Archaeologists herald the discovery of a bust of Heracles in the ancient city of Kibyra depicting the mythological hero vanquishing a lion as part of his 12 labors
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has often expressed pride over what he says is his brain child, namely the peace process that is meant to solve Turkey’s age old Kurdish problem and end the violence by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Whenever I listen to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, I separate the words he utters with his academic mind from the polemical language he uses as a politician.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
To nobody’s great surprise, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has won a third 5-year term by a landslide majority.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
A festivity was held over the weekend in Istanbul, in one of the city’s older settlements, Kuzguncuk, at the shore of the Bosphorus, the “Bluefish [lüfer] Holiday.”
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkey might set too ambitious space goals to reach under the slogan of ‘not even space was the limit’ due to a number of technical limitations
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turkey says, openly or by implication, the following about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): ISIL is certainly a threat to the world and to Turkey.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Justice Ministry Undersecretary Kenan İpek held an “iftar” (fast breaking) dinner last Ramadan in Istanbul.
The ruling AKP plans to formally raise the issue of a possible early election and make the required legislative preparations after the budget debate in Parliament in December.
Describing President Erdoğan as the “reasonable suspect” in the corruption case that was recently dropped, MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said his “grey wolves” would be closely tracking Erdoğan for any further wrongdoing.
A possible police investigation into allegations that the head of Bahrain’s National Olympic Committee was involved in the torture of political detainees could prove embarrassing for the president of the AFC and a relative of the prince
Around 5 million Europeans lost their jobs between 2008 and 2014 due to the global crisis, figures show. Turkish employment, meanwhile, is on the rise
Director Derviş Zaim returns this week with ‘Balık’ (Fish), the second in a trilogy on the relationship between humans and nature. Here’s a look at how ‘Balık’ fares in a filmography of two decades
The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul will hold a series of lectures entitled “Food, Spirits and Gastronomic Traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean” at the Sismanoglio Megaro between Oct. 21 and May 2.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
President Tayyip Erdoğan has added a fourth condition to Turkey’s full cooperation against ISIL as the “regime problem” in Syria.
Category: NURAY MERT
I spent last weekend in Tehran, talking about Turkey’s regional and foreign politics. I have been to Tehran many times before for different occasions, but this was the first time that I saw Iranians display such a negative mood toward Turkey.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey ranks low on all international lists in regards to rights, liberties and freedoms while also boasting first place in terms of the highest number of newsmen behind bars.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“Amal, do you want me to propose you for president of the republic and live in the Presidential Palace?” “Forget it, Antonis, I will stay with the hunk!”
It’s a slow process, this business of getting recognized as an independent state, but the Palestinians are making progress.
On Oct. 12, at a donors’ conference in Cairo, participants pledged $5.4 billion toward the reconstruction of Gaza.
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