Facebook debate backfires on Australian prime minister

17 June 2016 0

Weeks before an election to decide who will lead the country, Australia’s prime minister and opposition leader have gone head-to-head in a debate on issues such as housing affordability, penalty rates and marriage equality. However, Malcolm Turnbull and opposition leader Bill Shorten avoided conventional channels for their third verbal sparring, instead choosing to argue it out on Friday at the Facebook headquarters in Sydney. Political analyst Dr. Stewart Jackson was one of the 1.6 million Read More

Hundreds arrested amid hooliganism in France

17 June 2016 0

More than 300 people have been arrested since the start of the Euro 2016 football championships less than a week ago, the French Interior Ministry said Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said there had been 323 arrests on suspicion of theft, damage to property, or violence. Eleven people have been given prison sentences, three of which were suspended, while another 196 are in custody awaiting a court appearance. Two dozen face deportation, the ministry Read More

Euro 2016: Turkish fans resolved to light up Eiffel Tower

13 June 2016 0

Thanks to the enthusiasm of Turkish football fans, the Eiffel Tower may be lit up Sunday night in red and white, the colors of the Turkish team, and its flag, competing in the Euro 2016. As part of a social media campaign in line with the Euro 2016 football tournament that kicked off Friday in Paris, football fans now have a chance to see the city’s iconic landmark lit up in the colors of their Read More

Turkey, coalition strike Daesh targets in northern Syria

11 June 2016 0

At least 31 Daesh terrorists were killed Friday in northern Syria during an operation by Turkish Armed Forces and the U.S.-led coalition, a Turkish military source said Saturday. A total of 33 Daesh targets were hit by Howitzers, the source said, adding that targets included gun emplacements, Katyusha rocket launchers and mortars. U.S.-led coalition forces also launched nine airstrikes on Daesh positions – five in Jakka, and another four in the rural areas of Doudyan Read More

Slight increase in Turkey’s annual inflation

6 June 2016 0

Turkey’s annual rate of inflation rose slightly last month, the Turkish statistical institute, TurkStat, said Friday. Official TurkStat figures showed inflation increased to 6.58 percent in May from 6.57 percent in April. Monthly inflation increased by 0.58 percent in May. Meanwhile, Turkish Finance Minister Naci Agbal said inflation in the country had in fact decreased in the first five months of this year. Addressing a press conference in Ankara Friday, Agbal said: “Decline in inflation Read More

Football: Turkey beat Slovenia in friendly 1-0

6 June 2016 0

Turkey beat Slovenia 1-0 in an international friendly match at the Stozice Arena in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana Sunday. Turkey took on Slovenia in a friendly as part of final preparations for the 2016 UEFA European Championship, Euro 2016, due to start in France on June 10. Turkey scored in the sixth minute of the first half when Burak Yilmaz scored a header from the center of the box to the left corner, giving the Read More