Log in

Turkey

Turkey (100)

"The changes that Turkey went through following 2000, including the economic decisions that were made, are an important step. The reforms made in 2000 allowed Turkey to make great strides, despite the fact that it came at the top of the list of countries with high inflation and high interest rates. Powerfull businessmen from Turkey share their experiences and plans."

Aegean Sea Earthquake Rocks Greece, Turkey Resorts: Two Dead on Kos

Two people were killed and at least 100 injured after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake rocked popular Greek and Turkish tourist destinations on the Aegean Sea early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey and officials said. The earthquake sent tourists and locals running into the streets on the Greek island of Kos and the Turkish port city of Bodrum shortly after 1.30 a.m. (6.30 p.m. Thursday ET), according to the Associated Press. Both destinations are popular with European vacationers during the summer high-season.

Tagged under

Saudi Alhokair Acquires 10 pct Stake in Turkey's Simit Sarayı

Turkey's most popular and widespread simit chain, Simit Sarayı, which turned simit into a brand in the country and opened to the world with franchises, has partnered with a Saudi firm. Having conducted partnership talks with foreign funds in recent years, Simit Sarayı has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia-based Fawaz Alhokair Group for the sale of a 10 percent stake in the company. According to a joint statement released by the two companies, Fawaz Alhokair Group Vice Chairman and retail leader Abdul Majeed Alhokair will be appointed as a board member of Simit Sarayı.

ATAA Condemns the Cowardly Terrorist Attacks Against Turkish Nation

The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) strongly condemns the continued terrorist attacks by the Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization PKK against Turkish nation. In latest PKK terror attacks, including two car bombings targeting police stations in Elazig and Van, and another remotely-detonated car bomb aimed at a military vehicle carrying soldiers in Bitlis, at least 14 people were killed and more than 280 wounded.  PKK has been waging war against Turkish nation for the last 30 years, which has claimed more than 40 thousand lives so far. The deadly wave of attacks targets not only Turkey's security forces but also civilians constituting the ultimate crime against humanity.

THO Special Brief: Attempted Military Coup in Turkey

Image How did it begin? On July 15th, at about 10:00 pm, the coup attempt began with shots inside the General Staff complex in Ankara. Shortly after, the Presidential Complex in Ankara came under fire by tanks and helicopters. Meanwhile, it was reported that military forces had closed Istanbul's Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges, and the Ataturk Airport was shut-down. Factions of the Turkish military took control of the state broadcasting agency TRT to officially announce the coup. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim informed the nation that a coup attempt was underway. Addressing the nation via mobile telephone, President Erdogan confirmed the coup and urged people to resist and defend Turkey’s democracy by getting out to streets.
 

Prime Minister Yildirim: "Our Nation Has Prevented The Suspension of Democracy And National Will?

Image Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, after the coup attempt of the separatist terrorist organization of Fetullah Gülen (FETÖ) held a press conference with Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar, Interior Minister Efkan Ala, Minister of Defence Fikri Işık and Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ and answered the questions of the press. Yıldırım stated that the 15th of July is a “Black spot in Turkish democracy”, "The name of the noble nation, who was on democracy guard last night during the coup attempt against parallel terrorist gang but returned to normal life in the morning, is the Turkish nation. I applaud all the members of my nation, all my citizens who stood against this parallel terrorist gang and took to the squares with their flags." he continued.

Turkish-Americans in NorCal Worry About Loved Ones in Turkey

Image SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —As an attempted military coup played out Friday a world away in Turkey, Turkish-Americans in the Sacramento area worried about their loved ones in the volatile country. During the violent and chaotic night, at least 60 people were killed and 1,000 people were wounded. A total of 1,563 military officers were detained across Turkey after some military units failed to take over the government, a source with President Recep Erdogan’s office told CNN. Several families in Northern California were split up during the unrest because family members traveled to Turkey on vacation.

Turkish Military Faction Attempts Uprising, Prime Minister Says

ImageNPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Reuters reporter Ayla Jean Yackley about the attempted coup in Turkey. The Turkish prime minister said there has been "an attempted uprising from within the military." It is unclear who is in control of Turkey at this moment. The prime minister has told a television network that there is an uprising within the military, this in a country that has a history of military takeovers. There are reports of tanks and soldiers in the streets of the capital Ankara, as well as major roads closed in Istanbul. We're joined now by Reuters reporter Ayla Jean Yackley, who is in Istanbul. Welcome to the program.

Unrest Overseas Worries Turkish Community In Chicago

(CBS) ? The attempted military coup in Turkey has stunned members of Chicago?s Turkish-American community. Many are worried about family members in Turkey, currently in the middle of the unrest. CBS 2?s Dana Kozlov reports. You?ll hear the same thing over and over from former and current Turkish residents: No one expected this. They waited Friday, nervously, to see how it would play out.

Western Massachusetts Turkish community reacts to Attempted Military Coup

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – An attempt by members of the Turkish military to overthrow their government left at least 161 people dead Saturday morning. Gunfire and explosions rocked Turkey’s capital of Ankara and the main city of Istanbul Friday night into Saturday morning. A faction of the Turkish military launched the coup using helicopters and tanks. At 11:25 p.m. local time, the Turkish military issued a statement saying they had taken control of the country and imposed martial law. Turkey’s president, Recep Erdogan had been on vacation when the coup was launched. He called upon citizens to go to the streets to fight for democracy.

Local Turkish Americans Speak Out Against Military Coup

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Turkish Americans in the Miami Valley came together Saturday to speak out against the failed military coup. Turkish Americans meeting in Dayton say they want peace restored in their county. And they want to know that anyone involved in the coup, will be held responsible. “We need unity among our community,” Turkish American Community Center President Islom Shakhbandarov said. “We need solidarity among our community.
Subscribe to this RSS feed