Franco-Turkish director’s debut wins four Cesars

27 February 2016 0

Franco-Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s film Mustang won four awards at the Cesar film awards in Paris on Friday night. The film, which focuses on five teenage sisters living in rural northern Turkey, won awards as best debut film, best original screenplay, best original music and best editing at the 41st Cesar ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet. “It feels like a dream,” Erguven told Anadolu Agency. “We are so, so happy. The presence of Read More

Turkish Air Force gets new electronic warfare system

24 February 2016 0

Turkey’s leading defense system producer ASELSAN has handed over its newly developed and locally produced land based radar electronic attack system called KORAL to the Turkish Air Force. A handing over ceremony was held at the defense company’s Golbasi facility in capital Ankara, which was attended by Abidin Unal, commander of Turkish Air Force. The transportable attack system has the capability to jam, deceive and paralyze hostile radars. It also “analyses multi-target signals and automatically Read More

Global support for Turkey continues in wake of Ankara bomb

18 February 2016 0

One day after PKK-affiliated terrorists exploded a car bomb in the Turkish capital killing at least 28 people, the world has continued to voice its disapproval. On Thursday, European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic underlined the executive body’s “long-standing policy of condemning any terror attacks” in response to a question posed by an Anadolu Agency reporter at a daily press briefing in Brussels. “[The] PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union. It Read More

Security Council urged to debate Russian airstrikes

16 February 2016 0

Turkey called on Tuesday for Russia’s airstrikes on civilians and hospitals in Syria to be debated at the UN Security Council. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus also called on Russia and the U.S. – both permanent members of the council – to show their support for peace by enforced a no-fly zone in Syria. “The issue that should be brought to the United Nations Security Council is yesterday’s attacks on hospitals, civilian areas and areas Read More

13 milion Syrians get Turkish humanitarian aid

12 February 2016 0

Data released today by Turkey’s emergency agency reveal that over 13 million Syrian people have benefited from humanitarian aid since the start of the war there in 2011. According to Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), 13.5 million people in Syria out of the 23-million-strong population have been in need of humanitarian aid since 2011 when the Syrian civil war started. Among six million displaced people, 4.3 million have had to flee to Read More

Refugees: NATO takes Turkish request for help ‘seriously

11 February 2016 0

NATO will take a request by Turkey and Germany in seeking help to control migrant flow “very seriously” when defense ministers gather for a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “We will take very seriously a request from Turkey to look what NATO can do to help them deal with this crisis and all the challenges they face,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels on Tuesday. “[NATO defense] ministers Read More

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