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53 restaurants enter Michelin’s first Istanbul guide

A total of 53 restaurants have spotlighted in the selection of the Michelin's first Istanbul Guide, with Fatih Tutak's "Turk" the only place to receive two stars for its "exceptional cuisine."

Located in the Şişli district on the European side, Turk "offers a modern and sophisticated stage for gourmets looking for typically Turkish flavors," the guide said.

Russia could turn Türkiye into a hub for gas supplies to Europe: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Oct. 12 that Russia could increase the capacity of its gas exports to Turkey and eventually turn into a hub for gas supplies to Europe.

Moscow is ready to resume gas supplies to Europe via a link of the Germany-bound Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Erdoğan, Putin to discuss Ukraine war in Astana

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will hold a bilateral meeting in Astana to discuss the recent developments in the Russian-Ukrainian war amid Ankara's planned initiatives for ending the armed conflict.

Migrants Jump over the "Golden" Fence with Ladders at the Bulgarian Border

Footage of a group of migrants jumping over the border fence between Bulgaria and Turkey using a simple ladder was broadcast by bTV last night.

The fence swallowed tens of millions of leva - and it is not even known exactly how many, since it was refinanced many times during the time of the government of GERB and the so-called "patriots" from VMRO.

Two conditions on F-16 sales to Türkiye removed from US bill

Two provisions that were set to restrict the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Türkiye in the U.S. Senate version of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill have been dropped, daily Hürriyet has reported on Oct. 11. 

The U.S. Senate removed the conditions during a 2023 defense budget meeting.

Number of illegal migrants more than doubles to 15,500 in Jan-Sept

Slovenian police intercepted a total of 15,590 illegal migrants in the January-September period, a rise of 115% from the same nine-month period last year. Police statistics show that Afghanistan citizens accounted for the largest single group of illegal migrants – 2,691 of the total.

Editorial: When the war ends

The prevalent and essentially pessimistic scenarios regarding international politics project that the energy and inflation crises will get worse, that the Russo-Ukrainian war will be protracted, that Putin is prepared and ready to use nuclear weapons, and that the planet will be in a state of upset and plunge into geopolitical and other, multifarious crises.

Facilities fined over $21 mln for pollution: Ministry

Following environmental inspections carried out by the Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Ministry in the first nine months of this year, 3,165 facilities were fined over 385 million Turkish Liras ($21 million), while 285 of them were closed for polluting the environment.

Erdogan’s indirect threats to Athens for war

Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to appear provocative, but at the same time diplomatically covered, at the Summit held in Prague.

In addition to his provocative statements, to which the Greek Prime Minister responded, a journalist's question was an important moment.

Greek PM Mitsotakis to speak at Prague Summit as Europe shuns Erdogan

European leaders turned a cold shoulder to the Turkish president at the Prague Summit, as Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be paying for his dead-end policy and inflammatory statements against Greece.

His decision to issue provocations during the leaders' dinner and attack Greece backfired on the Turkish president, as Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis responded immediately.