A newly-opened exhibition at Istanbul Modern’s Photography Gallery titled “Magnum – Contact Sheets” explores the creation processes of photographs from Magnum Photos, one of the world’s most prestigious photography agencies
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The curious reader asked: “If Russia said, ‘We don’t like the location of our U.S. embassy – the area is too dangerous’ and they sent out 500 troops to seize a piece of land in a better area of Washington, what would the world call this?
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Right after the Turkish Central Bank lowered its interest rate by another 0.25, the same as last month, reporters asked Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu what he thought
Istanbul police has detained a man in front of the US consulate in Istanbul, after he threatened to detonate a bomb he said he was carrying.
As violence at Turkish juvenile prisons has once again hit the agenda, a fresh report based on a prosecutor indictment has revealed that a 15-year-old was beaten to death by inmates at a prison in Istanbul five years ago
A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has caused consternation by retweeting an insulting post about former President İsmet İnönü, one of the founders of the Turkish Republic, triggering reactions even from her own fellow party members.
Beşiktaş, which knocked Liverpool out of the Europa League Feb. 26 on penalties, will take on Club Brugge in the next round
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER: ‘An Englishwoman in Angora’ by Grace Ellison (Cambridge University Press, 344 pages, $38)
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
As the general elections to be held on June 7 loom, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to have no intention of loosening his grip on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) - or on daily politics.
Category: ERSU ABLAK
I previously wrote the two paragraphs below about the Makers Movement in Turkey: “The Maker movement seems to have been initiated in Turkey, too. There are a couple of ateliers, maker-spaces and hacker-spaces around the country where makers and hackers (hackers modify things to work differently) gather to ‘make something.’
Two New York Muslims were hauled before a federal court on Feb. 25 charged with plotting to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremists in Syria and threatening to carry out attacks in the United States
The timing of a lengthy meeting between PM Davutoğlu and Deputy PM Babacan has led to speculation suggesting Babacan resigned from his post after President Erdoğan continued his criticism of the Central Bank
A high-ranking Turkish police chief has been detained in Ankara as part of the investigation into murder Hrant Dink
Apparently inspired by ‘Erdoğan’s 16 warriors,’ several electoral candidates for Turkey’s ruling AKP have posed for their nomination campaign posters dressed in the Ottoman style, going viral on social media with some users mocking and others supporting them.
An Egyptian presenter, working at one of the Egyptian stations broadcasting from Istanbul, was attacked at the station’s building in the city on Feb. 24.
British lawmakers have invited Turkey’s ambassador to Britain and the CEO of national flag carrier Turkish Airlines to speak about the disappearance of three teenage girls who are believed to have flown to Istanbul before heading to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Renowned Italian chef Davide Bisetto is in Istanbul, bringing the tastes of Venice with his own unique twist
Prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar was present at the Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse on Feb. 26 to testify on charges of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş and HDP Deputy Parliamentary Group Chair Pervin Buldan will be exempt from a rule in the party’s internal regulation that limits deputies to two consecutive terms in parliament
Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall (CRR) will host the Violins of the World Festival on March 1 and 2. Coordinated by violinist Cihat Aşkın, the festival will host violin virtuosos including Ara Malikian, Ayla Erduran, Ani Schnarch and Yarub Smarait, as well as the world-known violin production masters and Grammy award-winning Parker Quartet
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