Travelers from French scientific missions to Anatolia brought back a sober and non-exoticized vision of the Orient during the 19th century. Now, the Arkas Art Center in İzmir is providing a glimpse at how sojourners saw the later Ottoman Empire.
Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign debt rating by one notch to the speculative or "junk" level of "Ba1" on Sept. 23, saying the country's finances have weakened amid increased political turmoil
An Istanbul court on Sept. 24 ordered the arrest of a man who attacked a metrobus driver with an umbrella, causing an accident which injured eleven
Category: GÜNEŞ KÖMÜRCÜLER
For years the only venue that could realistically be described as the center of Istanbul was the historic İstiklal Avenue, dubbed Pera Street in earlier centuries
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Thanks to the generous decision of the Turkish government to bridge the period between the four-day Eid al-Adha sacrifice holiday with an “administrative leave,” Turks were provided with a nine-day end of summer opportunity for holidaying.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
“The Americans will always do the right thing, after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.”
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The man who kicked a 23-year-old nurse in the face on an Istanbul public bus “because she was wearing shorts” reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and had been treated many times at a mental facility.
Eleven people were injured in a metrobus accident in the Acıbadem neighborhood of Istanbul on Sept. 23 after a passenger hit the driver with an umbrella during a quarrel
An Istanbul court ordered the arrest of author and prominent journalist Ahmet Altan on Sept. 23 as a part of the investigation into the Gülen movement, which was accused of orchestrating the failed coup attempt of July 15, hours after his detainment for the second time as part of the investigation.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev arrived in Moscow on Sept. 23 to continue his treatment for suspected heart problems that occurred during a visit to Istanbul, his office said in a statement.
A pet monkey escaped from a balcony of a house and attacked children playing in a park in the Fatih district of Istanbul on Sept. 22
The district headquarters of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in the Bodrum district of the western province of Muğla has hung a banner condemning the recent assault on a woman on a public bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts, saying “only a baby in her womb has the right to kick a woman.”
Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Ankara Esenboğa Airport and İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, all run by Turkish airport operator TAV, are among the world’s most environmentally friendly
The board of Istanbul’s historic Grand Bazaar has prepared a global promotional campaign in a bid to increase brand awareness across the world and lure more tourists to the 555-year-old commercial and tourist venue
Property sales in Turkey rose by 2 percent on an annual basis in August, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) revealed on Sept. 23
The bar association in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır has received the eighth International Hrant Dink Award, presented on Sept. 22 in a ceremony held at the Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Tim Burton’s new film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” will be screened as part of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture (İKSV) Galas before its release.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber who carried out the Aug. 20 attack on a wedding in the southeastern province of Gaziantep was a 14-year-old child wearing a jersey bearing the name of star football player Lionel Messi.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
“And, Oh God, please protect us from the wickedness of the educated!”
An Istanbul court arrested a well-known Turkish professor over links to the Gülen movement on Sept. 22, 10 days after he and his journalist brother were detained over statements on a TV channel before the July 15 coup attempt that were deemed to “call for a coup.”
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