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Desperate Turks Embrace Cryptocurrency Abandoning Worthless Lira

As Turkey's inflation hit 48.69 per cent in January amid the dramatic fall in the value of its currency, lira, desperate and helpless citizens are now switching to crypto currencies.

Turkey Earthquake: Death Toll Climbs To 62

Istanbul: The death toll in the earthquake that struck Turkey’s western province Izmir climbed to 62, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) said. In a written statement on Sunday, the AFAD noted that a total of 940 people were wounded at the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea off the Seferihisar […]

WATCH | Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.0 Hits Turkey, Greece

Istanbul: A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. Turkey’s interior minister reports that six buildings in western Izmir province were destroyed. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said Friday’s earthquake was centered in the Aegean at a depth of 16,5 kilometers and registered at a 6.6 magnitude. The European-Mediterranean Seismological […]

Turkey To Resume Flights To 4 Countries Including India

Ankara: Turkey will resume international flights to four countries, including India, starting from August 1, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu announced. Karaismailoglu said in a written statement on Monday that the four countries are India, Russia, Kuwait and South Africa. The Minister said that the government was considering resuming flights with Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, […]

Turkish drones kill 26 Syrian soldiers in Idlib

Damascus: Turkish forces renewed drone attacks on Syrian forces’ positions in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing 26 Syrian soldiers, according to a war monitor. The Turkish drones targeted the Syrian government forces and vehicles in Idlib on Saturday, a day after 48 Syrian soldiers were killed by similar attacks in the province, reports Xinhua […]

18 killed as 6.8-magnitude quake hits eastern Turkey

Elazig (Turkey): A powerful earthquake has killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors early on Saturday. At least 30 people were missing following the magnitude 6.8 quake, which had its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in […]

MMTC Signs 2nd Onion Import Order, To Buy 11,000tn From Turkey

New Delhi: State-owned trading firm MMTC, which is importing onion on the behalf of the Centre, has placed an order of 11,000 tonnes of edible bulb from Turkey as part of its efforts to boost domestic supply and ease soaring prices, sources said. This is the second import order placed by the MMTC. The public […]

Senior IS Member Behind Bomb Attacks In 20 Countries Arrested

Ankara: Turkey has arrested and is now interrogating Ebu Cihad al-Din al-Nasir Ubeyde, a senior Islamic State (IS) member, codenamed Yusuf Huda, who is behind the attacks in 20 countries, the Turkish Interior Minister said. “We have captured a very senior Daesh (IS) member who is known as a bomber, bomb-maker, and trainer for bomb […]

US Forces Move 1,500 IS Women From Syria To Iraq

Damascus: The US forces in Syria have moved more than 1,500 Islamic State (IS) women from Syria to Iraq since Turkey launched an assault in northern Syria on October 9, state news agency SANA reported. As the US forces are withdrawing from northern Syria in tandem with the Turkish assault on the Kurdish militia, the […]

Top Delhi surgeons under police scanner in international kidney racket

New Delhi: Over a dozen leading private surgeons, including top urologists of Delhi are under the scanner of Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with a sensational international kidney transplant racket, spread across Turkey and the Middle East countries. So far, 13 people, including CEO of Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute(PSRI) Dr. Deepak Shukla have been arrested. […]

Facebook fined $280,000 over data breach

Ankara: Turkey’s Personal Data Protection Authority has fined Facebook 1.65 million Turkish liras ($280,000) over data breach. About 300,000 users in Turkey may have been affected by the data breach that exposed their personal photos in September last year. According to the Turkish watchdog, Facebook failed to timely intervene to take proper technical and administrative […]

Turkey kills 28 Kurdish militants after attacks

Ankara: Turkey has killed 28 Kurdish militants in retaliation to an attack which left three Turkish soldiers dead, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. On Saturday, three Turkish soldiers were killed and one was injured in a mortar attack by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey southeastern Hakkari province, Xinhua news agency reported. The […]

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey

Istanbul: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 9.34 a.m. local time in the Acipayam district of Denizli Province, Xinhua quoted the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency as saying. The agency said nine aftershocks, measuring between magnitudes […]

World's largest airport 'under one roof' to open in Istanbul

Istanbul: The world’s largest airport terminal “under one roof” with a capacity to serve 90 million passengers will be officially opened on October 29 in Istanbul, Turkey. Dubbed as phase-1A of the project – Istanbul New Airport – will have a capacity to handle 90 million passenger per year, making it the largest such facility […]

