Turkish jets hit PKK terror targets in northern Iraq

3 May 2019 0

Turkish airstrikes on Friday hit PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, according to the National Defense Ministry The Turkish jets destroyed weapon positions, shelters, and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists in the Metina region, the ministry said in a statement. In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 Read More

Turkish police seize ancient manuscript from smugglers

12 March 2019 0

Turkish police recovered an ancient leather manuscript from suspected antiquities traffickers in a central province, security sources said on Tuesday. The manuscript — thought to be stolen from a Syrian museum — were seized in Kirsehir. Acting on a tip, police squads stopped a suspected car with an Istanbul license plate on Ankara-Kayseri highway near Kaman district of Kirsehir. They found the manuscript hidden in a rug near the car seat, said the sources, who Read More

Young techies spurred to enter Istanbul fest contests

20 February 2019 0

Applications now accepted at www.teknofestistanbul.org through end of February This year Teknofest Istanbul, Turkey’s largest aerospace and technology festival, is set to honor tech-minded young people in its exciting competitions, but hopefuls should apply now. In its second edition this year, the festival will give away over 2 million Turkish liras ($376,000) in prize money for young technology talents. Winning teams will be awarded in a number of categories such as artificial intelligence, robotics, rocket 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

Brexit, opportunity for boosted Turkey-UK ties: Expert

28 August 2018 0

Both countries aim for closer ties while drifting away from EU, says Turkish academic As the U.K. government has proven to be unprepared for Brexit, this could serve as a vast opportunity for developing relations with non-EU states like Turkey, experts said. According to Seckin Baris Gulmez, an assistant professor of international relations at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey and the U.K. have been experiencing parallel situations in their relations with the EU, despite technically Read More

Turkey: 26 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ over past week

27 August 2018 0

Five senior operatives of terrorist group among ‘neutralized’ terrorists, says Interior Ministry At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish Armed Forces carried out 2,156 operations on Aug. Read More

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