eyes of every single refugee child I met,’ says Cate Blanchett UN Refugee Agency goodwill ambassador Australian actress Cate Blanchett on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council not to fail Rohingya “again” as the minority Muslims have been enduring violence for a year. “I have heard the gut-wrenching accounts. Stories of grave torture, of women brutally violated, people who have had their loved ones Read More