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‘Youthquake’ word of year, Oxford says
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 13:09:29 +0100
“Youthquake” has been crowned as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage.
43 workers injured after bus collides with trucking rig in Turkey’s Adana
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:58:13 +0100
Some 43 people were injured late on Dec. 16 when a bus carrying workers collided with a trucking rig in the southern province of Adana, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:36:00 +0100
Saudi Arabian women will be able to drive trucks and motorcycles, officials have said three months after the kingdom announced a historic decision to end a ban on women driving.
Palestine mulls annulment of Oslo Accords
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:00:46 +0100
The Palestinian leadership is considering the annulment of the Oslo Accords following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital, said Mustafa Barghouti, a member of both the Palestinian Legislative...
Eight PKK militants killed in Turkey’s Tunceli: Governor’s Office
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:57:32 +0100
Eight militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in a counter-terrorism operation in the eastern province of Tunceli, the local governor’s office stated on Dec. 16.
German police use dogs to search belongings of Turkish passengers
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:54:14 +0100
Amateur camera footage has revealed that police recently used dogs to search the belongings of passengers arriving at Germany’s Düsseldorf Airport from Istanbul.
'In the Fade' Star Kruger on real-life agony
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:53:00 +0100
It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a grief-stricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing.
California fire grows into third largest in state history
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:34:00 +0100
A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history on Dec. 16 as forced evacuations turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and ash fell in some areas like heavy snow.
Brexit deal proves critics wrong: UK's May    
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:11:00 +0100
British Prime Minister Theresa May has hit back at critics of her handling of Brexit, writing in the Sunday Telegraph that she had "proven the doubters wrong" after securing an interim deal.
Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to International Space Station
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:10:00 +0100
A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Dec. 17 for a six-month mission at the International Space Station (ISS).      
Global hunger back on the rise after a decade: WFP chief economist
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:01:22 +0100
For the first time in a decade, the number of people suffering hunger is back on the rise, according to Arif Husain, chief economist of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), who told daily Hürriyet that the main reason for the dire situation...
Ankara blasts new Austrian coalition government’s Turkey program
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:50:39 +0100
The Turkish government has slammed Austria’s new coalition government over its program vowing to end Turkey’s accession process to the European Union and to find allies within the EU to this end.
Azerbaijan’s economy set for comeback: IMF
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:28:41 +0100
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Azerbaijan’s economy stabilized in 2017 thanks to active macroeconomic policies and “stronger oil prices.”
Two Ezidi mass graves uncovered in northern Iraq: Mayor
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:05:57 +0100
Iraqi forces on Dec. 16 uncovered two mass graves in northern Iraq, state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing a local Iraqi official.
Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:02:25 +0100
Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills in 2018 now oppose the government’s plan.
Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:55:44 +0100
Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Dec. 15 aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said.
Mine worker killed in Soma in Turkey’s Aegean region
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:11:26 +0100
One mine worker was killed in Manisa’s Soma district after a deflection pipe hit him, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 16.
Turkey court releases 7 suspects in New Year attack trial
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:45:23 +0100
A Turkish court on Dec. 16 ordered the release of seven suspects in the trial over the deadly New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub following an initial series of hearings.
Turkish police investigator's testifying in US 'a scandal': Turkish Justice Minister
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:31:31 +0100
Turkey's justice minister has told his U.S. counterpart that a former Turkish police investigator who testified at the trial of a Turkish banker in New York was wanted by Ankara and should be sent back to his country, Reuters reported on Dec. 16, citing...
Prepare for attacks trying to bring down Muslims from within: Erdoğan
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:45:27 +0100
The Muslim world is the target of plots to reshape it to the benefit of others, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in his address on Dec. 16.
Horse-raping suspect freed upon paying 600 liras fine in Turkey’s west
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:23:46 +0100
A man of having raped a horse in Çorlu in Turkey’s west was released after getting charged with sexually abusing the horse, and paying a fine in return, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 16.
İlhami Yılmaz of main opposition CHP elected new Ataşehir mayor
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:15 +0100
İlhami Yılmaz of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) was elected the new Ataşehir mayor on Dec. 16 after Istanbul’s Ataşehir district council convened to replace the outgoing opposition party member.
Turkey to launch indigenous maritime traffic system in 2019
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:09:44 +0100
Turkey will complete its indigenous maritime traffic system project in 16 months and put it into service by April, 2019, Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications said on Dec. 15.
Young Syrian refugee actualizes her dream, meets Lionel Messi
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:52:37 +0100
A young Syrian refugee's dreams came true when she met Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team mates after the club invited her to attend a La Liga match earlier this month.
Turkey attracts 30M tourists in first 11 months of 2017
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:35:00 +0100
More than 30 million foreign nationals entered Turkey in the first 11 months of 2017, state-run Anadolu agency reported, citing data compiled from Turkey's migration authority on Dec. 16. 
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In tax shift, Facebook to post ad revenues locally
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:26:46 +0100
Facebook, in a bow to transparency, has announced plans to declare certain ad revenues in the country where they are made and not in Ireland, where it has a greater tax advantage.
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20 police officers to testify in killing of teenager during Gezi protests
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:10:00 +0100
Twenty police officers must testify in the killing of Berkin Elvan, a 14-year-old who died after being shot by a tear gas canister by police during the Gezi Park Protests in 2013, an Istanbul court ruled on Dec. 13.
