Coast Guard teams in the southwestern Turkish district of Bodrum searched Colombian tourists on Oct. 26 after suspecting that a family in a tour boat might be refugees trying to cross the Aegean Sea, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Turkey and Greece are working on a new ferry line between Thessaloniki and İzmir which is expected to set sail in early 2017, drawing the countries closer together in the process
French Foreign Minister Jena-Marc Ayrault visited Turkish Cyprus on Oct. 25, holding talks with Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı, as peace negotiations to end the more than 40-year-old conflict continue.
The Turkish Interior Ministry has updated its list of individuals linked to terrorist organizations, adding Adil Öksüz, one of major suspects of the July 15 coup attempt, and putting a 4 million-Turkish Lira bounty on his head
Category: FORK & CORK
As American as apple pie, Halloween is generally perceived as a truly American invention, and often blamed as an invasion of American culture spreading rapidly across the world
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Cyprus talks will soon head to Geneva where discussions on territorial issues will be brought to the table. Shrugging all the warnings separating territorial aspects of the problem from the security and guarantees issues would weaken his hand, President Mustafa Akıncı not only agreed to split the two correlated issues, but also tried to present it to the Turkish Cypriot people as a success.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Before you call him a man?
The third Istanbul Design Biennial, “Are We Human? : The Design of the Species : 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years,” will open this weekend with events around the city for the next month.
Proponents of the Annan Plan were using a very appealing slogan during the propaganda period for the April 24, 2004 referendum: “Yes be annem” (Say yes my mom).
Thirty foreigners were rescued by the Coast Guard after their motorboat broke down overnight on Oct. 19 in the northern Aegean Sea off Çanakkale’s Ayvacık district, a Coast Guard security source said, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The leaders of Turkish and Greek Cyprus are on the same page for a solution this year on the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, according to Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı.
The Istanbul Governor’s Office has ordered the non-profit Search and Rescue Association (AKUT) to move out of the building it rented for 49 years on the grounds of problems with the right of passage, but the organization’s head has claimed the decision is politically motivated rather than a legal dispute.
There are several crucial issues that are overlooked when the Karabakh conflict is discussed. But these issues are likely to be brought to the agenda during the conflict resolution process.
“Just before the dawn is the deepest darkness,” said the leader of the Greek leftist party of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, in his final speech on the closing day of his party’s second conference on Oct. 16.
Nine Turkish Air Force jet pilots who were detained and then released as part of probes against Gülenists were re-assigned and are participating in aerial operations after the military said it was experiencing a personnel deficit due to major suspensions in the institution.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The recent week-long World Energy Congress in Istanbul had two major bookends.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
President Juan Manuel Santos was not obliged to hold a referendum to ratify the deal to end 60 years of war between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has issued a call for joint resistance against fascism during a speech on Oct. 13 at the opening of the congress of Syriza, the main partner in Greece’s government, in Athens
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has said his administration cannot put a peace deal that does not contain a rotating presidency to a public vote.
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums, home to artifacts from various periods of history, is celebrating its 125th year.
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