Turkey

Country Turkey
Capital Ankara
Continent Asia
Currency Turkish lira(TRY)
Languages Turkish

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Ahmad Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the People's Congress of Kurdistan or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2004, KGK announced an end to its ceasefire and attacks attributed to the KGK increased. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO; it holds a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council during 2009-10. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.

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Turkey sentences 24 to life in 'coup ringleaders' trial - Arab News
  1. Turkey sentences 24 to life in 'coup ringleaders' trial  Arab News
  2. Turkey coup: Court hands 17 top generals 141 life terms  Aljazeera.com
  3. Verdict expected in mass Turkey trial of coup ringleaders  Business Standard
  4. Turkey sentences top coup plotter, 16 accomplices 141 life sentences each  TRT World
  5. 24 sentenced to life in Turkey 'coup' trial  RTE.ie
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415,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey since 2011: Ministry - Hurriyet Daily News415,000 Syrian babies born in Turkey since 2011: Ministry  Hurriyet Daily News

More than 400000 Syrian babies have been born in Turkey since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, said an official from Turkey's Interior Ministry.



Despite European protection offers, Turkey still wants S-400 - Al-MonitorDespite European protection offers, Turkey still wants S-400  Al-Monitor

Turkey is unlikely to be swayed from buying Russian S-400 missile defense systems, even if some European countries continue their defense of Turkish air ...



Turkey to send new ship to search for gas off Cyprus as tensions mount - Business StandardTurkey to send new ship to search for gas off Cyprus as tensions mount  Business Standard

Turkey is set to send a new ship on Thursday to search for oil and gas off Cyprus, in a move expected to escalate tensions after the EU called on Ankara to stop ...



EU should not sanction Turkey over East Med - Hurriyet Daily NewsEU should not sanction Turkey over East Med  Hurriyet Daily News

The Greek Cypriot government has long had plans to turn the ongoing dispute with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean over hydrocarbon reserves into an ...



Turkey needs a change in foreign policy: CHP head - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey needs a change in foreign policy: CHP head  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey needs a drastic foreign policy change, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilidaroglu said on June 18.



First time MP Nusrat Jahan gets married in Turkey, misses taking oath as MP - India TodayFirst time MP Nusrat Jahan gets married in Turkey, misses taking oath as MP  India Today

First time MP Nusrat Jahan married businessman Nikhil Jain in a ceremony in Turkey on Wednesday. Nusrat Jahan announced the marriage in a tweet on ...



Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin - Human Rights WatchTurkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin  Human Rights Watch

The trial of 16 people accused of organizing and financing peaceful protests which began in Istanbul's Gezi Park in 2013 is scheduled to begin on June 24, 2019 ...



S-400 will have "severe consequences" for Turkey - White House - AhvalS-400 will have "severe consequences" for Turkey - White House  Ahval

Procuring the Russian-made S-400 missile defence system will have "severe consequences" on the U.S. relationship with Turkey, a senior White House official ...



How a small Turkish city successfully absorbed half a million migrants - The GuardianHow a small Turkish city successfully absorbed half a million migrants  The Guardian

Gaziantep has grown by 30% due to newcomers fleeing the crisis across the border in Syria, but remains a model of tolerance and pragmatism. Cities is ...



Moody's downgrades 11 of Turkey's largest companies to B1 - AhvalMoody's downgrades 11 of Turkey's largest companies to B1  Ahval

Ratings agency Moody's said on Thursday it had downgraded of 11 Turkish non-financial companies to B1 from Ba2, after cutting Turkey's long-term issuer ...



Turkey's seasons - in pictures | Weather - The GuardianTurkey's seasons - in pictures | Weather  The Guardian

Winter turns to summer in these drone photographs from Turkey.



Istanbul Airport tests automated passport control - Hurriyet Daily NewsIstanbul Airport tests automated passport control  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's General Directorate of Security and IGA, the group which built and will operate Istanbul Airport for 25 years, will soon introduce an automated passport ...



Why the acting Defense secretary may have to sit out Turkey missile talks - POLITICOWhy the acting Defense secretary may have to sit out Turkey missile talks  POLITICO

Incoming acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's past as a lobbyist for one of the Pentagon's top contractors is already threatening to complicate one of his ...



Turkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed - Fox NewsTurkey's Erdogan claims ex-Egyptian president was killed  Fox News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed that former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi did not die of natural causes but that he was killed.



