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Pakistan military on red alert: report

Pakistan military on red alert: report

ISTANBUL - Local media in Pakistan has said that the military has been put on high alert yesterday over a possible strike by India, Qatar-based television network Al Jazeera reported on its Web site.

22.12.2008Gündem
5 held for mosque fires

5 held for mosque fires

ISTANBUL - The police have detained five people in connection with a series of apparent arson attacks on mosques in Istanbul, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday.

22.12.2008Gündem
Italy’s left hit by kickback scandals

Italy’s left hit by kickback scandals

ROME - Italy faces a series of corruption scandals similar to those that engulfed the country in the 1990s. But, the country’s history is repeating itself with a slight difference as the actors involved are the members of the opposition party.

22.12.2008Gündem
’Others,’ ’us’ and little in between

’Others,’ ’us’ and little in between

Neighborhood pressure is the dominant force outside Turkey’s large cities, where Kurds, Alevis, secularists and those considered 'others' face serious pressure to conform to social norms, according to a recent report that says the AKP and the Gülen religious movement are leading the social changes

21.12.2008Gündem
AKP govt isolates secularists by boosting religion in Turkey

AKP gov't isolates secularists by boosting religion in Turkey

The social structure of Turkey has changed and been changing under the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) as government policies isolate secularists with increasing religious pressure on society, a recent research study showed.

19.12.2008Gündem
Bahçeli asks for new voter count

Bahçeli asks for new voter count

ANKARA - According to the Supreme Election Board, or YSK, more than 48 million citizens will vote during the March 29 local elections, constituting 6 million more voters than the general elections in 2007. Devlet Bahçeli of the Nationalist Movement Party demands a new electoral list

18.12.2008Gündem
British PM, in Iraq, says mission to end mid-2009

British PM, in Iraq, says mission to end mid-2009

British forces will wrap up their mission in Iraq in the first half of next year, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said during a surprise trip to Baghdad on Wednesday.

18.12.2008Gündem
Pakistan gets UKanti-terror aid

Pakistan gets UKanti-terror aid

ISTANBUL - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday pledged more technical support and funding to help Pakistan and India battle terrorism in the wake of the attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 160 people.

14.12.2008Gündem
Iraqs President Talabani was the target of Kirkuk attack - report

Iraq's President Talabani was the target of Kirkuk attack - report

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who was planning to meet with Arab tribal leaders to discuss long-standing ethnic tensions, was the target of the recent suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, Hurriyet daily news reported on Saturday.

13.12.2008Gündem
Riots continue to hit Greek capital

Riots continue to hit Greek capital

ISTANBUL - Greek youths throw rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot police in Athens, who respond with stun grenades and tear gas. Despite seven straight days of unrest, Greece’s Conservative Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis rebuffs mounting calls to resign and hold early elections.

12.12.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 12

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 12

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Dec. 12, 2008. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

12.12.2008Gündem
More troops to Afghanistan by summer-U.S. defense secretary

More troops to Afghanistan by summer-U.S. defense secretary

The United States aims to send at least an extra 7,000 troops to Afghanistan by next summer, but must also do more to involve Afghans in the fight against a rising insurgency, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.

11.12.2008Gündem
India police arrest two over Mumbai attacks

India police arrest two over Mumbai attacks

Indian police on Saturday questioned two men suspected of helping the militants who carried out the Mumbai attacks, amid reports of a home-grown terror link and fresh security jitters.

6.12.2008Gündem
Wave of strikes hits southern Chinese hub

Wave of strikes hits southern Chinese hub

BEIJING - Taxi drivers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou went on strike following clashes with police during a protest against the alleged beating of a cabbie by an official, local media reported.

2.12.2008Gündem
Turkey now a partner country to Manhattan

Turkey now a partner country to Manhattan

New York - The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce chooses Turkey as its VIP Partner Country for 2009. The project, conducted in partnership with the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aims to better promote Turkey as a reliable business partner

1.12.2008Gündem
More govt resignations as India raises security to war level

More gov't resignations as India raises security to "war level"

India’s powerful national security adviser resigned Sunday in the wake of the devastating Islamic militant attacks in Mumbai, government officials told AFP. India announced Sunday that it has raised security at the border to "war level" following the attacks. (UPDATED)

30.11.2008Gündem
India mops up last of Mumbai siege, militants say wanted second 9/11

India mops up last of Mumbai siege, militants say wanted second 9/11

Indian commandos killed the last Islamist gunmen holed up at Mumbai's Taj Mahal hotel on Saturday, ending a three-day battle at landmarks across India's financial capital as the terrorists wanted to go down in history for an Indian 9/11, media reports said.

