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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan carries a coffin as he joins hundreds of mourners who attend the funeral prayers for nine members of Alemdar family killed in a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul. AP

Istanbul Building Collapse Deaths Rises to 21

The death toll has risen to 21 from the collapse of an eight-storey apartment building in Istanbul, Turkey's interior minister announced Saturday night. Speaking at...

Top Turkish Activist Detained Over Attempted Coup

An Istanbul court ordered prominent Turkish businessman and rights activist Osman Kavala be jailed pending trial on suspicion of attempting to overthrow the government. He...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye Tens of thousands of pro-regime forces have been massed near the Iraqi city of Fallujah ahead of the offensive to retake the city which was seized by Islamic State fighters in 2014

Peace in Mideast is a long ahead over IS recent failures

The Islamic State (IS) has recently suffered massive military failures in Iraq and Syria, but the chance for peace and stability in the war-torn...

Turkey declines Arab demands over Qatar military base

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday denounced the list of demands put forward by four Arab states in efforts to defuse the diplomatic...

Woman attacked in bus for wearing shorts during Ramadan

A Turkish man assaulted a young woman on an Istanbul bus for wearing shorts during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, images showed...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Turkey faces risks in support of crisis-hit Qatar

As the crisis between Qatar and some Muslim countries continues unabated amid efforts for a settlement, Turkey's siding with Doha has been criticized for...
European Union

No major progress expected in upcoming talks for Turkey’s EU bid

As Turkey and the European Union (EU) prepare to revive long-stalled ties following a stormy period, analysts are not optimistic about the move yielding...
Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq, August 14, 2016. (Reuters photo)

Turkish president unlikely to turn U.S. against Kurdish militia – Analysts

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the United States nears, the chances are almost nil for him to talk Washington into withdrawing...
referendum vote

Protests continue over referendum result in Turkey

Protests have erupted across Turkey over the past three days against allegations of cheating in votes in a referendum that delivered the ruling party...

Turkey ends Syria operation without achieving tangible targets

As Turkey ends its months-old military operation in Syria without fully achieving its targets, analysts interviewed by Xinhua argued that it is best for...

3 kids killed in apartment fire in Istanbul

At least three children died on Saturday when a fire broke out in an apartment in central Istanbul, local media reported. The...
Turkish Occupation Forces

Spat with Iran swayed by U.S. but not benefiting Turkey

Turkey has been engaging in a war of words with Iran lately, as the United States and others are hardening their stance on Tehran,...
Chief Willie Obiano, Executive Governor of Anambra State (m), Head of Service, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke (L) and Dr. Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor (R) during the presentation of Mass Transit Buses to Civil Servants in Awka...yesterday

Turkish Government Ship 30 Buses To Local Gov’t Ministry

Mrs Nesrin Bayazit, the Turkish Ambassador has announced that the Turkish Government through its Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has shipped 30 buses to the Ministry...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Feb. 12 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ISTANBUL -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's ultimate goal in its military operation in northern Syria is not the...

Doubts remain about Russian airstrike on Turkish troops inside Syria

The recent killing of three Turkish troops in a Russian air raid in northern Syria may be, as announced by officials, an accident, but...

Feb. 12 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MOGADISHU -- At least eight Somalia soldiers were killed and several others injured on Sunday after fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and Somalia National Army...
In the first 11 months after a terrorism crackdown launched in May 2014, Xinjiang police bust 81 terrorism cases based on public tip-offs. [Xilu.com]

Turkish President vows to wipe out terrorism from northern Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey's ultimate goal in its military operation in northern Syria is not the town of...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief discusses Syria, Iraq issues with Turkish president

Visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday discussed the situations in Syria and Iraq with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Ankara is...
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Feb. 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

WARSAW -- Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo was injured in a car collision in the south Polish city of Oswiecim late on Friday, Polish...
Islamic State

Feb. 8 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ANKARA -- Two Turkish soldiers were killed, 15 others wounded during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in town Al-Bab of northern Syria, Turkish...
Police maintain the order in front of the building of a media group in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 28, 2015. Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannon to storm the headquarters of the media group known for its opposition to the government. (Xinhua/Cihan)

Police fire at suspicious minivan at Istanbul airport

Turkish police opened fire at a suspicious minivan outside Istanbul's Ataturk Airport early Saturday and launched a manhunt after the vehicle fled away, local...
A general view taken with a drone shows a mosque where forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are stationed in Aleppo's government-controlled area of al-Masharqa, Syria October 20, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Turkey will have to face Kurdish autonomy in Syria

Turkey could do little to prevent the emergence of a Kurdish autonomous region in Syria if the new U.S. president's decision to establish safe...
Tourism, Beach, Africa,

Turkey’s tourism income falls nearly 30 percent in 2016 amid security concerns

Turkey's tourism income dropped by nearly 30 percent year-on-year in 2016 as tourists chose to shun the country due to worsening security. ...
A settler woman walks past an Israeli soldier standing guard in East Jerusalem. Photo: IRIN/Andreas Hackl (file photo)

Jan. 22 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

JERUSALEM -- The Jerusalem municipality approved construction of 560 new housing units in settlement neighborhoods of the city on Sunday, two days after U.S....
Person voting

Jan. 22 world news summary at 1530 GMT

NEW DELHI -- The death toll in the derailment of a passenger train in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh rose to 39, railway...

Turkish police arrest man for serial attacks in Istanbul

Turkish police on Sunday caught a man who is believed to be responsible for the three attacks within 24 hours in Istanbul, local media...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan says up to people to decide presidential system

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday there will be a change of system in the country rather than a change of regime, one...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey president says eager to hear Trump’s Mideast policies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he is eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East policies. "Turkey wants to...
AFP / Ahmad Al-Rubaye A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher during an operation in al-Shahabi village, east of Fallujah, in an operation to retake the city from Islamic State group, on May 24, 2016

Jan. 20 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

DAMASCUS -- The Islamic State (IS) group has destroyed the facade of the ancient Roman theatre as well as the Tetrapylon in the ancient...

Istanbul police headquarters targeted in flame-thrower attack

A flame thrower was fired at the police headquarters in Istanbul on Friday evening but caused no injuries, the governor said. "Flame...