Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Approaching the final days of this year and getting caught in the laziness of a prolonged festive season, I was seriously pondering whether I should offer you a sequel on the chaotic atmosphere in Greece
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
While the Ottoman Empire famously welcomed Jews fleeing the reconquista in Iberia in the 1400s, the community has a much longer history in Anatolia and Thrace, stretching back to the period before the Common Era
Category: GÜVEN SAK
It takes courage to accept failure. U.S. President Barack Obama has shown the world that he can learn from the facts and abandon a long-failed policy – because U.S. policy toward Cuba has been a disaster, a remnant of the 20th century.
In an article for CNN.com, the founder of Chobani Greek Yogurt Hamdi Ulukaya urges the world to ‘step up’ on the Syria refugee crisis
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Russian President Vladimir Putin created a sensation when he announced during a visit to Turkey on Dec. 1 that Russia would stop developing the South Stream Gas Project and would instead explore a new pipeline project to transport natural gas to Europe through Turkey.
The race was on in Greece on Dec. 18 to forestall early elections -- and a possible blow to fiscal reforms -- hours after parliament failed to elect a new president.
A precious plot on Istanbul’s Anatolian side, where a mosque is now located, has been returned to the 92-year-old sole heir of former Fener Greek Patriarch Maximus V, daily Milliyet reported on Dec. 18.
First one of his sons died, then another and another. By 1996, Khalid al-Jabor had lost five children to AIDS, all victims of contaminated blood allegedly exported to Iraq by a French firm now owned by drug giant Sanofi.
China signed a huge deal to finance a high-speed bullet train between Budapest and Belgrade, a key link in Beijing’s expanding network for getting its goods to European markets.
Two Turkish movies currently playing in theaters take the audience on a journey into recent history with their soundtracks. Available on iTunes and Spotify, the soundtracks offer a chance to glimpse the last three decades of Turkey’s pop culture
It was not the way Greeks thought they would spend their Christmas this year. Actually, many had already planned their holidays long ago.
Category: DOĞAN HIZLAN
Design comes as the lump sum of initiatives, studies and creations for the future. Designing is essentially creating for a further date. Today, the dominant concept of many genres is design.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A surprising Russian proposal of constructing a new natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe via Turkey in order to bypass both Ukraine and Bulgaria is still one of leading issues being discussed in the relevant capitals
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Expectations for a quick fix to the crisis in the Cyprus talks process appear to have come to a dead end.
The Greek government condemned on Dec. 12 as a "terrorist assault on democracy" a night-time gun attack on the Isreali embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.
Turkish FM Mevlüt Çavusoğlu has proposed to his Greek counterpart Venizelos that the two visit Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who underwent a mitral valve corrective surgery in New York earlier this month.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul’ by Charles King (W.W. Norton, 476 pages, $28)
A recent internal agreement between Baghdad and Arbil should set an example for sharing potential energy resources off Cyprus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says
A group of Syrian refugee women took to the Beirut stage this week to tell their stories of war and flight through a new version of the ancient Greek tragedy 'Antigone'
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
Turkey has set very ambitious targets to decrease its energy dependency, including increasing its local energy production, becoming an energy hub and diversifying its energy sources.
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