29.11.2008Gündem
Mumbai troops storm last terrorist redoubt

Mumbai troops storm last terrorist redoubt

ISTANBUL - A fresh battle raged at the luxury Taj Mahal hotel Friday as commandos fired grenades at that Mumbai landmark while other forces ended a siege at another five-star hotel.

28.11.2008Gündem
Photo Ed: Scores still held in Mumbai hotels

Photo Ed: Scores still held in Mumbai hotels

Scores of guests were still trapped in two luxury hotels in Mumbai Thursday, officials said, after heavily-armed Islamist militants stormed the buildings, taking foreign nationals hostage.

27.11.2008Gündem
Mumbai landmarks attacked in shootings

Mumbai landmarks attacked in shootings

At least 101 people have been killed in a series of militant attacks in India's financial capital Mumbai, where gunmen armed with automatic weapons and grenades burst into luxury hotels and other landmark buildings on Wednesday night. Here is a list of places where attacks have been reported.

27.11.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 27

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 27

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Nov. 27, 2008. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

27.11.2008Gündem
Thai government, protesters reject armys plea for new elections

Thai government, protesters reject army's plea for new elections

Thailand's army chief told the government on Wednesday to step down and call a snap election as a way out of a deepening political crisis, but the government and protesters rejected the call. (UPDATED)

26.11.2008Gündem
Influence wanes for Sadr followers

Influence wanes for Sadr followers

BAGHDAD - Six months after US and Iraqi forces drove Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's once-feared Mehdi Army militias off the streets, the influence of Sadrist movement in the war-ravaged country begins to fade. It is now possible to imagine a future for Iraq in which Sadr plays only a limited role.

25.11.2008Gündem
Photo Ed: Brazil floods kill at least 59, uproot thousands

Photo Ed: Brazil floods kill at least 59, uproot thousands

Landslides and floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 59 people and forced more than 43,000 from their homes in southern Brazil.

25.11.2008Gündem
Cannabis shops go up in smoke

Cannabis shops go up in smoke

AMSTERDAM - Almost a fifth of Amsterdam's popular marijuana-selling coffee shops are to be closed because they are too close to schools, the city council said Friday. Of the 228 such shops in the Dutch capital, 43 must close by the end of 2011 because they are within 250 meters of a secondary school, the council said

23.11.2008Gündem
Historic Ani Ruins get a new face-lift

Historic Ani Ruins get a new face-lift

ISTANBUL - Ministry of Culture and Tourism has begun the renovations of the Ani Ruins. It has plans to showcase the area to the world more efficiently. The Tigran Honents church and The Ebul Menucehr Mosque will have a face lift

21.11.2008Gündem
Renovations to displace tenants

Renovations to displace tenants

BEIJING - The Chinese capital will double its investment in protecting the city's imperial-era neighbourhoods next year but thousands of families will be moved in the process, state media said on Thursday.

20.11.2008Gündem
Gazans find alternative ways to handle shortage

Gazans find alternative ways to handle shortage

GAZA CITY - With widespread power outages and shortages due to the Israeli blockade, residents in the impoverished Palestinian territory of Gaza create alternative ways to keep ongoing with their lives. While wealthier Gazans have generators and diesel pumped in through contraband tunnels from Egypt, poorer residents have to be inventive

20.11.2008Gündem
Megavizyon’s end just short-sighted

Megavizyon’s end just short-sighted

Behind the shutters of Megavizyon, first big retail shop for music CDs, books, films and electronics, a sign says, 'closed for alterations.' Although there is no renovation, head of the security department says, 'It will open again’.

19.11.2008Gündem
Young architects shape landscape, city & space

Young architects shape landscape, city & space

ISTANBUL - The Archiprix Turkey 2008 competition, where students strive to unify the three guiding principles of architecture: Durability, utility and beauty, is organized for the 13th time this year. Ali Dur, an Istanbul Technical University student, is the winner with a project called Urban Station.

17.11.2008Gündem
Green victory echoes in ancestral homeland

Green victory echoes in ancestral homeland

ANKARA - European Parliament member Cem Özdemir was elected co-chairman of the German Alliance 90/Greens Party on Saturday. Özdemir is the first politician of foreign descent to ascend to the leadership of a political party in the history of Germany.

