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.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Millions of people all over the world woke up on Oct. 21 to a direct threat to their lifestyles and work. When they tried to go through their social media accounts first thing in the morning, as most of us do nowadays, they could not manage to connect, as the U.S.-based company Dyn, which provides Domain Name System (DNS) services for major websites, was under a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Ankara is set to ask Washington to arrest the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher Fethullah Gülen, accused of masterminding the bloody July 15 coup attempt, in order to “isolate” him from his network, while legal proceedings on the demand to extradite Gülen continue, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has told the Hürriyet Daily News
The co-mayors of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır were detained late on Oct. 25 on “terrorism” charges
The German Foreign Ministry has cancelled a long-planned concert by the Dresden Sinfoniker orchestra in Istanbul on Nov. 13 that was to commemorate the killings of Armenians in 1915 after protests by Ankara, orchestra director Markus Rindt said on Oct. 26.
Turkey does not foresee a delay in the scheduled timetable for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project between Russia and Turkey under the Black Sea, Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said on Oct. 26.
The Republican People’s Party (CHP) has called on the government to continue its fight against coup plotters within the boundaries of democracy, human rights and the rule of law as halting democracy would not help prevent future coups
A new report prepared by Human Rights Watch calls on the Turkish authorities to “reinstate safeguards” that have been discarded by the state of emergency decree laws, thus paving the way for torture and maltreatment of detainees in Turkish jails
Russia is due to conduct an unarmed observation flight over Turkish territory following the normalization of relations between the two countries, a Turkish diplomatic source said Oct. 24.
Istanbul returns to Hollywood with ‘Inferno,’ the latest film version of a work by Dan Brown, although the teeming metropolis is again shoehorned into just a few locations in the old city
Turkey and the European Union need to work together more than ever to save lives amid historic challenges, France’s top diplomat has said, admitting the bloc must help Turkey’s development, modernization and democratization even if the road will be long
In the same way as an advertisement serves to commerce, propaganda is serving politics. It is not strange that in the midst of intra-European crisis scapegoats are in high demand.
Democracy will ultimately come to the Middle East in spite of the issues that the region is facing at present, Turkey’s former ministry undersecretary, Feridun Sinirlioğlu, has said after recently becoming Turkey’s permanent representative at the United Nations.
The usage of ByLock, an encrypted messaging application that is said to have been used by members of the Gülen Movement under U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, according to a Turkish-origin U.S. citizen, who has been revealed to be the patent holder for the app
A reconnaissance plane working for the French Defense Ministry crashed in a ball of flames at Malta's international airport on Oct. 24, killing all five people on board, three of them being French Defense Ministry officials
Lithuania’s center-right opposition Peasants and Greens party declared victory after a second round of voting in a general election on Oct. 23 and said it would start negotiations with the Homeland Union and Social Democrats over forming a coalition government.
An initial public offering (IPO) of Turkcell’s infrastructure unit, Global Tower, has been postponed due to the possible market impact of the U.S. presidential election, potential U.S. interest rate moves and cyberattacks, the mobile operator said in a written statement on Oct. 24.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Cyber attacks pounded the underpinnings of the internet on Oct. 21, crippling Twitter, Netflix and other major websites with the help of once-dumb devices made smart with online connections
Dr. R. Erdem Erkul, who has been representing Turkey for the last six years at the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) and was selected as vice president two years ago, is once again a candidate for the position in the coming term
Category: GÜVEN SAK
“The power to become habituated to his surroundings is a marked characteristic of mankind,” writes John Maynard Keynes in the opening sentence of The Economic Consequences of the Peace. “Very few of us realize with conviction the intensely unusual, unstable, complicated, unreliable, temporary nature of the … organization by which Western Europe has lived for the last half century.”
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