It’s not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan. “I’ve got this fancy title but don’t have the riches,” said Naz Osmanoğlu, a British comedian and member of Turkey’s former ruling family, at his first-ever gig in Turkey last week.
Turkey and Greece are working on a new ferry line between Thessaloniki and İzmir which is expected to set sail in early 2017, drawing the countries closer together in the process
Members of the Eczacıbaşı VitrA Istanbul women’s volleyball team, which won the world title in the Philippine capital Manila on Oct. 23, was given a hero’s welcome upon arriving back at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport on Oct. 25
An iconic restaurant founded in 1901 in the historic Spice Bazaar and popular spot among international celebrities is set to close due to a dramatic plunge in the number of foreign tourists visiting Istanbul and ongoing restoration works in the bazaar
The newly elected head of the Istanbul Bar Association, Mehmet Durakoğlu, has said the bar now “belongs to everyone.”
Turkey is looking to kill a number of birds with one stone amid its recent insistence on participating in the offensive on Mosul, according to a Turkish professor of international relations
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Ankara on Oct. 24 to hold talks with senior Turkish officials, including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and to visit the parliament building that was bombed during the military coup attempt of July 15
The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul on Oct. 22 issued a security notice over potential terror attacks targeting citizens and other foreigners living in the city
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced that the party will march toward Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Atatürk, to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey on Oct. 29, despite an Ankara Governor’s Office prohibition on all public gatherings until the end of November.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Does this country not have the right to ask why it has an intelligence service? Especially if despite the confession of an officer hours before the failed July 15 coup, the intelligence service learned of what was coming but neither took any measures nor adequately informed the government, meaning the president of the country learned about the coup in the making from his uncle?
Turkish police on Oct. 19 fatally shot an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant who was believed to be planning a suicide bomb attack in the capital.
Realtors and homeowners renting their properties for a short-term without a contract will be penalized if they fail to register tenants’ information with the authorities and do not pay taxes, in a measure that is expected to prevent terror and prostitution-related crimes, daily Star reported on Oct. 19.
The anniversary of the country’s founding, Oct. 29 Republic Day, will be marked, while the commemoration of the death of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on Nov. 10 will not be postponed, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced on Oct. 19
An exhibition titled ‘A Sharp Cliff after a Soft Landing’ aims to discover how memory affects the making of art while focusing on momentary shifts in memory. Curator Mehmet Kahraman divides the exhibition into two different galleries, aiming to show audiences the influence of momentary encounters in our memories
Turkish Airlines has temporarily suspended its flights to three Iraqi cities due to the ongoing military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
An abandoned cultural center in Istanbul’s Taksim will be converted into an opera house, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has announced, in the latest twist in the ongoing saga over the abandoned Atatürk Culture Center (AKM).
Turkish Airlines canceled its flights to Arbil and Baghdad on Oct. 17 due to the U.S.-led military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Doğan News Agency has reported
An indictment prepared by a local chief public prosecutor’s office in Istanbul has demanded up to two years in prison for main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on charges of “overtly insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Moody’s downgraded Turkey to a speculative level on Sept. 22. That makes two such grades, the first being S&P’s decision soon after the attempted coup in July.
Ten people were wounded in an explosion near a police station in the Yenibosna neighborhood of Istanbul on the afternoon of Oct. 6, the Istanbul Governor’s Office has announced
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