French PM Manuel Valls joins presidential race

French PM Manuel Valls joins presidential race

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday threw his hat in the ring to succeed Francois Hollande in next year's presidential election, AFP reports.

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds death sentence for businessman Zanjani

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds death sentence for businessman Zanjani

The Iranian Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a death sentence on graft charges for Babak Zanjani, one of Iran’s wealthiest businessmen and an alleged partner of Reza Zarrab, a Turkish Iranian gold trader who was implicated in a major corruption...

Turkey seizes 691 companies over alleged ties to Gülen movement

Turkey seizes 691 companies over alleged ties to Gülen movement

The state-run Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has announced that a total of 691 companies have been seized by the government due to their alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement.

President-elect Trump asks Manhattan US Attorney Bharara to stay on the job

President-elect Trump asks Manhattan US Attorney Bharara to stay on the job

Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the southern district of New York who indicted a Turkish-Iranian gold trader on charges of violation of US sanctions on Iran, met with US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday and said he would stay...

Arab League's secretary-general blames Turkey for ISIL's growth

Arab League's secretary-general blames Turkey for ISIL's growth

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the secretary-general of the Arab League and a former Egyptian foreign minister, said on Wednesday that Ankara is responsible for the growth of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since the Turkish government allowed...

Merkel opposes opening new negotiations with Turkey on EU accession

Merkel opposes opening new negotiations with Turkey on EU accession

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she opposed opening new negotiations with Turkey as part of its quest to join the European Union.

12 perish in girls dormitory blaze in Adana

12 perish in girls dormitory blaze in Adana

Eleven students and an instructor were killed and 22 were injured on Tuesday night in a fire that broke out in a girls dormitory in Turkey’s Adana province.

Turkish woman says ‘My husband and I sacked by gov’t decree. I have cancer, he is in jail.’

Turkish woman says ‘My husband and I sacked by gov’t decree. I have cancer, he is in jail.’

“My husband is in jail. He was the only person who took care of me. What am I supposed to do now? The cancer I have is already stage 4. I was laid off from my job with the recent...

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