The terror problem stemming from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would be entirely resolved in the event that Turkey-backed moderate groups would be supported logistically instead of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), a senior government official has said
Rock tombs inside the ancient caves in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa be opened to tourists, with work ongoing for further examinations
Turkey’s disaster agency AFAD and the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) have accelerated a project for the social and economic integration of women and children refugees in Turkey.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev took constitutional amendments to a referendum five months ago and they were approved by a rate of 87 percent of the votes. He has now appointed his wife as the first vice president of Azerbaijan.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
What is the number of settlers from mainland Turkey in the population of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)? Is the Turkish Cypriot community still the majority in their homeland, or has Northern Cyprus become flooded by settlers, making it a minority?
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Last week marked quite a surge in diplomatic traffic between Turkish and American high-level officials. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik met Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the NATO Defense Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) was the destination on the fifth leg of the urban gatherings of daily Hürriyet and Turkish Travel Agencies Union (TÜRSAB), which have organized events regularly since last May.
Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
To quote the lyrics of the popular 1979 song by superstar Ajda Pekkan: “What about afterward? What will I do after you? They years will pass mercilessly.” Later on, Pekkan sings that “there will always be tomorrows after todays.”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık announced on Feb. 23 that the Syrian town of al-Bab had been largely captured from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH, by Turkish-backed Free Syria Army (FSA) forces during the Euphrates Shield operation, as a new round of talks were set to start in Geneva for the political future of the war-torn country.
The Sultanhanı caravanserai, located on the Aksaray-Konya road, was built during Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat’s rule, and will undergo restoration after 60 years
Necati Korkmaz, Turkey’s only representative of the art of Gubari calligraphy, uses fox whiskers or spider legs to perform his art
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Motherland Hotel’ by Yusuf Atılgan, translated by Fred Stark (City Lights, 152 pages, $15.95)
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
A few days ago, the Iraqi army launched its second offensive in the last six months to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that has controlled the city and its surroundings for almost three years.
Category: SELİN NASİ
As the Donald Trump administration shapes its Mideast policies, the front against Iran is becoming clearer by the day.
Category: ERSU ABLAK
As I grew up, I realized that the world was indeed divided. But I believe that the divide is not between countries or races: It is between people who try to contribute to the future of humankind (even if it would affect them negatively in the short run) and those who want to maximize their profits today at the expense of others.
The arson attack earlier this week against the theater academy and cultural center owned by actor/director Müjdat Gezen brings us back to the old question: Is there a growing threat to art and culture in Turkey?
Two Turkish teams will be at home on Feb. 23, hoping to advance to the next round of the Europa League competition.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“My husband does not want me to work,” the wife of a religiously conservative man complained to her psychologist. “He insisted I see a women psychologist,” she added.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
A change in the system is much more important than writing a constitution, and it leads to far more important consequences.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım denies there has been any policy change from his Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) ahead of the launch of its official campaign on Feb. 25 for the constitutional referendum on April 16.
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