Group to compete for peace in Eurovision Song Contest

Turkish, Armenian and Irish musicians are competing against other from Ireland to represent the country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with a...

Cheap gifts preferred on Valentine’s day

Cut flower sales in Yalova, where mass producers are located, have jumped on the eve of Valentine’s Day, while the cheaper jewelry are...

Pope Benedict XVI to resign on 28 February

The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI will step down at 7pm Irish time on 28 February for health reasons. The 85-year-old...

Number of suspects in Sarai Sierra investigation Rises to 46

The Istanbul police department’s list of suspects has risen to 46 in a widespread investigation into the death of a 33-year-old American woman...

Local tourists travel less, spend more

Domestic tourists in Turkey spent $7.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said today in its quarterly report....

EU not a must for Turkey: PM Erdoğan

EU membership is not a must for Turkey, Prime Minister Erdoğan said yesterday, in Turkey’s latest criticism of the bloc. “Turkey continues the...

Turkey’s population increased to almost 75 million in 2011

Turkey was already one of the most populous nations in Europe, and the country's population increased in 2011, by more than...

Sarai Sierra killed with blow to the head, official says

Sarai Sierra, an American woman who went missing in Istanbul in Jan. 21, was killed with a single blow to the head, the...

Two dead in suicide bomb attack on US Embassy in Turkish capital Ankara

A suicide bomb attack at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, killed one Turkish security guard along with the attacker, Ankara Gov. Aladdin Yüksel....

Gov’t to use measures to increase birth rate

The Turkish government will launch a series of measures to increase birth rate. The plan includes providing fertilization treatment on families with no...

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