World Bulletin / News Desk
Golfing legend Tiger Woods was in Istanbul on Tuesday for a photo shoot on the famous Bosporus Bridge, which connects the two continents of the city, marking the start of the Turkish Airlines Open 2013 golf tournament.
The bridge was closed to traffic between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. local time while the photo shoot takes place.
The tournament, which starts on Thursday, will be held at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Antalya. This is the first time Turkey will be hosting an official European Tour event.
Tiger Woods, who played in the World Golf Finals in Turkey last year said, "I had a great time during my first visit to Turkey... and I'm looking forward to playing there once again."
World Golf Final winner Justin Rose, FedExCup winner Henrik Stenson, WGC-Champions Tournament runner-up Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell are favorites to take the €848,930 prize. Former world number one Lee Westwood is also participating in the 78-man tournament. Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia, however, will not be participating.
Turkey's president decided to visit Somalia despite a bomb exploding near a hotel in Mogadishu where a Turkish delegation was staying.
Deputy FMs from Iran, the UK, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul on Jan. 29.
The one-day visit is proving to be an important topic for Ethiopian media for the third day in a row.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently visiting Djibouti
12 Turkish climbers have been reported missing in the Pierian Mountains
Turkey’s Ministry of Education is working on a program to replace schools run by the Gulen movement abroad and will soon complete the task,Turkish President says.
Turkish national flag to be flown at half-mast across Turkey and at foreign delegations Saturday.
Turkish transportation minister is in Malta on Friday whilst in other news 20 migrants were reported dead off the coast of Malta.
In Davos, Volkan Bozkir calls for UN to change to adapt to 'new situations.'
Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, wants to finance new natural gas pipeline planned to pass through Turkey, said banks's Deputy Chairman.
The premier says Turkey does not have a problem with the UN Security Council, but this is a structure which emerged after WWII.
Turkey calls for tolerance and enhanced understanding between religions and cultures, says Turkish ambassador to the UN.
Policies based on sectarianism create fertile ground for radical terrorist groups, according to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Turkish president says terror has no religion and is form of murder.
Davutoglu says investigation is underway but there are no signs yet showing the attack solely targeted Turkish delegation.