Unlike the nerve-jangling elections earlier this year in the Netherlands, France and Britain, Germany’s has been notably dull.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The head of Turkey’s top official religious body, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), has recently been changed by the government, but it seems that the change has not had any effect on the institution’s anti-secularism stance.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Turkey and Turkish Cyprus will respond in coordination to a French-Italian drill off southeastern Cyprus, which he mocked as a “so-called international tender.”
Following the Sept. 19 meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, the Turkish Presidency issued an ironic message saying “meeting with the President of Turkey is valuable.”
The Foreign Ministry issued a warning for Turkish citizens traveling to regions affected by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 19.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Middle East went through similarly painful times almost a century ago. That was the dawn of the oil age and a time when three dynasties (Ottoman, Romanov and Habsburg) of three land empires (Turkey, Russia and Austria-Hungary) were falling apart.
Mercan Dede, also known as DJ Arkın Allen, spun his original mixes at Perili Köşk on Sept. 14, for the opening of Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, featuring the special exhibition “A Runaway World” by American artist Diana Thater.
Maria was forecast Sept. 17 to surge to major hurricane strength as it nears the storm-battered eastern Caribbean with 140 kilometer per hour winds, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, on a path similar to that of mega storm Irma earlier in the month.
French reporter Loup Bureau, who had been held on “terror” charges in Turkey in a case that sparked tensions between Ankara and France, arrived in Paris on Sept. 17 after being freed.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Do not underestimate tomatoes.
France’s foreign minister called on Sept. 14 for a rapid resolution in the case of a French journalist detained by Turkish security forces on the Iraqi border last month, so that he can return to his family.
Turkey’s foreign minister has urged European countries to change their view of Turkey, saying that unless the EU sees Ankara as an equal partner, “a healthy relationship won’t be possible.”
Turkish Spor Toto Super League leader Galatasaray hosts minnow city rival Kasımpaşa on Sept. 16, aiming to continue its perfect home record so far this season
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has hinted at possible sanctions on the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) if KRG leader Massoud Barzani goes ahead with the independence referendum
French Foreign Minister Jean Yves le Drian has congratulated Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for his “justice march” from the capital Ankara to Istanbul.
Russia’s Rosatom expects to sell a 49 percent stake in its Turkish nuclear project to a consortium of Turkish companies by the end of the year, and aims to start construction of the Akkuyu plant by the end of March, a company executive said.
French journalist Loup Bureau has been released from jail, his lawyer said on Sept. 15.
Considered the best North African musician in the world, Algerian singer Souad Massi will take the stage once again in Istanbul as part of the 6th International Clarinet Festival
Germans choose a government on Sept. 24, and that government is likely to be headed, for the 12th year running, by Angela Merkel.
Bringing together leading contemporary galleries, artists and collectors from Turkey and around the world, the Contemporary Istanbul can be visited at the Lütfi Kırdar ICEC Rumeli Hall and Istanbul Congress Center until Sept 17
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