Category: GWYNNE DYER
Thirty years ago most of Southeast Asia was run by thuggish dictatorships. Then the Philippines showed the rest of the world how to get rid of dictators without violence, and its non-violent example was watched and copied around the world. But now the thugs are coming back to where it all started.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
How nice were our dreams when we were entering the “information age.” All totalitarian regimes, left and right, had fallen. The correctness of democracy and the market economy were certainly proven
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
Istanbul has the third highest traffic congestion in the world. The number of registered vehicles in the city is 3.75 million, with 1,017 new vehicles registered every passing day. Each year, we spend 125 hours in traffic.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Ankara on Thursday
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
There will be a limited participation from Ankara at the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 17-20, due to the ongoing debates over the constitutional amendment vote.
“The times, they are a changing,’” sang the bard and a recent Nobel laureate, and of course they are. Check the headlines of newspapers published on Jan. 1 if you want to see what I mean. Here is one from Iceland; “First child of 1980 gave birth to the first child of 2017.”
A commission probing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Jan. 4 denied security forces have carried out a genocidal campaign against the Rohingya, days after a video emerged showing police beating civilians from the Muslim minority.
Category: DOĞAN HIZLAN
I tried to enter the New Year with hope and joy.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
At the end of each year it has become a tradition to evaluate the past year and write about expectations from the coming one. Scenarios about the country, the region and the world are being specified in newspapers and columns. This year I will restrain myself from doing this for a couple of reasons.
More than a dozen Nobel laureates on Dec. 29 urged the United Nations to “end the human crisis” of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority group, whose members have been fleeing to Bangladesh to escape a bloody military crackdown.
The past year, so momentous on the political front, also marks a symbolic turning point for rock, with a generation of musical elders starting to exit the stage
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Dec. 12 ordered the closure of Venezuela’s border with Colombia for 72 hours in a crackdown on what he said were “mafias” smuggling hard-to-find cash that was destabilizing the socialist economy.
Despite not attending the gala ceremony in Stockholm, Bob Dylan said in a speech read on his behalf that he was ‘honored’ to receive the award
Aung San Suu Kyi must step in to prevent the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Malaysia’s prime minister said on Dec. 4 as he mocked the Nobel laureate for her inaction
Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”
Five Nobel prize winners, including Turkey’s laureate Orhan Pamuk, called on Dec. 1 for urgent international action to protect world heritage sites from the destruction wrought by extremist groups and conflicts.
The Colombian Senate has approved a revised peace accord between the government and the FARC rebel group, taking a first step toward ratifying an agreement that was rejected by voters.
Colombia’s government and FARC rebels signed a controversial revised peace accord Nov. 24 to end their half-century conflict, set to be ratified in Congress despite bitter opposition
A new peace accord between Colombia’s government and Marxist FARC rebels will be signed on Nov. 24 and sent to Congress for approval, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Nov. 22, bringing a formal end to the 52-year civil war ever closer.
İzmir’s social-media savvy youth launch a spontaneous read-by-the-sea festival, but despite mothers and children happily reading books by the sea, the number of readers in the city and Turkey remains low
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