Morsi was murdered: President Erdogan - Hurriyet Daily NewsMorsi was murdered: President Erdogan  Hurriyet Daily News

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 19 said Egypt's only democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi was murdered. "Morsi did not die a natural ...



'Europe needs to learn from Turkey on hosting refugees' - Anadolu Agency'Europe needs to learn from Turkey on hosting refugees'  Anadolu Agency

LONDON. A U.K. panel on Wednesday discussed the humanitarian role of Turkey in the refugee crisis and analyzed the details of the European Union's ...



Turkey to host Greek defense delegation - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey to host Greek defense delegation  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey will host a Greek defense delegation for technical negotiations in the capital Ankara to enhance cooperation in the Aegean Sea, according to an official ...



Turkey's first fighter jet makes debut in Paris - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey's first fighter jet makes debut in Paris  Hurriyet Daily News

The mockup of Turkey's first national combat jet- the Turkish Aerospace Industries' (TAI)-developed TF-X made debut on June 18 in the Paris Air Show, the ...



Turkey says it will ensure Morsis death is not forgotten - Washington PostTurkey says it will ensure Morsis death is not forgotten  Washington Post

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to ensure that the drama surrounding former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi's ...



Turkey Has Its Own High-Tech Fighter Jet in the Works - Popular MechanicsTurkey Has Its Own High-Tech Fighter Jet in the Works  Popular Mechanics

Modern fighter jets are some of the most complex machines imaginable, yet one country that has never built one before, Turkey, is going to try its hand. At the ...



Spain extends air defense system deployment in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsSpain extends air defense system deployment in Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

Spain on June 17 approved an extension of six months on the deployment of its Patriot air defense missiles in Turkey.



Cyclists of Turkish-Afghan Friendship tour return home - Hurriyet Daily NewsCyclists of Turkish-Afghan Friendship tour return home  Hurriyet Daily News

A hero's welcome was given to a group of Afghan cyclists in the capital Kabul, as they returned on June 19 after pedaling all the way to Turkey on the historical ...



Is South Africa edging out Turkey as the big EM short? - Yahoo NewsIs South Africa edging out Turkey as the big EM short?  Yahoo News

Move over Turkey and Argentina, emerging markets investors have another country to sweat over: South Africa. The most industrialized economy in Africa was ...



Report: Turkey global leader in adding new geothermal capacity in 2018 - Daily SabahReport: Turkey global leader in adding new geothermal capacity in 2018  Daily Sabah

Turkey managed to add 219 megawatts of new geothermal capacity last year, making it the world leader. Together with Indonesia, Turkey accounted for about ...



Flood kills 7 in Black Sea region - Hurriyet Daily NewsFlood kills 7 in Black Sea region  Hurriyet Daily News

A flash flood claimed at least seven lives in Turkey's Black Sea region, officials said on June 19.



Turkey indicts two reporters and dozens more over currency crisis - Al Jazeera AmericaTurkey indicts two reporters and dozens more over currency crisis  Al Jazeera America

Another 36 are accused over social media comments about a negative Bloomberg story or for criticising Turkey's economy.



Turkey ranks third worldwide in growing forestland - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey ranks third worldwide in growing forestland  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is the world's number three country in adding forestland, after China and India, Turkey's agriculture and forestry minister said on June 15.



Turkey Turkey's olive branches have prickly effect on Saudis - Al-MonitorTurkey Turkey's olive branches have prickly effect on Saudis  Al-Monitor

Turkey has taken a number of recent steps that can be seen as efforts to normalize ties with Saudi Arabia: the foreign minister's attendance of the Islamic summit ...



The Guardian view on the latest crackdown in Turkey: investigate real violence against women, not fiction - The GuardianThe Guardian view on the latest crackdown in Turkey: investigate real violence against women, not fiction  The Guardian

Editorial: The Turkish authorities are investigating Elif Shafak's novels for 'crimes of obscenity'. It's another twist in Turkey's tale of paranoia and repression.



Turkey's Erdogan says Khashoggi's killers will pay the price, be held accountable - ReutersTurkey's Erdogan says Khashoggi's killers will pay the price, be held accountable  Reuters

Those responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will pay the price and be held accountable, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on ...



Turkey has a lot to cover with refugees: Interior minister - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey has a lot to cover with refugees: Interior minister  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has a lot of ground to cover on refugee adaptation, Interior Minister Sleyman Soylu said on June 18.



