The 21st Istanbul Theater Festival will present 55 performances by 19 theater and dance ensembles from Turkey and abroad in 18 different venues between Nov 13 and 26
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Under normal circumstances, in a normal news cycle, the resignation of Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş should have been in the headlines throughout all subsequent days.
An Istanbul court ordered the release of veteran journalist Kadri Gürsel on Sept. 25 in the third hearing of the case into critical Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.
Germans began voting in a national election on Sept. 24 that is likely to see Chancellor Angela Merkel win a historic fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in more than half a century.
A prominent Syrian opposition activist named Orouba Barakat, 60, and her journalist daughter Halla Barakat were found murdered in their home in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district on the night of Sept. 21.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
Reading the accusations in the indictment, listening to the defense of the suspect and evaluating all the evidence is fundamental when trying to express an objective opinion about a legal case that is continuing.
A Turkish court ordered on Sept. 19 the continuation of arrest for all journalists, including Nazlı Ilıcak, Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan, after a second hearing in the case into the alleged “media leg” of what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ). The trial was postponed to Nov. 13
French reporter Loup Bureau, who had been held on “terror” charges in Turkey in a case that sparked tensions between Ankara and France, arrived in Paris on Sept. 17 after being freed.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Do not underestimate tomatoes.
Germany will have no choice but to restrict its economic ties with Turkey to pressure its NATO partner into releasing German citizens it imprisoned on political grounds, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in remarks published on Sept. 16
France’s foreign minister called on Sept. 14 for a rapid resolution in the case of a French journalist detained by Turkish security forces on the Iraqi border last month, so that he can return to his family.
French journalist Loup Bureau has been released from jail, his lawyer said on Sept. 15.
Locals in Syria’s once vivid capital city of Damascus, which has been torn by a six-year-long civil war, are trying to stick to their daily lives and forget about the violence ongoing across the country.
Turks can safely come to Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 10
Jailed journalist Nazlı Ilıcak will be denaturalized from her Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship for allegedly allowing the Gülen network into the island by using her residence there as a “base,” Sabah daily reported on Sept. 11.
The Palestinian Authority has released a prominent activist a week after he was arrested for writing a Facebook post criticizing the government of President Mahmoud Abbas.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
An Istanbul prosecutor has launched an investigation against Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a prominent lawmaker from the ranks of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), over his claims that civilians had been killed by armed drones as part of the anti-terror fight in Turkey’s southeastern region.
A court on Sept. 7 ordered the release of a second German national detained in the southern prov-ince of Antalya last week, amid escalating tension between the two allies in the run-up to the Ger-man election.
Şerif Mardin, a well-known Turkish sociologist and political scientist, passed away aged 90 on Sept. 6 in Istanbul.
The Kilia Idol, a 23-centimeter statuette that has been smuggled from Turkey, was sold at an auction in New York. According to a court order, the idol will not be returned to Turkey since the ministry was too late in taking action
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