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Turkey in diplomatic attack against US sanctions

Turkey has engaged in a fresh diplomatic attack against the sanctions imposed by the United States with President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in talks with prominent European and Gulf countries in a bid to seek more support as the Turkish Lira falls rapidly against the U.S. dollar.


Turkey?s frustration is bigger than US: Foreign minister

Turkey?s disappointment regarding the Trump administration?s stance is much deeper because it has not taken into account its ally?s national security concerns, the Turkish government has said in response to a statement from a White House official that United States President Donald Trump is frustrated Turkey has not released pastor Andrew Brunson.


Talks with US to continue if it shows constructive stance: Turkey

Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Aug. 15 he expected problems with the United States, which battered lira, to be resolved but Washington must stop trying to influence Turkey's judiciary, adding that President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an will talk to German and French leaders about the ongoing row.


Turkish court rejects US pastor Brunson's appeal for release

A court in Turkey's western province of ?zmir rejected an appeal on Aug. 15 for United States Christian pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.


Turkey increases tariffs on U.S.-origin products,

Turkey has increased tariffs on several United States-origin products.


Diplomatic row won?t affect military relations with Turkey: UK commander

An ongoing row between Ankara and Washington will not lead to a change in Turkey?s military relations with the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), British Army Major General Felix Gedney said Aug. 14.


Turkey calls on Syrian regime to end Idlib operation

Turkey has called on the Syrian regime to terminate its ongoing military operation into the northwestern province of Idlib, the last rebel-held enclave in the country, and has suggested a diplomatic solution to the problems in the war-torn country.


Wedding tourism flourishes in Istanbul?s Bosphorus

More and more foreign couples are choosing Istanbul to tie the knot, spending millions for a wedding by the Bosphorus. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkey launches probe into ?fake news? over lira rumors

Turkey?s Financial Crime Investigation Board (MASAK) has launched a probe into what it described as ?fake news? aiming to manipulate economy.


Tourists rush to luxury shops in Istanbul to benefit from strong dollar

Foreign tourists visiting Istanbul have flocked to the city?s shopping malls to buy luxury items as they want to benefit from the stronger United States dollar. Click through for the story in photos...


Benfica shatter Fenerbahçe's Champions League hopes

Portuguese football giants Benfica eliminated Turkey's Fenerbahçe in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round despite the 1-1 draw in Istanbul late Aug. 14.


Turkish Lira bounces back to 5.9 against US dollar

Turkey?s currency has rebounded on Aug. 15 to 5.9 against the U.S. dollar.


Turkish court rules to release Amnesty official

A Turkish court ruled on Aug. 15 to release the local chair of Amnesty International after more than a year-long detention.


Turkey?s economy under attack not in crisis: MHP leader

The recent fall in the value of the Turkish Lira is the result of an attack by the United States, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said.


Unemployment slips to 9.7 pct in May in Turkey

Turkey's unemployment rate dropped to 9.7 percent in May, down 0.5 percentage points compared to same month last year, the country's statistical authority announced on Aug. 15.


Don't alienate ally Turkey, US Chamber of Commerce tells Trump administration

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has warned President Donald Trump against "alienating allies in a tit-for-tat trade war" in a statement on U.S.-Turkey economic relations.


Turkey-US Business Council urges dialogue, diplomacy between US, Turkey

The Turkey-US Business Council (TA?K) urged dialogue and called on Turkey and the United States to return to the negotiation table in a letter on Aug. 14.


Turkey, US conduct 29th round of patrols in Syria?s Manbij

Turkish and U.S. troops on Aug. 13 completed their 29th round of patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a deal to oust the Syrian Kurdish People?s Protection Units (YPG) from the area.


Turkish Lira rebounds to help global shares regain footing

World share markets regained their footing on Aug. 14 as the threat from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed and reassuring German data offset signs of slowing growth in China.


Russian wife sues Turkish husband over ?elephant? insult as English racehorses caught in divorce dispute

A Turkish court has ruled to seize more than a dozen English Thoroughbreds owned by a Turkish man as a measure in an ongoing divorce case in which he was accused by his Russian wife of calling her as ?fat as an elephant.?


Russian woman kills daughter after Turkish husband abandons them

A woman in Russia?s Ural reigion has been charged with the brutal murder of her daughter soon after her Turkish husband abandoned them.


Turkey limits installment plans for credit cards, loans

The use of installments for credit card shopping and loans in Turkey will be governed by new regulations under a decree published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 15.


Cost of flood in Turkey?s Ordu estimated to be at 165 million liras

The cost of flash floods caused by heavy rains in the Black Sea province of Ordu is estimated to be at 165 million Turkish Liras ($27.1 million), Enver Y?lmaz, the mayor of the city, said on Aug. 14.


UK inflation erodes wages but boardroom pay spikes

British inflation accelerated last month on high transport costs, hitting average workers? purchasing power -- but boardroom pay has surged, data showed Wednesday.


Turkey announces $183M package for industrialists

Turkey's industry and technology minister on Aug. 14 announced a new support package worth 1.2 billion Turkish liras (approx. $183 million) for industrialists.


