Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
While the Ottoman Empire famously welcomed Jews fleeing the reconquista in Iberia in the 1400s, the community has a much longer history in Anatolia and Thrace, stretching back to the period before the Common Era
Category: BLIND SPOT
‘Maybe it is time for all of us to cry out loud ‘We are all prostitutes,’’ sociologist Ayşe Sargın suggests upon the declaration of an imam that those who get pregnant out of wedlock are prostitutes. I totally agree and declare that I am a prostitute. Sorry, son, that makes you a ‘son of a b*tch’
Category: GÜVEN SAK
It takes courage to accept failure. U.S. President Barack Obama has shown the world that he can learn from the facts and abandon a long-failed policy – because U.S. policy toward Cuba has been a disaster, a remnant of the 20th century.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
The Turkey of 2014 is very reminiscent of the Turkey of 2010. Again, the government, especially President Tayyip Erdoğan, is slamming a “treacherous” power that has allegedly conspired to overthrow his government.
Category: FEHİM TAŞTEKİN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, once a staunch supporter of EU criteria, is now telling the EU to mind its own business.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The infamous Ergenekon case was launched in May 2007, after the police found 27 grenades in a suburb of Istanbul.
Turkey’s media watchdog fined a TV show approximately 400,000 Turkish Liras for making husbands dance with other women while their wives watched and reacted jealously to the scene.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known as one of the toughest leaders on earth calls, him a “tough man.”
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Advances in VOIP (voice over IP) communications technologies not only made local or international connections far cheaper than land or mobile lines could make possible, but brought audiovisual capabilities to such levels as if the entire world is meeting in the study room or at the breakfast table.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As the police raid on daily Zaman and Samanyolu TV attracts more criticism from the European and U.S. capitals, the Gülen movement’s cohabitation with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) governments (or vice versa) shows an impressive balance.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
The photo featured happy faces – Turkish and European. Last week, three EU bigwigs were in Ankara: Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign affairs chief; Johannes Hahn, a chief enlargement official; and Christos Stylianides, commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
I looked at emerging market (EM) exchange rates against the dollar on the night of Dec. 17, right before the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) interest rate decision.
Turkish citizens’ expectations from the coming year are negative, according to a new Eurobarometer survey
It was more than one and a half years ago. In the state television TRT, a serial called “Once Upon a Time, the Ottoman” was aired, but it was canceled shortly after.
A parliamentary inquiry commission will vote Dec. 22 on whether to send the four former ministers the Supreme Council over graft allegations
Three Turks accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) had no links to either the spy agency or the Directorate of Overseas Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told reporters Dec. 19.
The Turkish capital has voiced its pleasure over the announcement of rapprochement between Cuba and the United States
In an article for CNN.com, the founder of Chobani Greek Yogurt Hamdi Ulukaya urges the world to ‘step up’ on the Syria refugee crisis
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a warning to its citizens currently in Lebanon or planning to travel to Lebanon, urging them to be “vigilant.”
Deputy PM Arınç has opposed the detention of two media chiefs who were taken into custody during controversial weekend raids on journalists and television staff linked to Gülen
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