Category: DOĞAN HIZLAN
I have a daily Hürriyet Saturday supplement from 2003. A photo of Yaşar Kemal is smiling at me. The title of the interview is this: “İnce Memed is 50 years old, his novel that upgraded Yaşar Kemal from the stove-heated house.”
Recent football-related racism highlights European nations’ tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities
The head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs, or Diyanet, has once again reacted to a recent Austrian code, which caused debate with items that regulates Islam in the country, saying that the body a plan-B to by-pass the code by training a number of Turkish-origin imams in Turkey before they return to the European country as religious officials.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Mar. 1 Greece's new hard-left government needs "a bit of time" but is committed to implementing necessary reforms to resolve its debt crisis
German police said on March 1 they have temporarily detained two people and searched an Islamic cultural centre amid a weekend terrorism alert in the northern city of Bremen
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized Austria on Feb 28 for approving a controversial bill that revises the status of Muslims in the European country
Turkey will make every effort to protect Muslims in Austria, especially those of Turkish descent, from being harmed due to a controversial recently approved bill regulating Islam in the country, Turkey’s EU minister said on Feb. 26
İş Sanat will host an extraordinary violinist of his generation, Ray Chen, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductorship of highly-acclaimed German master conductor and pianist Christoph Eschenbach
Austria's parliament on Feb. 25 passed a law banning foreign sources of financing to Muslim organisations and requiring imams to be able to speak German
Confidence is returning in Greece with money deposited in banks following an extension of the stricken eurozone country's bailout after weeks of huge withdrawals, Athens' finance minister was quoted as saying on Feb. 26
İlham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, was asking the world last month in the German city of Munich “What are Armenians soldiers searching for in Azerbaijan’s cities of Agdam and Fuzuli?”
Austria will turn the clock back a century if it approves a draft law on Islam scheduled to be voted on in Austria’s parliament on Feb. 25, Turkey’s top cleric has suggested.
Turkey has criticized Britain for taking too long to inform it about three London schoolgirls who travelled to Turkey last week, possibly en route to join Islamist militants in Syria.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
It lasted three weeks and it was tough. Perhaps it was the first time that Greeks witnessed such a “David and Goliath” type of battle unraveling in front of their eyes.
Pro-Russian forces massing near Ukraine's port city of Mariupol tried to overrun a troop position overnight, KYiv said on Feb. 23, fuelling concerns for the fate of an internationally brokered ceasefire
A senior pro-Russian rebel commander said separatist forces were due to begin withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in east Ukraine on Feb. 22
The vice principal of a Turkish high school has been relieved from administrative duty and reappointed to another school as a plain teacher after suggesting the formation of “harassment teams”
Leaders of embattled mainstream European left parties met in Madrid on Feb. 21 seeking to regain lost ground as they tried to strike a balance between "suicidal austerity" and financial "responsibility"
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Özgecan Aslan was a 20-year-old university student. She was killed in a private bus after an attempted rape in Tarsus, between Mersin and Adana on the southern coast of Turkey. The perpetrators of the monstrous crime disfigured and burned her body. They have all been arrested. Yet the slogan “Have you heard Özgecan’s cry?” is still echoing across massive protests all over the country
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