Banker says Turkey faces 'speculative attack, not crisis'

Turkey is facing a speculative attack rather than an economic crisis, the CEO of a major private lender said on Aug. 14.


Four Turkish firms named among top 100 defense companies

Four Turkish companies have been named in the most prestigious defense industry list, Defense News Top 100.


Qatar?s emir travels to Turkey in show of support

The emir of wealthy Qatar flew to Turkey Wednesday to meet close ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an apparent show of support as Ankara grapples with a currency crisis.


Dutch man faces prosecution in Holland for ?insulting? Erdo?an

A 64-year-old man from Sittard in the Netherlands will face prosecution for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in a series of offensive e-mails he sent to the Turkish Embassy back in 2016.


Swedish police say suspect in car fires arrested in Turkey

Police say that a man suspected of arson in connection with dozens of car fires in Goteborg, Sweden?s second largest city, has been arrested in Turkey.


Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises

A frantic search was underway Wednesday for survivors of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the death toll rose to 38 and the government blamed the company in charge of the country?s motorways for the disaster.


22 dead in Italy motorway bridge collapse ?tragedy?

At least 22 people were killed on Tuesday when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa, with several more feared dead in what Italy?s transport minister described as an "immense tragedy".


Police treat London parliament crash as terrorist attack

At least two people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building on Aug. 14 in what the police labelled as a terrorist incident.


Turkey wants to register 'Sunken City' to World Heritage list

Turkey wants to register its historic ?Sunken City? in eastern Anatolia to the temporary UNESCO World Heritage list. Click through for the story in photos...


3,000-year-old footprint of Urartian teen discovered in Turkey?s Van

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient footprint at the Van Castle in eastern Turkey, believed to have belonged to an Urartian teenager who lived in the area some 3,000 years ago.


Dua Lipa takes stage in Antalya

Dua Lipa takes stage in Antalya


Silent resident of Bolkar Mountains

Known as the ?silent frog,? the Taurus frog is a frog species living only in the Karagöl, Çiniligöl and E?rigöl lakes in the Bolkar mountains in Turkey?s Central Anatolian region.


Turkish car mechanic ?cries? after selling refurbished classics

A Turkish car mechanic, who refurbishes classic cars, has said he cries after the renovation process in which he feels a connection to the old machines. Click through for the story in photos...


3,000-year-old footprint of Urartian teen discovered in Turkey?s Van

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient footprint at the Van Castle in eastern Turkey, believed to have belonged to an Urartian teenager who lived in the area some 3,000 years ago. Click through for the story in photos...


3,000-year-old footprint of Urartian teen discovered in Turkey?s Van

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient footprint at the Van Castle in eastern Turkey, believed to have belonged to an Urartian teenager who lived in the area some 3,000 years ago. Click through for the story in photos...


Treasure hunters dig Panayia Greek Orthodox Church premises in Istanbul

A group of unidentified treasure hunters dug a land belonging to the Panayia Greek Orthodox Church located in Istanbul?s Be?ikta? district, Sabah newspaper reported on Aug. 14.


Forgotten handcraft revived in Van prison

Van?s almost forgotten savat art is being revived by prisoners at workshops opened in the city?s prison


Benfica shatter Fenerbahçe's Champions League hopes

Portuguese football giants Benfica eliminated Turkey's Fenerbahçe in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round despite the 1-1 draw in Istanbul late Aug. 14.


Turkish man fined for driving car with feet while sitting on its roof

A man in Turkey?s Central Anatolian province in Konya has been fined for driving his car with his feet while sitting on its roof.


Russian woman kills daughter after Turkish husband abandons them

A woman in Russia?s Ural reigion has been charged with the brutal murder of her daughter soon after her Turkish husband abandoned them.


Silent resident of Bolkar Mountains

Known as the ?silent frog,? the Taurus frog is a frog species living only in the Karagöl, Çiniligöl and E?rigöl lakes in the Bolkar mountains in Turkey?s Central Anatolian region.


Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Austria's capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the "world's most liveable city" in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city's seven-year reign.


Russians flock to 'Turkey Festival' in Moscow

Tens of thousands of Russians flocked to ?Turkey Festival? held in the Russian capital of Moscow on Aug. 12. Click through for the story in photos...


Seven Sleepers cave in southeast Turkey eyes UNESCO heritage list

An Islamic-Ottoman complex named on the Seven Sleepers in Turkey's southeastern Kahramanmara? province is preparing to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Click through for the story in photos...


Seven Sleepers cave in southeast Turkey eyes UNESCO heritage list

An Islamic-Ottoman complex named on the Seven Sleepers in Turkey's southeastern Kahramanmara? province is preparing to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Click through for the story in photos...


Turkey's Ephesus is home to cats, too

While Turkey's ancient city of Ephesus hosts tourists for its artifacts, another attraction in the city is stray cats, which stroll around freely. 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...


Floating islets used for weather forecast by Turkish villagers

Three floating islets on a lake in the northern Turkish province of Rize are being used by villagers to predict the weather. Click through for the story in photos...