Category: SELİN NASİ
The way that Russia has hijacked Syrian policy, concomitant with its willingness to offer help to the Iraqis, has naturally made the Barack Obama administration uncomfortable.
The Charity Commission for England and Wales has accepted the British Alevi Foundation (BAF), an umbrella body of 12 Alevi centers in the United Kingdom, as a religious charity, giving the community a legal recognition that is denied to it in Turkey.
Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Oct.4 as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child.
Russia and United States agreed Sept.30 to call urgent military talks to head off the risk of clashes between their forces, after Moscow's dramatic entrance into the Syrian war.
Russian warplanes carried out air strikes in three Syrian provinces along with regime aircraft on Sept. 30, a debut move that came hours after a Russian mandate on the issue and following Moscow’s sharp diplomatic moves to back Bashar al-Assad against “terrorism.”
Nine months after Fadi, a refugee from Homs, Syria, landed in Cyprus on a boat carrying some 340 smuggled refugees, he still had not applied for asylum. He chose instead to attempt to reach mainland Europe by any means possible
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
It is no doubt praiseworthy that Turkey’s top cleric resorted to something that is extremely rare in Muslim lands: Self-criticism. But it is not good enough...
Leading religious figures from the Christian and Muslim communities in the southern province of Mersin have sung prayers together for all the deceased regardless of their religions in the Mersin City Cemetery.
The Israeli school year has begun, but thousands of children from the Arab minority who attend Christian schools are still on summer vacation because of a strike to protest cuts in government funding that critics say amount to discrimination.
Four Turkish citizens were killed in the huge stampede outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, where some two million people are performing the annual hajj pilgrimage.
The Santa Claus Museum in Antalya’s Demre is one of the most visited places. Recent excavations there have unearthed Ottoman-era ceramics as well as Byzantine era artifacts
Turkey would have ruled the Middle East first and the former Ottoman lands later. It would have ended the endless wars in the Middle East, once the mighty Turkish empire has emerged.
An official says talks between the heads of Cyprus’ Christian and Muslim communities and the leaders of the ethnically split island’s Greek- and Turkish-speaking communities give “great hope” that religion can better contribute to peace.
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
European Union member Greek Cyprus said Sept. 7 that it would be willing to take in up to 300 migrants fleeing upheaval in the Middle East under new EU quotas, but would prefer them to be Orthodox Christians
A group of representatives from several minority advocate groups gathered on Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Istanbul pogrom, anti-Greek riots in Sept. 6 and 7 in 1955 that left 15 people dead, many others injured and a large number of Greek homes and buildings looted
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Bartholomew has performed a mass marking the beginning of the church’s calendar with the participation of some 140 metropolitan bishops and archbishops from around the world.
“You stink”… It’s a civil society campaign that perfectly describes popular frustration over the rotten nature of politics.
Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate will organize a meeting in Istanbul between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 in order to discuss issues affecting the church and current global issues
The olive and myrtle tree saplings planted by Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomew and İzmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu have become tourist attractions.
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