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Washington says observation posts in place on Syria border despite Turkey's opposition

The Pentagon has announced that American observation posts in northern Syria, meant to prevent altercations between the Turkish army and US-supported YPG, have been erected, despite Ankara?s request to scrap the move.     


Intelligence, the new front in the US-China struggle

Tensions between the U.S. and China shifted to another course from tariffs. Last week, the Canadian police arrested Meng Wanzhou, Huawei?s chief financial officer and daughter of the firm?s founder, upon the demand of the U.S. The Chinese government?s announcement showed strong reactions to Canadian and American authorities and said that if Meng does not get released immediately, it will have serious consequences.


Ankara vows to reform judicial system in EU bid

The Turkish government pledges for further reform in judiciary with plans to reveal judicial reform strategy in January that will be action plan the next five years after having discussions with other stakeholders, Minister of Justice Abdülhamit Gül said on Dec. 11 after Reform Action Group meeting.


Khashoggi, other persecuted journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country?s Istanbul consulate, was named Time magazine?s "Person of the Year" Tuesday, an honor he shared with other persecuted journalists dubbed as "guardians" of the truth.


CHP and  ?Y? Party in tough alliance talks for Turkey's local elections

Republican People?s Party (CHP) and ?Y? (Good) Party are having difficult negotiations upon the candidate of Ankara for the upcoming local elections.


Galatasaray qualify for UEFA Europa League round of 32

Istanbul's Galatasaray transferred to UEFA Europa League round of 32 despite losing against Portugal's Porto 2-3 on Dec. 11 in UEFA Champions League.


Pick-up truck kept sealed in garage for 39 years by angry father revealed in Turkey

Locals in a northern Turkish town have opened a garage with no entrance 39 years after an angry father decided to keep a pick-up truck there. Click through for the story in photos...


Woman applies to Constitutional Court after her dogs were removed from house

A woman has applied to Turkey?s Constitutional Court after her two dogs were removed from her house by a local court order following a complaint filed by the management of the housing complex where she lives.


Turkish man thanks police after killing wife by slitting her throat

A man in the western Turkish province of Bursa has thanked police officers after he was detained for killing his wife by slitting her throat.


Police chief shot dead in Turkey?s Rize

A police chief in Turkey?s Black Sea province of Rize was shot dead on Dec. 11, local media reported.


Armenia ready to build direct relations with Turkey without preconditions: New PM Pashinyan

Armenia is ready to establish relations with Turkey without any precondition, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan whose bloc won snap parliamentary elections on Dec. 9 has said.


Istanbul ranked as 15th most congested city in world

Istanbul has ranked 15th among the cities with the most traffic in the world, according to a new report by transportation analytics firm INRIX. Among European countries, on the other hand, Istanbul ranked fourth in terms of worst traffic.


21 percent of Turkish adults engage in education, training: Eurostat

The proportion of adults of working age taking part in education and training was 20.9 percent in Turkey as of 2016, according to figures recently released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union in Luxembourg.


80,000 Turkish pilgrims expected to visit Mecca, Medina in 2019

The head of Turkey?s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) on Dec. 10 met with Saudi Arabia?s hajj and umrah minister to reach an agreement on services to be provided next year for Turkish pilgrims making their way to Islam?s holiest cities for pilgrimages amid concern over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


Istanbul prosecutor seeks up to 15 years in jail for five Sözcü journalists

An Istanbul prosecutor has sought jail times up to 15 years for five employees of Sözcü, a daily critical of the government, including two well-known columnists, an indictment into FETÖ showed on Dec. 10.


Over 250,000 irregular migrants held in 2018 in Turkey: Minister

Turkish security forces have held some 251,794 irregular migrants so far this year, the country?s interior minister said on Dec. 10.


Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel on Dec. 11 as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.


Turkish father sues son over fake news scheme targeting family members, officials

A Turkish father has sued his ?cyber bully? son for operating a fake news scheme to target his family members, as well as public officials including judges.


Turkey 'aims to draw 50 million visitors yearly with help of faith tourism'

Turkey?s Culture and Tourism Ministry will carry out promotion works to boost faith tourism starting next year, aiming to increase the number of tourists coming to the country from 45 million to 50 million, it has said.


Turkey 'aims to draw 50 million visitors yearly with help of faith tourism'

Turkey?s Culture and Tourism Ministry will carry out promotion works to boost faith tourism starting next year, aiming to increase the number of tourists coming to the country from 45 million to 50 million, it has said.


Turkish man thanks police after killing wife by slitting her throat

A man in the western Turkish province of Bursa has thanked police officers after he was detained for killing his wife by slitting her throat.


Boeing launches technology center in Turkey's Istanbul

Boeing, the world?s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, has launched a technology and engineering center in Istanbul.


