The Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival will raise the curtain for the 17th time on World Theater Day on March 27
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It was different in Diyarbakır for Nevruz this time. Three long years had passed since the first letter was read in the big Bağlar Square. Those sentences were still fresh in the memories of the Kurdish youth.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
In the early 1990s, Turkey started to generously buy off-the-shelf arms from foreign manufacturers who had happily discovered an emerging but potentially lucrative market.
Turkey and Russia have principally agreed on the visit to Crimea, but talks are still ongoing regarding the delegation’s route plan and the timing of the visit
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey has entered the election frenzy for the June 7 parliamentary elections, the outcome of which perhaps will shape not only the life of Turks but also the place of Turkey in the global political game.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There are two burning questions regarding the military intervention in Yemen. It is not quite possible to give positive answers to either question.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER: ‘There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond’ by Meline Toumani (Metropolitan Books, 286 pages, $28)
The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will be held this year between June 27 and July 15. The program of the event was announced at a press conference
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkey has once again postponed its final decision on the contractor of its multi-billion dollar long-range air and anti-missile defense system, as it may rethink the Russian offer, a senior official says
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The ongoing Kurdish peace process will be a key factor for voters in the June 7 general elections, and all sides are doing their best to convince the people that their side of the story is true.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
According to a Turkish saying, he (or she) who goes to the hamam must be prepared to sweat. This means that if you are taking on a particular job you must be prepared to put up with its downside.
Category: ERSU ABLAK
The political landscape in Turkey is very lively these days. A minister and a mayor are arguing publicly about very personal issues, many people are trying to secure a place for the coming elections and polls are being published one after the other, etcetera.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
A sizable number of opponents to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are convinced that elections in Turkey have been rigged.
It was President Tayyip Erdoğan who initiated the talks between the government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in pursuit of a political solution to Turkey’s Kurdish problem when he was prime minister back in 2012.
Military officials from Turkey and U.S. have agreed to deploy armed drones to Adana’s İncirlik airbase to help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL).
The number of asylum-seekers in industrialized countries rose by nearly half last year, driven by the devastating conflicts in Syria and Iraq, with Germany the top destination and Turkey being in the top five of the target countries, the U.N. refugee agency said March 26.
Questions are being raised after Patriot batteries placed in three provinces failed to prevent a Syrian missile from hitting Turkey
A French court on March 24 sentenced two Kurds to five years in prison and seven others to lesser terms in an extortion case linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
A CoE official has expressed concern over an increase in the number of criminal cases for alleged insults against Erdoğan
A member of the caretta caretta sea turtle community which has been severely injured by a boat is due to receive a 3-D chin thanks to the efforts of the Sea Turtle Research, Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (DEKAMER).
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