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Germany's Lufthansa plans long-haul budget airline

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:41

Lufthansa says it's considering whether to do that alone or with a partner and is in advanced talks with Turkish Airlines.

Over 30 Turkish truck drivers freed in Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 19:00

Islamic militants have released at least 30 Turkish truck drivers who they captured in Iraq last month, relatives and a private Turkish news agency said today.

Turkish drivers held in Iraq to be released: Reports

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 17:35

The Turkish truck drivers seized in June by Islamist militants in northern Iraq are set to be released and are on their way to Turkey, reports and one of the drivers said.

Turkish president not to contest for second term

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:21

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Sunday that he will not run for a second term in the forthcoming presidential elections in August.

Turkish police shot Kurdish man attempting to remove flag

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 19:44

A Kurdish man was shot and wounded by police on Saturday when he attempted to remove a Turkish flag from a police station in Istanbul, local media reported.

Turkish central bank hints of further rate cut

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 20:07

The governor of Turkey`s central bank hinted Monday that another small cut in interest rates is likely at the end of the month, deflecting calls by the government for quicker action.

Turkish central bank hints of further rate cut

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 18:40

The governor of Turkey`s central bank hinted Monday that another small cut in interest rates is likely at the end of the month, deflecting calls by the government for quicker action.

NATO calls for release of Turkish hostages in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 17:05

Visiting NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday called for immediate release of the 80 Turkish hostages abducted from northern Iraq.

Teen killed as Turkish protesters clash with police: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 06:44

A 15-year-old Kurdish teenager died on Sunday night as protesters clashed with police in the city of Adana in southern Turkey, local media reported.

Syrian army crushes rebel push near Turkish border

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 01:40

Government forces flushed opposition fighters from their last redoubts in northwestern Syria near the Turkish frontier on Sunday, capturing two villages and restoring government control over the border crossing, activists and state media said.

Kidnapped Turkish consulate staff in Iraq safe: Foreign Minister

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:10

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said 49 staff and family members kidnapped in the Turkish consulate general in Iraq are safe, media reported on Friday.

Negotiating for release of 80 hostages in Iraq, says Turkey

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 05:23

Turkey is negotiating for the release of 80 of its citizens held by Islamist militants in northern Iraq, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday.