Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
TASTE OF THE PAST - At least 14 historical passages can be found off İstiklal Avenue, with such evocative names as Çiçek, Atlas, Aslıhan, Avrupa, Rumeli, Aznavur, Suriye, Hazzopulo, Markiz, El Hamra, Halep, Nil, Crespin, Tünel and Hristaki
Daylight-saving time in Turkey will end on Oct. 26 and clocks across the country will be turned back one hour at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
“We are ready for normalization with Israel,” said a top official in Ankara who I met this week. My question had been: Is Turkey considering normalizing its relations with Israel and Egypt, which are the only countries offering stability in the region other than Iran?
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Turkey is a very complex society, with various layers of identity, ideology and bigotry not just juxtaposed against but also added on top of each other.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
The general scene is exactly like this: Military tutelage has totally been lifted. The gendarmerie will probably report to the government soon. The military in every sense is under the command of the civilian government.
Over the last two months, there have been dozens of articles published on how the brave Kurdish women of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been fighting fiercely against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
The number of real estate sales to foreign buyers increased 81 pct in September from the same period of 2013
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
The new campus of the Office of the President, built in the Atatürk Forest Farm in Ankara, will be opened with a ceremony on Oct. 29.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Almost every TV news station shifted their live coverage to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s press conference on Oct. 24 at lunch time, leaving Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sentences incomplete.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Turkey is ambivalent on the siege of Kobane. The city lies in the Ottoman Governorate of Syria and was built in 1912 around a train station along the Baghdad Railway.
Turkey is struggling to educate 350,000 Syrian refugee children, with only around half of all refugee children receiving schooling
The government’s new amendment on the structure of the gendarmerie 'could be a positive step,' says outgoing head of the EU Delegation to Turkey EU Ambassador Stefano Manservisi
A mosaic of Medusa, the terrible creature of Greek mythology who turned all those who looked her to stone, is being restored in the southern province of Burdur
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
As widely expected, the Central Bank kept its policy rates constant at its Oct. 23 rates meeting.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Actress Deniz Tunca was stopped by police while she was driving in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood. She was tested for alcohol; nothing was found.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
A few months ago, this column described Turkey as a piano partition composed by Philip Glass: “It finds beauty in itself by repeating itself.” Turkey’s song is repetitive, or ostinato, like in many children’s songs. But it’s hardly entertaining.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
As you read this article, one of NATO’s top soldiers, the LANDCOM commander in Izmir, Lt.-Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges, will be packing his bags and moving to the command post of Wiesbaden where the U.S. Land Forces in Europe are located.
Serena Shim was killed while returning to her hotel in Suruç when the car her team had rented collided with a heavy vehicle
Category: YUSUF KANLI
What role does Turkey think of for itself? Does it foresee a “leading country in the region” role? Does it want to play an even greater role in its area?
The government is preparing to reshape the country’s 175-year-old gendarmerie forces, but some observers have raised concerns about plans to link the complex military branch totally to the Interior Ministry.
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