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  • Öcalan’s capture 'did not end foreign support to PKK'

    Twenty years after jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s capture, foreign powers continue to use the PKK as leverage against Turkey, says Uluç Özülker, a former ambassador who was deputy undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry in 1999

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  • 735 PKK suspects detained in vast operations

    Security forces have arrested 735 suspects who were allegedly plotting an attack on the anniversary of the capture of the outlawed PKK’s jailed leader ahead of the local elections in Turkey, security sources said on Feb. 17.

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  • Algeria gambles on old captain to chart new waters

    The announcement that Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is running for a fifth term in the country’s elections raised questions about Algerians’ readiness to endorse the man who has played a prominent role in ending the civil war.

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  • CHP head: We are allying with all voters

    The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is allying with all voters for the upcoming elections regardless of their political parties, leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Feb. 17 in response to ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) accusations that his party was forming a de facto alliance with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

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  • Erdoğan defies US persistence on scrapping Russian S-400 deal

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has turned down a call by the U.S. to scrap a deal to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense systems, saying Washington should not conflate the issue of Ankara’s procurement of defense systems with the two NATO allies’ cooperation in Syria.

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  • Erdoğan: CHP, İYİ Party have been ‘handed over to FETÖ, PKK’

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and its ally in the March 31 local elections, İYİ (Good) Party, of “surrendering” to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and the illegal PKK.

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  • Israeli city breaks with status quo on the Sabbath

    An initiative by the mayor of Tiberias for the municipality to help provide public transportation on the Sabbath has caused the issue of the social status quo to the forefront of public discussion.

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  • Istanbul hosts international angel investment forum

    A two-day World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), started on Feb. 18 in Istanbul, is hosting policymakers, entrepreneurs, representatives of financial institutions and companies, and hundreds of angel investors from all around the world.

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  • Istanbul vets make city's stray animals feel at home

    Istanbul officials are increasing efforts to ensure the good health of the street animals, and thereby of the residents who come into contact with them. Click through for the AFP story in photos…

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  • Junior doctors opt out of surgical fields in Turkey

    Doctors in Turkey are refraining from specializing in medical fields that require them to perform surgeries amid a rise in violence against medical personnel, intense work shifts, lawsuits launched against doctors and unsatisfactory paychecks.

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  • Likud's mainstreaming of West Bank annexation

    Annexing West Bank territory to Israel was once considered a far-fetched and even crazy idea in the Likud, but the idea is now being publicly advocated by party members.

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  • Meet the women in Lebanon’s government

    All eyes are on the four women appointed to Cabinet positions in Lebanon’s new government, a record high in the country plagued by economic and other longstanding issues.

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  • More Turkish skiers flocking to Bulgaria after campaign

    Turkish demand for Bulgaria’s ski resort Pamporovo has boosted upon Turkish Airlines’ campaign offering discounts and free-of-charge services on afternoon trips to the skiers’ haven.

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  • Police detain ISIL suspects sought by Interpol 

    Turkish police on Feb. 17 rounded up four suspects in an operation against ISIL in the northwestern city of Bursa, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.       

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  • Russia 'open to Turkish ops in Syria under Adana Agreement'

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have once again met in the Russian city of Sochi to determine the fate of Syria. Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov gave an interview to Hürriyet Daily News right after the trilateral summit. Peskov answered our questions in Turkish.

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  • The Rise of Wine Business in Turkey

    One of the best ways to learn local culture is through food and drink. For those of you lovers of drinks from wine, aka wine, there is nothing better in exploring the taste of a country literally, apart from the vineyard. In the past, the destination of wine lovers was only Europe, which is a classic wine-producing region and only affordable for certain groups. Now, trips to wineries can be found on almost every continent and can be accessed by visitors at various budget levels. Agoda, one of the fastest growing online travel agencies (OTA) in the world, reveals wine producing countries in three regions, which wine lovers should not miss. This location is divided into three categories, namely the classical area, the modern region, and the popular area. One of them is a city in Turkey known as the Classic Wine-producing Region

    Nevsehir Province, Turkey is a city famous for producing white wine and red wine. The province has raised Turkey’s reputation for white wine and red wine as the country’s main export commodities. Maybe the Turkish name does not immediately cross your mind when talking about wine production, but their history in wine making actually started 7,000 years ago. Now, Turkey is famous for its boutique vineyards that produce quality white and red wine. You can see rows of vines with beautiful mountain backgrounds. There we can see the grape harvest until the wine making process. The place is also famous for its legendary wine products. The area of the wineries is around 265 square meters. The facilities offered are also complete. There you with agen bola can rent bicycles, free parking and wireless internet networks. Well, if you want to taste wine, you can order it in a restaurant. From there you can see directly the wineries. Other activities that can be done are traveling around the vineyard using a tourist train. So we can bring children and families to enjoy the scenery. There is also an indoor garden conservatory and gift shop.

    The Aegean coast produces more wine, but don’t miss a visit to the Kocabag Winery in Nevsehir Province, which is famous for the Göreme fairy chimney. Here you can learn about wine in Turkey which is rich in history and tasting award-winning red wine. Just a 10-minute drive, you will see the Grand Cappadocia Hotel, which is quite strategically located in the center of Göreme. You can also enjoy traditional Turkish furniture and beautiful city views from your room terrace.

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  • Turkey to invest $23 million for TurkStream in 2019

    Turkey plans to invest 122 million Turkish Liras in 2019, equivalent to around $23 million, for the land section on Turkish soil of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline, according to the government’s 2019 investment plan released on Feb. 18.

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  • Yazidis divided over selection of new leader

    After the death of the spiritual leader of the Yazidi sect in Iraq and the world, differences come up over the selection of his successor.

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