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These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Feb. 26, 2009. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
ISTANBUL - German daily Die Welt says the fine was meant to silence the Doğan Group and it would eventually lead to an end of ’the media criticizing the government.’ The article retraced the friction between the media and gov’t
The U.S. administration has not asked the Turkish government to use any military bases in Turkey or to deploy more troops to Afghanistan, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday adding that the special U.S. Middle East envoy was due in the country on Wednesday. (UPDATED)
Turkey’s opposition has backed the country’s leading media group in protests over a massive tax fine, which they suggest is a bid by the government to muzzle the country’s press.
SINGAPORE - The global credit crunch hits Asia’s big real estate projects, as many companies shelve or cancel plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on luxury hotels or residences
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Feb. 22, 2009. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
ISTANBUL - Masks and wild costumes aren’t just for Halloween anymore. It’s carnival time. Though Turkish people do not traditionally celebrate carnival, similar costume balls are part of the entertainment culture especially in Istanbul. There are even few shops in Istanbul offering out of the ordinary attire
The U.S. has not knocked on Turkey's door to set up a military base on the Black Sea coast after the Kyrgyzstan decision to close a key base for Afghanistan operations, a spokesman for the Turkish army said Friday.
ISTANBUL - A prosecutor has sought a one-year prison term for a man who has been charged with racist behavior, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Some years ago, I found myself at a small Washington gathering of veteran American reporters and one Algerian, a guest on a Fulbright Scholarship or something. The conversation took a patronizing turn, one of those cultural faux pas situations for which my countrymen are famous and often so blissfully clueless.
Taliban militants attacked three government buildings in the Afghan capital with suicide bombs and gunfire on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and sowing panic across the city.
İZMİR - One mother was left furious yesterday after her son left a bag full of money, gold and land deeds in a taxi in Ankara, asking the driver to take it to the Treasury for distribution among the poor.
The Turkish Parliamentary Human Rights Commission is launching an investigation into Silivri prison, where suspects in the controversial Ergenekon case are currently held, the head of the Commission said on Thursday.(UPDATED)
GAZA CITY - Israel carries out a deadly air raid in Gaza after warning of a harsh response to renewed fire from the besieged enclave, as the Hamas rulers say they favour a conditional one-year truce.
ISTANBUL - The prime ministerial walkout from the Davos summit last Thursday generated a lot of blame, directed explicitly at the moderator, David Ignatius, and implicitly at his identity, Jewish and Armenian. Except that Ignatius is not.
BAGHDAD - Although initial results from Iraq’s provincial elections are not expected for days, allies of the Iraqi prime minister look to be leading. Barack Obama hails the vote as a crucial step toward Iraqis taking responsibility for their future.
ANKARA - The moderator of the panel discussion in Davos has been harshly criticized for being biased by not giving Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the right to reply. Criticism was made of David Ignatius for being prejudiced against Turkey and the Arab world, citing his well-known book and other articles he had written.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Jan. 28, 2009. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan signaled Sunday Turkey would consider sending only civilian forces to monitor the border crossings in Gaza, as Hamas proposed to Egyptian mediators that European and Turkish monitors be present at the Rafah Gate.
ANKARA - With Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s candidacy, the Republican People’s Party is likely to increase its votes in Istanbul while Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek is likely to lose support he traditionally commanded from the Nationalist Movement Party and right-wing parties in March elections, experts say.
Hurricane-force winds lashed Spain and France Saturday, killing at least 15 people including four children when part of a sports hall collapsed, while over a million were left without power, AFP reported.
Turkey’s benchmark Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) on Thursday denied reports claiming that it was planning to acquire the Izmir-based Turkish Derivatives Exchange (VOB) and move its headquarters to Istanbul.
Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday withdrew her bid to fill the U.S. Senate seat for New York vacated by Hillary Clinton. Kennedy cited personal reasons in a brief statement.
