World Bulletin / News Desk
Fenerbahce soccer club of Turkey and Spartak Moscow of Russia have paired up in play-off round in European Champions League.
First legs in play-off round in the League will be played on August 21 and 22 with the return games on August 28 and 29.
The first leg of Fenerbahce vs Spartak Moscow will be played in Moscow.
Fenerbahce had defeated Romania's Vaslui 4-1 in European Champions League third qualifying round second leg game in Romania on Wednesday and reached play-off 5-2 on aggregate.
UEFA Champions League play-off draw
FC Basel 1893 (Switzerland) v CFR 1907 Cluj (Romania)
Helsingborgs IF (Sweden) v Celtic FC (Scotland)
FC BATE Borisov (Belarus) v Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC (Israel)
AEL Limassol FC (Greek Cypriot side) v RSC Anderlecht (Belgium)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) v NK Maribor (Slovenia)
SC Braga (Portugal) v Udinese Calcio (Italy)
FC Spartak Moskva (Russia) v Fenerbahce SK (Turkey)
Málaga CF (Spain) v Panathinaikos FC (Greece)
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) v FC Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine)
LOSC Lille Métropole (France) v FC København (Denmark)
The ten winners will join the 22 automatic entrants in the UEFA Champions League group stage, the draw for which is held in Monaco at 17.30CET on August 30. The losers will take part in the UEFA Europa League group stage. The final takes place at Wembley on May 25, 2013.
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