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UPDATE – Emergency ministerial meeting over Ankara blasts ends

Prime minister gathered security chiefs, ministers following explosions in Turkish capital ANKARA - An emergency security meeting chaired by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu over...

Obama backs Turkish self-defense in row with Russia, urges calm

American, French presidents warn against escalation after Russian jet downed by Turkey WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Tuesday asserted Turkey’s right to self-defense following...

Turkey condemns Egypt’s death sentences

Turkish Foreign Ministry releases statement condemning Egypt court decision on death penalty. ANKARA- Turkey's Foreign Ministry has condemned what it said were "collective punishments" meted out in...

Roadside bomb injures 3 Thai soldiers in south

Army official tells Anadolu Agency recent attacks suspected to be aimed at causing confusion amid annual nationwide conscription process By CS ThanaBANGKOK -...

PKK backs HDP, Turkey’s president claims

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Peoples' Democratic Party undermined peace efforts ANKARA - The PKK terrorist organization is backing the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey’s President Recep...

Nobel laureate Sancar concludes visit to Turkey

Turkish-origin Nobel laureate Dr. Aziz Sancar says he plans to come back to Turkey in May next year ANKARA – Turkish-origin Nobel laureate Dr. Aziz...

Turkish Press Review

- Thursday’s dailies focused on the first anniversary of Turkey’s deadliest mining disaster which claimed 301 lives last year ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency does not verify...

Millions of Istanbulites let the train take the strain

More than 477 million people used the city's rail systems in 2014, a rise of 75 million on the preceding year. ISTANBUL - Istanbul has seen...

Turkish Halkbank opens new branch in Macedonia

Turkish state-owned Halkbank opens its 33rd branch in Cair municipality of Skopje SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The Turkish bank Halkbank, one of the country's biggest banks and...

UPDATE – Erdogan: Turkish army has been in Mosul for 18 months

Turkish leader says soldiers are training local forces at request of Iraqi PM UPDATES WITH ADDITIONAL REMARKS FROM ERDOGAN ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on...

Unidentified jet harasses Turkish F-16s along Syrian border

Fighter jet harassed eight Turkish F-16 jets for more than four minutes near Syrian border, Turkish military says ANKARA – An unidentified MiG-29 fighter jet harassed...

Six Germans held near Syria border, say Turkish police

Individuals held in Sanliurfa suspected of trying to cross into Syria, say gendarmes ANKARA – Turkish gendarmes have detained six German citizens, suspected of trying...

Turkish consulate comes under Molotov attack in Greece

The Turkish Consulate General building in the Greek city of Thessaloniki has been damaged during a demonstration against high-security prisons Friday night. KOMOTINI, Greece –...

Turkish minister urges Europe to do justice to Muslims

Turkey’s EU minister has voiced concern over rising Islamophobic incidents in the West. BAD KREUZNACH, Germany (AA) - Turkey’s EU minister has urged European countries...

AK Party MP candidate attacked with knife

- AK Party MP candidate Ramazan Demir was injured in knife attack in Turkey's south-central province of Adana ADANA, Turkey - A Justice and Development (AK)...

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