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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:45:00 Z
Turkey's ruling party convenes to reshuffle top management
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is holding today its sixth grand congress where many party senior management members are expected to be changed and party bylaws are to be amended in line with the new executive presidential system.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:32:15 Z
Former US ambassador to Turkey appointed as Syria representative
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey was named U.S. special representative to Syria on Aug. 17.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:43:19 Z
Turkey, France to act against US sanctions
The Turkish finance minister and his French counterpart on Friday agreed over the phone to conduct a joint action against U.S. sanctions targeting Turkey, according to the ministerial sources.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:51:00 Z
US says Manbij road map unaffected by row with Turkey
An ongoing row between Turkey and the U.S. has not affected a bilateral agreement about the northern Syrian city of Manbij, the State Department's acting Middle East chief said Friday.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:48:34 Z
Turkey vows to keep credit channels open 'to neutralize economic attacks'
The Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry has announced a series of measures to ease the local credit market.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:30:00 Z
Turks destroy dollars, break iPhones in reaction to US sanctions
Several Turks have had their share of 15 minutes of fame this week when their videos showing their furious reaction to United States sanctions went viral, as they destroyed dollars and broke their iPhones.

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:05:00 Z
Wedding tourism flourishes in Istanbul’s Bosphorus
More and more foreign couples are choosing Istanbul to tie the knot, spending millions for a wedding by the Bosphorus. Click through for the story in photos...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:05:39 Z
Imams' gunfight in eastern Turkey kills at least two clerics
Two clerics have been killed when an argument between imams at a townhall turned into a gunfight in eastern Turkey.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:49:35 Z
Police take action against overcharging Istanbul taxis
As more and more tourists complain about Istanbul’s overcharging taxi drivers, police have increased presence and inspections in the city’s main tourist attraction such as Beyazıt, the Grand Bazaar and Eminönü.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:26:00 Z
Turkey's presidential spokesperson slams NYT article on operation targeting PKK chief
Turkey’s presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın Aug. 18 called an article by the New York Times about the Turkish airstrike targeting a chief of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) "a blatant attempt to justify and whitewash PKK terroris...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:40:54 Z
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80
Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, dies aged 80, BBC reported on Aug. 18.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:09:20 Z
Training for joint Turkey-US patrol to start 'shortly'
Training for a joint Turkish-American patrol in the northern Syrian city of Manbij will start "shortly", U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:15:46 Z
102 sentenced to life in coup case for military academy
An Istanbul court has given life sentences to 102 convicts including high-ranking former Turkish military officers, a judicial source told state-run Anadolu Agency on Aug. 17.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:22:18 Z
Turkish defense minister, intelligence chief in Russia to discuss Syria’s Idlib
Turkey’s defense minister and the head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) have paid a snap visit to Moscow to discuss recent developments in Syria, amid concerns over the Syrian regime’s ongoing military operation in the Idlib provi...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:52:00 Z
PKK chief hit in drone-backed operation
A senior figure of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was killed in a joint operation by the Turkish military and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) backed by unmanned aerial vehicles in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Aug....

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:51:06 Z
Turkey can overcome economic difficulties: China
China believes Turkey has the ability to overcome temporary economic difficulties, the Asian nation's foreign ministry said on Aug. 17, adding that it hoped the relevant parties would resolve their disputes through dialogue.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:22:41 Z
F-35 Joint Program Office 'to execute current plans' with Turkey
The F-35 Joint Program Office on Aug. 16 said it would continue to execute its current program plans with all partners and to abide by any future policy directions.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:34:07 Z
One killed in multi-vehicle accident in northwest Turkey
At least one person was killed and 14 others injured in an accident involving 31 vehicles in the İnegöl district of northwestern Bursa province on Aug. 17. Click through for the story in photos...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:08:00 Z
Top 20 museums in Turkey
As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world’s best museums. Click through for our top 20...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:21:00 Z
S&P, Moody’s lower Turkey’s ratings
Two major global ratings agencies lowered Turkey’s ratings Aug. 17, saying they could be upgraded with certain economic improvements.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 11:08:19 Z
Turkey will retaliate, but stay open to dialogue with US: Minister
Turkey will continue retaliating against U.S. sanctions but will stay open to dialogue and cooperation, Turkish Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan said at a meeting organized by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) in the capital Ankara on Aug. 17.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:34:00 Z
Türk Telekom receives approval for transfer of majority share to banks
The transfer of a majority stake of Türk Telekom to a joint venture of creditor banks has been approved by Turkey’s communication authority.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:36:00 Z
Turkey: Consumer confidence index down in August
Turkish consumers' confidence in the country's economy dropped in August, down 6.5 percent, month-on-month, Turkey's statistical authority said on Friday.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:40:20 Z
Turkey’s external assets at around $225B in June
Turkey's external assets totaled $224.7 billion as of June this year, down 3.5 percent from the end of 2017, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) announced Friday.

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:04:00 Z
Turkish industrial output rises 3.2 percent in June
Turkey’s industrial output rose 3.2 percent this June compared to the same month last year, the country’s statistics agency announced on Aug. 16.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:02:00 Z
US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash
The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:15:00 Z
US-backed forces repel ISIL attack in east Syria: monitor
US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Aug. 18.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:12:11 Z
North Korea urges Trump to be ’bold’ on denuclearisation
North Korean state media blamed Donald Trump’s political opponents for the "deadlock" over denuclearisation on Saturday, urging the US President to act boldly to make progress on the thorny issue.

