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.
French MPs on June 24 approved a landmark deal with the United States in which France agreed to pay $60 million in overall compensation to foreign nationals deported to Nazi death camps on French trains in World War II.
Police captured the white suspect June 18 in a gun massacre at one of the oldest black churches in the United States, the latest deadly assault to feed simmering racial tensions.
Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security benefits.
Alexandros Lamprou, the author of a new title on the People’s Houses of the early Turkish Republic, talks to HDN about his book and the limits of social engineering in Turkey
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began high stakes talks in the Russian resort of Sochi on May 12 aimed at pushing President Vladimir Putin to fully implement a shaky Ukraine ceasefire
US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for crucial talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on May 12 amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine, both sides said
Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call on Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday to thank him for working for Cuban-US detente and later said he is so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church’s fold.
Thousands of Russian troops march across Red Square in a huge military parade marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, inaugurated on May 10, 2005 after 17 years of emotional debate and a full six decades after World War II, now attracts nearly half a million visitors each year
A friend, who has been a resident of Moscow for years, believes that trying to maintain relations with Russia is like going to bed with a bear - an analogy that is particularly apt in this case
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