Turkish border guards fire at Syrian refugees: Rights group

Ankara: Turkish border guards are firing at the Syrians who attempt to flee the violence and seek refuge in Turkey, an official of the Human Rights Watch said. “Syrian asylum seekers leaving the brutality of Idlib province in northwest Syria are being forced back with bullets and abuse,” CNN quoted Lama Fakih, Deputy Director Human […]

Turkey's endangered 'bird language' enters Unesco list

Ankara: The unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey entered the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Unesco has accepted the “bird language” of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection, Xinhua news agency reported on […]

NATO multinational naval exercise concludes in Turkey  

  Ankara: The “East Mediterranean 2017” NATO naval exercise hosted by Turkey has ended, the media reported. The 10-day exercise that ended on Thursday, was joined by the US, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Britain. It was held in Turkey’s Aksaz Naval Base, Xinhua reported citing Anadolu Agency. Around 20 warships, frigates and submarines, planes and […]

Turkey opens first humanoid robots factory

Ankara: Turkey’s has opened the first human-like robots factory in the central Anatolian province of Konya. The AkinRobotics Factory, established by AkinSoft software company, has started mass production of humanoid robotics, AkinSoft Board Chairman Ozgur Akin announced at the inauguration ceremony, Xinhua news agency reported. “Ada GH5, the new generation of human-robots, will be programmed […]

Row with Turkey not affecting military activities: Pentagon

Washington: The Pentagon has said diplomatic tension between the US and Turkey has not affected their military activities. “I can confirm that these developments have not impacted our operations or personnel,” Pentagon Spokesman Robert Manning told reporters here on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. “The Turkish air force base in Incirlik continues to fulfill an […]

Turkey President says he does not recognize US envoy

Belgrade: Turkey’s President on Tuesday said that neither he nor his government recognized the United States ambassador to Ankara following the suspension of non-migration visas for Turkish nationals. The American ambassador in Ankara, John Bass, said via Twitter the decision was taken after the arrest of a consulate worker in connection with last year’s failed […]

US, Turkey mutually suspend visa services

Washington: The US and Turkey have mutually suspended all non-immigrant visa services for travel between the two countries, after last week’s arrest of an American consulate employee in Istanbul, the media reported. With some exceptions, the move implemented from Sunday effectively blocks Turks from travel to the US, and vice versa, indefinitely, reports CNN. The […]

Iran, Turkey vow to boost military ties amidst Kurds' independence move

Tehran: Iran and Turkey on Monday reiterated their alliance against the recent Iraqi Kurdish disputed vote for independence and vowed to increase military cooperation. In a meeting here on the day, Iran and Turkey’s top military officials dismissed the results of the Kurds’ referendum and rejected it as “unacceptable,” Tehran Times daily reported. The visiting […]

De-escalation zones deal goes into effect in Syria

Damascus: The de-escalation zones deal, signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, went into effect in Syria at midnight on Saturday, media reports said. Earlier on Friday, Russian media reports cited Russia’s head of the main operational directorate of Russia’s military, as saying that the agreement brokered by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran to establish “de-escalation zones” […]

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Modi invites Turkey to participate in Indian economy

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the bilateral trade between Turkey and India needs to reflect the potential of the two economies. “The strength of our economies presents an enormous opportunity to expand and deepen commercial linkages between our countries,” Modi told the media after delegation level talks with Turkish President Recep […]

Wikipedia blocked in Turkey

Ankara: Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked online free encyclopedia Wikipedia in the country, citing administrative measures. According to a report in the BBC, it was not initially clear why the ban had been imposed. “After technical analysis and legal consideration based on the Law Nr. 5651, an administrative measure has been taken for this website,” […]

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G7 foreign ministers, allies discuss Syria

Damascus: G7 foreign ministers, along with their counterparts from Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar on Tuesday discussed the Syria conflict. The meeting was convened in an extraordinary session to study the situation after the chemical attack allegedly by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime on April 4 against Jan Shijun in the northern […]

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30,000 Kurds stage anti-Erdogan protest in Germany

Berlin: Some 30,000 Kurds staged a protest in the German city of Frankfurt against Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the media reported on Sunday. Protesters on Saturday evening came from all over Germany ahead of Kurdish new year celebrations, the BBC reported. They called for democracy and a “No” vote in the April 16 Turkish referendum […]

Turkey, US to start training Syrian rebels from March 1

Turkey and the US will launch a programme for training and equipping Syrian rebels March 1, spokesman for Turkish foreign ministry, Tanju Bilgic said today