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Turkey

‘Against nature’: Erdogan's gender inequality comments at women's rights conference spark outrage
Turkey’s president says men and women cannot be equal, and that feminists don’t understand motherhood. Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused widespread offence with his comments at a conference on women’s rights in Ankara.

24.11.2014 11:46

‘Biden get out!’ Turks protests US VP visit to Istanbul (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Turkish protesters have rallied against the visit of US Vice President Joe Biden under banners saying ‘Yankee Go Home’. In Istanbul Biden has been encouraging Europe to reduce energy dependence on Russia and announced aid to Syrian refugees.

22.11.2014 18:29

Turkish governor threatens to turn synagogue into museum over Israeli Al-Aqsa mosque actions
A Turkish governor has threatened to turn a 100-year-old synagogue into a museum in retaliation for Israel’s actions in and around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque – the third holiest site in Islam.

22.11.2014 15:54

‘No support, condolences from US’: Killed Press TV reporter’s sister raises questions about death
Relatives of an Iranian Press TV reporter, a US national killed in a suspicious car accident in Turkey, claim they have received no support from US authorities during the investigation, which is full of many inconsistent details.

21.11.2014 08:35

Erdogan undiscovered America of Columbus
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shook the world when he said Muslims reached America 300 years before Columbus did.

18.11.2014 14:54

'Is this an imam school?': Turkey football chairman wants national beard ban for players
The chairman of an Ankara-based football club says he will impose a $11,200 fine on any player that is seen sporting a beard. He has also put pressure on the Turkish Football Federation to impose a nationwide ban.

16.11.2014 18:03

Before Columbus: Erdogan says Muslims 'discovered America,' eyes mosque in Cuba
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says the Muslim faith was “widespread” in America before the arrival of Columbus in the 15th century, and insists that a massive mosque should be erected in Havana, despite the city's refusal to grant a building permit.

15.11.2014 15:28

Ankara and Washington agree to train 2,000 Syrian rebels in Turkey - report
The US and Turkey agreed on plans to train 2,000 members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Turkish territory, but the sides failed to agree on the question of training Kurdish groups, which Ankara has labeled members of a terrorist organization.

15.11.2014 11:47

​Cute ducklings & dolphins replace genitalia in Turkish textbooks
Turkish children who start their six grade biology lessons will now see cute ducklings and puffy polar bears instead of human genitalia in their standard biology text books. The decision of the authorities caused quite a stir.

14.11.2014 08:12

Height of achievement: World’s tallest man meets world’s smallest
The world’s tallest man and his counterpart, the world’s smallest, have been photographed alongside one another at a special event to commemorate Guinness World Record (GWR) Day.

13.11.2014 13:49

‘Growing number of people filled with rage at the US’
The recent incident with the US Navy in Turkey demonstrates the growing distrust and contempt for the US around the world, with people opposing American troops occupying their soil, Caleb Maupin from International Action Centre told RT.

13.11.2014 12:35

‘Turkish government increasingly become more authoritarian’
There is anti-western sentiment in Turkey, but the majority of people would refrain from acts like the attack on US sailors. A much bigger problem is the growing authoritarianism of the government, Firat Demir from the University of Oklahoma, told RT.

13.11.2014 11:35