Roger Hardy speaks to Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East,’ a vivid account of the half-century between 1917 and 1967
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Since my late 20s I have defined myself, politically speaking, as a classical liberal.
French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15
Turkish cymbal producer Mustafa Er produces hand-made cymbals with 12 workers in Edirne’s Uzunköprü district. The cymbals are sold to musicians all around the world
France’s first Boeing B787 taxis on the tarmac after its landing for delivery at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy, Paris on Dec 2.
A decree issued by the French government that reformed the general inspection of judicial services practically putting it under the direct control of the government caused a fresh debate between the judiciary and the government as the former accused the latter of breaking the principle of the separation of powers
The results of the international PISA education test has revealed a number of education problems in Turkey, with the opposition and education experts blaming the system for the failure.
France’s Consul General in Istanbul Bertrand Buchwalter has referred to the song “Don’t Go, I Need You” (Gitme, Sana Muhtacım) by legendary Turkish singer Zeki Müren to refer to rocky Turkey-EU relations.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Western allies to maintain diplomatic pressure and sanctions on Russia until it respects the peace agreement in Ukraine.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Three important news stories, one after another, were reported by international news agencies on the same day.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed as the new prime minister on Dec. 6 after Manuel Valls resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in the presidential election, the presidency said.
Category: FORK & CORK
Just a week after writing my impressions about the culinary scene in Barcelona, I’m getting excited about seeing three stellar chefs from Spain in Istanbul this weekend on Dec. 10
International tourism has always been a topic of international politics. Because of its international nature, politicians have always tended to use it as an effective instrument for playing in the international arena
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
When I was writing this article, the outcome of Sunday’s referendum in Italy was still not known
Austrian voters roundly rejected on Dec. 4 a candidate vying to become the first freely elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two, halting at least temporarily the wave of populism sweeping Western democracies.
Uzbekistan’s interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a crushing victory to become the country’s second-ever president following the death of long-reigning strongman Islam Karimov, official results showed Dec. 5.
Rebel shelling of the Syrian government-held part of Aleppo killed a Russian nurse in a makeshift Russian hospital in the city on Dec. 5, while the Defense Ministry in Moscow said a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after returning from a sortie over Syria.
The greatest risks facing European Union banks are high levels of bad loans and lower profitability, the bloc’s financial regulator said in a report on Dec. 2
Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”
Turkish pianist İdil Biret’s 75th birthday will be celebrated at a concert by the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 3 in Ankara.
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