Latest News from Turkey

HDP leader offers sending arms to PKK in fight against ISIL

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said Turkey should consider sending arms to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

A nation of spies and traitors

About two years ago, I was more optimistic about the future Turkey. Here was a country that was finally able to break the decades-old military dominance and began to question taboos on history or minorities.

Erdoğan’s second home not in good shape

During his visit to Tehran in January, then-Prime Minister (now President) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “Iran feels like his second home.” Turkey’s political Islam, through the ranks of which Mr.

Well, was it the US intercepting the official crypto phones?

The Guardian, which I think is the best newspaper of the U.K., printed a series in June 2013 that shook the world. The source of the news stories was Edward Snowden, an American born in 1983. Snowden was working at a sub-contractor of the National Security Agency (NSA), the worldwide electronic intelligence agency of the U.S.

No regrets from Germany for spying claims

Germany shows no sign of regret over the electronic spying claims, with a senior German official saying it would not be surprising if they learn that Germany is also being spied on by the Turkish government in a similar way.

Turkey hosts Internet Governance Forum despite questionable record

Turkey has begun hosting the ninth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum, a United Nations-mandated organization, despite a number of recent controversies regarding the country's Internet freedom record.

Speaking at the event Sept. 2, Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Lütfi Elvan focused mainly on the issues of “cybercrimes.”

Turkey to embark fast train on EU process: EU minister

Turkey’s difficulties during the EU accession process are mainly due to the negative perception that some EU member countries still have of Turkey, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Volkan Bozkır has said.

Turkey to embark on fast train on EU process: EU minister

Turkey’s difficulties during the stalled EU accession process are mainly due to the negative perception that some EU member countries still have of the country, new Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkır has said.

Turkey 'to embark on fast train' on EU process

Turkey’s difficulties during the stalled EU accession process are mainly due to the negative perception that some EU member countries still have of the country, new Turkish EU Minister Volkan Bozkır has said.

Turkey loses to Ukraine in Basketball World Cup

Turkish national men’s basketball team dug itself a hole with a 64-58 defeat to Ukraine in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sept. 2.

With the defeat, Turkey fell to 1-2 after three games, while Ukraine improved to 2-1.

Turkey failed to stop Ukraine’s sharpshooters, Ihor Zayitsev and Olexandr Mishula, whose combined 31 points and late shots were crucial.

More private museums than state museums in Turkey

The number of private museums in Turkey has exceeded the number of state museums for the first time.

According to information provided by the Cultural Heritages and Museums General Directorate, there are 192 museums affiliated with the Culture and Tourism Ministry, while the number of private museums has risen to 193.

Understanding Istanbul through murders

A senior Turkish detective explains how to understand crime scenes in Turkey: How do men kill? What about women? Is there a special season for murders? What about the bloodiest day? And why did a man cut his mother into pieces and serve it to her neighbours? ...

Chinese Arrest Belgrade Hit-and-Run Suspect

Marko Milicev, 33, from Belgrade, has been arrested in China after fleeing the country following a killing of 21-year-old Luka Jovanovic, who was hit by a car on July 25 on Branko's Bridge in Belgrade.

Nebojsa Stefanovic, the interior minister, said Milicev was arrested on a warrant that Serbia issued after his Chinese visa expired.

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