Category: TAHA AKYOL
The biggest problem for Turkey is that we have not yet been able to achieve the sociological and sentimental integration to the extent required by the definition of a “nation.” For this reason, we become polarized very easily and very sharply.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Garo Paylan applied on Jan. 16 to the Constitutional Court, demanding that the top court annul his temporary suspension from parliament after using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I-era mass killings of Ottoman Armenians
Category: FORK & CORK
Pistachios and chocolate: These two have an affinity for each other according to the Turkish palate.
A Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker was temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament on Jan. 13 for using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I mass killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, during heated discussions on changes to the constitution
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
One of Turkey’s last practitioners of the traditional circus act of wire-walking is eager to pass on the skill to ensure the craft does not die out
A church dating back to the end of the 19th century that was built by an unknown Hungarian is now being restored for use a museum in western Anatolia
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey has been passing through one of the worst and complicated periods of its history.
The unending visits to the “Martyrs’ Hill,” the spot in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district where 44 people were killed in a bomb attack on Dec. 10, show the sensitivity that people from all parts of society have demonstrated against terror. That is the most important factor in our fight against terrorism.
The Anna Laudel Contemporary gallery is launched in Istanbul with an inaugural exhibition ‘When Did We Stop Playing?’ curated by Isabel Bernheimer
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
One of the articles included in the constitutional amendments jointly proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) centers on who is eligible to be elected as president.
A man in Istanbul’s Üsküdar has made an announcement from a municipal vehicle, urging people to choose their own caliph and unite under Islam, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Aykut Erdoğdu tweeted on Dec. 14, sharing video of the incident.
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
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
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