Baby fox hit by car finds new life in Turkey - Daily SabahBaby fox hit by car finds new life in Turkey  Daily Sabah

A baby fox which had fractured its hind legs after being hit by a car in central Turkey is on the road to recovery. Surgery to insert a platinum rod into...



Protestors' Suit Against Turkey Tests the Limits of JASTA - LawfareProtestors' Suit Against Turkey Tests the Limits of JASTA  Lawfare

Two different groups of protesters have brought civil suits against Turkey in response to violence by Turkish security officials outside the ambassador's residence ...



Turkey, Greece delegations to meet over Aegean Sea - Daily SabahTurkey, Greece delegations to meet over Aegean Sea  Daily Sabah

Turkish and Greece Defense Ministry delegations will hold a second meeting this week in the capital Ankara in order to enhance cooperation in the Aegean Sea, ...



Turkey's Bora missile saw combat debut: What next? - Anadolu AgencyTurkey's Bora missile saw combat debut: What next?  Anadolu Agency

ISTANBUL. In late May 2019, press sources reported that the Turkish military combat-tested the Bora ballistic missile during Operation Claw, a counter-terrorism ...



First-ever ferry services between Bulgaria and Turkey launched - Daily SabahFirst-ever ferry services between Bulgaria and Turkey launched  Daily Sabah

The first-ever sea bus transportation between Turkey and Bulgaria was started Tuesday, as a ferry carried passengers from the Bulgarian city of Burgas to...



US making S-400 deal a matter of independence for Turkey - Daily SabahUS making S-400 deal a matter of independence for Turkey  Daily Sabah

I don't know how many times you have read this sentence: Tensions between the U.S. and Turkey have reached a new peak. We saw the most recent peak last...



Foreign investors urged to invest in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsForeign investors urged to invest in Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

Foreign investors should put their funds into Turkey's expanding economy, the Turkish environment and urbanization minister said on June 15 at a G20 meeting ...



Turkey being forced into IMF programme, Erdogan says - AhvalTurkey being forced into IMF programme, Erdogan says  Ahval

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there are attempts to force Turkey into a new International Monetary Fund loan programme in order to make the ...



Turkey eyes public support against US' sanction threat - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey eyes public support against US' sanction threat  Hurriyet Daily News

The latest statements and moves from Turkey and the United States on the continued disagreement over the former's plans to deploy the Russian S-400 air ...



Turkish-Indonesian couple defy language barrier, distance - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish-Indonesian couple defy language barrier, distance  Hurriyet Daily News

An Indonesian woman and a Turkish man have gotten married in Turkey's western province of Denizli after chatting online via the Google Translate *service* for ...



Turkey slams EU summit declaration on E Med, Cyprus - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey slams EU summit declaration on E Med, Cyprus  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey on June 15 rejected an EU summit's declaration on the issues of the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean, and Cyprus, calling it "against international law."



Reluctant currency trader ordered to attack Turkey in promo video - AhvalReluctant currency trader ordered to attack Turkey in promo video  Ahval

A currency trader answers a phone call from an unidentified business boss. The order attack Turkey's economy because it is becoming too powerful.



Turkish universities dominate in NASA competition - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkish universities dominate in NASA competition  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish universities dominated in world's most prestigious model satellite competition organized by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in collaboration ...



Turkeys Maarif teaches 30,000 students in 35 countries - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkeys Maarif teaches 30,000 students in 35 countries  Hurriyet Daily News

A Turkish public education body is educating 30000 students in 35 different countries, the body's head told Anadolu Agency on June 16.



Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes - ReutersPrehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes  Reuters

Overcrowding. Violence. Infectious diseases. Environmental degradation. It may sound like the worst of modern mega-cities.



Turkey opens factory for domestic production of train bodies - Daily SabahTurkey opens factory for domestic production of train bodies  Daily Sabah

Turkish Wagon Industry Inc. (TVASAS), a company owned by Turkish State Railways (TCDD), inaugurated the country's first factory to domestically produce ...



Why the acting US defense secretary may have to sit out Turkey missile talks - POLITICO.euWhy the acting US defense secretary may have to sit out Turkey missile talks  POLITICO.eu

Esper will probably need to recuse himself from talks because the outcome has implications for Raytheon, which employed him for seven years before he joined ...