Turkish-German carrier eyes expansion to back tourism

Turkish-German carrier SunExpress will offer a record high capacity of 6.4 million seats in its international flights for summer 2019.


Turkey's current account balance posts surplus in October

Turkey?s current account balance posted a surplus in October for the third month in a row, the country?s central bank announced on Dec. 11.


Venezuelan workers to be paid severance in ?tires?

Goodyear is halting operations in Venezuela because of dire economic conditions and U.S. sanctions, the company said on Dec. 10, part of an exodus of foreign corporations from the country.


Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.


France hunts terror suspect who attacked Christmas market

France is hunting for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 11.


Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel on Dec. 11 as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.


Russia gas pipeline to boost grip on Ukraine, Europe: US diplomat

Russia is seeking to boost its power in Europe and grip over Ukraine with the proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Dec. 10, in a step-up of Washington?s rhetoric against the pipeline.


China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute: Qualcomm

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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end 'yellow vest' revolt

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.


Turkish TV series expand dominance on Arab world viewers

Turkish soap operas, which are screened in many countries from Venezuela to Pakistan, are now expanding popularity in the Arab world with more and more binge-watching Palestinian families. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkey?s Antalya hosts 120,000 int?l golfers in 2018

Turkey?s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya has hosted some 120,000 golfers from 30 countries in 2018, an official said on Dec. 10.


'Stable' East Antarctica glaciers melt

Four rivers of ice are shrinking in the eastern part of the frozen continent Antarctica that?s supposed to be stable, NASA announced on Dec. 10.


Turkish foster father of Korean war orphan remembered

A late Turkish soldier who befriended an orphaned 5-year-old girl in the midst of Korean War was remembered in Chicago on Dec. 7.


Turkey?s Antalya hosts 120,000 int?l golfers in 2018

Turkey?s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya has hosted some 120,000 golfers from 30 countries in 2018, an official said on Dec. 10.


?Gypsy Girl? mosaics on display

Missing fragments from one of Turkey's most striking ancient treasures, the haunting, wide-eyed "Gypsy Girl" mosaic, have returned home more than half a century after they were plundered and smuggled to the U.S.


A symbol of civilizations: Hagia Sophia

Istanbul?s Hagia Sophia Museum is one of the most visited in the world. In terms not just of its architectural design but also of many features in its interiors and exterior, it has always remained a focus of interest and curiosity.


Getty museum says it has right to keep prized Greek statue

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy's highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy.


Pick-up truck kept sealed in garage for 39 years by angry father revealed in Turkey

Locals in a northern Turkish town have opened a garage with no entrance 39 years after an angry father decided to keep a pick-up truck there. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkish man stabs himself to death over ?snake in his belly?

A young man in the western Turkish province Kocaeli has died after he stabbed himself over complaints that a snake was running in his belly.


Turkish foster father of Korean war orphan remembered

A late Turkish soldier who befriended an orphaned 5-year-old girl in the midst of Korean War was remembered in Chicago on Dec. 7.


Turkey?s most popular singers and songs in 2018 announced

Turkish rapper Ezhel, who had hit headlines in Turkey after being arrested for encouraging drug use, topped Turkish music streaming charts in 2018, according to figures released by Spotify on Dec. 4. Click through for the list...


Turkish woman walks free after killing abusive boyfriend thanks to final court ruling

Turkey?s Court of Cassation has ruled that a woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death amid a sexual assault ?used the right to self-defense,? concluding a key case with a landmark verdict that let the defendant walk free without any jail sentence.


Do not report if it?s not in child?s best interest: UNICEF

A workshop held by UNICEF for journalists in the southeastern province of Gaziantep has advised media to ?not report news if it is not in the best interest of the child.?


Top 10 soup restaurants in Turkey

Turkish cuisine is one of the richest in the world when it comes to soups. Most Turks prefer to begin their lunches and dinners with soup, which is why you can find an incredible variety and depth in this culinary area. Click through for the top 10 soup restaurants across Turkey, selected by the Hürriyet jury of gourmets and food researchers...


Top 25 Turkish TV series, according to Forbes

Forbes magazine has announced the top 25 highest grossing Turkish TV series of the year. Click through for the full list...


Top 5 weekend activities in Istanbul

Istanbul presents unique experiences for those who want to escape from the intense week day into the weekend in the world?s only intercontinental city. Click through for the top five suggestions from Hürriyet Travel:


Turkey?s intelligence agency opens digital museum of espionage

Turkey?s National Intelligence Organization (M?T) has opened an online museum dedicated to the history of espionage on its website. From Turkish intelligence reports on Lawrence of Arabia to curious gadgets for espionage, you can click through for the stories from M?T?s digital museum.


