Black Friday Haberleri
The examinations of the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) are underway to establish how long the repairs would take as the explosion on the Turkish side of the line and Georgia-Russia conflict raised doubts over the safety of the key energy route.
Georgia's president grudgingly signed a truce with Russia late on Friday, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country. (UPDATED)
U.S. President George W. Bush accused Russia on Friday of "bullying" Georgia and key European ally Germany criticized Moscow for going too far with its invasion of its small Caucasus neighbor. (UPDATED)
Explosions were heard around the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Thursday as a Russian troop withdrawal from the area appeared to collapse. In Moscow, Russia's foreign minister declared that the world "can forget about any talk about Georgia’s territorial integrity." (UPDATED)
Russian troops have halted their drive toward Tbilisi, CNN reported on Wednesday after its earlier report that Moscow had broken the truce and was sending a military convoy to the Georgian capital. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan met Russian President Medvedev and would visit Georgia on Thursday. (UPDATED)
The White House on Sunday deplored Russia's military action in the Georgia conflict as "dangerous and disproportionate" and warned it could have a "significant long-term impact" on relations between Washington and Moscow.
Heavy fighting in the breakaway Georgia enclave of South Ossetia has alarmed Russian and Georgian athletes at the Olympic Games in China and dampened spirits on the first day of competition, team officials said on Saturday.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic says he is the victim of a media witch hunt that will prevent him from getting a fair trial. (UPDATED)
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on July 30, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, on a tour abroad where he has got a rock star reception, will wrap up his trip on Saturday with talks in London on the Middle East conflict, Iran and Afghanistan. (UPDATED)
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's anti-apartheid hero feted worldwide after turning 90, was toasted by leaders at a lavish feast Saturday as he prepared finally to bow out of public life.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on July 19, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (UPDATED)
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on July 8, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Russia and Georgia on Friday denied a newspaper report that they were discussing a plan to resolve their conflict over the breakaway Abkhazia region by splitting it into two spheres of influence. (UPDATED)
As a truce between Israel and Hamas entered its third day Saturday Gaza farmers ventured into the war-scarred land along the frontier under the distant but watchful eyes of Israeli troops.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on June 13, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (UPDATED)
Hillary Clinton will declare her strong support for Barack Obama's White House bid and rally supporters around him, she said in a letter on Thursday, drawing the curtain on a grueling 16-month nominating fight that badly split the Democratic Party.
Nearly 80 tons of crude oil spilled from a tanker floating in the international waters of the Black Sea and caused a major pollution that now threatens Turkey after Bulgaria, Bulgarian, police said on Friday.
Turkey's Celebi Joint Venture Group (OGG) on Friday won the right to operate Bandirma Port offering the highest bid -- $175.5 million. Another Turkish company, Ceynak, won on Friday a tender to assume the operation rights of a port on Turkey's Black Sea coast. (UPDATED)
U.S. White House hopefuls honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 40th anniversary of the civil rights leaders slaying, paying tribute to a man whose memory takes on particular significance in a historic race that could result in the countrys first woman or black president.
Russia is deeply worried by NATO's pledge to eventually bring Ukraine and Georgia into the alliance, despite its failure to do so immediately, a senior Russian diplomat said Friday.
Thousands of fish were found dead on Friday along the shores of Karasu, where the Sakarya River joins the Black Sea. Local officials are blaming the nearby Ilica Sugar Factory, which recently began producing beet, a process than can be harmful to local wildlife.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is renewing its corporate image by deepening the shade of yellow that represents ‘humility’, which appears on the Party emblem.
A pipeline that runs under the Black Sea carrying Russian gas to Turkey will be extended to carry gas supplies to Israel and Lebanon, said the Turkish Minister of Energy Hilmi Guler on Friday. Turkey's state-run gas company, Botas, and Russian Gazprom, which operate the Blue Stream pipeline, will hold talks on extending it from the Black Sea port of Samsun to Turkey's Ceyhan oil terminal on the Mediterranean. Following a meeting between Guler and Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller, the Turkish energy minister said that the talks should be completed within the next two months.
Six miners have died after a coal shaft partially collapsed in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The miners were poisoned by methane gas following the collapse of the shaft. The tragic mining incident happened in the Back Sea town of Zonguldak on Thursday evening reported the Anatolian agency. Anatolian reported that the incident happened on Thursday night, and that rescue operations worked through the night, but it just wasn't enough to save the six miners. Energy Minister Hilmi Guler attended the funeral service on Friday.
The black box of the F-16D jet which crashed in the northern city of Karabuk Thursday was found Friday, Governor Cemalettin Sevim said.
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