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.
Turks will go to polls on August 10 to choose their new president. If no candidate receives the required 51 percent of the votes in the first round, a run-off will be held Aug. 24.
The shadowy network gained 5.5 million euros and 2.3 million dollars from illegal border crossing operations in the last four months
An unknown group rescued the journalist who had been held for 10 months by the ISIL rebel group in Syria, before brining them to Turkey.
Izmir municipal mayoral candidate for People's Democratic Party is among those arrested in the western Turkish province.
The trial on the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007 resumed in a different court in Istanbul after the first closed under a new law.
Turkey's Prime Minister asked the Constitutional Court to ensure court rulings that remove social media content due to human rights violations are implemented.
HDP co-chairman Ertugrul Kurkcu said the deputies of both parties will be represented in parliament under the HDP soon.
Ahmet Davutoglu refuted Syrian President's claims that the war is turning in the regime's favor.
Kemerkoy and Yenikoy thermal power plants located in the south western province of Mugla are privatized for $2.6 billion.
Oil from Iraq's Kurdish region will flow to international markets via Turkey.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been particularly hostile against Turkey and other opposition groups in Syria.
"I don't have any political plan for the future under today's conditions," Gul told reporters in the western province of Kutahya, when asked about a presidential election in August
Turkey's foreign minister says the country is ready to help in any way it can to resolve the crisis in Ukraine and will support any initiatives.
Earlier this week, Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Jemilev was for his efforts in defending his people award the Medal of State, the highest award in Turkey, in a ceremony at the Turkish presidential palace in Ankara.
Turkish dailies on Friday are covering President Abdullah Gul telling business leaders to "not get demoralized" over Turkey's political environment, remarks by the country's transport minister over the possible pixelation of "malicious content" on Twitter and the ongoing travails of the embattled chairman of scandal-hit Istanbul football club, Fenerbahce.
Turkey will seek a discount in the price of gas it is buying from Russia during planned talks, Turkey's energy minister said