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OIC must push East Jerusalem as Palestine capital: Turkish FM

Turkey's foreign minister on Dec. 13 urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to encourage other countries worldwide to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine based on the 1967 borders.

Organization of the Islamic Conference gathers in Istanbul for Jerusalem

High-level representatives, including some heads of states from the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference , will come together on Dec. 13 in Istanbul at a summit to consider a joint stance against United States' recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

CHP files motion for investigation of party leader K─▒l─▒├ždaro─člu's financial assets

The main opposition Republican People's Party has submitted a motion requesting a parliamentary investigation into the financial assets of CHP head Kemal K─▒l─▒├ždaro─člu and his family members, after a brawl at Turkey's parliament late on Dec. 11.

Search of ex-Halkbank head's home revealed bribes from Zarrab, former police officer tells US jury

A former Turkish police investigator on Dec. 11 told jurors in the trial of a Turkish bank executive charged with evading U.S. sanctions on Iran that he found shoeboxes full of cash in the home of another high-ranking Turkish banker.

Greek Cypriots don't intend to use Turkish water, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says

Greek Cypriots do not intend to use fresh water provided through a pipeline from Turkey to Turkish Cyprus, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akda─č said on Dec. 12.

Nearly 590,000 foreigners granted residence in Turkey since 2005: Migration muthority

Turkey has granted residence permits to 589,473 foreign nationals since 2005, according to data compiled from the country's migration authority on Dec. 12.

Turkey's tourism sector eyeing 35 million foreign tourists in 2018 as tough period eases

Tourism players in Turkey expect to host more than 35 million foreign tourists next year as the sector has been recovering after a tough period.

Turkish ultranationalist group recites call to prayer, prays inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

A group of people from the Alperen Hearths, an ultranationalist youth organization linked to the right-wing nationalist Great Union Party , on Dec. 11 recited the ezan and performed prayers inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia museum

Turkish villagers bite turnips to protest Donald Trump's Jerusalem move

Village guards in the southern province of Antalya have staged an unusual protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital: Biting turnips.

Doner kebab triggers trouble in European Parliament

The European Parliament on Dec. 12 will vote on whether to allow phosphate additives in doner kebab production ÔÇô in a decision that will affect thousands of kebab-shop owners across the continent.

Turkish GDP growth will hit around 7.5 percent for 2017: Erdo─čan

Economic growth will hit around 7.5 percent by the year end, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan predicted on Dec. 12.

Turkey is against YPG, not all Kurds in Syria, says Foreign Minister ├çavu┼čo─člu

Turkey is supporting Kurds in Syria and is only against the People's Protection Units , Turkish Foreign Minister Mevl├╝t ├çavu┼čo─člu has said amid reports that other Syrian groups could be invited to a planned conference on Syria's future.

Erdo─čan, Putin warn of further tension over US Jerusalem move

President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned on Dec. 12 that Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks escalating tension in an already tense region.

S├╝leyman ┼×ah tomb to be returned to previous location: Turkish PM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Y─▒ld─▒r─▒m said late on Dec. 11 the tomb of S├╝leyman ┼×ah, the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, would be returned to its previous location in Syria.

Racist wing in Israel has Trump on its back: Israeli Arab leader

Since U.S. President Donald Trump's rise to power, discrimination towards Arabs in Israel has risen as racist groups feel emboldened by the belief Trump supports them, according to Ayman Odeh, the head of Joint List, a political alliance of four Arab-dominated parties in Israel.

Turkish, Iraqi, US top soldiers to meet in Ankara this week

Top soldiers from Turkey, the United States and Iraq will come together in Turkey on Dec. 14 to discuss regional security matters at a three-way meeting, the Turkish army announced late Dec. 11.

S-400 missile deal with Russia to be finalized: Erdo─čan

The purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia will be finalized this week,' President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan said on Dec. 11.

Let's probe gold-for-oil trade in Turkey, CHP tells AKP

Main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal K─▒l─▒├ždaro─člu has called for a joint struggle' against bribery and corruption in Turkey, asking Prime Minister Binali Y─▒ld─▒r─▒m to account for gold trade irregularity that happened in 2013.'

Putin in Syria peace bid with Iran, Turkey

Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Dec. 11 he wanted to work with Iran and Turkey to kick-start the Syrian peace process during a surprise visit to the war-torn country, Russian news agencies reported.

Reina attacker ISIL militant uses right to remain silent in first court hearing

An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militant who killed 39 people and wounded 79 others on New Year's Eve used his right to remain silent in court on Dec. 11.

Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the onset of winter after reaching a deal with Turkey, a key ally in helping to tackle Europe's migration crisis, government sources said Dec. 11.

Two senior US commanders in Ankara to discuss row over YPG

Turkey and the United States are set to hold a high-level military dialogue in Ankara on Dec. 11 to discuss an ongoing row over the U.S.'s alliance with the People's Protection Units .

Erdo─čan says US partner in bloodshed with Jerusalem decision

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan said on Dec. 11 that the United States had become a partner in the bloodshed with its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.┬á

CHP head files criminal complaint against Interior Minister Soylu

Main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal K─▒l─▒├ždaro─člu has filed a criminal complaint against Interior Minister S├╝leyman Soylu, Do─čan News Agency reported on Dec. 11.

