Latest News from Turkey

Ankara restores 18th-century madrasah in Bosnia

An 18th-century historical madrasah in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be restored to its original appearance by a project launched by Turkey's state-run aid agency.

Erdogan: US wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights, according to Turkish media.

Turkey deports American IS suspect stuck at Greek border

An American man suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group is being repatriated to the United States after spending three days in a no man's land between Turkey and Greece, Turkey's Interior Ministry said Thursday.
The United States agreed to take him in and will provide him with travel documents, the ministry said, adding that the repatriation was underway.

Erdogan says Turkey won’t dispose of Russian S-400s

Turkey's president says his country would be willing to purchase US-made Patriot defense systems but will not dispose of the Russian S-400 system.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to a group of reporters Thursday after returning from a meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington.

Moody's rises Turkey's growth rate forecast

International credit ratings agency Moody's on Nov. 14 upgraded Turkey's economic growth forecast owing to the country's growth-friendly fiscal policy.

Turkey deports American ISIL suspect stuck at Greek border

An American man suspected of being a member of the ISIL terror group is being repatriated to the United States after spending three days in a no man's land between Turkey and Greece, Turkey's Interior Ministry said on Nov. 14.

Turkey diversifies tourist markets

Turkey has been luring holidaymakers into the country from a wide range of geographical areas, reaching as far as South Korea, China, India and Brazil.

Design Week Turkey starts in Istanbul

Design Week Turkey, an event introducing Turkish designers and contributing to design culture in the country, started in Istanbul.

Cat killer to serve time behind bars

 A man has received the heaviest penalty someone could get in Turkey for killing an animal: Four months and one day behind bars. The assailant had killed a cat grimly, according to the verdict by an Istanbul court.

Alert in Greece over Turkey deportations of European citizens

Greek security authorities and intelligence services are on high alert due to concerns that Turkey may try to deport European citizens suspected of being involved in Islamist terrorist networks through Greece.

Turkey to deport IS suspect stuck at Greek border to US

A US national and suspected Islamic State group member, who has spent three days in a no man's land between Turkey and Greece after Ankara tried to deport him, will be repatriated to the United States, Turkey's Interior Ministry said Thursday.

A Ministry statement said the United States has agreed to take him in and that the procedures to repatriate him are underway.

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