• Turkey tops global humanitarian assistance list in 2017

    Foreign Ministry says London report confirms Turkey’s ‘power of humanitarian policy’ Turkey topped the 2017 list of countries delivering humanitarian assistance with $8.07 billion, according to the report by the Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme of “Development Initiatives” of London. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry hailed the report with a written statement on Thursday, saying that “the power of Turkey’s humanitarian diplomacy, implemented without discrimination, is once again confirmed globally”. The June 19 report said the U.S. ($6.68 Read More

  • ‘Turkish patrols in Manbij give hope for homecoming’

    Security is leading problem in Manbij, and YPG terrorist group is same as Syrian regime soldiers, says Ibrahim Alhaji. Turkish soldiers patrolling in Manbij are giving locals hope that they can go back home, according to a prominent longtime resident of the northeastern Syria city. Ibrahim Alhaji, who served a decade as an undersecretary at Syria’s Justice Ministry after 12 years as a judge and prosecutor in Manbij, took refuge in Turkey after Daesh occupied Read More

  • Turkey slams Austria for steps against mosques, imams

    Turkey reacts after Austria says 7 mosques to be closed, 40 imams to be expelled as part of ‘political Islam’ crackdown Turkey on Friday slammed Austria over its decision to shut down seven mosques and expel 40 imams. In a written statement, the Foreign Ministry said it “regretted” the Austrian move against the mosques and the decision to not grant residence permits to religious officials sent from Turkey to Austria. “We condemn Austrian politicians, especially Read More

  • Turkish Airlines named country’s most valuable brand

    London-based consultancy reveals Turkey’s 100 most valuable brands A leading London-based firm named Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines as the country’s most valuable brand for 2018. The airlines topped the list of top 100 Turkish brands for this year with a brand value worth more than $2 billion, according to Brand Finance’s survey. Turkish Airlines raised its brand value by 6 percent in 2018 compared to last year, it said. Integrated telecommunications service provider Read More

  • MH17 downing: Dutch, Aussie hold Russia responsible

    Netherlands, Australia say they will seek compensation from Russia for downing Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 The Netherlands and Australia on Friday held Russia responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 that killed all 298 people on board. “On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are now convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to Read More

  • Central Bank’s ‘hands not tied’: Turkish deputy PM

    Bank will take further steps when necessary, has government’s full support, deputy prime minister says A Turkish deputy prime minister said Friday the country’s Central Bank is capable of taking action against speculative attacks amid recent volatility in foreign exchange rates. “Its hands are not tied […] It will do what is necessary,” Mehmet Simsek told a televised interview on private news channel NTV. He also said the bank had the full support of the Read More

  • 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

Turkey tops global humanitarian assistance list in 2017

21 June 2018 0

Foreign Ministry says London report confirms Turkey’s ‘power of humanitarian policy’ Turkey topped the 2017 list of countries delivering humanitarian assistance with $8.07 billion, according to the report by the Global Humanitarian Assistance Programme of “Development Initiatives” of London. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry hailed the report with a written statement on Thursday, saying that “the power of Turkey’s humanitarian diplomacy, implemented without discrimination, is once again confirmed globally”. The June 19 report said the U.S. ($6.68 Read More

‘Turkish patrols in Manbij give hope for homecoming’

19 June 2018 0

Security is leading problem in Manbij, and YPG terrorist group is same as Syrian regime soldiers, says Ibrahim Alhaji. Turkish soldiers patrolling in Manbij are giving locals hope that they can go back home, according to a prominent longtime resident of the northeastern Syria city. Ibrahim Alhaji, who served a decade as an undersecretary at Syria’s Justice Ministry after 12 years as a judge and prosecutor in Manbij, took refuge in Turkey after Daesh occupied Read More

Turkey slams Austria for steps against mosques, imams

8 June 2018 0

Turkey reacts after Austria says 7 mosques to be closed, 40 imams to be expelled as part of ‘political Islam’ crackdown Turkey on Friday slammed Austria over its decision to shut down seven mosques and expel 40 imams. In a written statement, the Foreign Ministry said it “regretted” the Austrian move against the mosques and the decision to not grant residence permits to religious officials sent from Turkey to Austria. “We condemn Austrian politicians, especially Read More

Turkish Airlines named country’s most valuable brand

5 June 2018 0

London-based consultancy reveals Turkey’s 100 most valuable brands A leading London-based firm named Turkey’s national flag carrier Turkish Airlines as the country’s most valuable brand for 2018. The airlines topped the list of top 100 Turkish brands for this year with a brand value worth more than $2 billion, according to Brand Finance’s survey. Turkish Airlines raised its brand value by 6 percent in 2018 compared to last year, it said. Integrated telecommunications service provider Read More

MH17 downing: Dutch, Aussie hold Russia responsible

25 May 2018 0

Netherlands, Australia say they will seek compensation from Russia for downing Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 The Netherlands and Australia on Friday held Russia responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014 that killed all 298 people on board. “On the basis of the JIT’s conclusions, the Netherlands and Australia are now convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to Read More

Central Bank’s ‘hands not tied’: Turkish deputy PM

25 May 2018 0

Bank will take further steps when necessary, has government’s full support, deputy prime minister says A Turkish deputy prime minister said Friday the country’s Central Bank is capable of taking action against speculative attacks amid recent volatility in foreign exchange rates. “Its hands are not tied […] It will do what is necessary,” Mehmet Simsek told a televised interview on private news channel NTV. He also said the bank had the full support of the 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