On Jan. 19, the lives and tragic deaths of two men – Martin Luther King Jr. and Hrant Dink – were commemorated and honored in the United States and Turkey
More than 100 artists will take part in a global "Live Earth" concert on June 18 to galvanise demands for climate action, former US vice president Al Gore said Jan. 21.
The holder of the ‘Nobel Prize of cookbooks’ for his book ‘Seljuk Cuisine,’ Muhammed Ömür Akkor has finished his long-term
research book offering recipes from regions populated by Islamic cultures during the 7th-12th centuries
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami has started offering opinions and advice on queries from fans in an online agony uncle column, kicking things off by revealing his fears over hate speech and his own failing eyesight.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
It has been reported that French President François Hollande asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to attend the Jan. 11 march in Paris after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, claiming that his presence would be divisive.
Doctors say the condition of the 92-year-old author is critical and his symptoms suggest pneumonia
Legendary Swedish actress Anita Ekberg, immortalised by her performance in Federico Fellini's 1960 film "La Dolce Vita", died Jan. 11 near Rome, media reports said. She was 83.
Worried about your future, the meaning of life or the realness of unreal things? Ask Japanese author Haruki Murakami for enlightenment - or as much as a surrealist can give.
France's influential economist Thomas Piketty, author of the bestseller "Capital in the 21st Century", on Thursday refused to accept the country's highest award, the Legion d'honneur, to criticise the Socialist government in power.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
I love Christmas. I really do. I recently realized that I have not celebrated Christmas since moving back to Turkey from the United States in 2005, and I decided, on a whim, to spend Christmas in London, where I am writing this column on Christmas Day.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Turkey’s leaders never cease to invent new annals of black humor.
In a recent speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan bitterly complained that “Turkish students know Einstein but not Muslim scholars.”
Turkey has declared a day of national mourning after Taliban insurgents killed at least 141 people, almost all of them children
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistan school on Tuesday as "an act of horror and rank cowardice to attack defenseless children while they learn."
Turkey’s Nobel laureate writer Pamuk attends his first book-signing event in 15 years, in Istanbul on Dec. 13, for the release of his latest novel, “Kafamda Bir Tuhaflık” (A Strangeness in my Mind).
Category: BLIND SPOT
BLIND SPOT - There is a ghost in the Marmaray, the tunnel under the Bosphorus. I will explain. For silly reasons, I and people like me, dissident Turks, have not yet ridden the Marmaray, even though it opened more than a year ago
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for refusing to quit school, and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi received their Nobel Peace Prizes on Dec. 10 after two days of celebration honouring their work for children's rights.
Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested on Dec. 10 on unknown charges, her husband said, weeks after she was barred from practising for three years.
Pamuk said his new novel 'Kafamda bir Tuhaflik' deals with the oppression suffered by women in Turkey
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Barely a day passes without a new example of how our discussions in Turkey are becoming increasingly irrational
Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Dec. 5 at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his death
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