TURKISH

  • Turkish president rounds on feminists, says men and women not equal November 25, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a meeting on women's rights on Monday that gender equality was contrary to nature and said feminists did not recognize the value of motherhood. Erdogan, whose conservative, Islamist ideology frequently raises hackles in more liberal segments of Turkish society, said women's "delicate" nature meant it...
  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger September 21, 2014

    Ankara: Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the welldressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their...
  • ISIS releases 49 Turkish hostages September 20, 2014

    London: As many as 49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) in Iraq on Saturday returned to Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the 49 hostages included diplomats and their families as well as soldiers, BBC reported. They were seized from Turkey's consulate after IS militants seized Mosul city...
  • Turkish government wins vote of confidence in Parliament September 6, 2014

    Ankara: The new Turkish government Saturday won a vote of confidence in parliament in capital Ankara. Turkey's 62nd government won 306 votes from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) with 133 lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voting against it, Xinhua...
  • Galatasaray in talks with David Moyes June 30, 2014

    Ankara: Turkish soccer giant Galatasaray are in talks with Scottish coach David Moyes for its vacant managerial post. Galatasaray chairman Unal Aysal confirmed Monday that talks were underway with Moyes, but stressed that the Scot was not the club's only option, reports Xinhua. "We have talked with David Moyes and learned that...
  • Riot police clash with May Day protesters in Istanbul May 2, 2014

    Istanbul: Turkish police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber pellets on Thursday to stop May Day protesters, some armed with fire bombs, from defying Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and reaching Istanbul's central Taksim square. Citing security fears, authorities shut parts of the city's public transport system, erected steel barricades and...
  • Dubuisson wins Turkish Airlines Open by 2 shots November 10, 2013

    Antalaya, Turkey: Victor Dubuisson held off some of golf's biggest names, including Tiger Woods, to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open by two shots on Sunday for his first European Tour victory. The Frenchman entered the day with a fiveshot lead but with Woods, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter...
  • Dubuisson leads by 5 in Turkey; Woods in the mix November 9, 2013

    Antalya, Turkey: Victor Dubuisson of France opened up a fiveshot lead after the third round at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday, while Tiger Woods kept himself in the mix despite three bogeys on the back nine. Dubuisson opened with four straight birdies and added five more in a bogeyfree 9under...
  • Tiger roars into contention with barnstorming 63 November 8, 2013

    Belek, Turkey: Tiger Woods showed precisely why he is the world's number one golfer on Friday, producing a swashbuckling tournamentbest 63 to burst into title contention after the second round of the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open. The 14times major winner's buccaneering nineunderpar effort left him one stroke behind leading quartet, European...
  • Woods six back as Casey shares lead in rainy Turkey November 7, 2013

    Belek, Turkey: Former world number three Paul Casey was among a trio of players sharing the lead and Tiger Woods trailed six shots off the pace when darkness fell in the rainruined Turkish Airlines Open first round on Thursday. Only 15 players completed their rounds after torrential rain and thunderstorms had...
  • Simon Dyson withdraws from Turkish Open golf November 2, 2013

    England's Simon Dyson, who faces suspension from the European Tour for cheating, has withdrawn from next week's Turkish Open. The sixtimes European Tour winner is not on the final entry list for the $7 million event in Antalya, which means the Englishman's season is over. He is 68th on the European...
  • Freed Lebanese, Turkish hostages fly home after deal October 21, 2013

    Beirut/Istanbul: Two kidnapped Turkish pilots arrived in Istanbul after leaving Lebanon on Saturday and nine Lebanese hostages freed from Syria landed in Beirut, completing a hostage exchange after months of uncertainty. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greeted the Turkish Airlines pilots on the tarmac as they disembarked from a Qatar Airways jet...
  • Pakistanis have given me the mandate to improve relations with India, says Sharif September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. “I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region,” The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish Radio...
  • Pakistanis have given me the mandate to improve relations with India, says Sharif September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. “I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region,” The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish Radio...
  • Turkish warplanes shoot down Syrian helicopter for entering its airspace September 17, 2013

    Turkey said its warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter on Monday after it crossed into Turkish airspace and the government warned it had taken all necessary measures to defend itself against any further such violations. Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets along the border between its southern Hatay province and Syria after...
  • Johan Elmander joins Norwich on seasonlong loan August 21, 2013

    Norwich: Sweden striker Johan Elmander has sealed a return to the Premier League by signing a seasonlong loan deal with Norwich. The 32yearold Elmander played for Bolton from 200811 before moving to Turkish side Galatasaray. Norwich manager Chris Hughton said on Wednesday that "I'm really delighted to bring in a player of...
  • Need to improve ties with Turkey: Akhilesh Yadav August 18, 2013

