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Erdo?an says ?may seek coalition if fails to get majority?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said in an interview late on June 20 that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) could seek to form a coalition if it fails to secure a parliamentary majority in the elections on June 24.


Russia arrests former board member of Turkey?s first nuclear plant: Reports

A former board member of the company that is building Turkey?s first nuclear energy plant has been arrested in Russia on espionage charges, Russian and Romanian media reported on June 20.


Turkish gov?t to allow onion, potato imports as prices skyrocketing

The government is set to allow potato and onion imports in certain amounts and from certain countries in an effort to curb prices, which have recently skyrocketed.


Turkey?s first F-35 officially to be delivered in ceremony June 21 despite Senate opposition

A highly anticipated ceremony for the delivery of Turkey?s first two F-35 fighter jets from the United States will take place at the defense contractor Lockheed Martin?s headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas on June 21, despite successive attempts by the U.S. Congress to block the supply of the new generation fighters to its NATO ally.


PKK uses Europe as logistics base: Europol report

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) is believed to be using European countries as bases for logistics and procurement of weapons and recruitment, the EU?s law enforcement agency Europol stated on June 20.


Turkey conducts military exercise off Cyprus

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has completed a search-and-rescue exercise in the eastern Mediterranean?s international waters off Cyprus. Click through for the story in photos...


11 detained for ?PKK propaganda? on social media

A total of 11 suspects were detained in the Turkish capital of Ankara for allegedly promoting propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the Ankara Governor?s Office announced on June 21.


One detained for voting twice as record number of Turkish expats go to polls

A Turkish citizen has been detained for voting both in Belgium and in Turkey.


Anger swells over new attacks on kittens in Turkey

Fatal assaults targeting two kittens have shaken Turkey, days after politicians voiced support for a new law to prevent violence against stray animals following the horrific killing of a puppy in the west of the country.


Turkey calls for more international solidarity on World Refugee Day

Turkey on June 20 marked World Refugee Day by calling for heightened international solidarity to tackle the problems of forcefully displaced people around the globe.


Turkey to set up university in Syria?s al-Bab as 200,000 refugees returned

Turkey will establish an applied sciences university in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on June 20, adding that nearly 200,000 refugees have returned to the ?liberated areas? in Syria.


More than 500,000 people on probation in Turkey

A total of 583,083 offenders are under surveillance as part of Turkey?s probation programs, daily Habertürk reported on June 21.


No early election after June polls, says PM Y?ld?r?m

Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m has ruled out the possibility of calling another snap election after the June 24 polls.


Army will continue striking PKK in Iraq?s Kandil, Erdo?an says in Turkey?s south

Turkey will continue striking the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) in the northern Iraqi province of Kandil, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said, referring to the mountainous region that the militant group uses as its headquarters.


Turkey conducts second patrolling mission around Syria?s Manbij

The Turkish Armed Forces have started its second patrolling mission around the northern Syrian town of Manbij a part of a deal with the United States.


?Our choice is West,? CHP presidential candidate ?nce says

Main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) presidential candidate Muharrem ?nce has vowed to repair Turkey?s strained ties with the European Union, stressing their ?choice is the West.?


Two soldiers killed in PKK attack in Hakkari

Two soldiers were killed and another was injured in an attack by outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern Hakkari province, security sources said on June 20.


Suspect denies charges over killing of puppy in Sapanca

The operator of a grader has denied charges for the horrible killing of a puppy that caused outrage in Turkey, while a leading lawyer condemned the arrest as a ?lynch.?


Syrian woman killed in Turkey with baby in arms

A young Syrian woman was fatally stabbed while holding her baby in her arms in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, Do?an News Agency has reported.


Turkey starts implementing retaliatory tariffs against US on June 21

Turkey will start implementing retaliatory tariffs worth $266.5 million against the United States on June 21 over ?ill-advised? and ?unsupportable? additional steel tariffs enacted by Washington, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said.


Turkey opens tender for 1,200 MW offshore wind plant project

Turkey has opened a tender for a 1,200-megawatt (MW) offshore wind plant project.


Turkey makes strong comeback in summer season: TUI

After having seen a decreasing demand from many Western and northern European markets, Turkey is back in fashion in summer season and has become the third most popular destination after Spain and Greece, Anglo-German travel and tourism company TUI has stated.


Victims of urban transformation protest still-unfinished construction in Istanbul?s Fikirtepe

A group of people whose houses were demolished in Istanbul?s Fikirtepe neighborhood amid a massive ongoing urban transformation project have recently started living in tents in the construction area, in protest at the still-unfinished construction.


Interest rates need to fall for investment, says Erdo?an

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said interest rates had to come down to bring investment into the country, two weeks after the Central Bank raised interest rates for a second time in two weeks.


Turkish textile sector working to improve Turkey image in Europe

Turkish textile manufacturers have been in efforts to improve Turkey?s deteriorating image in Europe, the top market for the sector, a leading association president has announced.


