Travelers from French scientific missions to Anatolia brought back a sober and non-exoticized vision of the Orient during the 19th century. Now, the Arkas Art Center in İzmir is providing a glimpse at how sojourners saw the later Ottoman Empire.
The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has criticized the government for not touching politics and politicians as part of the ongoing probe in the aftermath of the July 15 failed coup attempt, including mayors who provided enormous financial support to the Gülenist network
Category: VERDA ÖZER
As if everything else had already been sorted out, this brand new problem was all we needed in Syria!
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
One day after the Sept. 22 meeting between Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the CHP officially appealed to the Constitutional Court for the annulment of decree laws issued by the government since late July.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
After Turkey’s failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency.
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
According to the newly-released income and living conditions survey of the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK), the rich have become richer while the poor have become poorer.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post
Category: AKİF BEKİ
The $1 bill paranoia is quite widespread in Turkey
Category: İSMET BERKAN
The Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) has released the results of its “Income and Living Conditions Survey 2015.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey’s social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept. 23 requesting the annulment of a number of articles of government decrees on the suspension and dismissal of public officials in the ongoing state of emergency
Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign debt rating by one notch to the speculative or "junk" level of "Ba1" on Sept. 23, saying the country's finances have weakened amid increased political turmoil
President Barack Obama on Sept. 23 vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency
One soldier and one village guard were killed on Sept. 24 during clashes with PKK militants in the rurals of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır and Şırnak
An Istanbul court on Sept. 24 ordered the arrest of a man who attacked a metrobus driver with an umbrella, causing an accident which injured eleven
A group of protesters partly removed a controversial playground constructed near the mausoleum of the Republic of Turkey’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the capital Ankara, Anıtkabir, on Sept. 24 after it prompted anger on social media
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
For years the only venue that could realistically be described as the center of Istanbul was the historic İstiklal Avenue, dubbed Pera Street in earlier centuries
Archaeological excavations conducted in the ancient city of Komana Pontika in the northern province of Tokat have revealed a treasure trove of information about the city’s gastronomy and the relationship between culture and food.
An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture, researchers said Sept. 21.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Thanks to the generous decision of the Turkish government to bridge the period between the four-day Eid al-Adha sacrifice holiday with an “administrative leave,” Turks were provided with a nine-day end of summer opportunity for holidaying.
“The Americans will always do the right thing, after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.”
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