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A year after the failed coup, an ever powerful Erdogan marks first anniversary with series of events

Soldiers attempted to overthrow the government Date : July 16, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network ISTANBUL, Turkey - Marking a year of the failed coup that rattled Turkey and led to the death of 260 people and left 2,196 injured, the country held a series of events to mark the first anniversary. The country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled a memorial on an Istanbul bridge that became a landmark of resistance and addressed the parliament. In July last year, an army faction tried to seize power but the attempt collapsed. On July 15, 2016 - Turkish ...Full Story

POLITICS

A year after the failed coup, an ever powerful Erdogan marks first anniversary with series of events

Date : July 16, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Soldiers attempted to overthrow the government ISTANBUL, Turkey - Marking a year of the failed coup that rattled Turkey and led to the death of 260 people and left 2,196 injured, the country held a series of events to mark the first anniversary. The country’s President ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Turkey describes Japan as major economic partner in Asia-Pacific

Date : June 22, 2017 Reporter : BNN Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Japan Tokyo [Japan], June 22 (ANI): In a first ministerial level visit in almost 14 years, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Japan for a state visit who has described Japan as Ankara's major economic partner in the ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

EU is Turkey’s largest investor - European Commission

Date : February 17, 2015 Reporter : Trend DG of European Commission Luc Devigne told February 17 By Elena Kosolapova – Trend: EU companies are the biggest provider of foreign investment into Turkey by far, the head of the department of Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission Luc Devigne told ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Activists carrying LGBT banners attend Istanbul gay pride, encounter violent police as dozens beaten and arrested

Date : June 27, 2017 Reporter : BNN waving rainbow flags and LGBT banners were ban ISTANBUL, Turkey - For the third year in a row, authorities in Istanbul banned the gay price parade and despite the ban, thousands of people turned up for the march. > BNN However, the scene of peaceful activists, waving rainbow ...Full Story

HISTORY

Female suicide bomber detonates device at historic mosque in Turkey

Date : April 28, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Detonation of the bomb wounded eight people BURSA, Turkey – A female suicide bomber reportedly hit a historic main mosque in Turkey’s Busra city on April 27.> Big News Network Reports from the local governor’s office state that the woman detonated the ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Turkish jets destroy PKK positions in northern Iraq

Date : May 29, 2016 Reporter : Trend Sinat-Haftanin and Metina areas of northern Iraq Six targets belonging to the terrorist PKK organization have been destroyed by Turkish fighter jets in the Sinat-Haftanin and Metina areas of northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday.> TRend According to a Turkish General Staff ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

New NATO chief due in Ankara to discuss ISIL threat

Date : October 8, 2014 Reporter : Trend Stoltenberg is expected to discuss security concerns Jens Stoltenberg, the new NATO secretary-general, is set to pay his first visit to Turkey since he took office on Oct. 1. Stoltenberg is expected to discuss security concerns posed to Turkey by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the ...Full Story

EDUCATION

EU lawmakers urge Turkey to respect press freedom

Date : October 29, 2016 Reporter : BNN/PanArmenian European External Action Service PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union's tricky relationship with Turkey developed another wrinkle on Thursday, October 27 as EU lawmakers called on Ankara to release all the journalists who have been imprisoned without proof for ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Turkey’s energy minister calls BTE gas pipeline explosion terrorist attack

Date : August 4, 2015 Reporter : Trend Governor told the explosion was due to a gas leak Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4 By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: The explosion on the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (BTE) gas pipeline in Turkey’s Kars province was a terrorist attack, the Anadolu Agency cited a statement by Turkey’s ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Snow causes nearly 400 flight cancellations in Istanbul

Date : January 7, 2017 Reporter : Trend Ataturk and Sabiha Gokchen Airports As a weekend of snowstorms prepares to grip Istanbul, a total of 395 flights have already been cancelled at Istanbul's Ataturk and Sabiha Gokchen Airports, affecting many passengers' weekend plans, Daily Sabah reported. Snow ...Full Story

SPORTS

Fake terrorist detained at US embassy in Turkey

Date : December 18, 2014 Reporter : Trend An Iranian citizen was detained in Ankara near the US Embassy Ankara, Dec. 18 By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend: An Iranian citizen was detained in Ankara near the US Embassy in Turkey, Milliyet newspaper reported Dec. 18. A 19-year-old Iranian citizen Mohammed A. threw his bag at the door of ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Turkey welcomes New Year with snowfall

Date : December 30, 2015 Reporter : Trend Cities were given a day off due to snowfall Western and central Turkish provinces welcomed a heavy snowfall on Dec. 30, which has affected transportation on main roads as well as air traffic, Hürriyet Daily News reported. Turkey’s meteorology institute has warned ...Full Story

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