Latest News from Turkey
Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the U.S.
On another Saturday shaken by protests in three European countries, Turkey's president said Europe's security and welfare is not being shaken by Muslims or immigrants, but by Europe's own people.
An exhibit showcasing recently returned pieces of the ancient "Gypsy girl" mosaic opened in Turkey on Dec. 8.
U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey said the new US military posts near Turkish border in northern Syria aims less harassment fire and ensuring security of the region including Turkey's.
Turkey plans to open 35 more Turkish Trade Centers in various regions worldwide, the country's trade minister said on Dec. 7.
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.
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.
Turkey has issued an asset-backed security worth 3.15 billion Turkish Liras ($590 million), the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry said in a statement on Dec. 7.
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.
Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the right to assembly and demonstration was violated when a crowd that attempted to protest Turkey's largest mining disaster ever was dispersed by police in the capital Ankara in May 2014.
Turkey recorded the largest fall in terrorism across Europe last year, a global terrorism ranking list said.
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.