Japan halts missile drills after Trump-Kim summit: Report

Japan has halted evacuation drills simulating a North Korean missile attack in the wake of historic talks between Washington and Pyongyang, local media reported on June 21.


Trump orders halt to family separations

President Donald Trump has ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the U.S. border, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.


New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern gives birth to baby girl

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to her first child, a girl, on June 21, Ardern said in a posting on Instagram.


Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules South Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said on June 21 could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.


Macedonian parliament ratifies name deal with Greece

Macedonia?s parliament has ratified a deal with neighboring Greece signed last weekend to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia?s name.


US leaving UN?s Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

The United States is leaving the United Nations? Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not worthy of its name." It?s the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution.


Inspired by Turkish TV series, relatives assault doctors, force them to defibrilate dead patient

Angry relatives of a patient who died during an operation attacked two surgeons in the western Turkish city of ?zmir on June 19, also forcing them to try to resuscitate the dead man with electro-shocks.


Turkish professor stirs outcry over obscene, sexist remarks

Süleyman Demirel University in the western Turkish province of Isparta has launched an investigation after a professor?s obscene remarks drew ire from social media users, particularly women.


Turkish professor stirs outcry over obscene, sexist remarks

Süleyman Demirel University in the western Turkish province of Isparta has launched an investigation after a professor?s obscene remarks drew ire from social media users, particularly women.


Syrian woman killed in Turkey with baby in arms

A young Syrian woman was fatally stabbed while holding her baby in her arms in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, Do?an News Agency has reported.


Lakes in Burdur?s ?nsuyu Cave dry up due to drought

Burdur?s famous ?nsuyu cave, which was home to nine lakes, was closed for two years and recently reopened to visitors after some rearrangements. However, all of the lakes in the cave have dried up because of drought


International Yoga Day to be marked in Turkey with Bollywood

International Yoga Day will be marked by various activities throughout Turkey, with the Yoga Foundation bringing together local yoga masters with yoga lovers across Istanbul.


The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace

Initiated with a proposition by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, June 21 was proclaimed International Yoga Day by the United Nations on Dec. 11, 2014. The aim of worldwide recognition was to primarily raise awareness on the benefits of yoga.


International Yoga Day to be marked in Turkey with Bollywood

International Yoga Day will be marked by various activities throughout Turkey, with the Yoga Foundation bringing together local yoga masters with yoga lovers across Istanbul.


Syrian woman killed in Turkey with baby in arms

A young Syrian woman was fatally stabbed while holding her baby in her arms in the northwestern Turkish province of Bursa, Do?an News Agency has reported.


Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil

A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil?s World Cup campaign back on track on June 22 as the pre-tournament favorite seeks to re-assert its title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.


Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup as Diego Costa scores

Patience is a virtue, and Spain showed plenty of it to overcome a tough challenge from Iran at the World Cup.


Serbia and Switzerland look to continue Group E shake-up

A topsy-turvy Group E could be thrown into further disorder when Serbia and Switzerland clash on June 22 in a contest that could put one team on the brink of advancing to the knockout round.


Turkish-German footballer Nuri ?ahin opens water wells in Ethiopia

Nuri ?ahin, who plays for Germany?s Borussia Dortmund, took part in an initiative to open water wells in Ethiopia.


Property sales increase slightly in Turkey, mortgage sales decline

Nearly 120,000 homes were sold in Turkey in May, marking a 2.7 percent increase over the same period last year, the country?s statistics agency has announced.


World?s biggest construction vessel passes through Bosphorus

The world?s largest pipe-laying vessel, the ?Pioneering Spirit,? passed through the Bosphorus Strait on June 20. Click through for the story in photos...


Electric cars to replace horses on Istanbul?s Princes? Islands

The Turkish authorities have announced that electric cars would soon replace the horse-drawn carriages on Istanbul?s Princes? Islands amid public outrage over the cruel treatment the animals have endured for decades. Click through for the story in photos by Hürriyet reporter Murat ?aka...


Electric cars to replace horses on Istanbul?s Princes? Islands

The Turkish authorities have announced that electric cars would soon replace the horse-drawn carriages on Istanbul?s Princes? Islands amid public outrage over the cruel treatment the animals have endured for decades. Click through for the story in photos by Hürriyet reporter Murat ?aka...


Flash floods leave parts of Istanbul underwater

Heavy rains, which hit Istanbul early on June 19, caused flooding in a number of basements, most severely in the Ye?ilköy neighborhood of the Bak?rköy district. Here is the story in photos...


Flash floods leave parts of Istanbul underwater

Heavy rains, which hit Istanbul early on June 19, caused flooding in a number of basements, most severely in the Ye?ilköy neighborhood of the Bak?rköy district. Here is the story in photos...


Massive cannabis plantation found at UNESCO World Heritage site in southeast Turkey

A massive plantation of cannabis was seized in a police operation on June 18 at Hevsel Gardens in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbak?r, a site on UNESCO?s World Heritage list. Click through for story in photos...