Erdogans Ally Says Turkey Needs New and Fair Currency Regime - BloombergErdogans Ally Says Turkey Needs New and Fair Currency Regime  Bloomberg

Turkey needs to work on a new and fair approach to managing the exchange rate that better suits the country's economy and its people, according to a key ally ...



Turkey backs Bosnia's Euro-Atlantic integration - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey backs Bosnia's Euro-Atlantic integration  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Gler on June 14 backed Bosnia and Herzegovina's Euro-Atlantic integration, officials said.



First coffee museum of Turkey opens - Hurriyet Daily NewsFirst coffee museum of Turkey opens  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's first coffee museum was recently opened in Safranbolu after a four-year work. The owners of the museum say their goal is to pass Turkey's 500-year ...



Turkey's second drilling ship to operate off Cyprus' Karpas peninsula - ReutersTurkey's second drilling ship to operate off Cyprus' Karpas peninsula  Reuters

Turkey's second drilling ship will operate off the Karpas peninsula to the northeast of Cyprus, Turkey's main oil exploration company Turkiye Petrolleri (TPAO) ...



Turkey's budget posts $11.9B deficit in Jan-May - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey's budget posts $11.9B deficit in Jan-May  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's central government budget balance posted a deficit of some 66.5 billion Turkish liras ($11.9 billion) in the January-May period this year, the Ministry of ...



Stabilising Syria: UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey - Aljazeera.comStabilising Syria: UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey  Aljazeera.com

UN chief Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday to stabilise Idlib.



Ghost planes at Atatrk Airport to be scrapped - Hurriyet Daily NewsGhost planes at Atatrk Airport to be scrapped  Hurriyet Daily News

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation has prepared a draft guide on handling 17 abandoned planes at the Atatrk Airport, which was closed to commercial ...



Trump Weighs New Sanctions on Turkey Over Buying Russia's S-400 - BloombergTrump Weighs New Sanctions on Turkey Over Buying Russia's S-400  Bloomberg

The Trump administration is weighing three sanctions packages to punish Turkey over its purchases of the Russian S-400 missile-defense system, according to ...



Chinese as second language growing in popularity in Turkey - Hurriyet Daily NewsChinese as second language growing in popularity in Turkey  Hurriyet Daily News

The some 400,000 Chinese tourists who visit Turkey each year have whet Turks' appetite for learning Chinese. There is a great surge in the number of Turkish ...



700-year-old mosque unearthed, restored in southern Turkeys Antalya - Daily Sabah700-year-old mosque unearthed, restored in southern Turkeys Antalya  Daily Sabah

A 700-year-old mosque has been restored in southern Turkey's Antalya province after excavations unearthed the pieces of the structure dating back to the...



Turkey neutralizes 76 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey neutralizes 76 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has neutralized at least 25 more PKK terrorists in its counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, adding to a grand total of 76 neutralized under the ...



Russia, Iran must block Assad regime attacks: FM avusoglu - Hurriyet Daily NewsRussia, Iran must block Assad regime attacks: FM avusoglu  Hurriyet Daily News

Stopping attacks by the Syrian regime is the responsibility of Russia and Iran as guarantor states of peace, Turkey's foreign minister said on June 16, hours after ...



How Brexit is playing into Erdogans hands in Turkey - The GuardianHow Brexit is playing into Erdogans hands in Turkey  The Guardian

Turkey is losing its champion in the EU, says Turkish journalist Elin Poyrazlar.



Uber's International Drive Runs into Headwinds in Turkey - Market RealistUber's International Drive Runs into Headwinds in Turkey  Market Realist

Uber Technologies (UBER) last month suspended its luxury ride-hailing *service* known as UberXL in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city. UberXL uses larger vans ...



Turkey's unique advantages as regional gas trade hub - Daily SabahTurkey's unique advantages as regional gas trade hub  Daily Sabah

Turkey developed very strong physical infrastructure over two decades while substantially increasing imports from diverse suppliers. In order to fully accomplish ...



Istanbul mayoral contenders spar at a landmark TV debate - Hurriyet Daily NewsIstanbul mayoral contenders spar at a landmark TV debate  Hurriyet Daily News

The two main contenders for Istanbul rerun mayoral race, Binali Yildirim of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican ...



Turkey's Three Moments of Truth - Carnegie EuropeTurkey's Three Moments of Truth  Carnegie Europe

The Turkish leadership has not only turned its back on its proclaimed European ambitions. It has also launched itself into a different political, legal, and ethical ...



