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Turkish teacher asks primary pupils: Who do you like most, Erdoğan or Gülen?

A religious culture and moral knowledge teacher at İskenderun’s Mithat Paşa Primary School asked students about their preference between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and...

Leaked email: CHP deputy sought Doğan media support to derail Erdoğan’s presidential bid

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Muharrem İnce sought the support of the Doğan Media Group to torpedo a bid by President Recep...

Turkey’s top security body proposes extension of emergency rule

Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) has proposed an extension of the state of emergency, which will expire on Oct. 20, amid concerns of human...

Putin may visit Turkey in October, Turkish businessman says

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Turkey in October, a prominent Turkish businessman said on Wednesday. Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)...

Justice minister: Is our president standing trial in Zarrab case?

Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ has expressed discomfort with the inclusion of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a US indictment as the names of...

European Commission: Turkey still needs to meet 7 benchmarks for visa liberalization

According to a European Commission statement released on Wednesday, Turkey still must meet seven remaining benchmarks for visa liberalization. The criteria described in the Second...

Gov’t-appointed Bank Asya director urged minister to stop bank’s closure

An email sent in July by a government-appointed director to Bank Asya to Berat Albayrak, the energy minister and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son-in-law,...

9 years on, 5 suspects in Zirve murder trial get aggravated life sentences

A Malatya court on Wednesday handed down three consecutive aggravated life sentences to five suspects who were involved in the murder of three Christians...

70,000 detained, 32,000 arrested since July 15, justice minister says

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ announced on Wednesday that Turkey has detained a total of 70,000 people and arrested 32,000 on over coup charges since...

Turkish intelligence agency dismisses 87 officials over alleged Gülen links

A total of 87 out of 141 National Intelligence Organization (MİT) officials who were suspended following a failed coup attempt on July 15 were...

113 police officers, 7 academics detained in Turkey for ties to Gülen

A total of 106 police officers and seven academics were detained in Çorum and Trabzon provinces on Tuesday over alleged links to the Gülen...

US, Turkish officials meet in Ankara to discuss combatting ISIL terrorism

Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Brett McGurk and US Deputy Secretary...

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