Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached 10,000. Click through for the story in photos...

PKK militant who attacked CHP leader's motorcade last year killed

An outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant who had staged an armed attack targeting main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu's motorcade in the Black Sea province of Artvin last year was killed in an operation, security sources have said.

HDP deputy Ayhan Bilgen released

Ayhan Bilgen, a Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker for the eastern province of Kars, was released on Sept. 8, nine months after he was arrested as a part of a terror investigation. 

Bilgen was detained early on Jan. 29 in the Esenboğa Airport in Ankara and taken to the southeastern province of Diyarbakır. 

Top Turkish general visits Syrian border unit for Eid

Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar visited a unit on the border with Syria in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Sept. 1 on the first day of Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) holiday.

Agriculture and Livestock Minister Ahmet Eşref Fakıbaba accompanied Akar during the visit, greeting soldiers on duty at the 8th border command in the town of Birecik in Gaziantep.