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  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? August 14, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. ...
  • MumbaiBrussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, copilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • 274 dead in Turkey's worstever mine disaster May 15, 2014

    Soma: Amid wails of grief and anger, rescue workers coated in grime trudged repeatedly out of a coal mine on Wednesday with stretchers of bodies that swelled the death toll to 274 the worst such disaster in Turkish history. Hopes faded for 150 others still trapped deep underground in smoldering...
  • I've mandate to improve ties 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...
  • Turkey: PM calls protests unlawful, Istanbul stock market crashes June 7, 2013

    Thousands of protestors held demonstrations against the Turkish Prime Minister during his visit to Tunisia. ...
  • Turkey protests unite people across the social spectrum June 6, 2013

    Istanbul: Office workers in business suits chant antigovernment slogans alongside pious women wearing Muslim headscarves. Schoolchildren and bearded anarchists rub shoulders with football fans, wellheeled women in designer sunglasses and elderly couples donating food. These disparate groups are united by alarm at what they consider unwarranted meddling and increasingly autocratic behavior...
  • US concerned about Turkey protests, says Biden June 5, 2013

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden says only Turks can solve the problem of antigovernment protests sowing unrest in Turkey. But he says the US is concerned and isn't indifferent to the outcome. Thousands have joined rallies voicing discontent with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10year rule. The protests spread after...
  • Turkish government offers apology as protests continue June 5, 2013

    Ankara: Turkey's deputy prime minister offered an apology on Tuesday for the government's violent crackdown on an environmental protest, a calculated bid to ease days of antigovernment rallies in the country's major cities. The message was a bit mixed, however, as hundreds of riot police deployed with water cannons around the...
  • Turkish deputy PM seeks to calm antigovernment protests June 4, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkey's deputy prime minister sought to mollify tens of thousands of antigovernment demonstrators on Tuesday by apologising for a police crackdown on a peaceful protest that triggered five days of rioting across the country. The comments by Bulent Arinc, who took charge of government after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan left...
  • Turkish unions join fierce protests against government June 4, 2013

    Istanbul: Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a twoday strike on Tuesday as antigovernment demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction in...
  • Turkish premier Tayyip Erdogan brands protesters extremists June 4, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused antigovernment protesters on Monday of walking "arminarm with terrorism" in remarks that risked further inflaming public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt...
  • Turkish premier brands protesters extremists June 3, 2013

    Istanbul: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused antigovernment protesters on Monday of walking "arminarm with terrorism", remarks that could further inflame public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday in the riots, which began...
  • Turkey: Suicide bombing near US embassy, 3 reported dead February 1, 2013

    Ankara: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside the US embassy in Turkey's capital Ankara on Friday. Initial reports suggest that three people have been killed in the blast. The suicide bomber, a security guard, a US staff member are reported to be dead, according to the Turkish police. Meanwhile,...
  • IGI airport adjudged world's most improved airport April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The IGI airport has been adjudged the world's most improved airport as well as the number one airport in India by SKYTRAX-World Airport Awards. The Indira Gandhi International Airport took the top honours in 'Most Improved' category for this year leaving Ankara Esenboga airport at second spot,...
  • Turkey: quake kills at least 7, dozens trapped November 10, 2011

    Ankara: Rescue workers have pulled out 23 survivors from the rubble of three buildings, collapsed by an earthquake in eastern Turkey, the country's disaster management authority said on Thursday. At least seven were killed and dozens of others trapped. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Wednesday's quake toppled 25 buildings in...
  • 5.7 magnitude quake rattles Turkey, 3 killed November 10, 2011

    Turkey: An earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Wednesday night, killing at least three people and leaving dozens trapped in the rubble of toppled buildings damaged in the previous temblor, which had killed 600 people. About 20 buildings collapsed in the provincial capital of Van following a 5.7-magnitude quake, according to media...
  • Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 523 October 27, 2011

    Ercis: Rain and snow on Thursday compounded difficulties for thousands rendered homeless in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey, and the government said the death toll has gone up to 523. The prime minister's center for crisis and emergency management said 1,650 people were injured and 185 were rescued from...
  • Turkey quake: search for survivors enters third day October 26, 2011

    Ercis: Turkey clung to hopes on Wednesday of finding survivors under rubble three days after a powerful earthquake killed at least 459 people, and the government finally requested foreign help to shelter thousands of homeless families. The survival of a 14-day-old prematurely born baby girl called Azra had lifted hearts on...
  • Miracle baby emerges from Turkish quake rubble October 26, 2011

    Turkey: After 48 hours, a miracle emerged from the rubble, a 2-week-old baby girl brought out half-naked but alive from the wreckage of an apartment building toppled by Turkey's devastating earthquake. Rescue workers erupted in cheers and applause on Tuesday at sight of the infant - and again hours later when...
  • Turkey quake: 279 dead, hundreds missing October 25, 2011

    Turkey: Distraught Turkish families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies on Monday as rescue workers scoured debris for survivors after a 7.2 magnitude quake that killed at least 279 people. Rescue teams with generator-powered floodlights worked into the night in the worst-hit city...
  • Turkey quake death toll rises above 200 October 24, 2011

    Ercis: More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Monday after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey, with rescue teams working until morning to free survivors crying out for help from under rubble. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the 7.2 magnitude quake on Sunday...
  • Earthquake: Turkey declines Israeli aid offer October 24, 2011

    Jerusalem: Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel on Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck southeast Turkey, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. "I am under the impression the Turks do not want our help," Barak told Channel 2 News. "Right now (their answer) is negative...
  • Turkey earthquake: at least 138 dead October 24, 2011

    Ankara: Cries of panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 138 people as buildings pancaked and crumpled into rubble. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers sifted through the rubble and reached outlying villages. Tens of thousands fled into the...
  • Man who shot Pope John Paul released from prison January 18, 2010

    Ankara: The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II nearly 30 years ago was released from a Turkish prison on Monday, rekindling the mystery over whether he acted alone or had been hired by a Soviet-era secret service. Mehmet Ali Agca served 19 years in an Italian...