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Turkey

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:36:00 Z
Turkish Lira weakens to record low against dollar amid dollar rally, concerns
The Turkish Lira weakened to a record low beyond 4.55 to the dollar on May 21, hit by a surging greenback and concerns about the Central Bank’s ability to rein in double-digit inflation.

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:03:34 Z
CHP reshuffles MPs for new parliament
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has undergone a significant change in its parliamentary group for the upcoming parliamentary elections, as the partial list revealed that 61 of the 131 current lawmakers have changed.

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:02:00 Z
German president meets footballers of Turkish origin after controversy
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with football players Mesut Özil and İlkay Gündoğan on May 19 in a series of clear-the-air talks following their photos alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:09:35 Z
Number of underage mothers in Turkey down 82 pct in decade
The number of “underage mothers” declined significantly between 2008 and 2017, according to data compiled by state-run Anadolu Agency.

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:18:00 Z
Turkish soldier killed in PKK bomb attack: Turkish army
A Turkish soldier was killed and another one injured when an explosive device planted by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) went off in eastern Turkey, the Turkish military said on May 20. 

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:58:00 Z
Venezuelan leader Maduro wears accessories from TV series on founder of Ottoman Empire
Photos of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wearing accessories from the Turkish TV series Diriliş Ertuğrul (Resurrection Ertugrul) has been shared on Twitter. 

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:45:00 Z
Family tells heartbreaking story of mysterious cemetery girl in Turkey’s Çorum
The parents of a mysterious crying girl at a cemetery in the central Anatolian province of Çorum, who have been in headlines in Turkey for weeks, have shared the details of the 15-year-old girl’s untold story.

Mon, 21 May 2018 08:39:04 Z
Rainfall turns Ankara into giant urban pool
Fifteen minutes of rainfall turned Ankara into an urban pool on May 20, leaving people stuck on the roads, cars broken down and shops flooded.

Mon, 21 May 2018 08:39:04 Z
Rainfall turns Ankara into giant urban pool
Fifteen minutes of rainfall turned Ankara into an urban pool on May 20, leaving people stuck on the roads, cars broken down and shops flooded.

Sat, 19 May 2018 11:59:00 Z
Over 6 million have visited museums in Turkey in 2018     
Over 6 million people visited museums and archaeological sites in the first four months of 2018, according to Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry's data.   

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:40:00 Z
Turkish FM condemns 'terror' attack in India's east
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on May 21 condemned the terrorist attack on police in eastern India which happened on May 20.

Mon, 21 May 2018 08:27:00 Z
Turkish passenger plane makes emergency landing in Russia’s Volvograd
A Turkish passenger plane carrying 234 people aboard made an emergency landing in Russia’s Volvograd region due to unspecified reasons on May 21.

Mon, 21 May 2018 00:30:00 Z
Turkish diaspora see Erdoğan as ‘healer’ of frustrations: Professor Ayhan Kaya
Many Turks living in Europe and coming from a disadvantaged socio-economic background see President Erdoğan as a figure who ‘heals their frustrations,’ creating a ‘father figure who can challenge European leaders,’ says prominent academic Ay...

Mon, 21 May 2018 12:18:00 Z
190 PKK militants arrested, 21 ‘neutralized’ in past week: Interior Ministry
A total of 21 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” during operations across Turkey over the past week, the Interior Ministry announced on May 21.

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:07:47 Z
Real Madrid beats Fenerbahçe, clinches Euroleague title
Real Madrid became the Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions after beating Fenerbahçe Doğuş 85-80 in the finals at the Serbian capital Belgrade.

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:35:00 Z
Turkish singer files criminal complaint against prison staff over naked strip search
The lawyer of folk singer Pınar Aydınlar has filed a criminal complaint against personnel at an Istanbul prison, saying she was made to strip completely naked while entering jail after her sentencing. 

Sun, 20 May 2018 09:42:00 Z
Friends of jailed Turkish businessman-activist Osman Kavala call for his release
Friends of the prominent jailed activist and businessman Osman Kavala have called for his release in a joint statement, seven months after he was first detained.

