Latest News from Turkey

Syrian girl returns home after prosthetics surgery

After a Turkish aid group paid for life-changing surgery to give her prosthetic legs, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee girl on Dec. 8 left Turkey walking tall, living out her greatest dream.

Iranian president seeks deeper ties with Ankara

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Dec. 8 that they wanted to improve further relations with Turkey and the joint agreement by Ankara and Tehran to collaborate in numerous fields including banking and energy topics should be implemented faster.

Prosecutor recommends release of all suspects in gold smuggling case

A prosecutor has recommended the release of all suspects involved in a gold smuggling case due to oversight by police investigators.

The eight suspects were remanded in pretrial custody on charges of smuggling gold to Turkey.

Turkey to open more Trade Centers abroad

Turkey plans to open 35 more Turkish Trade Centers in various regions worldwide, the country's trade minister said on Dec. 7.

Turkey's intel chief informs US senators on Khashoggi murder

Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head Hakan Fidan held a closed-door meeting on Dec. 6 in Washington with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Gina Haspel and several U.S. senators over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

AKP may reveal Istanbul mayor candidate after talks with MHP

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan might hold a meeting with the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) soon, before his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) reveals the mayoral candidates for the remaining seven provinces, with Istanbul being of key importance.

US envoy discusses Syria with Turkish officials

U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey had talks in Ankara during a meeting for a joint working group on Syria, a few days after he suggested the U.S. wanted the Astana process — the three-way negotiations between Turkey, Russia and Iran — to be brought to an end.

Rights groups slam Greece over migrant camps

Human rights and migrant welfare groups are urging Greece to scrap its part of a deal between the European Union and Turkey, designed to reduce unchecked migration to Europe from the east.