The third Istanbul Design Biennial, “Are We Human? : The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years,” will open this weekend with events around the city for the next month.
Turkey’s economy has overcome cyclical challenges emanating from regional and in-house political developments, the Turkish economy minister has said, vowing to implement the world’s most assertive incentive policies to push the private sector to produce and export more.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
“No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come,” said Victor Hugo famously. True, nothing is as powerful as something whose time has come. The same applies to Turkey’s “Mosul question.”
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Most of those who know Turkey’s human rights community probably also know Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu. He is a medical doctor from the city of Kocaeli, and has been a devoted human rights activist for decades.
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
Whomever I speak to about living in India, they scream, “Noooo!!!”
Category: GÜVEN SAK
“The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind,” writes John Maynard Keynes in the opening sentence of The Economic Consequences of the Peace. “Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the … organization by which Western Europe has lived for the last half century.”
Category: MELİKE KARAKARTAL
It is difficult to find happiness when you feel your life is constantly under threat. People who live in warzones or in places where terrorism is a daily reality experience this struggle.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The chief source of new problems is solutions to old problems.
The United States wants to ramp up joint efforts with Turkey to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria, but expects Ankara to be part of integrated efforts with Iraq, according to the U.S. secretary of defense.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey is revisiting a long-standing discussion on whether it should adopt a presidential system through a constitutional amendment after Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli opened a new page on the issue.
A change in the White House will provide enormous opportunity for the new U.S. administration to sit down with Turkish leaders and think about issues strategically, the head of the Atlantic Council has said
The ancient city of Misis in Adana has been the site of archaeological excavations for the past four years. The castle, ancient theater and historic Roman-era windmills are some of the attractions in the city.
Praxis Perform, an İzmir-based group of actors, takes on censorship, sexual violence and resistance in a one-woman play on the French Revolution and the death of Marat.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Proponents of the Annan Plan were using a very appealing slogan during the propaganda period for the April 24, 2004 referendum: “Yes be annem” (Say yes my mom).
Turkey and Iraq are negotiating on a five- or six-point agreement to clarify the current status and future of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa military camp close to Mosul
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Turkish news channel NTV ran a story on Oct. 7. The story, read by a speaker on the radio, sounded quite cohesive, logical and consistent in a country where such news narratives are extremely rare.
Two great sieges are getting underway in the Middle East, one in Mosul in Iraq and the other in Aleppo in Syria.
Gender inequality is still one of the most persistent, widespread, and pervasive forms of inequality across the globe.
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
According to a law that came into force in 1983, abortion was legalized in Turkey. Research conducted in 2013 by Ankara-based Hacettepe University revealed that 14 percent of the women in this country have had at least one abortion in their lives.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The efforts by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) to effect a constitutional shift from Turkey’s parliamentary system to an executive-presidential one have stepped up with support from Devlet Bahçeli, the leader of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
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