Turkey: News

09 Feb 2023


India's 6th flight reaches Turkey: What is Operation Dost

India has launched Operation Dost, under which it's sending humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. The sixth flight from India carrying relief supplies and rescue personnel arrived in Turkey on Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.

09 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 15,000, many still feared trapped

The combined number of deaths caused by a series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has reached 15,383, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

08 Feb 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: What causes earthquakes, the science behind it

Earthquakes are among the most devasting natural disasters. The recent one in Turkey and Syria has killed over 8,700 so far.

08 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Miracle baby born under rubble, sadly mother dies

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, spreading destruction and debris on each side of the two nations.

08 Feb 2023


Death toll from earthquake in Turkey and Syria nears 8,000

The death toll from a series of earthquakes that shook Turkey and Syria on Monday is approaching 8,000, reports said. Officials confirmed about 5,894 deaths in Turkey and 2,032 in Syria.

07 Feb 2023


Why earthquakes in Turkey and Syria were so devastating

The string of earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday and continued till Tuesday has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people so far.

07 Feb 2023


Turkey: 5th major earthquake hits country, death toll crosses 5,000

Another powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Turkey on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

07 Feb 2023


India sends first batch of relief aid to earthquake-hit Turkey

India on Tuesday dispatched its first consignment of humanitarian aid and relief supplies to earthquake-hit Turkey, where the death count has risen to over 4,300, PTI reported.

07 Feb 2023


Death toll crosses 4,300 after 3 earthquakes in Turkey, Syria

Three consecutive earthquakes on Monday wreaked havoc in Turkey and Syria, with the death toll reportedly crossing the 4,300 mark on Tuesday.

06 Feb 2023


Turkey: 2 more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6, 6 hit country

Two more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6 and 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Turkey on Monday, merely hours after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country, said reports.

06 Feb 2023


Powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey, Syria; buildings collapse, 1300 dead

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Turkey on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

20 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

Things you should never do while visiting Turkey

From architectural marvels, scenic landscapes, and spectacular aquamarine coastlines to tasteful cuisines, Turkey has so much to offer to tourists.

15 Jan 2023


Mukarram Jah, Hyderabad's last Nizam's grandson, passes away

Hyderabad's titular eighth Nizam, Mukarram Jah, died on Thursday night in Turkey's Istanbul, an official release issued by his office on behalf of the family confirmed.

30 Dec 2022

Travel And Tourism

2023 travel bucket list: Fly to these 5 foreign destinations

Here's where you need to travel in the year upcoming.

14 Nov 2022

Bomb Attack

Turkey: 6 dead, 81 injured in Istanbul blast; suspect arrested

Just hours after a bomb attack rocked a busy street in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday evening, claiming six lives and injuring 81 people, a suspect involved in carrying out the blast was arrested on Monday.

Airline removes 6 seats to accommodate the world's tallest woman

This airline actually went the extra mile for the tallest woman passenger.

19 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 beautiful royal palaces around the world you must visit

Royal residences around the world were once home to kings and queens and reflect immense power and prestige.

07 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

Turkey on your travel list? Check out these unique hotels

From picture-perfect landscapes and hot air balloon rides to ancient cities and warm culture, Turkey welcomes travelers from all around the world throughout the year.

10 Aug 2022


5 things to bring back home from your Turkey trip

Known for its intricate architecture, breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, amazing cruising routes, vibrant arts, warm people, and best shopping centers, Turkey is a popular destination among tourists.

01 Aug 2022


5 international hot air balloon rides you can't miss

Are you someone who has grown up dreaming about hopping on a hot air balloon someday?

20 Jul 2022


For just Rs. 1,500/night, stay at these places in Istanbul

One of the most popular cities in the world, Istanbul has a 2,500-year-old history and cultural heritage attached to it along with some amazing landmarks and vibrant nightlife.

14 Aug 2021


At least 40 killed in severe northern Turkey floods

The death toll from severe floods and mudslides in coastal Turkey has climbed to at least 40, the country's emergency and disaster agency said on Saturday.

11 Mar 2021


Turkish lake may hold clues to ancient life on Mars

As NASA's rover Perseverance explores the surface of Mars, researchers looking for signs of past life on the red planet are using the data collected from a mission much closer to home - a lake situated in Southwest Turkey.

11 Feb 2021

Space News

Amid economic crisis, Turkish President announces space program, lunar mission

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled a ten-year space program for his country. The program includes plans for missions to the moon, manned missions for Turkish astronauts, and development of "world-class" satellite systems.

30 Oct 2020


Powerful 7-magnitude quake in Aegan Sea jolts Turkey and Greece

A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, sending tremors across western Turkey as well as Greece on Friday.

29 Oct 2020


Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.

28 Oct 2020

Emmanuel Macron

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

France's satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has become the latest reason for tensions between Paris and Ankara after Wednesday's edition mocked Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

17 Aug 2020


Aamir Khan meets Turkey's First Lady, draws criticism on Twitter

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was targeted by Twitter users (and rightly so) after he met Emine Erdogan, Turkey's First Lady, on a trip to Istanbul while shooting for his upcoming movie Laal Singh Chaddha.

10 Aug 2020

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan's 'Laal Singh Chaddha' to arrive on Christmas 2021

Bringing more disappointment, the coronavirus pandemic has ensured that we won't get to see Aamir Khan on the big screen for a whole year.

06 Feb 2020


Turkish plane breaks apart after skidding off runway; 3 dead

An aircraft crashed on the runway at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

23 Oct 2019

Narendra Modi

Government of India issues travel advisory for Turkey

Indians traveling to Turkey have been advised by the government to exercise caution. On Wednesday, the Indian Embassy in Turkey issued a travel advisory and told them they can contact Indian missions if they need any assistance.

22 Oct 2019


Once, Turkish Sunni preacher compared uncovered women to 'peeled apples'

Justifying patriarchal notions by degrading women to mere objects is an age-old trick. In this game of 'What object are you today?', women are now apples.

17 Oct 2019

Donald Trump

Trump threatens Turkey's economy in blunt letter to President Erdogan

United States President Donald Trump warned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told him "not to be a fool" and threatened to destroy the country's economy in a striking letter sent on the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria.

02 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia

Before killing Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi operatives made "chilling" jokes: Report

Exactly a year ago, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul to collect documents needed to marry his fiancee. He didn't come out alive.

09 Sep 2019

New York City

Now, relive the 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' iconic set: Here's how

F.R.I.E.N.D.S completes 25 years this month (feeling old yet?).

20 Jul 2019


Five must-visit countries in the Middle East

International travel doesn't just mean packing bags and heading to the Europe.

26 Mar 2019

Donald Trump

Turkey slams Trump's Golan move as 'election gift' to Israeli-PM

Turkey yesterday denounced US President Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights as an "election gift" to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

14 Jan 2019

Donald Trump

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits Kurdish forces

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to "devastate" Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria following a pullout of American troops from the war-torn country, and also urged the Kurds not to "provoke" Ankara.