A free atmosphere for criticism and oversight of the functions of the government are very important in the fight against corruption, according to Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebetekar
The iraqi Kurdish leader hailed victories over ISIL during a visit on to Mount Sinja
A terrorist attack has long been feared in Australia, but it would be reasonably safe to say that the events that unfolded in the heart of Sydney in the past couple of days took everyone by surprise — not just the public and the authorities but quite possibly even the potential perpetrators of violence.
Turkey has appealed the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) ruling that said high school students must be allowed to opt out of religious education classes, which are currently compulsory.
Iraqi Kurds claimed Dec. 18 to have broken a siege on a mountain where Yazidi civilians and fighters have long been trapped
Two hostages and the lone Iranian-born gunman were killed as heavily armed Australian police early Tuesday dramatically stormed a central Sydney cafe to end a day-long siege sparked when the "self-styled sheikh" took 17 people hostage.
Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of jihadist attacks and thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Once the champion of individual freedoms, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is now pushing an ultra-conservative and Islamist agenda, as party officials feel their public support is strong enough to transform the country.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
American author Henry Miller once wrote, “The American ideal is youth – handsome, empty youth.” The Turkish ideal, too, is youth: just replace “handsome” with “devout.”
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Turkey just hosted a controversial “National Education Council.” This is a body in which many educators take part in order to make suggestions to the Education Ministry about future strategies in the national education system.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkey has been under criticism for some time for becoming too involved in Middle Eastern affairs, thus distancing itself from the European Union and generally the Western world.
Israel said Dec. 8 it will not allow "sophisticated weapons" to fall into the hands of its enemies, after furious claims from Syria that Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes near Damascus
New EU foreign policy chief Mogherini makes her first visit to Turkey with ISIL on top of her agenda
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 8 criticized Egypt’s military rulers for having Interpol issue an arrest warrant for a Muslim scholar.
A senior Iranian official has confirmed his country carried out air strikes in Iraq against ISIL fighters
A 20-year-old German man from Kosovan origin was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in prison on Dec. 5 after he admitted joining ISIL
Two recent court rulings, one from Turkey and one from Europe, have strengthened the Alevis’ case for cemevis, but the main source of injustice against them is still the Religious Affairs Directorate
Landmines which have killed three people while 2,000 refugees are stranded, HRW said
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has just issued in a landmark decision about religious freedom in Turkey
President Erdoğan keeps hosting very important heads of state who want to see all Muslims dead – last week, the guest was Pope Francis and this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin
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