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After claiming that a man would meet his masturbating hand 'pregnant in the afterlife' and 'asking for its rights,' a televangelist has set Turkish social media aflame
Masturbating men ‘will find their hands pregnant in the afterlife,’ says Muslim televangelist
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s 1,150-room mega-palace was illegally constructed on protected land, Turkey’s top administrative court has confirmed in a ruling
Turkish court rules against controversial presidential palace in Ankara
The Mediterranean resort province of Antalya’s tourism revenue may drop by $1.5 billion this year, as the number of tourists visiting the province, mainly from Russia, has decreased by more than 10 percent
Antalya may lose $1.5 billion in tourism revenue this year
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Nation-Building in Modern Turkey: The People’s Houses, the State and the Citizen,’ by Alexandros Lamprou (IB Tauris, 306 pages, £62*)
The limits of social engineering in Turkey
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) campaign promoting the presidential system and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s vow to be an “active president” appear to be yielding success, with a recent poll registering significant changes in public perceptions of the president’s role in foreign policy-making
Dramatic rise in perceptions on role of president in Turkey’s foreign policy
Having increased the tone of “Muslim solidarity” in his speeches with 10 days to go until the general elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has finally come to the point of comparing Turkey’s top religious official to the pope, the spiritual leader of the world’s Catholics.
Turkey’s top imam as the ‘Muslim world’s pope’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently referred to the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) as “our religious leader.” Immediately after he said this, some crazy questions came to my mind.
Has the Religious Affairs head become our religious leader?
Uncertainty dominates the program to “train-and-equip” moderate elements of the Syrian opposition that Ankara and Washington were said to have agreed on months ago.
Why is the train-and-equip program delayed?
Do you know why Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to slam the New York Times ever since its recent editorial, accusing it of “interfering” in Turkish politics and using language like “Who do you think you are?” and “Know your place”?
Lone wolf syndrome in Turkish foreign policy
Work has begun at the world’s largest Turkish-Islam graveyard in Ahlat, considered the ‘Orkhon Inscriptions of Anatolia.’ The gravestones will be cleaned and then excavations will start in the graveyard
Old Ahlat city excavations begin
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