Turkish president salutes military post at tomb in Syria

As Turkey is embroiled in troubles emanating from the civil war in neighbor Syria on the 91st anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used the occasion to issue a message in support of soldiers defending the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, a Turkish enclave in northern Syria.

Egypt to hurt its economy by canceling trade agreement: Turkish Foreign Ministry

Egypt’s government “will damage the country and the people’s interests and prosperity” with its decision not to extend a comprehensive free trade agreement with Turkey, Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç has said.

The Turkish Republic’s most critical decade

Today, on Oct. 29, the Turkish Republic is celebrating its 91st birthday.

As the 12th President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has decided not to use the palace on top of Ankara’s Çankaya Hill for the celebration, unlike all his predecessors including the founder of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Optimistic, after all

Regardless of how firmly the neo-Ottomanists believe they have consolidated themselves at the helm of the Turkish Republic, on the 91st anniversary of its establishment, the Republic is as firmly embraced by the republican, secular and progressive segments of society as ever.

Turkish planes fly over northern Iraq to mark PKK targets

Four Turkish jets have flown over northern Iraq to mark targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff.

The statement came after three non-uniformed Turkish soldiers were shot dead by masked men in the Yüksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Oct. 25.

Miners from disaster-struck Soma start march to Ankara to denounce unpaid wages

Dozens of workers from the mining town of Soma began a march to the Turkish capital of Ankara on Oct. 28 to protest the fact that they have not been paid their wages.

Workers employed at the disaster-struck Eynez Mine, where a mining accident claimed the lives of 301 workers in May, said the authorities had not keep their promises following the tragedy.

Time is running out for 18 miners trapped in central Turkey coal mine

Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has announced that time is running out in the flooded Karaman mine as the water level keeps rising a meter every two hours. 'This is the third flooding,' a survivor has said, blaming the operating company 18 workers have been trapped at a coal mine in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman on Oct. 28.