History of the Middle East

3,250-year-old seal belonging to Hittite prince revealed

A 3,250-year-old seal belonging to a Hittite prince and an ancient cuneiform tablet dating back 3,400 years were discovered in Turkey's southern Hatay province.

The excavations in Accana Hoyuk of the Reyhanli district in Hatay on behalf of the Culture and Tourism Ministry with the support of the Turkish Historical Society, have been underway for six months.

Seals of female administrator found in ancient city

Seals and prints determined to belong to a female administrator named Matiya were recently discovered during excavations carried out in the ancient city of Karkamış in southeastern Turkey's Gaziantep province.

Karkamış was the most important administrative center in the region of the Hittite Empire, which ruled over Anatolia and Mesopotamia for centuries.

Turkey and its partners to compensate for US withdrawal from UNRWA: Turkish FM

Turkey, along with Germany, Japan, Sweden and EU will hold a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in late September in order to discuss the compensation of aid to Palestinian refugees after the United States canceled all funding to UNRWA, the U.N.'s cash-strapped Palestinian refugee agency.

Erdoğan, Yıldırım to join 946th anniversary of Battle of Manzikert

A major celebration will be held in the Malazgirt district of the eastern province of Muş on Aug. 26 to mark the 946th anniversary of the Battle of Manzikert ("Malazgirt" in Turkish), the victory of Seljuk Sultan Alparslan against the Byzantine Empire in 1071, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.