62 soldiers go on trial in Istanbul for alleged part in coup

Jan 23, 2017

62 soldiers go on trial in Istanbul for alleged part in coup

Dozens of officers and soldiers went on trial Monday in Istanbul for their alleged role in the failed military coup in July. The 28 officers and 34 privates allegedly seized control of Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the night of the attempt. They are ...

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan's powers

Jan 22, 2017

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan's powers

Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029. The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler ...

The top overseas news stories of 2016

Dec 29, 2016

The top overseas news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these world news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. The rise of Donald Trump: On Nov. 8, Republican Party candidate Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election. The 70-year-old was seen as a long shot at the ...