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Ankara to complete TurkStream by end of 2019

The TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, which will carry Russian gas to Turkey, is expected to be finalized by the end of 2019, according to the energy and natural sources minister.

Turkish Threat over ISIS Fighters Poses Challenge for Balkans

Burak Bilgehan Ozpek, a professor of international relations at Ankara's TOBB University, said that, like the issue of Syrian refugees and their flow through Turkey to the European Union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would use the ISIS fighters as leverage for Western acquiescence to his policy on neighbouring Syria.

Britain charges ISIL suspect with terror offences

A man who was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport after being deported from Turkey, over links to the ISIL terrorist group, has been charged with terrorism offences, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Nov. 17.

'Turkey should step up efforts on zero target for mother deaths'

Professor Ayşe Akın received a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) award last week in Nairobi, Kenya at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP25) for her contribution to the health of women at the global and national levels since 1994, when the first ICDP took place in Cairo, which she had also attended.

Editorial : Rotten apples

The new government which was elected on 7 July has been in office for five months and by all accounts has done substantial work.

Key suspect in Al-Bab terror attack arrested

The YPG terrorist behind the latest attack in northern Syria believed to have killed civilians on Nov. 16 has been captured by the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in an operation, according to Turkey's Defense Ministry. 

Turkey boasts 1,100 earthquake monitoring stations

Turkey now boasts some 1,100 earthquake monitoring stations to help predict tremors and protect the public safety throughout the country, said authorities on Nov. 17.

Turkish Cyprus condemns burning of its flag in Greek Cyprus

Turkish Cypriot authorities and Turkey's Foreign Ministry have condemned the burning of its national flag by Greek Cypriot students who protested the establishment of Turkish Cyprus on Nov. 15.