Turkey?s top taxpayers announced

Turkey?s Revenue Administration (G?B) has announced the country?s corporate tax champions and top individual taxpayers in 2017. Click through for the top 10 in both categories, according to the G?B?s statement on Nov. 2, 2018...


Foreigners snap up Istanbul?s iconic waterfront mansions

They are among Istanbul?s most iconic sights -- magnificent waterside mansions strung out along the Bosphorus as the waters of the strait dividing Europe and Asia lap almost at their front doors. Click through for the AFP story in photos by Alamy...


Priceless 'Croesus Treasures' exhibited in Turkey's U?ak

The Croesus (Karun) Treasures with 432 pieces of priceless artifacts including two-time stolen winged seahorse brochure are displayed in Turkey's western U?ak province. Click through for the story in photos...


Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached 10,000. Click through for the story in photos...


Thousands have already booked their seats for popular Eastern Express

With the winter approaching, the demand for seats on the Eastern Express, a train service that links the capital Ankara with the eastern province of Kars, has surged again, as the number of tickets sold so far for the winter months reached 10,000. Click through for the story in photos...


World?s top 20 healthiest cities list has one Turkish town

Bursa in western Turkey has ranked five in the list of healthiest cities in the world by Numbeo, while three more Turkish cities have appeared in the top 100. Click through for the top 20 healthiest cities in photos...


Top 10 museums in Istanbul, ranked by our jury

Being the capital of three empires, Istanbul hosts 82 different museums. The Hürriyet jury, composed of eminent historians, travelers and journalists, has picked the top 10 museums in Istanbul. Click through for the full list...


Top 15 exciting places and activities in Turkey

For lovers of adrenaline sports and wildlife activities, Turkey presents a number of breathtaking options. Click through for the full list with a bonus in the end...


Top 10 street food venues in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Street food is one of the most delicious ways to get to know a country and its culture. Hürriyet?s Gastronomy Jury has ranked the best street food venues in Turkey. Click through for the best of the best...


World?s weirdest museums list includes one Turkish venue

CNN Travel has ranked the world?s weirdest museums. The Avanos Hair Museum in Central Anatolia is the only Turkish venue ranked by CNN. Click through for the full list...


Top 9 things to do in Istanbul?s Princes? Islands

The Princes? Islands in the Marmara Sea present a unique opportunity for a short escape from Istanbul. Our jury has picked nine awesome activities that you can do on the islands. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 hamams in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Hamam, or Turkish bath, is one of the defining features of Turkish culture. A culture passed down over history, the baths, besides being a place to get pampered, is a spot for socializing and entertainment. Hürriyet?s jury have chosen the best traditional Roman and Ottoman baths of Turkey. Click through for the full list...


Top 15 exciting places and activities in Turkey

For lovers of adrenaline sports and wildlife activities, Turkey presents a number of breathtaking options. Click through for the full list with a bonus in the end...


Top 10 museums in Istanbul, ranked by our jury

Being the capital of three empires, Istanbul hosts 82 different museums. The Hürriyet jury, composed of eminent historians, travelers and journalists, has picked the top 10 museums in Istanbul. Click through for the full list...


Turkey?s most peaceful village: Ild?r?

Hürriyet Travel has selected Ild?r? in western Turkey as the country?s most peaceful village. Click through for the story in photos...


World?s top 20 healthiest cities list has one Turkish town

Bursa in western Turkey has ranked five in the list of healthiest cities in the world by Numbeo, while three more Turkish cities have appeared in the top 100. Click through for the top 20 healthiest cities in photos...


World?s weirdest museums list includes one Turkish venue

CNN Travel has ranked the world?s weirdest museums. The Avanos Hair Museum in Central Anatolia is the only Turkish venue ranked by CNN. Click through for the full list...


'Meow Park' opens doors to stray cats in Turkey's south

The ?Meow Park? on Turkey's Mediterranean coast has become a major draw for local stray cats, as it provides the felines with safe homes, along with ample food and space to play. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 hamams in Turkey ranked by Hürriyet jury

Hamam, or Turkish bath, is one of the defining features of Turkish culture. A culture passed down over history, the baths, besides being a place to get pampered, is a spot for socializing and entertainment. Hürriyet?s jury have chosen the best traditional Roman and Ottoman baths of Turkey. Click through for the full list...


Top 9 things to do in Istanbul?s Princes? Islands

The Princes? Islands in the Marmara Sea present a unique opportunity for a short escape from Istanbul. Our jury has picked nine awesome activities that you can do on the islands. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 waterfront restaurants in Turkey, selected by Hürriyet jury

Whether it is the gorgeous Bosphorus or the biblical River Euphrates, Turkey provides many options for those who would like to dine at a waterfront venue. Click through for the top 10 waterfront restaurants in Turkey selected by Hürriyet Travel?s jury of experts.