Turkish police detained Thursday nearly 30 people, including eight army officers, in several provinces and searched the offices of a private TV channel and a union under the latest wave of the controversial Ergenekon investigation. (UPDATED)
Joyous cheers echoed around the heart of Washington Tuesday as a crowd estimated at more than two million people warmed by the excitement of Barack Obama’s historic inauguration welcomed the dawning of a new era. (UPDATED)
LONDON - AC Milan's Brazilian star Kaka will examine the megadeal which Premiership big-spender Manchester City is dangling in front of him before deciding if he wants to make the most expensive move in footballing history, The Times reported on Friday.
ISTANBUL - Director Çağatay Tosun takes his governor Faruk Yazıcı from his popular TV series onto the big screen in ’Vali’ (The Governor). Tosun’s debut feature chronicles the events leading to the suspicious death of the fictional governor, openly inspired by the late Recep Yazıcıoğlu
PERUGIA - An American college student and her Italian former boyfriend went on trial Friday accused of sexually assaulting and murdering her roommate in a slaying that shocked Italy. Amanda Knox from Seattle and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito appeared in front of an eight-member jury in the tiny courthouse in Perugia, central Italy, for the first session of what is expected to be a long trial.
A U.S. Airways plane carrying 155 passengers ditched in the frigid Hudson River off Manhattan after apparently hitting a flock of geese late on Thursday and officials said everyone was rescued.
GAZA CITY- Israeli forces shelled the United Nations headquarters, media buildings and a hospital in the Gaza Strip yesterday, engulfing the buildings in fire, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was in the region on a mission to end Israel's offensive that has killed at least 1,100 people.
Israel would continue its operation against Gaza as long as it received support from some countries, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said on Thursday. (UPDATED)
Israeli defense minister apologized to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday after Israeli forces shelled the main U.N. aid compound in the city of Gaza, as te troops moved further into Gaza City amid ongoing truce talks. (UPDATED)
An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude struck southern Greece, rattling Crete and the Cycladic islands but causing no damage or injuries, Greek authorities said on Tuesday. (UPDATED)
VILNIUS-Founded in the early 14th Century by the Grand Duke Gediminas, Vilnius quickly became a cultural center in north-eastern Europe, seeing the creation of its university in 1579. In the year ahead Vilnius promises 900 special events, 60 percent of which will be free of charge and open to the public
U.N. aid agency said Thursday it suspended operations in Gaza after Israeli forces fired on a truck on a U.N. aid mission and killed the driver, (UPDATED)
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Jan. 6, 2009. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
NEW YORK - As the USproperty market suffers from a long and painful downturn, New York Times Co.’s plans to cash in on its Manhattan headquarters is in jeopardy. The company is planning to raise up to $225 million from the sale
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood historically survives recessions better than many businesses because movies remain relatively cheap compared to sporting events, live theater and other forms of entertainment. The list of 2008 blockbusters is a sign of a healthy business
The unacceptable status quo in Gaza must end immediately, Turkish prime minister told reporters on Wednesday in Damascus where he met the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to discuss the Israeli offensive. Turkish president telephoned his Israeli counterpart regarding the Gaza crisis. (UPDATED)
ANKARA - A Turkish court sentenced a man to four years in prison on Monday for stabbing an Italian Catholic priest in 2007 in a case that highlighted attacks against Christians in Muslim and secular Turkey.
ISTANBUL - How do the religious and secular communities regard women in public who remove their veils? A few public examples prompt the question about what it is like for a woman to remove her veil, especially those without support to do so at home. The Daily News canvassed female sociologists and columnists on all sides of the debate.
ISTANBUL - Russia may face an upheaval due to the global crisis, the interior ministery warns, in Moscow's clearest admission yet on how badly it has been hit. Underlining the finacial woes, an official says Russia would run a budget deficit in 2009.
ISTANBUL - People who write about the issues Binnaz Toprak undertook research on, have long been subject to criticism in Turkey or excommunicated from liberal, intellectual circles, writes Ece Temelkuran, a columnist for daily Milliyet. Some have questioned the credibility of the report.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Dec. 23, 2008. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.