Roger Hardy speaks to Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East,’ a vivid account of the half-century between 1917 and 1967
The Istanbul Security General Directorate has banned police vehicles from crossing the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge over the Bosphorus and the Osmangazi Bridge on the Marmara Sea, amid a dispute with construction companies on applying tolls to police vehicles
Category: TAHA AKYOL
At the time of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, the American continent had been discovered but there was no American state or dollar.
Hürriyet reporter Ömer Erbil will be awarded the Turkish Journalists Association’s (TGC) Sedat Simavi Award for his reporting on the danger of a collapse at Istanbul’s historic Topkapı Palace in September
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East’ by Roger Hardy (Hurst, £20, 272 pages)
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
İzmir Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu describes his Aegean city as “Turkey’s window to the West.” One would like to think that in these days, when the European Parliament has recommended freezing accession talks with Turkey, there is still a window opening to the West on this land.
As all the attention is focused on Syria and Iraq, Turkey-EU relations, and the Turkey-Russia accord, some recent developments that bear importance for Turkish foreign policy are being overlooked.
It’s that time of the year again, when one of Turkey’s oldest film festivals, the Festival on Wheels, gets ready to take on the road for two weeks
In September, 1,276 homes were sold to foreigners in Turkey. Among the top five foreign buyers were three Arab nationalities: Iraqis, Saudis and Kuwaitis. The non-Arabs were the Russians and the British
Category: NEVŞİN MENGÜ
Well now the election is over; like it or not, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States.
The Presidential Symphony Orchestra (CSO), one of the standard bearers of Turkish music, will celebrate its 190th anniversary with a special concert.
Throughout history, commemorative coins have been printed in various countries for celebrations. The first known commemorative coin was the Athens Deka drachma, in 479 BC
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Nov. 10 announced that he would visit Turkey next week, saying it was important not to “slam the door” on Ankara despite an ongoing row between the two countries.
Ancient treasures exhibition at Beirut’s National Museum range from the Paleolithic period to the Ottoman Empire
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has rejected an accusation by his Turkish counterpart that Germany backs the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), saying such organizations were banned in Germany
Turkey is commemorating the 78th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Republic of Turkey, on Nov. 10
The old city of Van, positioned around the Van Fortress, is being unearthed. The aim of the work is to make the excavation field a livable place
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Some observers have lately been advising foreign governments not to worry too much about Turkey’s (President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s) increasingly aggressive irredentist rhetoric because it is largely targeted at domestic consumption rather than addressing the relevant foreign audience. Well, yes and no.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Is it possible to establish a splendorous park, very much like the Garden of Eden, in the middle of a desert?
Author George Junne speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan
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