16.11.2008Gündem
Olmert accuses Hamas of shattering cease-fire

Olmert accuses Hamas of shattering cease-fire

JERUSALEM - Interim Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert accused the Islamist Hamas movement yesterday of "shattering" the Gaza truce, after two rockets hit Israel, prompting an air strike which killed four Palestinian militants.

16.11.2008Gündem

Mayor-elect vows to bolster Israel's undivided capital

A secular tycoon celebrating his election as Jerusalem mayor on Wednesday vowed to turn the Holy City into a world metropolis and bolster its disputed status as Israel’s "undivided" capital.

12.11.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 12

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 12

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Nov. 12, 2008. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

12.11.2008Gündem
Dubai keeps up property growth

Dubai keeps up property growth

DUBAI - A top Dubai property development executive said Sunday that the emirate's booming real estate sector would maintain growth despite the global crisis as demand continued to outstrip supply.

10.11.2008Gündem
Helping families rise above grief

Helping families rise above grief

ISTANBUL - They say they would never do this job if they did not know the situation of patients who need organs. The job of an organ transplant coordinator is to convince relatives of deceased persons to donate the organs of their loved ones. While it is hard to demand such a sacrifice from people in their darkest hour, it is also vital, as a successful organ donation is entirely dependent on time. Organs should be harvested and transported in the short period between brain death and heart arrest.

8.11.2008Gündem
No deal on the left

No deal on the left

ISTANBUL - The efforts by social democrat parties to form an alliance for the March 2009 local elections was dealt another below Wednesday when the Republican People’s Party, or CHP, rejected a warm message from the Eskişehir mayor.

7.11.2008Gündem
Real life Batman faces super test

Real life Batman faces super test

ISTANBUL - The mayor of Batman, a city recently under scrutiny due to unsolved murders and increasing rates of female suicides, will sue the director of the movie "Batman" movie.

7.11.2008Gündem
Worst flooding in decades kills 49 in Vietnam, Hanoi still under water

Worst flooding in decades kills 49 in Vietnam, Hanoi still under water

Floods triggered by torrential rains in northern and central Vietnam have killed at least 49 people, state media said on Sunday, more than half of them in the capital Hanoi hit by the worst flooding in more than two decades. (UPDATED)

2.11.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 2

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 2

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Nov. 2, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (UPDATED)

2.11.2008Gündem
Turkish official defends new stricter alcohol regulations

Turkish official defends new stricter alcohol regulations

Turkey's tobacco and alcohol regulator has defended the recent draft regulation on alcoholic beverages, saying it is aimed at protecting the nation’s youth, not at reducing the level of alcohol consumption in the country.

22.10.2008Gündem

French woman dies after self-immolation protest

A 60-year-old French woman died Sunday after setting herself on fire to protest a decision to deport her partner back to Armenia, hospital staff said.

19.10.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 16

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 16

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Oct. 16, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

16.10.2008Gündem
Polls close in Azerbaijan presidential election

Polls close in Azerbaijan presidential election

Voting ended for a presidential election in Azerbaijan Wednesday with incumbent Ilham Aliyev all but certain to maintain his grip on power in the strategic oil-rich former Soviet republic. (UPDATED)

15.10.2008Gündem
One protester killed in Thai clashes: hospital

One protester killed in Thai clashes: hospital

A female protester was killed Tuesday during clashes with police who fired tear gas to try and disperse thousands of demonstrators rallying outside parliament, a hospital official said. (UPDATED)

7.10.2008Gündem
China milk scandal firm asked for cover-up help

China milk scandal firm asked for cover-up help

A Chinese company at the center of the scare over tainted milk powder had asked for government help to cover up the extent of the problem, state media said on Wednesday in the newest development in the widening scandal.

1.10.2008Gündem
China counts down to its riskiest space mission yet

China counts down to its riskiest space mission yet

China counted down Thursday to its third manned space mission which for the first time will include a space walk -- a feat as risky as it is prestigious for the rising Asian power.

25.09.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 25

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 25

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Sept. 25, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

25.09.2008Gündem
GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 24

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 24

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Sept. 24, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

24.09.2008Gündem

Yazar Sonuçları

Why Turkish cities are washed with blood every bayram?

If you live in Istanbul, or any other major Turkish city, and have toured around a bit during the recent Kurban Bayramı, or the Feast of Sacrifice, you might have seen some carnage. For hundreds of thousands of sheep have been slaughtered in the four days of the religious holiday and some of this bloodshed took place right on the streets or near the highways. Many in the Turkish media criticized these "uncivilized scenes," and, they were right to do so. The practice of slaughtering animals in public space indeed looks, and is, uncivilized.

12.12.2008