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'Maestro' Pirlo ends football career in spectacular friendly


Former Italy star Andrea Pirlo took to the pitch for the final time to say goodbye to football in a star-studded testimonial "Night of the Master" tournament at the San Siro on Monday.

What is the life of an immigrant worth in Europe?


In European countries, some principles like democracy and human rights are easily forgotten when it comes to Middle Easterners, even those they once favoredClick To Continue

The claims that Turkey lacks democracy are groundless


According to the Western press and many European officials, Turkey lacks a true democracy and is run by an authoritarian government.They also claim the upcoming June 24 presidential and parliamentary elections...Click To Continue

Taking over guardianship of Jerusalem


Turkey's determination on the Jerusalem issue outdistances the Arab countries that no longer see Palestine as a priorityClick To Continue

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Trump bans buying Venezuelan debt for cash in new wave of sanctions after Maduro win


President Donald Trump levied new sanctions on Venezuela Monday following elections the U.S. has criticized as fraudulent.


Fenerbahçe wins Turkish Women's Basketball Super League title


Istanbul-based basketball giant Fenerbahçe won Bilyoner.com Women's Basketball Super League title late Monday after defeating its long-time rival Near East University at home.

Infighting within CHP sees chairman, candidate at loggerheads

When the political parties submitted their lists of parliamentary candidates to the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) yesterday, a new level of discord erupted between the main opposition CHP’s Chairman...Click To Continue

OIC members should consider call to boycott Israel, Erdoğan says

President Erdoğan called on the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to consider advisory decision, made by the 57-member Muslim body to take economic and political measures against...Click To Continue

2 soldiers killed, 2 others injured in PKK attack in northern Iraq

Two Turkish soldiers were killed during an attack by PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said Monday in a statement.


Turkey hails peaceful elections in Venezuela, says looking to improve relations

The Turkish Foreign Ministry welcomed the peaceful Venezuelan elections on Monday, hoping the results will contribute to the stability of the country.

US police officer's son pleads guilty to Daesh bomb plot


The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs to attack a college campus to support the Daesh terror group, three years after his arrest after his...Click To Continue


US cannot decide for Iran or the world, Rouhani says after Pompeo lists sweeping demands


Iran's president said on Monday that the United States could not decide for Iran after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded sweeping changes in the country's foreign and nuclear policies, the semi-official...Click To Continue


Spanish, Slovenian, Belgian envoys summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over UN vote


Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a U.N. body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border,...Click To Continue


AK Party candidate list reflects party’s rejuvenation process

The Ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) handed its candidate lists to the Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) on Monday.


China could end population control policies by 2019: report


China is considering ending the limits it sets on the number of children a family can have, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.


Pompeo threatens Iran with more sanctions


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is threatening to place "the strongest sanctions in history" on Iran if its government doesn't change course.

Kremlin accuses UK of 'anti-Russian mania' over 'dirty money' report


The Kremlin on Monday accused Britain of unprecedented "anti-Russian mania," warning such an attitude could backfire and scare off other foreign investors.


Death toll in Iran mushroom poisoning rises to 11


Eleven people died and more than 800 others were poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in western Iran, the country's health ministry official said Monday.

2 killed, 2 in critical condition after explosion in Azerbaijan's Baku


Two people were killed, two others were injured Monday after an explosion rocked in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, a health ministry official said.


China orders all mosques to raise national flag to 'promote patriotism'


All Chinese mosques should raise the national flag to "promote a spirit of patriotism" among Muslims, the country's top Islamic regulatory body has declared, as the Communist Party seeks to tighten its...Click To Continue

Monday, May 21

Paraguay becomes 3rd country to open Israel embassy in Jerusalem


Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States's deeply controversial move from Tel Aviv.

Greek police arrest 4 over far-right attack on Thessaloniki Mayor Boutaris


Greek police said on Monday that they have arrested four suspected far-right extremists in connection with the assault on the liberal Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris.

Former Somali refugee becomes youngest mayor of Sheffield


A 28-year-old Muslim former refugee broke the glass ceiling by becoming the first Somali-British Lord Mayor of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and also its youngest ever.

At least 21 terrorists 'neutralized' in a week, interior ministry says

At least 21 PKK terrorists have been "neutralized" in anti-terror operations across Turkey in the past week, interior ministry said Monday.

Sunday, May 20

What would Jesus and Moses say about the brutality against Palestinians?


The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is Trump's gift to American evangelicals and further fuels the tension in the region, which is not endorsed by either Christianity or JudaismClick To Continue

'Netanyahu's finest hour'


"Netanyahu's Finest Hour" was the headline of a recent Jerusalem Post op-ed by columnist Caroline Glick, who had earlier suggested that the Israeli military should have disabled the Mavi Marmara, and Gaza...Click To Continue

Erdoğan urges Turks living in Europe to show high turnout in snap polls

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday called on expatriate voters living in Europe to "show their strength" in the June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections.

Erdoğan arrives in Sarajevo for Bosnia and Herzegovina visit, election rally

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday has arrived in Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital Sarajevo on a working visit and an important election rally abroad.

Saturday, May 19

Galatasaray clinches record 21st Turkish Super League title


Istanbul giants Galatasaray became the champion in Turkish Super League for a record 21st time on Saturday after defeating Izmir's Göztepe 1-0 in its final game of the season thanks to French striker...Click To Continue

Trump pulling assistance from northwest Syria to focus on supporting SDF in northeast: report


The Trump administration will withdraw assistance from northwest Syria and focus recovery efforts on areas where U.S.-led forces have retaken territory from Daesh in the northeast, U.S. officials with...Click To Continue

Afghan cricket stadium attack leaves 8 dead, 45 wounded


Several bombs exploded nearly simultaneously at a cricket match in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least eight people, a provincial official said Saturday.

Erdoğan announces aid campaign, urges international force to protect Palestinians

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday that an aid campaign for Palestinians will be carried out during Ramadan across all members states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Friday, May 18

Occupation is the problem


Washington's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem continues to cause harm and suffering. On May 14, 62 Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers and hundreds were injured. This is pretty much the...Click To Continue

Jerusalem crisis has already put world peace at risk


Following Washington's provocative move to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the global world order accelerated its shift to chaotic disorder. World peace, which was already suffering...Click To Continue

Erdoğan urges Muslim unity in massive rally against Israeli violence in Istanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Muslims to unite against the oppression of Palestinians at the hands of Israel, in a massive rally in Istanbul Friday.

Crimean Tatars mark 74th anniversary of deportation as 25,000 driven out of Crimea since 2014


May 18 marks a tragic dark day for Crimean Tatars, the indigenous people of Crimea ndash; a peninsula on the Black Sea coast that became known to most of the world after Russia illegally annexed it from...Click To Continue

Thursday, May 17

Now is the time to stand up for Jerusalem


The leaders of the Muslim world will assemble in Istanbul today to take action after the United States inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem and Israelis butchered at least 62 unarmed Palestinians and wounded...Click To Continue

Turkey is the only resolute voice against Israeli atrocities


Netanyahu and Trump's shared interests in Palestinian lands are evolving at a radical and provocative rate that has already cost scores of livesClick To Continue

US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as CIA director despite role in torture program


The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation...Click To Continue

Israel should be brought before ICC for massacre of Palestinians, FM Çavuşoğlu says

In the face of ongoing violence directed at Palestinians protesting the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, Ankara called on Palestine to take the issue to the International Criminal...Click To Continue