Latest News from Turkey

Britain Sends Back Illicit Cash Seized from Moldovan Ex-PM’s Son

The Moldovan government and its British counterpart agreed on Tuesday that illicit funds confiscated by the British courts from Luca Filat, the son of former Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat, will be returned to Moldova.

Erdoğan, Putin expected to meet on Sept 29 in Sochi

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to meet in Sochi on Sept. 29 to discuss the recent regional developments and bilateral relations.

UN General Assembly Opens in New York

The UN General Assembly High-Level week - a general political discussion with the participation of heads of states, governments and ministries - kicked off in the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

Turkish consumer confidence rebounds in September

After a two-month decline, Turkey's consumer confidence index bounced back in September, the country's statistical authority said on Sept. 22. 

The index is a vital gauge of the economy's overall, indicating people's sentiments on financial standing and the general economic situation, along with expenditure and saving tendencies.

Turkey-England travels resume as mandatory quarantine ends

The long-awaited compulsory quarantine-free travel between Turkey and England resumed on Sept. 22 after Turkey was removed from the COVID-19 travel red list last week.

As of 4 a.m. (0300 GMT), all those arriving from Turkey will no longer need to self-isolate in a designated hotel, which was a mandatory process before.

Istanbul mayor visits Athens, meets Greek premier

The mayor of Turkey's metropolitan Istanbul met Greek prime minister in Athens on Sept. 21. 

Ekrem Imamoğlu was received by Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Maximos Mansion, the official seat of Greek prime minister.

He also held a meeting with Kostas Bakoyannis, the mayor of Athens, at the Athens City Hall.

World Bank resolution center rules for Turkey, against FETÖ company

The investment dispute resolution arm of the World Bank has ruled in favor of Turkey in a case filed by a puppet company of the FETÖ - the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey - Turkey's Savings Deposit Insurance Fund announced on Sept. 21. 

New Turkish women's football league to kick off soon

A new Turkish women's football league is set to start the 2021-2022 season, Turkish Football Federation (TFF) said on Sept. 21. 

TFF said important decisions were made regarding the restructuring of women's leagues during a summit on Sept. 20.

Normal Ankara-Yerevan ties impossible without Baku: Op-ed

Rumors of a breakthrough in Turkish-Armenian relations have no basis in fact. Turkey and Armenia cannot undertake a normalization of their relations without including Azerbaijan. Stability and security in the South Caucasus require a three-way dialogue between Turkey-Armenia-Azerbaijan and for Armenia to give up its fantasies of a Greater Armenia.

Students sleep in parks to draw attention to housing problem

With the start of face-to-face education after a year of hiatus due to the pandemic, the price of renting a house in Istanbul is exploding unbelievably, leaving students in a state of turmoil.

Lake that once hosted migratory birds dries up

Lake Karataş, one of the most important wetlands in Turkey's southwest, has dried up due to global warming and the misusage of its water for agricultural purposes.

Lack of rainfall and irresponsible agricultural irrigation has turned the freshwater lake of 1,190 hectares in the southwestern province of Burdur's Karamanlı into a desert.