2,200 year old ancient city Aigai waiting to be discovered

Only one percent of the ancient city of Aigai in the Yunuslar district of the western Turkish province of Manisa has been unearthed so far in the excavations that started back in 2004. Click through for the story in photos...


Music and dance festivals in Turkey: A calendar for 2018-2019

Music and dance lovers can find something interesting for themselves this year, whether they like jazz or rock, latin or folk and whether they go to western or eastern Turkey... Click through for the 2018-2019 calendar for music and dance festivals in Turkey...


Mount Nemrut mesmerizes South Korean bloggers

A group of South Korean bloggers along with Korean tourism company executives have visited Turkey?s majestic Mt. Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the southeastern Ad?yaman province.


22 unique experiences in Turkey, from petting stray cats to oil wrestling

If you come to Turkey, you should not leave without experiencing at least some of its uniqueness. See, hear, feel, eat, travel, have fun and love in Turkish style. Click through our list of unique experiences that you can only have in Turkey...


Mayor takes action against graffiti on walls of historical city for Christianity

The mayor of the western Turkish town of ?znik, which is a key venue in the history of Christianity, has launched a campaign against those who paint the historic city walls with graffiti despite repeated warnings. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 10 natural marvels in Turkey selected by Hürriyet?s jury

The Anatolian geography with its climate, unique location and biodiversity is home to several unique natural beauties. Lakes in the green valleys, mountain plains, unique rock formations, rivers, valleys and beaches? Hürriyet Travel has compiled the must-see natural marvels of Turkey. It is our hope to preserve these landscapes in the future. Click through for our top 10...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Turkey?s top 50 female CEOs

Turkish business magazines Capital and Ekonomist have selected the ?50 Powerful Female CEOs? of Turkey. Here is the full list announced at a ceremony in Istanbul on Sept. 5, 2018:


Turkish doctors become social media influencers

A recent trend on social media in Turkey is the increasing influence of a group of good-looking Turkish doctors. Click through for the photo story by Hürriyet reporter Kübra Genç...


Most popular Turkish pilot on social media changes job

Ebru Ünsal, who has been described as the most popular Turkish pilot on social media, has switched jobs. Click through for the story in photos...


Istanbul?s Kad?köy hailed among ?world?s coolest neighborhoods?

The district of Kad?köy on Istanbul?s Asian side has been hailed as one of the top 50 coolest neighborhoods in the world by Time Out magazine. Click through for the story in photos...


Priceless 'Croesus Treasures' exhibited in Turkey's U?ak

The Croesus (Karun) Treasures with 432 pieces of priceless artifacts including two-time stolen winged seahorse brochure are displayed in Turkey's western U?ak province. Click through for the story in photos...


Street lamp falls on unlucky passerby in Istanbul

A street lamp has fallen on the head of a passerby in Istanbul, injuring the man.


Best restaurants in Istanbul, ranked by Turkey's Pearly Gastronomy Guide

The Hürriyet newspaper's jury of experts has created the "Pearly Gastronomy Guide" to rank Turkey's best restaurants. Click through for the top 20 restaurants in Istanbul, according to the 2018 guide...


Top 10 boutique hotels in Turkey

Daily Hürriyet?s travel supplement, Seyahat, has listed the top 10 boutique hotels in Turkey. Click through for the story in photos...


Top 29 must-try Turkish street foods

Turkey is frequently described as a paradise when it comes to cuisine. Along with that, it also has hidden treasures in its streets as well. Click through for the top 29 Turkish street foods from "wet" hamburger to roasted chestnut, selected by the gastronomy jury of daily Hürriyet...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Top 20 museums in Turkey

As a historic home to great civilizations like the Roman and Ottoman empires, Turkey has some of the world?s best museums. Click through for our top 20...


Best souvenirs to buy from 30 places in Turkey

Best souvenirs to buy from 30 places in Turkey


15 best hotels of Turkey in 2018, according to Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor?s annual list of best hotels has been published. Click through for the top 15 hotels in Turkey that won Travellers? Choice 2018 awards with the votes of the website?s users.


Top 9 places in Turkey for vacation in September

Those who have not been able to go on vacation over the summer or those who wish to extend their vacation can check Hürriyet Travel?s list for the best holiday destinations in Turkey in the month of September. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkey's traditional K?rkp?nar Oil Wrestling competition kicks off for 657th time

Turkey?s longest-running traditional sports event, K?rkp?nar Oil Wrestling competition, has started in the northwestern province of Edirne. The annual event, which is organized for the 657th time this year, attracts thousands of people. Click through for the story in photos...