Turkey remains top market for project financing in region - Daily SabahTurkey remains top market for project financing in region  Daily Sabah

With the capability of fulfilling its financial liabilities, Turkey is the top market that has received the highest amount of financial support from the Black Sea Trade ...



Trade wars can lead to EU-Turkey reconvergence - Hurriyet Daily NewsTrade wars can lead to EU-Turkey reconvergence  Hurriyet Daily News

The European Union's uncompromising emphasis on the rules of the game might be changing due to trade wars, according to Memduh Karakulluku, president ...



Cuba travel ban affects 500 Turks - Hurriyet Daily NewsCuba travel ban affects 500 Turks  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish tourists visiting Cuba have been affected by U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to ban cruise ships sailing to the largest island in the ...



Turkey vows to respond if Syrias attacks on its bases continue - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey vows to respond if Syrias attacks on its bases continue  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey says a recent attack on its observation posts by the Syrian army in the de-militarized zone in Idlib was deliberate and has vowed to respond if the assaults ...



Turkey neutralizes 48 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey neutralizes 48 PKK terrorists in N Iraq operation  Hurriyet Daily News

A total of 48 terrorists have been neutralized since May 27 in Turkey's counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq, an official statement said on June 14.



Turkey rejects Dutch resolution on Armenian events - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey rejects Dutch resolution on Armenian events  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey on June 12 slammed a Dutch parliament resolution on the 1915 Armenian events against Turkey.



Turkey expresses concern over mosque attacks in Europe - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey expresses concern over mosque attacks in Europe  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey on June 12 expressed concern over the rising number of attacks on mosques belonging to Muslim communities in European countries.



Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters - ReutersTurkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters  Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court has accepted an indictment requesting a jail sentence for two Bloomberg reporters and 36 other people after a complaint ...



Turkey angry at Iceland for 'disrespect' to footballers - BBC NewsTurkey angry at Iceland for 'disrespect' to footballers  BBC News

Turkey says its national football team endured a long bag search and practical joke in Iceland.



Turkey concerned over Moldova's plan to move embassy - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey concerned over Moldova's plan to move embassy  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's Foreign Ministry expressed concern on late June 13 over Moldova's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is ...



Why Istanbul's rerun is a battle for the soul of Turkey - Open DemocracyWhy Istanbul's rerun is a battle for the soul of Turkey  Open Democracy

Six summers ago, Erdogan's social engineering efforts triggered their first major backlash in Istanbul. And this March, spring came back to Istanbul.



Turkey condemns nonbinding US Congress resolution - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey condemns nonbinding US Congress resolution  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey on June 11 slammed a resolution approved by the U.S. Congress on the nature of allied ties between Turkey and the United States.



Actress and MP Nusrat Jahan marries Nikhil Jain in Turkey. See pics - India TodayActress and MP Nusrat Jahan marries Nikhil Jain in Turkey. See pics  India Today

Nusrat Jahan, a popular actress of the Bengali film industry, got married to businessman Nikhil Jain in Turkey.



Turkish Prosecutor Requests Jail for Two Bloomberg Reporters - BloombergTurkish Prosecutor Requests Jail for Two Bloomberg Reporters  Bloomberg

A Turkish court accepted an indictment from a prosecutor requesting a jail term of between two and five years for two Bloomberg reporters and 36 other people ...



Airbus submerged in Turkey's Edirne for diving tourism - Daily SabahAirbus submerged in Turkey's Edirne for diving tourism  Daily Sabah

Amid curious looks of locals rushing to take photos, an Airbus A330 was submerged in Saros Bay in the northwestern Turkey's Edirne on Friday. The giant...



Turkeys President Erdogan may face a mutiny in his own party - The EconomistTurkeys President Erdogan may face a mutiny in his own party  The Economist

Former bigwigs in the ruling party are said to be planning a new one.



Turkey holds rates steady ahead of key election in Istanbul - Financial TimesTurkey holds rates steady ahead of key election in Istanbul  Financial Times

Turkey's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Wednesday ahead of a critical Istanbul election. The decision to maintain the benchmark one-week repo rate ...



Turkey, Azerbaijan always stand together: Defense Minister - Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey, Azerbaijan always stand together: Defense Minister  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's national defense minister on June 11 voiced solidarity with Azerbaijan both in sorrow and joy.



