Calvin College Professor Douglas Howard speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his new single-volume history of the Ottoman Empire
Capital punishment has been decreasing in Iran in recent years. The Iranian parliament is working on an amendment to the death sentence on drug traffickers, which will decrease 70 percent of executions for drug offenses, the Iranian High Council for Human Rights Deputy Chairman Kazem Gharib Abadi said.
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants for 70 former employees of the Finance Ministry on Aug. 17 as part of a probe into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül and his German counterpart Heiko Maas held a phone conversation on Aug. 17, the Turkish Justice Ministry has stated.
Turkey sent a diplomatic note to Germany on Aug. 16 over Adil Öksüz, a runaway suspect thought to be the civilian leader of the Gülen movement in the Air Force, following reports that he was seen in Germany, according to diplomatic sources.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Turkish tourism is coming to life and occupancy rates are increasing this year but it does not bring money in return since it does not attract western tourists with “money.”
Kuzguncuk was a multicultural neighborhood in Istanbul’s Üsküdar up until the 1960s. The alleys are still full of old Rum houses and are home to two big Armenian churches, a Greek Orthodox church and several Jewish synagogues spread around the quarter.
The head of the village (“muhtar”), where Eren Bülbül, the 15-year-old boy recently killed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was residing, told Doğan News Agency in an interview that security forces had asked him two days prior to the incident to refer two people who knew the area well and that no one wanted to participate in the operation out of fear.
It is becoming more difficult to fight Islamophobia in Europe, as mainstream political parties compete for votes with the far-right and this is further exacerbated by a huge population movement toward Europe, which came just after a harch economic crisis, UN official Gün Kut tells HDN
Turkey bid farewell Aug. 12 to a 15-year-old boy who was killed in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Maçka district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon a day earlier
Turkey and NATO are in talks regarding a possible visit of German lawmakers to an air base in the Central Anatolian province of Konya within the framework of NATO, a diplomat familiar with the discussion told the Hürriyet Daily News on Aug. 8
The Israeli Foreign Ministry has announced an investigation into an “infrastructure for transferring funds via couriers between Hamas command centers in Turkey and the Gaza Strip and the Hamas command center in Hebron.”
Heavy rainfall, which caused flash floods in Istanbul twice in one week last month, are the ‘new normal,’ according to a leading Turkish climate change scholar. ‘Heavy rain with the intensity getting higher and higher is the new normal from now on,’ Professor Levent Kurnaz tells the Hürriyet Daily News
Researcher Max Hoffman from the Center for American Progress speaks to HDN about the group's recent report, 'Trends in Turkish Civil Society'
Category: MURAT YETKİN
News items reported from the Turkish capital Ankara over the last few weeks are not quite consistent with the political predictability that one may have expected from a single-party government led by a president who recently won a referendum gathering all executive power
Many of the richest countries are the “least generous” in supporting refugees or displaced people, a U.N. official and humanitarian aid expert has said, adding that Europe and the U.S. are making “embarrassingly” small efforts in this regard
Turkey and Qatar started a joint military exercise on Aug. 1 with the participation of over 250 Turkish troops and more than 30 armored vehicles, a Turkish official has told the Hürriyet Daily News.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Former President Abdullah Gül recently said that journalists who are being tried should not be imprisoned. He said this in response to a question about the case against daily Cumhuriyet journalists, which was seen last week and which has attracted international attention and condemnation.
Ankara and Washington have been engaged in a fresh debate over terrorism support, after a top U.S. official claimed there was a link between Turkey and the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Syria’s Idlib.
The executive committee of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is scheduled to have an emergency meeting in Istanbul on Aug. 1 at the foreign ministers level.
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