Despite surface upheaval, Turkey’s Kurdish issue continues to be defined by decisions taken years ago by both the state and the PKK insurgents, author Cem Emrence tells Hurriyet Daily News
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
If residents in the former Ottoman lands, including Turkey, stretching to three continents took the Turkish prime minister seriously, they could panic and start the world’s biggest-ever wave of immigration toward safer lands
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has vowed to bring the “order and justice” of the Ottoman Empire to today’s world.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant’ by Dorothe Sommer (IB Tauris, 317 pages, £62)
A popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has opposed a recent statement by a colleague, who had declared “advanced oral sex” to be forbidden by Islam.
In a scene reminiscent of a horror movie, a Turkish man has killed a wounded foe in the street near a shrine dedicated to the founders of the Ottoman Empire
The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List following a vote in Bonn on July 5.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zeytindağı’/‘Mount of Olives’ by Falih Rıfkı Atay (Pozitif Yayıncılık, 192 pages, 10 TL)
The personal belongings of Ottoman soldier and politician Enver Paşa have been sold at an auction in the southern province of Antalya.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It is one of Europe’s oldest people, yet has a Muslim majority. The whole nation is ethnically homogenous, yet split among three religions.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Analysis about what the June 7 election represented, and expectations as to what should happen now, vary depending on whether you are looking from the west or the east.
Belgian PM Michel's recognition of the killing of Armenians in the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as 'genocide' has 'distorted historical facts,' Turkey says
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has recognized on the behalf of the Belgian government the killing of Ottoman Armenians in eastern Anatolia from 1915 as “genocide,” Belgian media reported on June 18
The UNESCO Headquarters in Paris is presenting an exhibition from Turkey titled “Safe Harbor Turkey - Restoring Hope,” an interactive photography exhibition highlighting Turkey’s historic humanitarian support and current response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
Let me take you to a neighborhood in Istanbul where traditional hospitality is still evident. Franchised supermarkets are not found here. Businesses are made by small-time artisans, buildings are old and conversation is sincere and warm…
From a concert by Francesco Bearzatti to Istanbul Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Week, here is a calendar for culture and arts events in Istanbul for June 2015.
Ankara will return the European Parliament (EP) report on Turkey, the European Union affairs minister said
When almost 600 Ottoman sailors lost their lives in far-off Japan in 1890, few at the time would have thought that the tragedy would usher in more than a century of friendship
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The conquest of Istanbul was made the theme of a political rally a couple of days ago.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will continue its efforts to turn into a political party embracing entire Turkey by abandoning its decades-old ethnic politics, its co-leader has said, vowing no return even after the June 7 election.
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