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:52:00 Z
Jim Carrey takes aim at Yemen school bus bombing as 'crime' of US
American actor and artist Jim Carrey blasted on Aug. 17 the deadly airstrike in Yemen last week that reportedly killed 40 children on a school bus, calling the incident “Our crime."

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:06:00 Z
Swedish elections begin in Turkey’s Kulu district
Swedish citizens of Turkish decent have started to cast a ballot for Sweden’s upcoming elections in Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Konya’s Kulu district.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:33 Z
Israeli police again question PM Netanyahu on corruption
Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:08:00 Z
Top 20 museums in Turkey
As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world’s best museums. Click through for our top 20...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:25:36 Z
Rhinos rambled once upon a time in Anatolian wetlands
Turkish scientists have unearthed 140 fossils in Central Anatolia, including a full head of an 8.5 million year-old rhinoceros, which show how wetlands of the region turned arid as time went by. Click through for the story in photos...

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:18:20 Z
Kurash, bridge and sambo: 10 unusual Asian Games sports
Anyone for sepak takraw? Or perhaps a spot of bridge? We take a look at 10 of the more unusual sports being contested at the Asian Games in Jakarta:

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:29:00 Z
First ‘Homer Reading’ event for visually impaired organized in Troy
The 20th anniversary since the addition of the ancient city of Troy on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List has been declared as the “Year of Troy.”

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:25:36 Z
Rhinos rambled once upon a time in Anatolian wetlands
Turkish scientists have unearthed 140 fossils in Central Anatolia, including a full head of an 8.5 million year-old rhinoceros, which show how wetlands of the region turned arid as time went by. Click through for the story in photos...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:01:00 Z
Mother and son dedicated keepers of ancient Anavarza
A former guard of the ancient city of Anavarza in Adana, Hatun Dilci, has retired after 34 years. Now, her son continues her duty in the ancient city

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:01:00 Z
Mother and son dedicated keepers of ancient Anavarza
A former guard of the ancient city of Anavarza in Adana, Hatun Dilci, has retired after 34 years. Now, her son continues her duty in the ancient city

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:45:52 Z
Unseen face of Ani in eastern Turkey being unearthed
The ancient city of Ani in eastern Turkey, which is called the cradle of civilizations, has been undergoing archaeological excavations. Click through for the story in photos...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:24:06 Z
Drug queen’s gang arrested as minister says ‘Turkish police keep European youth sober’
Suspected members of a gang led by a notorious drug dealer dubbed by local media as the Queen of Death, were detained in Istanbul on Aug. 17, hours after Turkey’s Interior Minister said there would be “almost no sober youth left in Europe” if T...

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:30:00 Z
Municipality in Turkish capital Ankara stops issuing licenses to major US food brands
In response to a growing diplomatic and economic spat between Turkey and the U.S., the Keçiören Municipality in the capital Ankara has decided not to issue business licenses to American brands including McDonald’s, Starbucks and Burger King.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:57:54 Z
‘The Wild Pear Tree’ announced as Turkey’s Oscar entry
Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest film “Ahlat Ağacı” (The Wild Pear Tree) was announced on Aug. 17 as Turkey’s Oscar entry for the 91st Academy Awards next year under the category of Best Foreign Film.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:01:00 Z
Turkey’s third official guide dog pairs with an Olympic athlete
The Guide Dogs Association is like a child to me as well as to my dear friend Maggie Moore, the wife of U.K.’s former envoy to Ankara who has helped me found the association.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:49:35 Z
Police take action against overcharging Istanbul taxis
As more and more tourists complain about Istanbul’s overcharging taxi drivers, police have increased presence and inspections in the city’s main tourist attraction such as Beyazıt, the Grand Bazaar and Eminönü.

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:20:00 Z
Ara Güler Museum in Istanbul opensAra Güler Museum in Istanbul opens
The Ara Güler Museum (AGM) hosting the works of legendary photographer Ara Güler, also known as the “eye of Istanbul,” has opened in Istanbul. 

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 08:45:52 Z
Unseen face of Ani in eastern Turkey being unearthed
The ancient city of Ani in eastern Turkey, which is called the cradle of civilizations, has been undergoing archaeological excavations. Click through for the story in photos...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:59:00 Z
Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus
For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years. Click through for the story in photos...

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:59:00 Z
Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus
For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years. Click through for the story in photos...

Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:49:00 Z
Turkish car mechanic ‘cries’ after selling refurbished classics
A Turkish car mechanic, who refurbishes classic cars, has said he cries after the renovation process in which he feels a connection to the old machines. Click through for the story in photos...

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:46:00 Z
Top 29 must-try Turkish street foods
Turkey is frequently described as a paradise when it comes to cuisine. Along with that, it also has hidden treasures in its streets as well. Click through for the top 29 Turkish street foods from "wet" hamburger to roasted chestnut, selected by the g...

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:36:00 Z
Floating islets used for weather forecast by Turkish villagers
Three floating islets on a lake in the northern Turkish province of Rize are being used by villagers to predict the weather. Click through for the story in photos...

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