Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will from May 20 be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.
Filmmakers in the Gaza Strip held a film festival amid the ruins of a neighborhood that was devastated by the worst fighting of last summer’s war with Israel, The Huffington Post has reported
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The death sentence given to Egypt’s toppled former president on May 16 is not only wrong, but also likely to make everything in the Middle East even worse
Pope Francis named two Palestinian women as saints on May 17, in a ceremony in Saint Peter's Square just days after the Vatican formalised its de facto recognition of the State of Palestine
Israel marked the 48th anniversary of the "reunification" of Jerusalem on May 17 with thousands expected to join a controversial march through the city's Arab eastern sector which it captured in the Six-Day War.
A Dutch traveler has said that she escaped an attempted sexual assault in western Turkey, breaking her arm.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
On March 31, 2010, Israel attacked the “Mavi Marmara” ship; nine people died.
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
Turkey’s tourism sector has been sending mixed signals, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum.
The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized May 13, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.
Turkey’s social democrat party has expressed sorrow over the defeat of Labour and its leader, Ed Miliband, in last week’s elections in the United Kingdom, citing the Conservative party’s use of nationalist rhetoric as an important reason of the failure
Israel and Hamas share common interests, and the Palestinian Islamists must stay in power in the Gaza Strip to prevent the enclave descending into chaos, an Israeli general was quoted as saying on May 12
Bank Pozitif has received an initial takeover approach from a potential investor, the Turkish bank’s parent company Bank Hapoalim said on May 12
Turkey’s foreign policy will change significantly if opposition parties come to power, as they are all against the ruling AKP’s performance in foreign relations over the last 13 years, says Behlül Özkan of Marmara University.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
There must be millions of column inches of credible material in print or on the web explaining why President/Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been winning and winning and winning – and will win again on June 7.
The US Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation May 7 giving Congress the right to review and perhaps even reject any nuclear deal with Iran, the culmination of weeks of wrangling over how to hold Tehran to account
Israel’s Hapoalim Investment has plans to sell a majority stake in Turkish BankPozitif, amid political coolness between Israel and Turkey, according to sources
Israeli singer Riff Cohen will take the stage at Istanbul’s Hayal Kahvesi for two gigs on May 9 and 10
The oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is on display at the Israel Museum for a limited time, for two weeks only
President Erdoğan has hailed Italy’s decision to ban the formation of coalition governments in the name of providing stability, amid predictions that Turkey’s upcoming parliamentary elections might force a coalition government, ending more than a decade of single-party rule by the AKP
Headlines galore. Turkey keeps on running the show. The world watches with amusement the rise, rise and rise of the Turkish Empire. Here are more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023
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