Latest News from Turkey

Turkish UAVs a source of concern for Athens

Concerns are growing in Athens over Ankara's increasing use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Aegean - within Turkey's own flight information region - for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance purposes, but also over efforts by Turkey to deploy larger and more aggressive battle UAVs.

Turkey has everything to be on the space power list: Roscosmos

Turkey has everything it needs to be on the space power list and Russia is willing to cooperate for the first Turkish astronaut in space, the director-general of the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) said on Sept. 18.       

Portuguese art in Turkey

The Portuguese Embassy in Turkey, with the support of Camões IP and in association with Perve Galeria, brings the "Connecting to Portugal and the Portuguese Speaking World - the Modern and Contemporary Art Exhibition" to Turkey.

Turkey drops espionage charges against 2 Greek servicemen

A Turkish prosecutor has dropped military espionage charges against two Greek servicemen who were detained in March 2018 after accidentally crossing the border into Turkey in bad weather, reports say.

Bulgaria Will Finance Lung Transplants in Non-EU Countries

Bulgaria will also finance lung transplants in countries outside the European Union. This intention of the Ministry of Health has so far suppressed the protest of those waiting for a lung transplant in Bulgaria and their relatives.

Turkey to initiate own plans if safe zone deal fails: Erdoğan

A safe zone to bet set up in northeastern Syria jointly by Turkey and the U.S. can host two to three million Syrians, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, reiterating that Turkey can no longer cope with the growing refugee problem alone and calling on the EU to expand burden-sharing.

Oscar nominee 'Commitment' to make debut

Turkey's 2020 Oscar Awards candidate, Commitment - Aslı, is set to make its debut in Turkey on Sept. 20.         

New phase begins in Turkey's northern Iraq operation

A new phase in Turkey's counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq has begun, with new commando forces sent to the region, Turkey's Defense Ministry announced on Sept. 18.

Turkey looks to raise manufacturing's share of GDP

Turkey is looking to significantly boost manufacturing's share of the nation's GDP by 2023, the country's industry and technology minister said on Sept. 18. 

Property sales in Turkey up 5% in August

The number of residential properties sold in Turkey rose 5% year-on-year in August, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced on Sept. 18.

Russian plane debuts int'l flight for Teknofest

A Russia produced passenger plane flew to Turkey to make its first international flight for Teknofest, Turkey's largest technology and aerospace event, the test pilot said on Sept. 17.

Turkey sees all-time high number of held migrants

The number of irregular migrants in Turkey reached an all-time high of over 269,000 between this Jan. 1 and Sept. 12, according to official state data.

Turkey to speed up efforts for EU visa liberalization

Turkey's president published a circular on Sept. 18 in the Official Gazette on accelerating the country's efforts to meet criteria for the process of visa liberalization dialogue with the European Union.