Police in Istanbul detained at least 7 Daesh suspects for making money transactions for the terror group and spreading its propaganda on social media, a police source said, according to Anadolu Agency ...

Erdogan announces snap elections on June 24

18.04.2018 [21:28]
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced early presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24, according to Anadolu Agency. Speaking at a news conference at the presidential complex following a meeting with opposition Nationalist Movement Party ...

NATO chief arrives in Turkey for official talks

16.04.2018 [16:55]
NATO's top official arrived in the capital Ankara on Monday for official talks in the wake of the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Assad regime in Syria, according to Anadolu Agency. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli after being welcomed by a military ceremony at the ...

Chinese flight diverted due to "illegal interference"

15.04.2018 [12:27]
An Air China flight from Changsha to Beijing was diverted to Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, due to "illegal interference, Xinhua reports. Flight CA1350 landed at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport at 9:58 a.m. and all the passengers were returned ...

Turkey's Incirlik air base not used in Syria strikes

15.04.2018 [11:15]
The Incirlik air base in southern Turkey was not used in the U.S.-led airstrikes on Assad regime targets in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said, according to Anadolu Agency. In a series of tweets after the U.S., U.K. and France launched airstrikes ...

Putin: Russia convening emergency UN meeting on US aggression against Syria

14.04.2018 [16:53]
Russia is convening an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the actions by the United States and its allies, which carried out missile strikes on Syria on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ...

Turkish Airlines served record number of passengers

12.04.2018 [19:52]
The national flag carrier of Turkey reached the highest Load Factor in its history in January-March with 80,5%. The growth was 6,5 percent points. Upon the double-digit passenger increases in January and February, total number of passengers carried went up by 24% ...

Six dead in helicopter crash in Russia's Far East

11.04.2018 [12:01]
The helicopter that crashed in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk had six crew members on board, none of them survived, the Far Eastern transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee said on Wednesday, TASS reports ...

3,991 terrorists 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin op

07.04.2018 [18:37]
A total of 3,991 terrorists have been "neutralized" since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply ...

Ousted former Korean leader gets 24 years in prison for corruption

06.04.2018 [14:49]
Former President Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined 18 billion won (US$16.8 million) on Friday in a massive corruption scandal that toppled her from power early last year, according to Yonhap news agency. The Seoul Central District Court found the 66-year-old former leader guilty ...

Ariane 5 lofts two long-awaited telecom satellites

06.04.2018 [12:44]
According to spacenews.com website, Arianespace on April 5 launched two satellites for telecom operators that for separate reasons were both more than a year behind their original launch schedules ...

4 university staffers shot dead in central Turkey

05.04.2018 [21:18]
A research assistant shot dead four staffers of a university and injured three others in central Turkey, according to security officials, Anadolu Agency reports. The incident took place at Osmangazi University in Eskisehir province, where Volkan B ...

Fire breaks out in Istanbul hospital

05.04.2018 [20:20]
A fire has broken out Thursday in a hospital on the European side of Istanbul, Anadolu Agency reports. Social media pictures and footage of the fire at the Taksim Training and Research Hospital in Gaziosmanpasa district show flames ...

One person killed in fire in Moscow shopping mall

04.04.2018 [15:50]
One person has been killed in a fire in the Persey Dlya Detey (Perseus for Children) children’s shopping mall in Moscow, according to TASS. "The victim evacuated from the burning facility has died in the ambulance. Efforts to save him have ...

Turkey to host tripartite summit on Syria

04.04.2018 [12:59]
Turkey will host a trilateral meeting on Syria gathering leaders from Turkey, Russia, and Iran next week, according to Anadolu agency. The meeting hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday will be attended by Russian ...

YouTube Shooting: Woman Wounds 3 Before Killing Herself, Police Say

04.04.2018 [11:18]
A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube`s headquarters in Northern California before killing herself, police say. The San Bruno Police Department identified the attacker, who died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say they ...

Iranian president arrived in Turkey

04.04.2018 [11:13]
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani arrived in Ankara, Turkey, for an official visit on Tuesday. Rouhani and an accompanying delegation arrived at Ankara's Esenboga airport on Tuesday evening ...

Russian president arrives in Turkey

03.04.2018 [18:10]
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in the Turkish capital on Tuesday to participate in the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant's groundbreaking ceremony remotely via video conference, Anadolu Agency reports. Putin and his delegation arrived at Esenboga Airport in Ankara on Tuesday afternoon ...

Former president Atambayev elected leader of SDPK

01.04.2018 [15:58]
Ex-President Almazbek Atambayev has been elected the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan (SDPK). Such a decision was made at the SDPK congress, the headquarters of the party reported. According to KABAR news agency, the 17th Congress of the SDPK was held today ...