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10-Nov-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Turkey shared Khashoggi tapes with Saudi Arabia, US : Recep Tayyip

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said that recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK, Germany and France.Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a supporter-turned-critic...

26-Oct-2018 Ankara

Erdogan demands Saudis reveal location of Khashoggi's body

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the location of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body and hand over the suspects involved in his killing.Erdogan's comments came after the Turkish media reported that the...

25-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

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

14-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

15 dead in Turkey accident

At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in western Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.The truck skidded off the road and plunged into a ditch in Izmir Province, Xinhua news agency quoted Anadolu...

23-Sep-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Meeting with Trump not on table : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York next week is not currently on the table."If a demand comes from Washington, we will evaluate...

16-Sep-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Indian women boxers shine at Turkish event

Indian women pugilists put up a stellar display at the 32nd Ahmet Comert boxing tournament here, sweeping seven medals in as many categories, including three golds, two silver and two bronze.While Mary Kom won the gold and the junior women boxers created history...

26-Jul-2018 Ankara

Turkey seeks closer cooperation with BRICS countries

The BRICS summit presents an important opportunity for its member countries and Turkey to develop closer cooperation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.Erdogan made the remarks during a press conference on Wednesday at Ankara airport, adding...

21-Apr-2018 Ankara

May extend state of emergency for 10th time : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may extend the state of emergency for the 10th time for the peace of the country when necessary."We will continue extending it for the peace of our country, for the eighth time, for the ninth...

05-Apr-2018 Istanbul

4 killed in Turkey university shooting

A researcher shot and killed four colleagues at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University in northwestern Turkey on Thursday.The four victims included a deputy dean, the faculty secretary, an instructor and a faculty member, CNNTurk reported.At least three others...

30-Mar-2018 Ankara

17 killed in Turkey bus accident

At least 17 people were killed and 36 injured when a minibus crashed and caught fire in Turkey's Igdir province, authorities said on Friday.On Thursday night, the minibus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, hit a light pole on the Igdir-Kars...

11-Feb-2018 Ankara

Turkish military copter crashes in Syria, 2 killed

A Turkish military combat helicopter crashed on Saturday in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing operation, and two soldiers were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.It is not clear at this point whether the incident occurred due...

22-Jan-2018 Ankara

Turkey will not step back from Afrin operation: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey will not take a step back from its operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) in Syria's Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday."There is no stepping back from Afrin," Xinhua quoted Erdogan as saying at an award ceremony in Ankara...

12-Dec-2017 Ankara

'US move on Jerusalem destabilises Middle East'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned that the US move on Jerusalem destabilizes the Middle East and will not help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Speaking at a joint news conference on Monday after...

28-Oct-2017 PaRIS

Shuttler Srikanth enters final, Sindhu bows out of French Open

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bounced back to win 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a three-setter against H.S Prannoy and enter the men's singles final but P.V. Sindhu crashed out of the women's singles at the $325,000 French Open Superseries here on Saturday.Srikanth...

22-Oct-2017 Istanbul

US cannot be called 'civilized' country : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he would not call the United States a "civilized country" after detention warrants were issued for his bodyguards over a brawl during his visit in May."If America issues detention warrants for my 13 bodyguards...

05-Jun-2017 Ankara

Erdogan urges to ease Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held bilateral phone calls on Monday to ease the unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries.According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Erdogan is actively involved in the process for...

01-Jun-2017 Ankara

13 Turkish military personnel killed in helicopter crash

At least 13 military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Turkey's Sirnak Province, the Turkish Armed Forces said.According to the Turkish Armed Forces statement, an AS 532 Cougar-type helicopter carrying 13 personnel took off from a military...

10-May-2017 Ankara

Reverse decision to arm Syrian Kurdish group : Turkey urges US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday urged Washington would "reverse" its decision to arm a Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) before his visit to the US next week.Speaking on a joint press conference with Sierra Leone President...

28-Apr-2017 Ankara

India, Pakistan must discuss Kashmir : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In what appears to be a departure from Turkey's traditional stand on Kashmir, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Pakistan and India must discuss their festering dispute.In an interview ahead of his visit to India, Erdogan also said that the obvious similarity...

19-Apr-2017 Ankara

Turkey reforms don't make me dictator : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his plans to assume sweeping new powers do not make him a dictator.Erdogan, in an interview to CNN on Tuesday, said a constitutional reform package -- backed by a narrow majority of Turkey's voters in a referendum...

10-Mar-2017 Istanbul

Five die in Istanbul helicopter crash

At least five persons were killed when a helicopter crashed here on Friday, the media reported.The Sikorsky S-76 commercial utility helicopter hit a tower of TV before it crashed in the district of Beylikduzu, Xinhua news agency repoorted.At least seven...

24-Feb-2017 Ankara

India, Pakistan should maintain friendly ties : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on Friday."We Pakistan and India should maintain good relations and avoid involving in conspiracies against each other," Dawn news...

10-Feb-2017 Ankara

Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves Turkey's constitutional reform bill

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved on Friday constitutional amendments that will bring drastic changes to the country's political system, including a shift to an executive presidential system from the current parliamentary system.The package will...

01-Jan-2017 Istanbul

At least 35 killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

At least 35 people were killed in a gun attack on a popular nightclub in Istanbul, city's Governor Vasip Sahin said on Sunday morning.Hurriyet Daily News quoted Sahin as saying that the attacker killed a police officer and a civilian at the gate of the...

24-Dec-2016 Istanbul

No establishment of new state in northern Syria : Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday not to allow a new state to be established in northern Syria."We will never allow the founding of this kind of state," the President was quoted by Turkish press as saying to Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations...

17-Dec-2016 Ankara

13 killed in Turkey bombing

A bus transporting soldiers was hit by an explosion in central Turkey that killed at least 13 of them, the Turkish General Staff stated on Saturday.The explosion near Erciyes University in Kayseri also left nearly 50 injured, Xinhua reported.The blast...

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