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Turkish Health Ministry investigates death of businessman Çağlar amid negligence claims
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:39:10 +0100
The Turkish Health Ministry launched an investigation into the death of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) head İbrahim Çağlar on Dec. 13, following speculations of medical negligence, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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Rights group criticises China for mass DNA collection in Xinjiang
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:46:44 +0100
Chinese authorities have collected DNA and other biometric data from the whole population of the volatile western region of Xinjiang, Human Right Watch said on Dec. 13, denouncing the campaign as a gross violation of international norms.
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US wary of Putin's declaration of military victory in Syria
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:42:44 +0100
The United States is voicing skepticism about Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of a major withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria and is arguing that his declaration of victory against Islamic State was premature.
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Turkey slams Trump’s national security advisor McMaster over ‘Islamic extremism’ remarks
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:34:56 +0100
Ankara has slammed U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster for stating that Turkey and Qatar have become “the main sponsors” of extremist Islamic ideologies targeting the West.
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Gülen suspect teacher in Adana arrested over possession of child porn
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:30:55 +0100
A former teacher currently standing trial over suspected links to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) was arrested on Dec. 13 after police found around 4,000 videos and 19,000 photographs featuring child pornography in a search at his home...
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Erdoğan calls on businessmen to boost employment
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:38:33 +0100
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 14 urged businessmen to increase employment in order to further accelerate Turkey’s economic growth.
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Turkey’s first driverless metro train to start serving on Dec 15
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:12:03 +0100
Turkey’s first automated urban metro system will be launched on Dec. 15 in Istanbul, the country’s largest city, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has announced.
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Ban on access to website violates freedom of expression: Constitutional Court
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:26:27 +0100
Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled to reverse a local court’s decision to ban access to a news website, which had posted a story criticizing the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), on the grounds that “the ban is a violation of freedom...
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4th Istanbul Silent Movie Days festival to bring forgotten classics to big screen
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:44:28 +0100
The fourth Istanbul Silent Movie Days will bring remastered international silent movies to various Istanbul art venues from Dec. 14-17, with a special focus on “dance,” state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
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Turkey has carried out 71 projects in Palestine since 2005: Deputy PM
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:16:24 +0100
Turkey has carried out over 70 projects in East Jerusalem and the West Bank since 2005, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu has said.
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Istanbul police seize 1,725 tubes of cobra venom worth 30 million liras
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Istanbul police on Dec. 11 seized a total of 1,725 tubes containing cobra venom smuggled from Syria, with a market value of approximately 30 million Turkish Liras ($7.8 million). This amount is reported to be the highest amount ever seized in a raid in...
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OIC calls for UN to protect Jerusalem's status and for Israel to 'stop its occupation'
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:25:00 +0100
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for the United Nations to "protect the status" of Jerusalem and called on Israel to “stop its occupation” of the city in a summit in Istanbul on Dec. 13. 
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'The Last Jedi' seeks balance in a 'Star Wars' galaxy in tumult
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:14:24 +0100
Light faces dark, old faces new and there's a struggle to find a balance in the Force when "Star Wars" returns with "The Last Jedi," the sequel that places Luke Skywalker and his sister Leia at the center of an emotional adventure.
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OIC must push East Jerusalem as Palestine capital: Turkish FM
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:22:05 +0100
Turkey’s foreign minister on Dec. 13 urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to encourage other countries worldwide to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine based on the 1967 borders.
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Turkish villagers bite turnips to protest Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:39:22 +0100
Village guards in the southern province of Antalya have staged an unusual protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital: Biting turnips.
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S-400 missile deal with Russia to be finalized: Erdoğan
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:06:40 +0100
The purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia will be finalized “this week,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 11.
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Turkey to launch initiatives in UN to annul US’ Jerusalem move: Erdoğan
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:36:00 +0100
Turkey is launching initiatives in the United Nations to annul Washington’s “disgraceful” decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 15.
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Guideline booklets prepared for integration of Syrian students in Turkey: Ministry
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:31:00 +0100
The Education Ministry has prepared guideline booklets for Syrians under temporary protection status in Turkey to inform them about counseling services in order to facilitate students’ integration.
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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt’s first nuclear plant
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:36:43 +0100
Egypt and Russia signed a final contract on Dec. 11 for the building of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin.
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İYİ Party suggests alliance in second round of 2019 presidential election
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:59:00 +0100
The İYİ (Good) Party has suggested an alliance between opposition parties in the second round of the 2019 presidential elections may happen in order to reduce President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s chances of winning.
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Syrian children with Down syndrome attend new center in Turkey’s southeast
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:34:00 +0100
A newly established rehabilitation center for Syrian children with Down syndrome has begun functioning in the southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
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Turkey, Russia, Iran back Syria’s territorial integrity: Russian FM
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:14:00 +0100
Russia, Turkey and Iran have “full understanding” of countering terrorism and preserving Syria’s territorial integrity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Dec. 15.
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Retirement ceremony held for three garbage collector donkeys in Turkey’s Mardin
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:05:00 +0100
A ceremony has been held for three garbage pick-up donkeys who have completed their tenure in the southeastern province of Mardin.
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