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21:45, 06 May 2016 Friday
Turkey dismisses Russian spokeswoman's 'Ottoman' comment
09:41, 06 May 2016 Friday

Turkey dismisses Russian spokeswoman's 'Ottoman' comment

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Bilgic blasts Russian counterpart's derisive comment on end of Ottoman Empire


Child dies in rocket attack in southern Turkey
09:33, 06 May 2016 Friday

Child dies in rocket attack in southern Turkey

Turkey retaliates killing 20 ISIL members in Syria


Sympathy for Palestinian issue triples in US
11:51, 06 May 2016 Friday

Sympathy for Palestinian issue triples in US

Sympathy for the Palestinians among key US sectors has seen a dramatic rise over the past 10 years, a poll published on Thursday revealed.

Pentagon advising State Dept on Syria truce
09:51, 06 May 2016 Friday

Pentagon advising State Dept. on Syria truce

'We've had uniform people providing guidance to the State Department and they're in negotiations,' Pentagon says

US slams airstrike on refugee camp in Syria
09:48, 06 May 2016 Friday

US slams airstrike on refugee camp in Syria

'These individuals are in the most desperate situation imaginable,' White House says

US State Dept grilled for not backing safe zone in
09:46, 06 May 2016 Friday

US State Dept. grilled for not backing safe zone in Syria

Spokesman questioned about US lack of support for safe zone in northern Syria

White House to crack down on shell companies in US
09:15, 06 May 2016 Friday

White House to crack down on shell companies in US

Use of shell companies to avoid tax will be targeted in a new measure by the White House


UN chief urges 'radical change' to tackle global warming
09:09, 06 May 2016 Friday

UN chief urges 'radical change' to tackle global warming

Heads of UN, Work Bank lay out vision to deal with climate change


Austrian mosque assaulted with pig heads blood
14:35, 06 May 2016 Friday

Austrian mosque assaulted with pig heads, blood

'This attack is not only an attack against our mosque but more than that is an attack on an entire religious community, its followers and freedom of religion,' Graz Islamic Centre says


TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 6
11:19, 06 May 2016 Friday

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 6

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s decision to stand down dominates Friday’s dailies


EU praises Kosovo for integration progress
09:37, 06 May 2016 Friday

EU praises Kosovo for integration progress

Federica Mogherini praises recommendation to abolish visas for citizens of Kosovo


Erdogan slams EU visa benchmark change
19:25, 06 May 2016 Friday

Erdogan slams EU visa benchmark change

Turkish president denounces EU benchmark requiring Turkey to revise terrorism legislation


Turkey to host landmark World Humanitarian Summit
16:25, 06 May 2016 Friday

Turkey to host landmark World Humanitarian Summit

High-profile summit on addressing humanitarian problems expecting over 5,000 participants from around the globe

Tunisia benefits most from Turkish aid in 2015
14:58, 06 May 2016 Friday

Tunisia benefits most from Turkish aid in 2015

Annual report shows humanitarian agency spent more on North African state than any other country

Two rockets hit Kilis in southeast Turkey
14:57, 06 May 2016 Friday

Two rockets hit Kilis in southeast Turkey

Rockets from Syria damage buildings, but no casualties reported

Turkey expected to honour refugee deal after PM exit
13:48, 06 May 2016 Friday

Turkey expected to honour refugee deal after PM exit

'The EU and Germany will continue to fulfil all their obligations under the agreement and we expect this from the Turkish side as well,' German government spokesman says

Turkey's Erdogan voices concern over refugees
09:42, 06 May 2016 Friday

Turkey's Erdogan voices concern over refugees

President Erdogan says Turkey has rescued nearly 110,000 migrants attempting sea crossings from Turkey to Greek islands

Turkey says EU membership is not 'obsession'
09:05, 06 May 2016 Friday

Turkey says EU membership is not 'obsession'

Mehmet Simsek says Turkey needs the EU for democracy while bloc needs Turkey for economic dynamism


Afghan forces raid frees 60 from Taliban prison
16:24, 06 May 2016 Friday

Afghan forces raid frees 60 from Taliban prison

'Afghan Special Forces liberated over 60 prisoners from an illegally run Taliban prison... during the cover of darkness via helicopter assault,' NATO says

US warns citizens in Afghanistan of 'high' kidnap risk
12:52, 06 May 2016 Friday

US warns citizens in Afghanistan of 'high' kidnap risk

'The U.S. Embassy Kabul reminds U.S. citizens that the threat of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high'

Singapore signs military training pact with Australia
11:53, 06 May 2016 Friday

Singapore signs military training pact with Australia

City-state could reportedly spend $1.66 billion for more access to military training areas in Australia for 25 years