─░Y─░ Party leader Ak┼čener confident about beating election threshold

─░Y─░ Party leader Meral Ak┼čener has said Turkey's 10 percent election threshold is no concern for her newly founded movement, adding that she did not expect the lowering of the threshold.

Istanbul prosecutor seeks aggravated life sentences for arrested writes in G├╝len case

An Istanbul prosecutor demanded aggravated life sentences for journalists Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and Nazl─▒ Il─▒cak on Dec. 11 in the case into the media arm' of the Fetullahist Terror Organization , believed to have been behind the July 2016 coup attempt.

Turkey condemns Netanyahu remarks against Erdo─čan

Turkish presidential spokesman on Dec. 10 condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks to President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, who strongly reacted against the United States' decision on Jerusalem.

Turkish economy grows 11.1 percent in third quarter

The Turkish economy expanded 11.1 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, official data showed on Dec. 11.

Top Turkish businessman ─░brahim ├ça─člar dies at age 57

Leading Turkish businessman ─░brahim ├ça─člar died of a heart attack on Dec. 11.

OIC summit in Istanbul should recognize Jerusalem as Palestine's capital: Adnan al-Husayni

An emergency summit of Muslim-majority countries to be convened in Istanbul this week should declare Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, a senior Palestinian official has said.

OIC Istanbul summit 'should recognize Jerusalem as Palestine's capital'

An emergency summit of Muslim-majority countries to be convened in Istanbul this week should declare Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, a senior Palestinian official has said.

Turkish media flagship H├╝rriyet bids to grow digitally with new R&D center

Establishing the first R&D center in a media outlet in Turkey, H├╝rriyet is looking for innovative ways to grow in the digital world, says the paper's CEO ├ça─člar G├Âr├╝┼č.

EU vows completion of contracting of 3 billion euros to Syrian refugees before 2018

The European Commission is committed to completing the contracting of all three billion euros in assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey before the end of this year, senior EU officials have vowed, adding that the process for the allocation of the additional three billion euros will start in early ...

'Rights abuses in Turkey have increased under state of emergency'

Turkey's ongoing state of emergency violates basic human rights including the right to life, prominent human rights associations in the country have stated, as the European Convention on Human Rights marks its 69th year.

Turkey, Russia to discuss Jerusalem crisis at Erdo─čan-Putin summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Dec. 11 in Ankara to discuss crises in the Middle East, including the aftermath of the U.S.'s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and joint efforts to stabilize Syria.

Turkish authorities start profiling most dangerous drivers

Turkish authorities have started to profile drivers most likely to cause road accidents, in a bid to reduce accidents, which kill 7,500 people every year.

Turkey remembers PKK attack victims in Be┼čikta┼č one year on

Turkish football giants Be┼čikta┼č paid tribute on Dec. 10 to the 46 people killed in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party attack near the team's stadium, starting a day of commemorations to mark the first anniversary of the attacks.

Erdo─čan slams Israel as a 'terrorist state'┬á

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan on Dec. 10 described Israel as a terrorist state.'

Turkey condemns 'disproportionate force' by Israel

Turkey on Dec. 9 condemned Israel's use of disproportionate force' on Palestinians protesting the U.S. president's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

MPs in Turkey to begin debating 2018 budget

Turkish lawmakers will begin 12 days of debating of the 2018 budget at parliament on Dec. 11, when Finance Minister Naci A─čbal presents the government's budgeting plan.

Erdo─čan's aircraft technician released

An aircraft technician who was part of President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan's helicopter flight crew on the night of the coup attempt in 2016 was released on Dec. 8, after being arrested on suspicion of using ByLock, the encrypted messaging application said to have been used by followers of U.S.-based ...

Turkey, Iran security cooperation 'vital' for region: Turkish Interior Minister

Cooperation on security between Turkey and its neighbor Iran is vital' for the region, Interior Minister S├╝leyman Soylu said on Dec. 9.

Arab League condemns Trump's Jerusalem move

The Arab League, from Egypt's capital Cairo, condemned late on Dec. 9, U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.  

Turkish footballers brandish pro-Palestine banners at weekend matches

Turkish footballers and fans have voiced support for Palestine after U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Erdo─čan discusses Jerusalem with presidents of regional countries

President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan has discussed the recent developments in Jerusalem with the presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Lebanon in separate phone calls on Dec. 9.

'Salt Bae' to grill at home of Beyonce and Jay-Z

The co-partner of Turkey's global Nusr-et chain of grill houses, Nusret G├Âk├že, who in early 2017 became a social media phenomenon for his meat-cutting and salt-drizzling skills, has been invited to cook in the home of Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Rumi an 'architect' of peace in Anatolia: Konya governor

Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi, a Sufi mystic and Islamic scholar, was one of the architects' of the centuries-long peace and tranquility in Anatolia, according to the governor of Konya province. 

Turkey to investigate 6-year-old death in Danish jail

Turkey will investigate the death of its citizen who died in custody in a Danish jail six years ago, the Presidency of Turks Abroad and Related Communities said on Dec 8. 

US embassy move to 'probably' take two more years

Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem "probably" won't happen for another two years, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Dec. 8.

US decision on Jerusalem contradicts international law: Erdo─čan

President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan said on Dec. 9, US decision on Jerusalem contradicted international law and regional facts.