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Azerbaijan ?to become top investor in Turkey?

Azerbaijan is set to become the leading foreign investor in Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on April 25, hosting his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Ankara.


Turkey?s parties in intense talks for electoral alliance

Ahead of a tight electoral schedule for the upcoming snap elections to be held on June 24, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and opposition parties continued to engage in a whirlwind of talks on April 25 over possible electoral alliances. 


Turkey?s Constitutional Court rulings are binding, top judge says

The rulings of the Constitutional Court are binding for everyone, the head of the top court said on April 25, in an open reference to a recent move by a local court that contradicted the Constitutional Court?s verdict on the release of two jailed journalists.


Former President Gül?s name never came up in our debates: CHP official

The name of former President Abdullah Gül has never occurred in the main opposition Republican People?s Party?s (CHP) debates for identifying a presidential candidate, CHP Parliamentary Group Chair Özgür Özel wrote in a social media post on April 25. 


Harmonization law for elections passed in parliament

The Turkish Parliament has approved a legislative package for the harmonization of the current election and political party laws based on the new electoral terms stipulated by the constitutional amendment.


CHP party assembly authorizes K?l?çdaro?lu to form alliance

Main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) party assembly on April 24 granted full authorization to its leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu to hold electoral alliance talks and make all necessary decisions regarding the issue, CHP spokesman leader Bülent Tezcan has said.


Erdo?an says he will campaign in a European city for June elections

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on April 24 he was expecting to hold a campaign rally in a European city next month ahead of the June elections despite a ban by some Western countries on Turkish politicians campaigning abroad.


Russia begins production of S-400 missiles sold to Turkey

Russia has started production of the S-400 air defense system for Turkey, manufacturing company Rosoboronexport General Director Alexandre Miheev said on April 25.


Anger sparked again after horse on Istanbul?s Princes? Islands collapses

Anger has been sparked once again over the poor condition of horses used to pull carriages on Istanbul?s Büyükada, the largest of the Princes? Islands, after footage emerged of a horse that had collapsed and fallen to the ground in exhaustion.


Istanbul VIP airport transfer charges Japanese tourists astronomical price

Two Japanese tourists who visited Istanbul on April 21 were charged an astronomical price for 20-minute journey from Atatürk International Airport to the Sultanahmet neighborhood via a VIP transfer vehicle.


Istanbul VIP airport transfer charges Japanese tourists astronomical price

Two Japanese tourists who visited Istanbul on April 21 were charged an astronomical price for 20-minute journey from Atatürk International Airport to the Sultanahmet neighborhood via a VIP transfer vehicle.


Dawn service held in Turkey to mark Gallipoli landings

Over 1,000 visitors from Australia and New Zealand attended a dawn service in Turkey?s western province of Çanakkale on April 25 to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the landing of foreign troops on Turkish soil during World War I.


Turkey faces wave of Afghan migrants: Interior minister

A wave of undocumented migrants from Afghanistan has hit Turkey in recent months, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on April 25.


Turkey ranks 157 in RSF?s Press Freedom Index, down two places from last year

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has seen Turkey fall to the rank of 157 among 180 countries.


Erdo?an to visit South Korea in May for official talks

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is to pay an official visit to South Korea next month, according to the presidential press office.


Bill to split Istanbul University protested by faculty members, students

Hundreds of students and faculty members on April 24 protested against a bill submitted to the Turkish Parliament to split Istanbul University.


Turkey rejects Trump?s description of 1915 events

Turkey on April 25 rejected United States President Donald Trump?s ?inaccurate expressions and the subjective interpretation of history? regarding the 1915 events, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.


Turkish deputy PM accuses PACE of ?double standards? on early elections

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) urging Turkey to postpone its early elections over its state of emergency shows a double standard as no one made an issue about the same situation in France, Turkey?s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozda? said on April 24.


Turkish PM accuses European countries, apart from Spain, of supporting FETÖ

Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m criticized on April 25 ?European countries apart from Spain? for backing what the Turkish authorities refer to as the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).


Turkish FM slams differentiation of terrorist groups

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, Turkey?s foreign minister on April 25 slammed countries that draw distinctions between various terror groups, such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK).


Graffiti artist Tünay decorates Istanbul?s walls

Ahmet Sedat Tünay is one of Istanbul?s most distinctive graffiti artists and has been painting the walls of the city since 2005


Thousands join Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey's west

Thousands gathered to remember the fallen Anzac and Turkish troops of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 at a memorial service on April 24.


Turkey?s first aeronautical expo kicks off in Antalya

Turkey?s first aeronautical expo kicked off on April 25 with the participation of national and international dignitaries.