US Qaeda Taliban improve ties in Afghanistan
09:39, 06 May 2016 Friday

US: Qaeda, Taliban improve ties in Afghanistan

Stronger relations could bolster Taliban fight against Afghan government


Bulgaria PM urges E Europe to end quota opposition
10:33, 06 May 2016 Friday

Bulgaria PM urges E. Europe to end quota opposition

The refugee crisis has sparked a rift between some western European countries, with the Bulgarian PM urging Eastern EU countries to end opposition to the refugee quots

Nationalism fear prompts tighter EU border security
09:52, 06 May 2016 Friday

Nationalism fear prompts tighter EU border security

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU risks sliding into “nationalism” if it cannot secure its external borders against an immense wave of refugees. Merkel’s call coincides with reports that Berlin is pushing to establish a Germany-led EU army.

Poland says Russia 'aggressive' towards Europe
09:45, 06 May 2016 Friday

Poland says Russia 'aggressive' towards Europe

'We are seeing aggression by one state against another, as well as an occupation,' Macierewicz says

Sadiq Khan set to be London's first Muslim mayor
09:37, 06 May 2016 Friday

Sadiq Khan set to be London's first Muslim mayor

London appears set to elect its first Muslim mayor Thursda with polls showing in Sadiq Khan's favor.

German Chancellor Italian PM talk refugee crisis
09:31, 06 May 2016 Friday

German Chancellor, Italian PM talk refugee crisis

Merkel says countries located on EU border should be supported more

Crimean Tatars launch campaign for deportation anniversary
09:08, 06 May 2016 Friday

Crimean Tatars launch campaign for deportation anniversary

Campaign marks commemorations for 72nd anniversary marking forceful deportations of Crimean Tatars during Soviet era


New Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip
11:26, 06 May 2016 Friday

New Israeli air strikes hit Gaza Strip

Israeli air raids against Gaza continue for the third consecutive day


Top Israel officials accused of leaking Gaza attack report
17:50, 06 May 2016 Friday

Top Israel officials accused of leaking Gaza attack report

Israeli media started reporting on classified information about 2014 Gaza assault after State Comptroller has sent the highly-classified draft report to PM Netanyahu, defence minister and other government officials

Egypt to build 10th prison since 2013 military coup
16:28, 06 May 2016 Friday

Egypt to build 10th prison since 2013 military coup

Critics say measure shows Egyptian regime will go to great lengths to silence opposition

Strikes on Syria displaced camp 'likely a war crime'
16:00, 06 May 2016 Friday

Strikes on Syria displaced camp 'likely a war crime'

'It is extremely unlikely that these murderous attacks were an accident. It is far more likely they were deliberate and amount to a war crime," the UN rights chief says

Four dead after raid on ISIL cell in Saudi Arabia
11:03, 06 May 2016 Friday

Four dead after raid on ISIL cell in Saudi Arabia

Saudi security forces surrounded suspected ISIL terrorists in a raid in Mecca, Islam's holiest city.

Arrested Hamas operative to detal tunnel network
09:22, 06 May 2016 Friday

Arrested Hamas operative to detal tunnel network

After the discovery of a new tunnel, a Hamas operative has provided detailed information about the groups' tunnel network

UN demands probe of air strikes on Idlib displaced camp
09:17, 06 May 2016 Friday

UN demands probe of air strikes on Idlib displaced camp

Thousands of Syrians have fled fighting in the northern province over the last weeks, and camps for the displaced have been set up along the Turkish border with the UN now calling for an investigation into air strikes

70 dead as Syria army battles rebels in Aleppo
09:13, 06 May 2016 Friday

70 dead as Syria army battles rebels in Aleppo

More than 70 dead as Syria army battles jihadists south of Aleppo: monitor


Libya fighters scramble to halt ISIL advance
12:28, 06 May 2016 Friday

Libya fighters scramble to halt ISIL advance

Local armed group are struggling to stop ISIL from advancing across Libya

Row over rebel troops threatens S Sudan's peace
10:55, 06 May 2016 Friday

Row over rebel troops threatens S. Sudan's peace

Disagreement over deployment of rebel forces could see renewed fighting, leader says

Algeria to build mosque with worlds tallest minaret
09:58, 06 May 2016 Friday

Algeria to build mosque with worlds tallest minaret

The Djamaa El Djazair mosque will include a one-million book library, accommodate up to 120,000 worshippers and boast a 265m-high minaret

Oil platform blown up in Nigeria's delta
09:47, 06 May 2016 Friday

Oil platform blown up in Nigeria's delta

Chevron Valve Platform is the target of the blast

Five soldiers killed in ISIL attack in Libya
09:30, 06 May 2016 Friday

Five soldiers killed in ISIL attack in Libya

Clashes ensued after car bomb attack at checkpoint in northwestern Libya


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