Latest News from Turkey

5.0 earthquake hits off the west coast of Turkey

A 5.0 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded in the southwest of Turkey, 31km southeast of Mugla, the USGS said.
The earthquake occurred at 20:02 (GMT) – 22:02 (Greece time) at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the Institute
The earthquake was felt in Rhodes, causing concern to the inhabitants of the islands of the Dodecanese.

Egypt detains 29 suspected of spying for Turkey

Top prosecutor Nabil Sadek ordered the detention of 29 suspects for 15 days for charges of espionage on behalf of Turkey, membership of a terrorist organization, money laundering, and illegal currency transactions on the black market.

Erdogan: Summit 'Important' For Ending Tragedy in Syria

The current summit between Turkey, Russia, and Iran is critical for bringing the tragedy in Syria to an end, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. 

"This trilateral summit is highly important for completely ending the bloodshed and tragedy that has been happening in Syria," Erdogan said.

EBRD, EU and Turkish gov’t supporting 15,000 female entrepreneurs

The EBRD, the Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR), the EU Delegation to Turkey and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security discussed the positive impact of the joint Finance and Advice for Women in Business program at an event in Ankara on Nov. 22.

Turkey has not seen data on fugitive ISIL militants from Raqqa, officials say

Turkey has not been given crucial data to help identify Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants who fled their former stronghold in Raqqa last month and may have slipped out of Syria to threaten Turkish or Western targets, Turkish officials said.

Egypt detains 29 people on suspicion of espionage for Turkey

Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the detention of 29 people suspected of espionage on behalf of Turkey and joining a terrorist organization, state news agency MENA reported on Nov. 22.

Record-long Black Sea tunnel opens after 137 years

Turkey’s record-long highway tunnel through the Ovit Mountain in the country’s northeast has opened some 137 years after the project was first introduced in the Ottoman era.

Greek schools in Turkey fade away

Only six Greek minority schools are still open in Turkey since the number of students enrolling in them has dramatically decreased over the past few decades.