Turkey encourages Turkish entrepreneurs to invest in Bosnia

The ninth Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) began on April 25 in the Bosnian capital with Turkey calling on its entrepreneurs to invest in the Balkan country.


British holidaymakers returning to Turkey: Thomas Cook

British holidaymakers are returning to Turkey and package holiday bookings to Turkey are currently up 84 percent year-on-year, a global travel company said on April 23.


BMC wins contract for Turkey?s indigenous battle tank: Defense sources

BMC, a Turkish-Qatari armored vehicles manufacturer, has won a key contract on the road to developing and producing the country?s main battle tank, dubbed ?Altay,? defense sources told state-run Anadolu Agency on April 24.


Turkey?s sectoral confidence goes down in April

Confidence in Turkey?s services, retail trade and construction sectors dropped in April compared with the previous month, official data showed on April 24.


Key investment summit to be held in Turkey?s ?zmir

Turkey will host a key exporters and investors summit on April 26-27, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on April 24.


EU urges Russia, Iran, Turkey to push Assad to negotiation table

The European Union called on Russia, Iran and Turkey on April 25 to ensure a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gathered in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country.


Trump, Macron call for ?new? nuclear deal with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have called for a ?new? deal with Iran, looking beyond disagreements over a landmark nuclear accord that still hangs in the balance.


Indian court convicts popular guru of raping teenager

A court in India?s western state of Rajasthan on April 25 convicted a self-styled religious preacher of raping a teenage girl, police said, the latest in a series of sexual abuse accusations against such figures.


Russia?s Lavrov says U.S. has no intention to leave Syria - RIA

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on April 24 that the United States has no intention to leave Syria despite Washington saying it has such plans, the RIA state news agency said.


China seizes record 1.3 tons of cocaine

Chinese police have seized 1.3 tons of cocaine from South America in the country?s biggest ever haul of the drug, authorities said.


UN and EU use Syria donors? conference to demand return to peace talks

The European Union and the United Nations called on April 24 for swift political talks to end the long war in Syria, saying the latest territorial gains by Damascus and its allies had not brought peace any closer.


Postponed Istanbul derby to continue from 57th minute

A Ziraat Turkey Cup semifinal game between Fenerbahçe and Be?ikta? called off last week due to violence will pick up where it left off on May 3, but with no fans in attendance, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) ruled on April 25.


Fenerbahçe, Baskonia to clash in fourth game

Fenerbahçe Do?u? will play at Kirolbet Baskonia tonight, with a victory taking it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Belgrade on May 19-21.


Rare Modigliani nude sets world record $150m estimate   

A painting of a nude by Amedeo Modigliani is expected to fetch $150 million, the highest ever pre-sale estimate for an artwork at auction, Sotheby's said April 23 as the work was unveiled in Hong Kong.


Turkish artists in Paris fair

The Carrousel Art Shopping contemporary art fair, organized by Louvre Museum, will take place on May 25, 26 and 27 in Paris.


Monkey in 'selfie' cannot sue for copyright, US court says

Monkeys lack standing to sue for copyright protection and an animal rights group cannot act as legal guardian in such matters, a U.S. appeals court ruled on April 24, in a battle over ownership of a smiling "selfie" taken by an endangered macaque.


?Avatar? director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

?Avatar? director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox?s film studio to Walt Disney Co.


Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

Heirs of Prince have sued an Illinois hospital and pharmacy chain Walgreens, saying they could have prevented the singer's 2016 death if they had properly diagnosed and treated his overdose days earlier, a court document showed on April 23.


?Oldest person at world? dies aged 117

A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world?s oldest person died on April 21, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117.


Fenerbahçe, Baskonia to clash in fourth game

Fenerbahçe Do?u? will play at Kirolbet Baskonia tonight, with a victory taking it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Belgrade on May 19-21.


Europa cup last chance for Wenger to sign off a winner

Arsenal has little time to digest Arsene Wenger?s long-awaited decision to end his 22-year reign as a Europa League semifinal with Atletico Madrid offers the outgoing manager a chance to salvage some of his lost credit with the club?s fans.


Durant steers Warriors past Spurs, Philadelphia advances

Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors powered into the Western Conference playoff semifinals with a 4-1 series victory over the San Antonio Spurs on April 24.


Bayern must be fearless against Real: Robben

Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if it wants to avoid a second-straight Champions League exit against the Spaniards.


Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets moved to the brink of a Western Conference first round playoff series victory with a 119-100 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 23.


FIFA planning special meeting to discuss new competitions

FIFA will hold a special meeting to discuss ambitious plans for a revamped version of the Club World Cup and a new global Nations League competition, football?s world governing body has said.


