Latest News from Turkey

Music for Peace with El Sistema

The Istanbul Music Festival hosts the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela on June 10, while Music for Peace Foundation will perform on the same date One of the important events of the ongoing 42nd Istanbul Music Festival will be held on June 10 with a concert by Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela with 240 performers.

The presidential elections and the opposition

The 2014 presidential elections present(ed) an important opportunity for the opposition parties. If, their performance until now is any indicator, it seems they will squander this opportunity as well.

New kids on the block

The debate on children leaving their homes to join the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is still very much alive in Turkey.

Sweden honors Turkish immigrants

Sweden will mark the 50th anniversary of the migration from Turkey and contributions of the immigrants to the country at an event organized by Swedish Embassy in Ankara as part of National Day The Swedish Embassy in Ankara is marking 50 years of migration from Turkey to the Nordic state, organizing events for National Day celebrations centered on the theme of “Beauties and Benefits of

Turkey, US in new security cooperation on Syria

Murat Yetkin Frank Ricciardone, the U.S. Ambassador to Ankara made important remarks regarding “national security” of both countries in the farewell lunch given to him by Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) in Istanbul on June 5.

Thermal power plants produce half of Turkey’s wastewater

A fresh report by the state’s statistical institute TÜİK has revealed that some 52.3 percent of the wastewater discharged into nature in 2012 came from coal power plants, a leading energy source for energy-hungry Turkey, surpassing public water waste at 34 percent.

Turkish PM Erdoğan congratulates Abbas for unity government

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has congratulated the formation of the unity government between Fatah and Hamas and expressed Turkey’s solidarity with Palestine to President Mahmoud Abbas over the phone.

Turkish President Gül calls for heeding ecological concerns

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has expressed the need to urge for the adoption of a development policy that heeds harmony between the ecology and economy.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the other hand, praised his government’s controversial environmental and urban planning policies on the occasion of World Environment Day.

Turkey elected to UNESCO committee

Turkey has been elected to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) intergovernmental committee for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced on June 4.

Main opposition CHP questions Turkey’s oil deal with KRG

Turkey’s main opposition party has submitted a motion to launch a parliamentary investigation over the government’s decision to commence the shipment of Kurdish oil to world markets.

Tehran seeks another Turkish bank for oil, gas transactions

Iran seeks another Turkish lender to take part in its oil transactions along with the state-owned Halkbank, a Turkish Cabinet minister has announced Iran seeks another Turkish lender to take part in its oil transactions along with the state-owned Halkbank, a Turkish Cabinet minister has announced.