An early Byzantine era basilica, which was discovered this year underwater in İznik and has the traces of early Christianity architecture, is among the top 10 discoveries of 2014, according to the Archaeological Institute of America
Turkish horror cinema has been on the rise in recent years. Horror movies using jinnis draw the most attention from viewers because of their presence in Turkish people’s minds from childhood, according to psychologists
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Strong reactions are coming from the western world. As the president and the prime minister have said, even “on a Sunday” they have issued statements condemning the Dec. 14 operation.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
In Turkey, donations are generally given to schools or hospital buildings. It is customary to write the names of the donors at the top of the buildings.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The debate is the investigations of Hidayet Karaca and Ekrem Dumanlı on charges of being a member of and managing a terrorist organization; while one of them is arrested, the other has been released with a travel ban.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I have to admit, I do agree with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan! He was surprised by the European Union’s critical statement about the arrests of journalists and media representatives that took place Sunday, Dec. 14.
Diaspora groups are increasingly questioning the community’s identity and how to gain rights from the Turkish state and against the backdrop of Turkish-Russian relations, says Professor Mitat Çelikpala
FOOTBALL & POLITICS - Football fans in Turkey and Egypt continue to fight for their existence by struggling against court cases and battling for stadium access
Wouldn’t you want to spend less for adorable (yet unnecessary) gifts this holiday season? Swap clothes, books, and more for a less expensive New Year’s this year
Category: FORK & CORK
FORK & CORK - One thing I definitely did not expect in Kartalkaya was design, another obsession of mine that started 35 years ago when I was a student of architecture
Kurdish oil has been shipped by 39 oil tankers from Ceyhan but Iraqi Kurdish authorities have not yet paid all payments to Turkey’s Halkbank, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has told journalists
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
For the longer run, Erdoğan seems to be more interested in pushing his religion agenda through the education system than implementing reforms
Category: NURAY MERT
Finally, the crackdown on the Gülen movement has been extended to the Gülenist media, and 16 people, including two editors-in-chief (of daily Zaman and Samanyolu TV), were detained on Dec. 14
Category: MURAT YETKİN
'Is that only two articles and a news item that you have against me?' Ekrem Dumanlı, the editor-in-chief of daily Zaman asked the judge. 'Yes,' answered the latter
ECONOMIC MRI - The Turkish economy has been under pressure for the last years due to several foreign and domestic factors and the latest growth and unemployment figures actually show how worsening the economy is
Category: YUSUF KANLI
I am ashamed of the state paying back, with accrued interest, the money confiscated in the worst corruption case of the Turkish state, as if corruption is something to be awarded
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Approaching the final days of this year and getting caught in the laziness of a prolonged festive season, I was seriously pondering whether I should offer you a sequel on the chaotic atmosphere in Greece
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
Where else did the RTÜK not mingle? The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTÜK) regarded music videos as porn
A parliamentary commission will decide today whether to send four ministers involved in the massive graft operation to the Supreme Council
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
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