Dozens of cats at Russia’s largest museum the Hermitage have one main task: to root out unwanted guests, rodents. The cats are as famous as the collections
With only two months to go before the copyright of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" expires, debate is raging over whether the anti-Semitic manifesto should again be published in Germany, where all reprints have been halted since the defeat of the Nazis.
Poland's conservative Law and Justice party won a landslide in the Oct. 25 general election on anti-refugee rhetoric and welfare promises, ending eight years of centrist rule in a victory that risks inflaming tensions with the EU and Russia.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under fire for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader convinced the Nazis to adopt their Final Solution to exterminate European Jews.
A group that documented Nazi war crimes is now investigating whether massacres committed by ISIL jihadists against Iraq's Yazidi minority amount to genocide.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature Oct. 8 for works that the prize judges called "a monument to suffering and courage."
The Yorgo Seferis Art Gallery has changed location across the street to take up more spacious quarters in a restored stone building said to have once been used as a camel stable
It’s a central tenet of liberal thinking and liberal politics that facing one’s own country’s history is an activity necessary to the mental health of the people
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I know this is an absurd question. The name of our state in all official documents here and abroad is the “Republic of Turkey.” Well then, why such a question; why such a title? Let me explain.
Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Aug. 29 to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.
Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Ralph Fiennes top a powerful line-up at this year’s Venice film festival, with U.S. and Italian films dominating the competition for the Golden Lion, from war dramas to rock-star thrillers.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
One of the most famous and funniest episodes of the cult U.S. sitcom “Seinfeld” is “The Soup Nazi,” first aired in 1995 in the United States.
Turkey’s first open air chamber music festival, the Eklisia Chamber Music Festival, will be held in the Eklisia Church in the Aegean province of Muğla’s Gümüşlük from Aug. 1 to Aug. 13, 2015
Property tycoon Donald Trump, one of the richest men in America, on July 15 claimed a net worth of more than $10 billion in his race for the White House.
A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp was convicted July 15 on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder and given a four-year sentence.
The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to WikiLeaks.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Just two days before the Greek elections on Jan. 25 that brought Alexis Tsipras to power, the title of this column was “What’s the Greek word for suicide?” (Hürriyet Daily News, Jan. 23, 2015.)
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The suggestion by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü that Turkey should underwrite 1.6 billion euros of Greece’s debt in order to prevent it from defaulting to the IMF, was not the flight of fancy that some may think.
A French court cancelled Jean-Marie Le Pen's suspension from the far-right National Front party on July 2 in a ruling that could re-launch a public feud with his daughter, now party leader Marine Le Pen.
A move in Russia to review the legality of a 1991 decision formally granting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia independence from the Soviet Union has alarmed the Baltic States and stoked tensions in ties with Moscow.
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