Sun, 20 May 2018 08:05:00 Z
Deputy PM Bozdağ warns of ‘assassination threat’ against Erdoğan by ‘uncomfortable circles’
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ on May 19 warned of possible “assassination threats” against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his visit to Bosnia on May 20.

Sun, 20 May 2018 21:01:00 Z
Victory of the Victorian sponge
So it is a sponge! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake was a good old Victorian sponge cake. Though it is one of the classics in British baking, having a sponge cake for a royal wedding is a huge shift from the tradition of British weddin...

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:22:00 Z
Palme d’Or goes to Japanese film
The 71st Cannes Film Festival came to an end on the evening of May 19 with the deliberation of awards. The International Jury headed by Cate Blanchette presented the Japanese picture “Shoplifters” by renowned director Hirokazu Koreeda with the Pa...

Sun, 20 May 2018 13:02:00 Z
Istanbul museums aim to attract over 10 million visitors in 2018: Official
Istanbul museums aim to attract more than 10 million local and international visitors this year, Coşkun Yılmaz, the Istanbul head of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, has said.

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:38:00 Z
New company launches in Turkey up over 33 percent in April
The number of newly established companies in Turkey rose 33.1 percent last month compared with April 2017, the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) announced on May 18.

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:22:00 Z
Thomas Cook on track with Turkey, Greece, Egypt holidays popular
British holiday company Thomas Cook said it was on track to meet annual forecasts helped by strong demand for holidays to Turkey, Greece and Egypt, and as part of its plan to shift capacity away from parts of Spain where margins are lower.

Thu, 17 May 2018 08:56:40 Z
World Bank supports Turkish sustainable cities project
The World Bank provided a 73.5-million-euro (over $86.5-million) loan for a sustainable cities project in Turkey, according to the Treasury’s announcement.

Wed, 16 May 2018 11:30:09 Z
Lira reverses losses after Central Bank pledges to take measures
The Turkish Lira slightly recovered a plunge to a record low after the Central Bank said it was monitoring markets and would take necessary steps.

Wed, 16 May 2018 12:12:00 Z
Euro bank invests $82 million in IPO of Turkish grocer Şok
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says it has invested $82 million in a minority stake in Şok Marketler, a fast-growing Turkish discount grocer.

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:07:40 Z
Trump to ask Justice Dept to look into campaign surveillance claims
U.S. President Donald Trump demanded on Twitter on May 20 that the Justice Department look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the agency or the FBI under the Obama administration.

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:09:55 Z
Venezuela’s re-elected Maduro faces overseas censure
Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolas Maduro faced fresh international censure on May 21 after re-election in a vote foes denounced as a farce cementing autocracy in the crisis-stricken OPEC nation.

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:07:00 Z
Paraguay also moves embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv.

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:54:00 Z
One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Mount Everest
A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said on May 21.

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:05:00 Z
Hardline Danish minister says 'Ramadan dangerous for all of us'
A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on May 21 called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice is "dangerous for all of us".

Sun, 20 May 2018 08:14:00 Z
More than six million tweets shared on Royal Wedding: Monitor
Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother’s wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said May 20.

Fri, 18 May 2018 21:01:00 Z
Jose Antonio in Turkey with ‘Picasso’
Spanish dancer Jose Antonio Ruizand and his dance company will perform ‘Picasso,’ inspired by the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, on May 22 at İş Sanat

Sat, 19 May 2018 08:05:00 Z
Fenerbahçe Doguş advance to Euroleague final 
Fenerbahçe Doğuş have advanced into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague final game after defeating Zalgiris Kaunas, 76-67, on May 18 evening in Serbia's Stark Arena.     

Wed, 16 May 2018 13:18:00 Z
Istanbul Modern’s temporary venue to open May 23
The temporary venue of Turkey’s first modern and contemporary art museum Istanbul Modern will open on May 23 at the Union Française building on Meşrutiyet Avenue in the Beyoğlu district.

Thu, 17 May 2018 21:01:00 Z
World’s tallest teenager helps animals
Not being able to touch animals is not stopping Rumeysa Gelgi, the world’s tallest teenager, from helping stray animals.

