Roger Hardy speaks to Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East,’ a vivid account of the half-century between 1917 and 1967
On the 82nd anniversary of women getting the right to vote Turkey, Erospolis takes a look at semantics around women and wonders how we can urge ‘Votes for Women’ if we continue to ‘euphemize’ the term ‘women’ by using ‘ladies’ and ‘girls’ instead
The Street Art Istanbul App, which guides users around the city to discover the art of the streets, suggests over 50 locations, many of which are hidden away in the backstreets
Category: VERDA ÖZER
Earlier this week, the American dollar rose to a record high against the Turkish Lira, upon which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on citizens to convert their foreign exchange into liras. Yet it is not only Turks who are concerned nowadays. There are some who are in a much worse situation than us: The Mexicans.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Since my late 20s I have defined myself, politically speaking, as a classical liberal.
Category: FİKRET BİLA
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said, “We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes…” He continued, “Instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying [the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant], and we will.”
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
According to those who are ruling our country, we are experiencing an international attack. It is said that they have trained their “economy weapons” on us and are firing.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Last I checked, on Dec. 8, it had dwindled down to 0. Just 14 months ago, on Oct. 20, 2015, it was more than 10,000, mind you. Prefer long-term averages? The daily average was around 5,000 for November 2015 and 66 for November 2016.
Category: CENGİZ SEMERCİOĞLU
İstiklal Avenue, the heart of Istanbul, is bleeding. Shops are being closed down. We are all telling each other about how major brands are moving out of the street but we are not actually doing anything about it.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In a statement on Dec. 7, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan underlined that Turkey was on the eve of “very crucial” decisions on the European Union, in reference to ongoing negotiations on granting visa liberalization to Turkish citizens.
At least 19 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in air strikes carried out by Turkish jets in northern Iraq, the military announced on Dec. 10
A court in Istanbul on Dec. 9 dropped the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid case that saw charges being brought against four Israeli suspects, including the then chief of Israeli General Staff
The Defense Ministry condemned on Dec. 9 Greek defense minister Panos Kammenos’ recent remarks on Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
The body of another miner was recovered on Dec. 10 after a mine collapse in the Şirvan district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt on Nov. 17, Doğan News Agency has reported
Police in Istanbul detained 35 people on Dec. 10 as part of a probe into the July 15 failed coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15
Eleven Turkish nationals in a martial arts group have applied for asylum in Germany after police determined they had not come to take part in a karate tournament as they said
Some 50,000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo over the past two days in a "constant stream," Russia said on Dec. 10, as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city
The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help President-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, a senior U.S. official said on Dec. 9
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said support to Turkey in its fight against terrorist organizations would contribute to the global fight against terror
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