President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 28 paid an unusual visit to a tent belonging to the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district, set up to promote a “no” vote ahead of the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes
A woman in the northwestern province of Bursa has said she forgave her daughter-in-law after she killed her son and did not file a complaint against her, daily Habertürk has reported
A video showing a hospital employee belly dancing in the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Istanbul has caused consternation in Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed German daily Bild for running a bilingual headline saying “Atatürk would have said ‘no’” to proposed charter amendments that will vastly increase the president’s powers, saying Atatürk would have said “yes” because “he lived in a state that we would like to bring in.”
The new system that may be brought by charter change will allow the president to annul the parliament, form a cabinet and be free from a confidence vote, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has once again slammed the opposition for arguing against the constitutional amendment to be voted in a referendum on April 16
A Turkish gold trader’s decision to hire former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to represent him, as he defends against charges he conspired to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, raises a potential conflict of interest, prosecutors said
Foreign holidays remain a top priority for Europeans despite economic and security worries, tour operator Thomas Cook said on March 28, reporting a 40 percent jump in bookings to Greece and signs of a recovery in travel to Turkey and Egypt
The wives of soldiers granted asylum by Norway after the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt are among the suspects of the case into the leaking of Turkey’s Public Personnel Selection Exam (KPSS) questions in 2010
A top Turkish official has said a technical delegation will visit the United Kingdom to discuss the in-cabin ban on electronic devices, adding that he believes the U.K. will likely lift the ban for flights from Turkey
Israel’s attitude is to blame for the failure to reach a peaceful and just solution to the Palestinian issue, Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız has said.
The International Association of Judges (IAJ) has published an appeal regarding the situation of the judiciary in Turkey, citing a recent report by the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission that noted Turkey’s proposed constitutional changes were a big setback for democracy.
A city council in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has approved raising the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) flag over official buildings, receiving protests from Turkmen and Arab members of the council
Some 38,000 Turkish citizens living abroad cast their votes on the first day of voting in the constitutional referendum to decide on whether to shift the country to an executive presidential system with vastly enhanced powers for the president
İsmail Saymaz – NİĞDE
Three jailed militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attempted to overturn the constitutional order and establish a caliphate in Turkey by staging attacks with “serious weapons,” according to a decision by a court regarding the case into ISIL militants who killed three people on March 20, 2014, in the Central Anatolian province of Niğde
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has questioned why all general board meetings of Turkey’s state-run lenders have been postponed until after the referendum, speculating that the government may be “afraid of something in their balance sheets.”
Turkey’s Meat and Milk Board (ESK) started offering carcass meat for cheaper prices to butchers and delicatessens to ease increases in red meat prices as of March 27
An investigation has been launched into the local neighborhood heads who participated in a meeting organized by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) in the Gülşehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir
Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has sent files regarding the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen living in Germany to German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) after gathering information on them by spying, according to German media reports
Over 407,000 new jobs were created between Jan. 1 and March 27 in Turkey, a top official has said, adding that around 1 million new jobs were expected to be offered by June
Some 130 illegal rifles and 30 pistols were discovered during a raid on a shop selling circumcision clothes in Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district late on March 27
Rifat Başaran - ANKARA
A number of academics who were expelled or suspended from their duties under Turkey’s state of emergency have continued to offer courses in the streets of Ankara as part of an alternative way to reach students and youth
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As part of a group of journalists, I was recently talking to advisers who took an active part in drafting the constitutional amendments to be put to a public vote on April 16.
Imagine a guy whose 16-year-old daughter has accused him of sexual abuse. Not once or twice, but for six years.
Astute daily Hürriyet columnist Deniz Zeyrek wondered in a recent column whether Russia is inviolable for Turkey. He listed the things that Ankara should be blasting Moscow for but is not.
What is the oldest memory of your personal history? Whenever I ask this question to myself, I remember the moment when we altogether took shelter in a wooden shed built on an open space in front of our house.
We applauded Turkish scientist Bilge Demirköz at the cosmetic giant L’Oreal and UNESCO’s “For Women in Science” award ceremony this year.
Turkey’s drift from its commitment to the West and its institutions is becoming a widespread perception in Europe and the United States.
All I’m going to do is list a number of recent developments reported in the Turkish media over the past couple of days. I’ll start with the most recent case demonstrating the state that Turkey is in:
Turkey’s drift from the Western alliance is going to be very painful, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. As the West has started to perceive Turkey truly as a failing state, the country’s rulers have started to feel freer to express their hostility (past and present) toward the West.
Turkey beat Moldova 3-1 in an international friendly on March 27 in Eskişehir thanks to goals from young guns Emre Mor, Cengiz Ünder and Ahmet Çalık
Ümmiye Koçak, who has made a name for herself with a theater group she founded in a southern village, has gained new fame for directing and playing in a commercial with football star Cristiano Ronaldo
The 3rd Istanbul Photo Awards ends, presenting awards to 22 photographers from 17 countries. Frederic Lafargue’s ‘Fleeing from Daesh’ wins Photo of the Year 2017
An ancient sarcophagus smuggled out of Turkey in the 1960s could soon be on its way home following a decision from Swiss prosecutors.
It has been three years since I’ve been a part of the Ski Club International des Journalistes (SCIJ). This year’s meeting is in France, at Val Cenis, a ski resort close to the Italian border
Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: The Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.
Basharat Peet speaks to HDN about ‘A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen,’ his new book drawing parallels between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey and Narendra Modi’s India
The 19th State Theaters Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival will be held from March 27 to April 30, featuring 12 Turkish and nine foreign plays in the southern city of Adana
Lifelike replicas of Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin, Kim Il-Sung, Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro are lying in state in Hong Kong’s harborfront convention center, drawing art enthusiasts