Oil, metals prices to rise amid trade tensions: World Bank

Crude oil prices are expected to jump 23 percent this year amid strong economic growth, while metals prices are rising, hit by ongoing trade tensions, the World Bank has said.


VW in 15-bln-euro bet on electric cars

Car giant Volkswagen announced onr April 24 investments of 15 billion euros ($18 billion) in electric and autonomous vehicles in China by 2022, in a massive bet on the vital market.


Top US court rules in favor of Arab Bank

Victims of attacks in Israel cannot use an 18th century law to sue the Arab Bank, a multinational financial institution, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on April 24 in a precedent-setting case for other foreign businesses.


US bond selloff ups borrowing costs higher in eurozone

Bond yields in the euro area rose yesterday as a selloff in U.S. Treasuries gathered pace, although a looming European Central Bank meeting injected a note of caution into regional debt markets.


World wine output falls to 60-year low

Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organization OIV said.


PSA sales jump 42 percent on Opel-Vauxhall acquisition

French automaker PSA Group posted a 42 percent increase in first-quarter revenue, lifted by its acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall.


ECB sees easier credit for eurozone firms and households     

The eurozone economy enjoyed easier access to credit in the first quarter, a European Central Bank survey showed on April 24, as banks eased their conditions for lending to firms and households.


German business confidence falls amid trade tensions

A closely watched survey showed a bigger-than-expected drop in German business confidence amid worries about international trade tensions, but a report on April 24 doesn?t necessarily signal any serious problems for Europe?s biggest economy.


Philippines expels Australian nun

The Philippines has ordered an Australian Catholic nun to leave the country in 30 days after the immigration bureau revoked her missionary visa for joining protest rallies, an immigration official said on April 25.


Japan minister apologizes after ?sexy yoga? claims

Japan?s education minister apologized on April 25 for using an official car to visit a yoga studio, but denied claims that the facility was offering ?sexy private yoga.?


China seizes record 1.3 tons of cocaine

Chinese police have seized 1.3 tons of cocaine from South America in the country?s biggest ever haul of the drug, authorities said.


Fire at oil well in Indonesia kills 10, injures 40

Firefighters in Indonesia were struggling April 25 to contain a blaze at an oil well in the northwestern province of Aceh that killed 10 people and injured as many as 40.


Senate panel narrowly recommends Pompeo as US diplomatic chief

U.S. President Donald Trump?s pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, narrowly won approval from a Senate panel on April 23, paving the way for the CIA director to become America?s top diplomat.


Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea 

China?s sole aircraft carrier has led a flotilla of naval vessels in a ?live combat drill? in the East China Sea, state media reported Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing?s burgeoning navy.


Driver kills 10, injures 15 plowing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on April 23, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly 1.6-kilometer-long stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said.


Father Bush hospitalized days after wife?s death

Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush was being treated for a blood infection on April 23, hours after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said.


A tribute concert to Cesaria Evora

Some of the greatest singers in world music joined musicians who had regularly accompanied Cesaria Evora, lending their voices to an ultimate tribute to the woman known as the Barefoot Diva. A tribute will be paid for her in Turkey


Turkish artists in Paris fair

The Carrousel Art Shopping contemporary art fair, organized by Louvre Museum, will take place on May 25, 26 and 27 in Paris.


Monastery in Thrace to open to world

K?rklareli?s St. Nicholas Monastery will bring more tourists to the region after its restoration process is finished, officials believe


Book readers constitute 10 percent of Turkish population: Study

Ten percent of the Turkish population regard reading books as one of the main activities they spend time on, a fresh study has found.


UK Queen celebrates 92 years with star-studded concert

Britain?s Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded special concert on April 21 as the world?s oldest and longest-reigning living monarch celebrated her 92nd birthday.


?Mini-Me? actor Verne Troyer loses life at 49

The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies? as ?Mini Me?, Verne Troyer, died on April 21 at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49.


Colorful jets light up the sky for Eurasia Airshow in Antalya

Colorful jets light up the sky for Eurasia Airshow in Antalya


Magnitude 5.1 quake strikes Turkey?s southeast

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Samsat district in Turkey?s southeastern province of Ad?yaman early April 24.


National Sovereignty and Children?s Day celebrated across Turkey

National Sovereignty and Children?s Day celebrated across Turkey


Local Çanakkale women awaiting visitors to showcase hand-made traditional dolls

Local Çanakkale women awaiting visitors to showcase hand-made traditional dolls


Cherry blossoms bloom in Turkish capital

Cherry blossoms bloom in Turkish capital


Visitors flock to Gallipoli peninsula after 103rd anniversary of Çanakkale victory

Visitors flock to Gallipoli peninsula after 103rd anniversary of Çanakkale victory