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  • In Pics | Residents flee as winds fan massive wildfire in southern Turkey Jul 29, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    In Pics | Residents flee as winds fan massive wildfire in southern Turkey

    A massive forest fire in southern Turkey spread to the town of Manavgat as the flames were fanned by strong winds on July 28, according to the local mayor, and TV footage showed residents running for their cars as streets were engulfed in smoke.

  • In Pics | Oil wrestling festival returns in Turkey after a year of halt due to COVID-19 Jul 13, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    In Pics | Oil wrestling festival returns in Turkey after a year of halt due to COVID-19

    Traditional oil wrestling festival in Turkey, one of the world’s oldest wrestling events, was listed as an intangible cultural heritage event by UNESCO in 2010.

  • Women protest as Turkey withdraws from violence-on-women treaty Jul 02, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Women protest as Turkey withdraws from violence-on-women treaty

    Erdogan announced the withdrawal in March, saying Turkey would use local laws to protect women's rights and defended his move on July 1 against those who, he said, portrayed it as "a step backwards" in the battle with violence against women.

  • Turkey halts flights from six countries including India due to coronavirus variants Jun 29, 2021 09:46 AM IST

    Turkey halts flights from six countries including India due to coronavirus variants

    Those who arrive from other places but have been in the countries listed within the last 14 days will need to show a negative PCR test within a maximum of 72 hours before entry and they will need to quarantine for 14 days, it said.

  • Euro 2020: Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 to keep Euro 2020 hopes alive Jun 21, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Euro 2020: Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 to keep Euro 2020 hopes alive

    Euro 2020: Switzerland finished third in Group A and will likely qualify as one of the four best third-place teams. The Swiss will have to wait until other groups are finished for confirmation.

  • In Pics | Euro 2020: Wales beat Turkey 2-0, Gareth Bale sets up both goals Jun 17, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    In Pics | Euro 2020: Wales beat Turkey 2-0, Gareth Bale sets up both goals

    Euro 2020: Gareth Bale made sure his missed penalty didn’t matter by setting up two goals against Turkey

  • Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan sacks another central bank policymaker, fourth ouster since March May 25, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan sacks another central bank policymaker, fourth ouster since March

    Four of the seven members of the monetary policy committee have been ousted since March 20 when Erdogan shocked financial markets by replacing Naci Agbal, a hawkish and market-friendly governor, with new chief Sahap Kavcioglu.

  • Nigeria restricts passengers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus May 02, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Nigeria restricts passengers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus

    The travel ban does not apply to passengers who have transited through those countries, the presidential steering committee on COVID-19 said in a statement.

  • Turkey’s cryptocurrency crisis may have a silver lining Apr 28, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    Turkey’s cryptocurrency crisis may have a silver lining

    The events in Turkey highlight the risk associated with cryptocurrencies that are increasingly being traded globally and are not governed by any authority.

  • Turkey crafting broader crypto regulations, cenbank head says Apr 24, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    Turkey crafting broader crypto regulations, cenbank head says

    In an interview with Turkish broadcasters, Kavcioglu said some details would be ready in two weeks.

  • In historic move, Biden says 1915 massacres of Armenians constitute genocide Apr 24, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    In historic move, Biden says 1915 massacres of Armenians constitute genocide

    In his statement, Biden said the American people honor 'all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that began 106 years ago today.'

  • Bitcoin tumbles more than 4% after Turkey bans crypto payments citing risks Apr 16, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Bitcoin tumbles more than 4% after Turkey bans crypto payments citing risks

    Bitcoin was down 4.6 percent at $60,333 at 1117 GMT after the ban, which was criticised by Turkey's main opposition party. Smaller coins ethereum and XRP, which tend to move in tandem with bitcoin, fell between 6 percent-12 percent.

  • Turkey bans use of cryptocurrencies for payments, sends Bitcoin down Apr 16, 2021 01:50 PM IST

    Turkey bans use of cryptocurrencies for payments, sends Bitcoin down

    In legislation published in the Official Gazette overnight, the Central Bank of Turkey (CBRT) said cryptocurrencies and other such digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly or indirectly, as an instrument of payment.

