563 years since the conquest of Istanbul

On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as also marking the end...

Turkey’s AK Party nominates Yildirim as new chairman

ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Thursday announced its candidate to assume the chairmanship – and likely, the country’s premiership: Minister of...

Turkey celebrates Youth and Sports Day

By Huseyin Burak Demirer and Hikmet Faruk Başer ISTANBUL Nationwide celebrations took place on Thursday to mark May 19 Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day,...

Binali Yildirim: Engineer of Turkish mega projects

ANKARA Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Thursday nominated Transport, Maritime and Communications Minister Binali Yildirim to serve as the party’s next...
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Suicide attack hits Turkey’s Bursa

A suicide attack hit Turkey’s north-western Bursa Province, injuring seven people and killing the bomber on Wednesday, said the city’s governor. Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu...

Turkey third in world in humanitarian assistance

Turkey comes in third, behind the U.S. and Britain, in humanitarian assistance, the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday. "However, when compared to the...

Turkish President Erdogan meets NATO chief Stoltenberg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the presidential palace in Ankara on Thursday. According to unnamed presidential sources, who wished...

Turkish leaders praise new Izmit Bay Bridge

Turkish leaders have visited Thursday the Izmit Bay Bridge, or "Osman Gazi" as announced Thursday, which is to be the fourth-longest suspension bridge in...

Turkey denies its forces opened fire on fleeing Syrians

Turkey's aid agencies are taking measures to aid Syrians fleeing violence, says Foreign Ministry spokesman ANKARA - The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied claims...

SE Turkey attacks leave policeman martyred, 16 PKK dead

Five separate incidents in Mardin, Sirnak and Hakkari also resulted in injuries to policemen and capture of PKK terrorists By Omer Urer and Aylin Sirikli MARDIN,...

Erdogan: Iran, Turkey should work together

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a joint news conference ANKARA – Turkey and Iran should lead the way to ending...

Erdogan hosts dinner in honor of Muslim heads of states

Muslim leaders are in Turkey to attend Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted a dinner aboard the state...

Islamic body summit in Turkey to discuss Muslim unity

President Erdogan will host Turkey's first Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul Thursday ISTANBUL – The upcoming 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in...

362 Daesh killed in northwest Syria: Turkish minister

Turkish Defense Minister Yilmaz gives breakdown of Turkish army's artillery response to rocket attacks from northwest Syria between Jan. 9 and April 12 KILIS,...

More rockets land in SE Turkey

Eight people hurt in second cross-border incident in 24 hours KILIS, Turkey - Two further rockets have landed in Turkey's southeastern border province of Kilis...

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