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:33:00 Z
Revamped YouTube Music aims to better appeal to local audio tastes
YouTube is hiring music experts across the world to make its revamped music streaming subscription more locally “authentic,” officials at YouTube, a unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google, told Reuters on May 18.

Sun, 20 May 2018 12:28:00 Z
Olive Seed Children’s Orchestra to perform in Istanbul
Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University will host the Olive Seed Children’s Orchestra in a performance on their campus accompanied by the Chromas Choir on May 21.

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:32:00 Z
New York art sales near $3 bln as uber-rich hunt trophies
Global buyers have dropped nearly $3 billion on art in New York in two weeks, a record haul rooted in a billionaire thirst for trophies, Chinese purchasing power and growing diversification.

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:54:00 Z
Meghan Markle, Grace Kelly: Stars who became royalty 
Despite marked differences in the two women’s trajectories, royal observers say Meghan Markle, like Grace Kelly, could bring a welcome dash of modern flair to a royal family better known for hewing to tradition no matter the cost

Mon, 21 May 2018 07:07:00 Z
Real beat Fenerbahçe to win 10th Euroleague title
Real Madrid became the Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions after beating Fenerbahçe Doğuş 85-80 in the finals at the Serbian capital Belgrade.

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:00:18 Z
Beşiktaş’s Anderson Talisca will transfer to Liverpool or Manchester United: Reports
Media speculations have been growing over Benfica’s prolific attacker Anderson Talisca’s next destination following statements by the coach of Istanbul’s Beşiktaş, where the Brazilian spent two years on loan.

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:21:00 Z
Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets
Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference finals on May 20.

Sun, 20 May 2018 11:57:00 Z
Heynckes denies Bayern are ‘bad losers’ after cup defeat
Jupp Heynckes was forced to deny Bayern Munich are bad losers after their shock 3-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final ruined his final game as manager.

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:56:00 Z
Mourinho bemoans losing at his own game to Chelsea’s Conte
Manchester United Jose Mourinho bemoaned old foe Antonio Conte’s tactics as his side failed to breakdown Chelsea’s defensive wall in losing the FA Cup final 1-0 on May 19.

Fri, 18 May 2018 10:06:00 Z
Zarco hopes home advantage will deliver first MotoGP success
French star Johann Zarco will have huge home support at Le Mans on May 20 as he attempts to claim a first MotoGP win and dent Marc Marquez’s quest for a fifth title.

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:10:00 Z
Russia unveils world’s first floating nuclear power station
Russia on May 19 unveiled the world’s first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.

Sun, 20 May 2018 11:59:00 Z
Iran says oil export drop not expected if EU saves nuclear deal
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on May 19 that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to quit a multinational nuclear deal would not affect Tehran’s oil exports if the EU could salvage the pact.

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:11:00 Z
EU and Greece reach agreement on latest bailout review
Greece’s creditors have agreed a program of reforms as the country’s third and final bailout comes to an end, the European Commission said on May 19.

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:09:00 Z
France warns Italy against breaking EU commitments
The stability of the eurozone will be at stake if a populist new government in Italy fails to keep its financial commitments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire warned on May 20.

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:51:00 Z
IMF says will move quickly on Argentina loan; no details yet
The International Monetary Fund will move quickly to agree on a loan program to support Argentina but there are no details yet on what it will entail, a fund spokesman said on May 17.

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:48:00 Z
Saudi Arabia assures on supply as oil hits $80 a barrel
Saudi Arabia said on May 18 it is consulting other oil producers in and outside OPEC to ensure the world has adequate supplies to support economic growth after prices hit $80 a barrel for the first time since 2014.

Fri, 18 May 2018 09:53:00 Z
Trump dampens chances of trade deal with China
U.S. and Chinese officials have faced a new round of tough trade talks as U.S. President Donald Trump discounted chances of a deal, but Beijing extended a potential olive branch.

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:09:00 Z
Azeri soldier killed as Armenia 'violates' ceasefire: Azeri MoD
Armenian security forces killed an Azerbaijani soldier in a cross-border shooting as Armenia has "violated" the cease-fire, Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said on May 20. 

