Monthly Archives: May 2015

Erdogan attacks critics at rally supposedly held celebrate conquest of İstanbul

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at domestic and international critics of the government at a gathering in İstanbul on Sunday, which was supposed to be held to celebrate the conquest of İstanbul.

Speaking at …

Zaman reporter beaten, briefly detained by police at Gezi Park

A reporter from the Zaman daily, Emre Şencan, was beaten and briefly detained by the police while he was taking photos at Gezi Park near Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Sunday, which is the day that …

Davutoglu admits arms shipment to Syria, says ‘aid’ was intended for Turkmens

In what appears to be an acknowledgment of an arms shipment to Syria by Turkey’s intelligence organization’s trucks, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said the “aid” carried by those trucks was intended for Turkmens in …

Marvellous Messi leads Barcelona to Cup final triumph

A magical Lionel Messi goal, the first of a personal double, led treble-chasing Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Kingand’s Cup final.
The Argentine skipped superbly past four players in a …

Qatar’s long journey home begins with loss in New Zealand

Joao Rodriguezand’s well-taken first half goal ensured Qatarand’s long build-up to a 2022 World Cup on home soil got off to a shaky start when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Colombia in the under-20 …