Zübeyir Aydar, a leading figure in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) based in Brussels, has claimed that the PKK is neither a separatist nor a nationalist organization, while also stressing that the group fully supports the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s stance in the ongoing peace process.
The biggest party in Turkey currently is the ‘Erdoğan-must-be-stopped party,’ according to Turkish political scientist and author Ateş İlyas Başsoy, who believes the HDP will be key in the upcoming general elections.
Category: FORK & CORK
The best fish this time of the year in Turkey is the black sea turbot. Here is the recipe of the week...
Uzbekistan has declared its presidential ballot valid after more than the required third of voters turned out in an election that 77-year-old strongman incumbent President Islam Karimov is almost certain to win.
A day after the reopening of the Great Synagogue in Edirne, the temple is empty due to the lack of a community, but some are calling on them to return
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Last Thursday, the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne, just miles from the Greek and Bulgarian borders, was the stage for a historic event: The reopening ceremony of the newly renovated Great Synagogue, which had been dormant and rusting for almost half a century.
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Historic fact or stories related on a winter’s night around a camp fire? There’s no end to Istanbul’s extraordinary life
There is a Chinese character that equates crisis with opportunity. We face such a situation as the energy market turbulence, created by the oil price collapse, declining investments and geopolitical tensions, is in full swing. The process of adjustment in the energy market is far from over.
Defamation suits and arrests targeting journalists threaten Turkey’s democracy, a special report released March 27 by the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has concluded.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
A sizable number of opponents to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are convinced that elections in Turkey have been rigged.
The number of asylum-seekers in industrialized countries rose by nearly half last year, driven by the devastating conflicts in Syria and Iraq, with Germany the top destination and Turkey being in the top five of the target countries, the U.N. refugee agency said March 26.
A CoE official has expressed concern over an increase in the number of criminal cases for alleged insults against Erdoğan
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has claimed that racism and anti-Semitism have never found root in in Turkey, speaking during his visit to the northwestern province of Edirne for the opening of the renovated Great Synagogue.
Turkish television drama series have taken the world by storm but life on the sets of these dramas is not all glitz and glamor
Turkey intends to become a member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), the Treasury said on March 26 by a written statement.
Turkish state TV’s Ottoman detective drama, ‘Filinta,’ is the first of its kind in the history of Turkish television. Popular at home, the series is now receiving interest from foreign countries, especially from the Middle East
The European Union and Cuba have agreed to speed up the pace of normalizing ties and hope to reach an accord by the end of the year, the bloc's top diplomat said Tuesday.
Turkey’s Banvit Bandırma defeated Paris Levallois 75-71 in the quarterfinals of the Eurocup Basketball knock-out stage on March 24, punching the club’s ticket to the semi-final.
Turkish Airlines is set to become the official airline sponsor of the UEFA Champions League for a term of three years, the company announced March 24.
Over time, and especially with the current Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, Turkey has found itself less and less on the same page as the transatlantic community on certain key issues.
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