    Emphasizing on improving cultural and economic ties between India and Turkey, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said relations of the two countries depend on strong ties between people. "India and Turkey have had good relations since a long time and both had influence on each other at social,...
  • No systematic doping in Turkish football, says FIFA August 5, 2013

    Berne: There is no systematic doping in Turkish soccer, FIFA said on Monday after launching an investigation following a spate of drug violations in athletics. World soccer's ruling body explained in a statement that it had contacted the Turkish FA which agreed to reassess the samples taken over the past year. "In...
  • Nigerian pirates release MT Cotton with 24 Indians onboard July 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Turkish tanker MT Cotton that had been hijacked by Nigerian pirates off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa has been set free. The ship, manned by an allIndian crew of 24 people, was hijacked last week and released on Monday. A large number of ships, mainly cargo vessels...
  • Florent Malouda signs for Turkish club Trabzonspor July 18, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkish top flight side Trabzonspor announced on Thursday that they had signed a twoyear contract with French international winger Florent Malouda. The 33yearold Malouda was released by Premier League giants Chelsea after spending the entire last season training with the reserve team. The last match he played for Chelsea was...
  • Fenerbahce claims interim court victory over UEFA July 18, 2013

    Istanbul: Fenerbahce says it has won an emergency ruling from sports' highest court to enter the Champions League despite a UEFA ban for matchfixing. The Turkish club says in a statement to the Istanbul stock exchange that a twoyear ban "has been suspended" by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. CAS said...
  • Fenerbahce, Besiktas ask CAS to overturn UEFA bans July 17, 2013

    Lausanne, Switzerland: Turkish clubs Fenerbahce and Besiktas have asked sport's highest court to overturn European competition expulsions imposed by UEFA for matchfixing. Fenerbahce want their Champions League ban frozen until their appeal is completed, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday. Fenerbahce were scheduled to enter the third qualifying round...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker MT Cotton manned by an allIndian crew of 24 people has been hijacked off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa. The owners of MT Cotton lost all contact with the ship two days ago. The ship is suspected to have been hijacked by Nigerian...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 20 Indian crew members off Gabon coast July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker flying the Maltese flag with a crew of 20, all of who are Indians, has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of PortGentil, Gabon. According to Hurriyet Daily News a Turkish foreign ministry official confirmed that the hijacking took place late on Sunday. "The owners...
  • Fenerbahce kicked out of Champions League over fixing June 26, 2013

    Switzerland: Fenerbahce were expelled from the Champions League for the second time in three seasons and Besiktas were banned from the Europa League after the Turkish clubs were punished by UEFA on Tuesday over separate charges of matchfixing. Fenerbahce were banned from the next three UEFA club competitions for which they...
  • Tiger Woods to play in new USD 7 million Turkish Open May 28, 2013

    World number one Tiger Woods is to compete in the inaugural Turkish Open in Antalya in November, the European Tour said on Tuesday. The $7 million event at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek will form part of the new Final Series on the Race to Dubai, Europe's lucrative...
  • Roberto Carlos to coach Turkish Sivasspor club May 20, 2013

    Ankora: Former World Cup winner and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has agreed to coach Turkish Super League's Sivasspor club. Sivasspor officials announced that they had offered the coaching job to the Brazilian after former coach Riza Calimbay called it quits, reports Xinhua. Carlos, 40, reportedly accepted the offer after consulting with...
  • Turkey's national airline bans female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick, nail polish May 8, 2013

    Turkey's national airline has barred female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, striking a nerve among secular Turks worried the country is becoming more Islamic. Turkish Airlines, Europe's fourthbiggest carrier, said the ban was aimed at keeping crews "artless and wellgroomed with makeup in pastel tones", as a...
  • Galatasaray coach's ninematch ban approved April 19, 2013

    Ankara: Disciplinary board of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has approved Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim's ninematch ban over his overreaction to the referee of the match between Mersin Idmanyurdu and Galatasaray two weeks ago. Terim has been given a ninematch ban over "unsportsmanlike conduct" during a match against the Super League's...
  • Galatasaray coach banned for nine games April 12, 2013

    Ankara: Galatasaray coach Fatih Terim was given a ninematch ban over "unsportsmanlike conduct" during the match against Turkish Super League's Mersin Idmanyurdu last Saturday. Terim was sent off the pitch in the second half during GalatasarayMersin Idmanyurdu match for reacting to the referee over his controversial decisions. Terim threw the ball...