What can stop Turkey's economy from unravelling? | Turkey - Aljazeera.comWhat can stop Turkey's economy from unravelling? | Turkey  Aljazeera.com

From credit-fuelled boom to currency crisis. As Turkey's economy unravels, we ask what can be done to stop the rot.



First diving takes place in scuttled plane - Hurriyet Daily NewsFirst diving takes place in scuttled plane  Hurriyet Daily News

First diving took place on June 15 to a passenger plane lowered into the sea a day earlier in northwestern Turkey to boost scuba diving tourism.



Ottoman-era mosque opens after renovation in Bulgaria - Hurriyet Daily NewsOttoman-era mosque opens after renovation in Bulgaria  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish restoration helped an Ottoman-era mosque -- the oldest in the Balkans -- reopen for worshippers on June 15.



Pentagon Chief to Suspend Turkey's F-35 Pilot Training - Foreign PolicyPentagon Chief to Suspend Turkey's F-35 Pilot Training  Foreign Policy

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is taking significant steps toward cutting Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program over concerns about ...



Book Review: The Genocide of the Greeks in Turkey - Armenian WeeklyBook Review: The Genocide of the Greeks in Turkey  Armenian Weekly

The Genocide of the Greeks in Turkey: Survivor Testimonies From The Nicomedia (Izmit) Massacres of 1920-1921. Kostas Faltaits Translated and edited by ...



Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus - Foreign PolicyTurkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus  Foreign Policy

When Berat Albayrak, Turkey's finance minister and the son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced on May 12 that his country would ...



US gets new archbishop from Istanbuls Bakirky - Hurriyet Daily NewsUS gets new archbishop from Istanbuls Bakirky  Hurriyet Daily News

For the first time in history, a Turkish citizen has been chosen as the archbishop of the U.S. to lead the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.



Turkey's Western pivot in death throes as Atatrk will violated - AhvalTurkey's Western pivot in death throes as Atatrk will violated  Ahval

Turkey's pivot to the West, which began after the country's war of independence early last century, is in its death throes, according to Amotz Asa-El, senior ...



Saudi Crown Prince Warns Turkey against 'Exploiting' Journalist Khashoggi's 'Painful' Murder - News18Saudi Crown Prince Warns Turkey against 'Exploiting' Journalist Khashoggi's 'Painful' Murder  News18

Riyadh: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned against "exploiting" the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi for political gains, in what ...



Moodys cuts Turkeys credit rating deeper into junk territory - Financial TimesMoodys cuts Turkeys credit rating deeper into junk territory  Financial Times

Turkey's credit rating has been cut deeper into junk territory by Moody's Investors Services, with the agency citing its high reliance on external capital flows and ...



2 ancient Torah manuscripts seized in northwestern Turkey - Daily Sabah2 ancient Torah manuscripts seized in northwestern Turkey  Daily Sabah

Security forces seized two handwritten ancient Torah manuscripts and a long-barreled weapon in an anti-smuggling operation in northwestern Turkey's Sakarya.



German Soccer Star Is the Groom. Turkeys President Is the Best Man. - The New York TimesGerman Soccer Star Is the Groom. Turkeys President Is the Best Man.  The New York Times

BERLIN Mesut Ozil, the German soccer star who quit the national team last year after a photograph of him posing with the Turkish president unleashed a ...



Much-loved Soaps Polish Turkey's Image in Balkans - Balkan InsightMuch-loved Soaps Polish Turkey's Image in Balkans  Balkan Insight

Turkey's ever-popular soap operas are helping to improve the country's shaky image in the Balkan region though some tap into a kind of Ottoman nostalgia ...



Taking Turkey's F-35s is the right move for the wrong reason - Washington ExaminerTaking Turkey's F-35s is the right move for the wrong reason  Washington Examiner

Turkey's decision to purchase the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system (also known as the SA-21 Growler) has drawn a lot of controversy. So much so ...



Shadow of Turkey hangs over the Greek elections - Hurriyet Daily NewsShadow of Turkey hangs over the Greek elections  Hurriyet Daily News

It is not an exaggeration to say that for the Greeks no day passes without news from Turkey. For good or bad, news about Turkey cover a substantial portion of ...



Cappadocia, Turkey to host 1st hot-air balloon festival - Hurriyet Daily NewsCappadocia, Turkey to host 1st hot-air balloon festival  Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey will host a hot-air balloon festival for the first time in Cappadocia, the otherworldly touristic hub famed for its fairy chimneys.