Category: MURAT YETKİN
There has been intense speculation for days about whether President Tayyip Erdoğan plans to announce the reopening of the Hagia Sophia to Islamic worship, ahead of Turkey’s critical parliamentary election on June 7
Category: VERDA ÖZER
“Knowing what you’ve got, knowing what you need, knowing what you can do without. That’s inventory control.”
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
Twenty-year-old Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, 22-year-old Abdullah Cömert, 26-year-old Ethem Sarısülük, 18-year-old Medeni Yıldırım, 19-year-old Ali İsmail Korkmaz, 23-year-old Ahmet Atakan and 15-year-old Berkin Elvan…
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
While criticizing the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently said: “We did not nominate a fake mufti in Diyarbakır or a gay candidate in Eskişehir. We do not have such issues.”
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
In just a week, Turkey will have its general elections. Most Turks know the details of this ambitious race, but some outsiders seem a bit confused. So, I decided to give you a brief 101 today
Category: GWYNNE DYER
The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) troops last Sunday [May 17] was not a big deal
Category: GÜVEN SAK
It is sad to see the deterioration of Turkey’s investment environment. I hear more and more that in order to do business in Turkey, you need to hire fewer lawyers and talk to more politicians. “It’s all about finding the right connections,” they say
A new academic study by the main opposition CHP argues that the authoritarianism of Turkey’s ruling party has gone beyond the political sphere to include all of society, including the cultural and economic spheres.
The 43rd Istanbul Music Festival will raise the curtain on May 31 with a world premiere of the symphonic poem of Hasan Tura, ‘Song of a Martyr,’ before treating music lovers to a number of top acts
For the first time ever and contrary to its earlier decisions on the issue in the past, Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that women will be able to use only their maiden surname after marriage
Alexandros Lamprou, the author of a new title on the People’s Houses of the early Turkish Republic, talks to HDN about his book and the limits of social engineering in Turkey
Mahinur Özdemir, a Belgian deputy of Turkish origin, has been expelled from her party for refusing to call the 1915 killings of Ottoman Armenians as 'genocide'
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said on May 30 that Turkish authorities decision to take over Bank Asya was not political. "“If it was political, why would [the government] wait for one and a half years?" he said.
A married man in southern Turkey, who is accused of sexually abusing a series of victims including a 16-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man, has claimed that he was trying to heal his son's chronic skin disease
Turkish PM Davutoğlu said he could not comment fully because of ‘state secrecy,’ but said Turkey provided the Syrian people and the Free Syrian Army with assistance, without specifying whether the aid was of a military nature.
4,709 square meter poster featuring Turkish president and PM enters Guinness Book of World Records as largest in history. The poster was displayed when Erdoğan and Davutoğlu held a rally to mark the 562nd anniversary of Istanbul's conquest
Two suspects have been detained after two members of Islamist and pro-Kurdish Free Cause Party (Hüda-Par) were killed on May 29 in Turkey's southeastern Şırnak province, local officials have said.
FM Çavuşoğlu said Ankara would have sheltered the Muslim Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants with merchant ships close to the Andaman Sea if Indonesia and Malaysia had not
The Department of Homeland Security has said it is considering expanding airline preclearance operations to 10 new foreign airports in nine countries, including Turkey, as Turkish Airlines announced three new flight destinations from Istanbul.
Turkish citizens living in Italy, UK, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia have begun casting their votes to participate in Turkey's general election, boosting turnout with more votes from abroad.
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