Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Tunisia, the North African country that initiated the “Arab Spring” in 2011, continues to be the only democratic success story in the Arab world. Last weekend
The Israeli government has given the green light for the planning of more than 1,000 new Jewish settler homes in annexed Arab east Jerusalem
Pope Francis says he wishes to overcome the obstacles between the Orthodox and the Catholic churches during his visit to Turkey late November
Pope Francis is set to become the fourth Pope to visit Turkey, after the Vatican published details of an upcoming three-day visit to Ankara and Istanbul.
Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attacked buses with ads promoting female worship at a Jerusalem holy site
It is always refreshing to visit the Austrian capital – to experience its majestic architecture, impressive museums and legendary cafes. What brought me here this time is a more specific reason though:
Israeli police clashed with young Palestinian protesters demonstrating against Jews visiting the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, a spokeswoman said
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
The ancient basilica’s fame spreads so far and wide that many legends have sprung up about it over the centuries
Christian students in Turkey will get religion classes tailored to their own needs, Education Minister Nabi Avcı has said, adding that classes are also being considered for Jewish students
The Selime Cathedral, high atop the Ihlara Valley, was a space of refuge and defense for Anatolia’s earliest Christians
Gay rights activists in Serbia held their first Pride march in four years, walking through Belgrade streets emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security operation
Belgrade will host a Gay Pride parade on Sept. 28 for the first time in four years after being banned for security reasons following violent protests by ultra-nationalists at the event
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Ottoman İzmir: The Rise of a Cosmopolitan Port, 1840-1880’ by Sibel Zandi-Sayek
Pope Francis, in his strongest criticism of Islamist militants to date, said no religious group which used violence and oppression could claim to be "the armour of God".
Pope Francis will make his first visit to Turkey at the end of November, Turkish Ambassador to the Vatican Kenan Gürsoy said
Greece ratcheted up its punishments for racism, anti-Semitism and hate speech, in a move prompted by the surprise rise of a neo-Nazi party.
One of the most visited locations in Antalya, the Father Christmas (Noel Baba) Museum in Demre, exceeded 85,000 monthly visitors for the first time this August
Pope Francis is expected to pay an official visit to Turkey later this autumn, eight years after his predecessor, Benedict XVI, paid a landmark official visit from the Holy See to the country
WILCO ON THE ROAD - Agiasos, though a small village, has plenty of surprises in store to offer. Some places are famous for just one thing, but Agiasos has a multitude of gifts to bequeath
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The metropolitan of Thessaloniki, Anthimos, has never been known to be a man of compassion and peace, especially when the subject contained any of the words Turkey, Turkish or Turk.
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