Latest News from Turkey

Asia Anew initiative to promote ASEAN region

Turkey's Asia Anew initiative will help the regions in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to be known better," according to Turkey's ambassador to Laos.

Turkey expresses concern over clashes in Yemen

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Aug. 11 expressed concern over the escalated tension in Yemen's interim capital of Aden in recent days.

Turkey neutralizes 2 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey has neutralized two PKK terrorists on Aug. 10 in northern Iraq during an anti-terror operation, according to the country's National Defense Ministry.     

Danish defender Zanka joins Fenerbahçe

Turkey's Fenerbahçe signed Huddersfield Town's Danish defender Mathias Jorgensen, commonly known as Zanka, on Aug. 10.       

Turkey condemns attack in Libya

Turkey on Aug. 11 condemned a car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi that claimed the lives of two United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) staff and left many people wounded.

Turkey won't let fait accompli in Cyprus, E Med: Defense minister

Aboard the frigate accompanying the Yavuz drilling vessel in the Eastern Mediterranean, Hulusi Akar and commanders were briefed about Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean seas.         

Akar says it's necessary for troops to remain on Cyprus

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said at the weekend that it is necessary for Turkey to keep its troops on Cyprus to exercise its rights as a guarantor power.
Akar, who visited Turkish troops on the island on Saturday, said that when Turkey talks of peace, the Greeks see it as weakness, while when Turkey says it will not accept faits accomplis, they see it as a threat.

Seljuk cemetery reveals medieval life

Towering Seljuk tombstones some 400-700 years old in southeastern Turkey are revealing secrets about medieval city life, say archaeologists.

Gaziantep baklava makers busy due to Eid

Pastry-makers in Turkey's southeastern city of Gaziantep are hard at work at their ovens making the world-famous Turkish dessert of baklava ahead of Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice.

Turkey to rebuild 250 houses damaged in earthquake

Turkey's environment and urbanization minister said on Aug. 9 that they will help earthquake victims in the southwestern province of Denizli.
Murat Kurum visited the affected areas of Aug. 8's earthquake and met locals in the Bozkurt and Çardak districts.

Syriac Christians hail Turkey's initiatives

Despite a rising tide of racism and xenophobia across the globe, Turkey remains an exception with its democratic reforms and respect-based policies towards non-Muslim minorities in the country, particularly since the early 2000s.