Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
A few years ago in a conversation I was having in New York, a Turkish student said something I found resentful. “Istanbul has become full of Arabs; I no longer want to live there.”
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence is called the Istanbul Convention. It was signed in Istanbul in 2011. Turkey worked tremendously hard to reach an agreement with member-states and it became the first country to sign it. This was highly significant and symbolic since a majority Muslim country had taken leadership on an issue about women.
Turkish Cypriot authorities have blocked a vessel hired by far-right activists to prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe and detained its captain, the group and local media reported on July 26
Turkish anti-drug squads have seized 1.4 tons of heroin in a poultry farm in the northwestern province of Sakarya in an operation, the governor of Istanbul said on July 26
At least 10,000 people were evacuated overnight after a new wild fire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive blazes that have consumed swathes of forest, authorities said on July 26
Turkish security forces caught 47 refugees who were trying to illegally cross into Europe on July 26
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The EU lost credibility in 2004 for most Turks when it admitted Cyprus (meaning Greek Cyprus) as a full member, despite the overwhelming rejection by Greek Cypriots of the so called “Annan Plan,” which was the best blueprint–regardless of its shortcomings—for a solution to this problem until then
A group of Syrian artists, who have taken shelter in Turkey, have come together in a three-floor art center on the Asian side of Istanbul to produce together.
In an interview with the German Zeit on the first week of July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he had no problem with German Chancellor Angela Merkel but missed the years when Germany was led by Gerhard Schroeder
Turkey’s newly-appointed food, agriculture and livestock minister has called luxurious hotels to slash their food portions in a bid to avoid waste as more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition across the world.
This month’s G20 meeting in Hamburg showed Western countries still struggling for a strategy to stop suspected Russian meddling in their politics and hacking their elections
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hailed Turkey’s 2017 economic growth thanks to a strong recovery in the country’s exports in its updated World Economic Outlook
Ryanair has made a “non-binding offer” for its loss-making Italian rival Alitalia, the Irish no-frills carrier said on July 24.
Turkish Airlines has started a new project titled “Fly Good Feel Good” on healthy eating and lifestyle in collaboration with the world-famous heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the airline announced on July 24.
Two human rights activists have been arrested in Istanbul a short while after being released from detention
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
After a week of a war of words between Turkish and German senior officials, it was good to hear Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci’s constructive messages on the Ankara-Berlin ties
Category: DENİZ SİPAHİ
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Britain’s intention to leave the European Union - Brexit - will greatly affect the rest of the world. It’s not confined to the effect it will have on the British economy, even if that is likely to be major, nor on the adjustments the remaining 27 EU states must make
While the Turkish public opinion sees the fight against terrorism as the main problem of the foreign policy, it believes the government should prioritize the strengthening of political relations with other countries, a recent poll has revealed.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey and Germany are experiencing perhaps the worst crisis in their deep relations in modern times
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