  • Turkish central bank maintains key rate unchanged at 19% Apr 15, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    Turkish central bank maintains key rate unchanged at 19%

    Kavcioglu however, has since reassured investors by indicating that the bank will follow a tight monetary policy until inflation is brought under control.

  • Elections 2021 | Will Turkey's Hagia Sophia hurt UDF's prospects in Kerala? Mar 27, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Elections 2021 | Will Turkey's Hagia Sophia hurt UDF's prospects in Kerala?

    The political ramifications of Hagia Sophia's reconversion into a mosque was felt as far as the Indian state of Kerala, which is around 5,600 km away. The IUML, an ally of the Congress, is accused of supporting the sixth century erstwhile church's reconversion into a mosque.

  • Turkish lira plummets after Erdogan fires central bank chief Mar 22, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Turkish lira plummets after Erdogan fires central bank chief

    The market selloff in the lira and Turkish stocks reflect investor fears that interest rates are headed lower, said Maya Senussi, senior economist at Oxford Economics.

  • Gold prices slide as Turkey upheaval buoys US dollar Mar 22, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    Gold prices slide as Turkey upheaval buoys US dollar

    Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,741.19 per ounce by 0430 GMT, having dipped as much as 0.7% earlier in the session. U.S. gold futures were down 0.1% at $1,740.20 per ounce.

  • Knight Frank Q4 2020 | Here are the top 10 countries in Global House Price Index Mar 18, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    Knight Frank Q4 2020 | Here are the top 10 countries in Global House Price Index

    Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index tracks the movement in mainstream residential prices across 56 countries and territories worldwide using official statistics. According to the report, residential prices rose at an annual rate change of 5.6 percent on average in 2020, compared to 5.3 percent in 2019.

  • Turkish riders recall skills of Seljuks and Huns Mar 17, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    Turkish riders recall skills of Seljuks and Huns

    Riders in eastern Turkey play cirit, an equestrian sport that dates back to the martial horsemen who spearheaded the historical conquests of central Asia’s Turkic tribes.

  • Turkish olive farmer battles to save her land from coal mine Mar 09, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Turkish olive farmer battles to save her land from coal mine

    Across Turkey, authorities are pushing ahead with plans to more than double coal power capacity. The government says it has to reduce high import dependency for energy that accounts for a fifth of the total value of Turkey's imports and is a significant factor behind years of current account deficits.

  • Livestock-guarding dogs breed Turkish pride Mar 03, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Livestock-guarding dogs breed Turkish pride

    For 30 years, Huseyin Yildiz has bred powerful shepherd dogs in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Sivas, home of the livestock-guarding Kangal canines that are a source of pride for the country.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Turkish vaccine teams target isolated villages Mar 01, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Turkish vaccine teams target isolated villages

    Traveling across roads covered with ice and snow, vaccination teams have been going to Turkey's isolated mountain villages as the government seeks to inoculate 60 percent of the country's people against coronavirus over the next three months.

  • Will Turkey’s expanding military footprint constitute a challenge for India in 2021? Jan 04, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Will Turkey’s expanding military footprint constitute a challenge for India in 2021?

    Given the spate of Turkish interventions recently in conflict zones far and wide, it is not impossible that Turkey may in 2021 instigate conflict in South Asia, which may necessitate dispatching some militants here 

  • Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, no casualties Dec 27, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, no casualties

    Turkish media said the earthquake was also felt in Malatya, Diyarbakir and Sanliurfa provinces.

  • The new Turkish-Pakistani axis is founded on soap opera, not statecraft Dec 26, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    The new Turkish-Pakistani axis is founded on soap opera, not statecraft

    Allied with great powers China and Russia, the thinking goes, a new Istanbul-centred caucus of states could give Pakistan greater leverage in shaping the world than it has enjoyed in decades.

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