Dec 20 2014 - 19:25
An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, the Austrian authorities are quoted by Agence France Presse as saying on Saturday.
Dec 19 2014 - 21:07
28% of Turks want the country to join the EU, according to social polls initiated by the European Commission. 1,087 people were questioned in different provinces of Turkey, RIA Novosti reports.39% of people questioned were against joining the EU, 25% expressed indifference, 8% could not answer. In May, 38% wanted to join the EU, 33% were opposed to it.
Dec 18 2014 - 12:36
A 19-year-old Iranian named Muhammad was detained near the U.S. embassy in Ankara after throwing a bag at the embassy door. The bag turned out to be empty. According to preliminary information, the detained man was a student in Turkey, Trend reports.
Dec 9 2014 - 10:43
Three Turkish border guards were shot dead near Sanliurfa. The shots came from the Syrian side. Investigators say that they could have been killed in a shootout between ISIS, Kurds and Syrian militia, TASS reports.Units of the Turkish special forces arrived to the area. Additional security measures were taken.
Nov 30 2014 - 21:53
Pope Francis and the Patriarch of Constantinople have condemned the treatment of many Christians in the Middle East,
Nov 29 2014 - 20:39
Pope Francis has taken part in a Muslim prayer alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul on the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey, the al-Jazeera TV channel reports on Saturday.