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August 10, 2018 11:32 AM Erdogan says Turkey 'won't lose economic war' after lira crash

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday pledged that Turkey would prevail in an "economic war" after the lira crashed to historic lows over Ankara's strains with Washington. "We will not lose the economic war," state-run TRT Haber television quoted Erdogan as saying in his first reaction to the latest lira plunge. The state-run Anadolu 15

August 7, 2018 10:55 AM Manchester City goalkeeper Hart signs for Burnley

LONDON: Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed for Burnley from Manchester City, with City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak hailing his enormous contribution to the success of the Premier League champions. The 31-year-old, who failed to make the England squad for the World Cup, has signed a two-year contract with Burnley for an undisclosed fee, the club said on Tuesday 17

August 2, 2018 12:08 AM Amnesty accuses Turkey of tolerating Syrian rebel abuses in Afrin

ISTANBUL: Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the northern region of Afrin, urging Ankara to immediately end the violations. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels seized control of Afrin earlier this year after a military operation which ousted a Kurdish militia that is an ally of the United 9

July 29, 2018 8:17 AM Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on Sept 7 to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict, in comments published on Sunday. "We will discuss what we can do in the region together," Erdogan said, quoted by Hurriyet daily. He gave no further details on the issues 9

June 28, 2018 4:17 PM Turkey's Gama said in talks with TNB, others for sale of its 50.5% stake in energy unit

ISTANBUL: Turkish conglomerate Gama Holding is in talks with Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional BHd (TNB) and other potential buyers about a sale of its 50.5% stake in its Gama Enerji energy unit, three sources said, as part of a US$1 billion (RM4 billion) debt restructuring. Gama, which has businesses spanning oil, cement, petrochemicals and natural gas, is the latest 6

June 25, 2018 7:49 AM Turkey's Erdogan fetes poll triumph, opposition troubled

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday celebrated winning five more years in office with sweeping new powers after a decisive election victory, as Turkey's opposition raised bitter questions over the conduct of the polls. A night of triumph for Erdogan saw the man who has dominated Turkey for the last one-and-a-half-decades declared winner 13

June 19, 2018 9:00 AM Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of drugs trial

ISTANBUL: An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm. Ezhel, 28, whose real name is Omer Sercan Ipekcioglu, was accused of inciting cannabis use through social media postings 9

May 28, 2018 6:41 AM Disposal gain boosts MAHB's Q1 profit by nearly sevenfold

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) surged nearly seven times to RM444.6 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 compared with RM64.28 million in the same period a year ago, buoyed by unrealised gain on the fair value of investment in India's GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) amounting to RM258.4 million. In a filing 25

May 15, 2018 7:52 AM Turkey detains 54 IS suspects in Istanbul: Report

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained dozens of suspected members of Islamic State in a crackdown on the extremist group in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reported on Tuesday. Counter-terror police raided 19 addresses in over a dozen districts late on Monday, detaining 54 suspects who taken for interrogation at the city's police headquarters 36

May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 23