Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

The storm hit at a time of financial troubles in Puerto Rico, which is facing the largest municipal debt crisis in US history.


Sep 22, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Turkey wants concrete date for European Union visa liberalisation

Turkey's foreign minister says a final proposal has been prepared regarding visa-free travel in Europe for Turkish citizens, an issue that has led to major tensions between Ankara and Brussels.

Jan 15, 2017, 10:36 AM IST

Most Turks think it's impossible for Turkey to join EU

According to a survey published on Wednesday in the Turkish press, about 64 per cent of Turks consider it will be impossible for their country to join the European Union (EU) as a full member, compared to 22 per cent who believe there is a possibility.

Sep 21, 2016, 21:58 PM IST

Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges Turks to defend state after coup `foiled`

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turks to remain on the streets on Saturday, as his forces regained control after a spectacular coup bid by discontented soldiers that claimed more than 250 lives.

Jul 16, 2016, 15:40 PM IST
Defending migrant deal, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

Defending migrant deal, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

The European Union asked member states on Wednesday to grant visa-free travel to Turks in return for Ankara stopping migrants reaching Europe but it insisted Turkey must still change some laws and said it would get no "free ride".

May 05, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

12 injured in scuffle at Turkish vote in Tokyo embassy

 At least 12 people were injured in a scuffle between Turks and ethnic Kurds as hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered on Sunday at their embassy in Tokyo to vote in a general election, reports said.

Oct 25, 2015, 16:53 PM IST

Detention of first Bangkok bomb suspect approved

A Thai court on Saturday approved the detention of the first suspect arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok shrine bombing for 12 days, the media reported.

Sep 05, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Turkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks

 Turkey expressed skepticism on Thursday over reports that its nationals were involved in the August 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people, as Thai authorities reported finding a "suspicious fluid" during a raid at a third home linked to suspects in the attack.

Sep 03, 2015, 21:22 PM IST

Turks protesting against China attack Koreans `by mistake`

Turkish nationalists protesting China`s treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul`s old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals.

Jul 05, 2015, 02:37 AM IST

Turkey goes to polls in crunch test for Erdogan

Turks went to the polls Sunday in the most-closely fought legislative elections since the Islamic-rooted ruling party came to power over a decade ago, in a crucial test for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s plan for a new constitution, AFP correspondents reported.

Jun 07, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Turks, Kurds push for peace breakthrough despite new surge in violence

A spate of killings, a looming general election and war next door in Syria are complicating efforts to end the 30-year Kurdish insurgency in Turkey just as a breakthrough in peace talks looks close.

Jan 20, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

Turkey allows girls as young as 10 to cover hair at schools

Turkey has lifted a ban on the Islamic-style headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in a further easing of generations-old restrictions on the public expression of faith.

Sep 23, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Erdogan `campaign speech` rouses Turks in Germany

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan roused cheering supporters Saturday at a speech in Germany, the country with the most overseas Turks, shrugging off street protests there labelling him a "dictator".

May 25, 2014, 05:22 AM IST

Barack Obama urges acknowledgement of massacre of Armenians

US President Barack Obama Thursday called for "a full, frank and just acknowledgement of the facts" relating to the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks starting in 1915.

Apr 25, 2014, 04:58 AM IST

18 migrant dies in capsizing off Turks and Caicos

At least 18 migrants from Haiti died on Wednesday when their overloaded sailboat capsized as it was being towed to shore in the Turks and Caicos Islands, officials in the British territory said.

Dec 26, 2013, 01:51 AM IST

Afghan Taliban say foreign captives are ‘safe`

group of foreigners abducted by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan are well and have been moved to a "safe area" inside the country, a spokesman for the militants said Tuesday.

Apr 23, 2013, 11:21 AM IST

Hostage crisis: Taliban capture seven Turks, two Russians

The Taliban have seized up to nine foreigners which includes seven Turks and two Russians from a civilian helicopter which had to make an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan, as per BBC reports.

Apr 22, 2013, 11:06 AM IST

Turkish bus attacked in Syria, 2 wounded: Report

Turkey`s Foreign Ministry says a bus carrying Turks has come under armed attack in Syria.

Nov 21, 2011, 14:29 PM IST

Israel torn on apologising to Turks over Gaza ship

Israel is debating whether to say sorry for storming a Gaza-bound Turkish activist ship last year.

Jul 22, 2011, 08:35 AM IST

Turks back curbs on military, judiciary: Projections

Turks approved on Sunday divisive
constitutional changes that reshape the judiciary and curb the
military`s influence, media projections showed, handing the
Islamist-rooted government a major victory.

Sep 13, 2010, 00:13 AM IST