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There is a proverb in Turkish, the direct translation of which might be “A bad development is sometimes better than a thousand words of good advice.”
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“The Greeks are dying!” The post on Facebook was both striking and frightening. A good friend, a retired Greek ambassador with years of service in Turkey and now a member of a small, extra parliamentary Euroskeptic party, supported his gloomy proclamation with updated statistics.
The Temple of Artemis in the Selçuk district of İzmir has turned into a swamp because of neglect and a lack of interest by authorities
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will visit Turkish Cyprus on Feb. 20-21, as peace talks on the divided island hit a snag following the Greek Cypriot Parliament’s decision to celebrate a 1950 referendum aimed at unification with Greece
Even if Cyprus reunification talks went off track on Feb. 16 due to a Greek Cypriot parliament decision to commemorate “Enosis” in public schools, the Turkish Cypriot president said they support a bi-zonal and bi-community federal state and have never given up on the reunification talks.
The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will be organized between May 29 and June 21. The theme of the event this year is ‘Unusual’
Spor Toto Super League club Galatasaray will travel to Çaykur Rizespor on Feb. 18 for its first test under new coach Igor Tudor.
The United Nations, which has been the sole supporter of finding a peaceful solution to the more than 40-year-long conflict on Cyprus, is trying the revive the troublesome peace talks that came to a halt over a Greek Cypriot parliament decision to commemorate “Enosis” in public schools.
Peace talks aiming to find a peaceful solution to the more than 40-year-old Cyprus issue collapsed on Feb. 16 over a row between the Turkish and Greek sides stemming from the latter’s recent decision to introduce the commemoration of a vote for “Enosis” in Greek Cypriot public schools.
A myth collapsed last week with Greek Cypriots walking the extra mile in oddity to legislate celebrating the anniversary of the 1950 “Enosis” (union with Greece) plebiscite in schools
Turkey has rebuked Greek Cyprus’ recent decision to introduce the commemoration of “Enosis” in Greek Cypriot public schools, noting that the decision made by a “racist, far-right,” party would not contribute to ongoing efforts to create a new partnership between Turkish and Greek Cypriots.
Three Turkish teams in the UEFA Europa League will take on hard tests against regional rivals from three countries with whom Turkey has faced political disputes in recent years when the competition’s Round of 32 begins on Feb. 16
The International Monetary Fund is doing the best it can to agree on bailout loans for Greece but cannot compromise its principles and cut a sweetheart deal for the country, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Feb. 13.
Georgia's Orthodox Church was rocked Monday after police announced the arrest of a priest over a suspected poisoning plot targeting a high-ranking Church figure.
Greek Cypriots demonstrated hypocrisy once again this week when the House of Representatives voted to mandate schoolchildren to commemorate the 1950 “enosis” or “union with Greece” plebiscite, which was suggested by the socialist Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) and supported by the Cyprus Church.
Speaking of his impressions following his trip to Paris last week, Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Ömer Çelik had some interesting things to say.
Turkish Cypriot Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün on Feb. 12 slammed the Greek Cypriot parliament’s recent decision to introduce the 1950 “Enosis day” celebrations in schools as part of the curricula
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Feb. 11 he believed the country’s drawn-out bailout review would be completed positively but repeated that Athens would not accept “illogical” demands by its lenders.
Greek soldiers on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Feb. 10 once again urged the world to do its fair share to help solve problems in the region.
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