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:12:37 Z
Hawaii faces new threat of fumes from volcano’s lava
Hawaii faced a new hazard on May 20 as lava flows from Kilauea’s volcanic eruption could produce clouds of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles as they reach the Pacific, authorities said.

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:24:00 Z
Iraq’s al-Sadr is promising reform, constrained by Iran
Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran’s favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first.

Sun, 20 May 2018 14:25:00 Z
Pope to name 14 new cardinals
Pope Francis announced on May 20 that he will hold a meeting of the Church’s top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:09:00 Z
Azeri soldier killed as Armenia 'violates' ceasefire: Azeri MoD
Armenian security forces killed an Azerbaijani soldier in a cross-border shooting as Armenia has "violated" the cease-fire, Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense said on May 20. 

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:19:00 Z
Police search for motive in Texas school shooting
The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy.

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:16:00 Z
Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece
A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without constitutional revision in the neighboring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on May 19 amid hopes for a June deal.

Sun, 20 May 2018 10:18:00 Z
Maoist rebels detonate bomb in east India; 6 police killed
At least six police officials were killed and another was critically injured on May 20 when Maoist rebels targeted their vehicle with a bomb in eastern India, police said.

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:21:00 Z
Italy anti-system parties ink deal to govern, seek review of EU
Italy’s two anti-establishment parties have signed an accord to form a ruling coalition, promising to ramp up spending and putting the nation on a collision course with the European Union despite watering down some of their most radical proposals.

Wed, 16 May 2018 21:01:00 Z
New rock paintings discovered in Latmos
Rock paintings and frescoes have been found in two newly discovered caves in Mount Latmos. Some of the paintings and frescoes have been damaged by treasure hunters and people who burn fire in caves

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:54:00 Z
Meghan Markle, Grace Kelly: Stars who became royalty 
Despite marked differences in the two women’s trajectories, royal observers say Meghan Markle, like Grace Kelly, could bring a welcome dash of modern flair to a royal family better known for hewing to tradition no matter the cost

Thu, 17 May 2018 12:58:00 Z
Sea turtles lay eggs early this year
Endangered caretta caretta sea turtles have started laying eggs early this year.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:28:00 Z
Muğla seeks professional tourist for ‘Best Job in Turkey’ project
The Ortaca Municipality in the western province of Muğla has announced a competition within the scope of the “Best Job in Turkey” project. The municipality is looking for someone who will travel in the region for 30 days and earn 30,000 Turkish ...

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:25:00 Z
Afife Theater Awards presented at ceremony
The 2nd Yapı Kredi Afife Theater Awards were presented at a ceremony held on May 14 at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul.

Mon, 14 May 2018 13:33:00 Z
Fox cub found roadside
A fox cub that was found by a local man abandoned on the roadside in Erzurum’s Oltu district has been taken under protection by the National Parks Oltu Branch and sent to the Kars Animal Hospital.

Mon, 21 May 2018 09:19:15 Z
Rainfall turns Ankara into giant urban pool
Rainfall turns Ankara into giant urban pool

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:23:00 Z
Galatasaray clinches Turkish Super League title
Galatasaray won the Turkish Super League title for the 21st time after a tense end to the season on May 19.

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:23:00 Z
Galatasaray clinches Turkish Super League title
Galatasaray won the Turkish Super League title for the 21st time after a tense end to the season on May 19.

Mon, 14 May 2018 12:36:31 Z
Kızılırmak Delta awaits birdwatchers in the Black Sea region
Kızılırmak Delta awaits birdwatchers in the Black Sea region

Sun, 20 May 2018 15:26:17 Z
Man and dog hug on Taksim pavement, touch hearts
A homeless man and a stray dog hugging on the pavement at Istanbul’s Taksim Square touched the hearts of passersby on May 20.

Mon, 14 May 2018 12:36:31 Z
Kızılırmak Delta awaits birdwatchers in the Black Sea region
Kızılırmak Delta awaits birdwatchers in the Black Sea region

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