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
Turkish Nobel laureate writer Orhan Pamuk’s most popular novel in the US, 'Kar' (Snow), was purchased for $13,000 at an auction held by Christie’s in New York
Turkish president ramps up his criticism of international institutions
Finnish peace mediator Martti Ahtisaari says he turned down the offer due to the Turkish government’s hesitance over foreign involvement in the Kurdish peace process
Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie backed an ambitious global campaign to end the plight of at least 10 million stateless people with no country to call home
The 33rd International Istanbul Book Fair will open at the TÜYAP Fair and Convention Center in Büyükçekmece on Nov. 8
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has chided his country for shirking responsibility for its World War II aggression and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in an interview published Nov. 3
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Two years after the second sequel to this column’s “headlines” series and having just commemorated the Republic’s 91th anniversary, here we go again with more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the Liberty Medaand pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan
A Spanish nurse who became the first person outside Africa to be infected with Ebola on Oct. 19 tested negative for the virus, Madrid said
Award-winning Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh told AFP Sunday that she has been barred from practising for three years and will hold a protest against the decision this week.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says.
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