Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
As the Turkish Parliament continues its second round of voting on a constitutional amendment package shifting the country from a parliamentary system to an executive presidency, the White House will welcome its new resident Donald Trump today.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
At the 47th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, I heard an interesting Turkey rumor.
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
We have so much pain to endure. Imprisoned journalist Kadri Gürsel, whose indictment has not even been written yet, has been in jail for the past three months. How much longer he will stay in prison is still unknown. His 9-year-old son, Erdem, only saw his father once over these three months.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey’ by Tuba Çandar, translated by Maureen Freely (Transaction, $30, 403 pages)
Thousands flocked onto the streets of Şişli on Jan. 19 to commemorate Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on the 10th anniversary of his assassination amid little progress in shining a light on the alleged network behind the decade-old crime.
Arrested journalist Hüsnü Mahalli’s health is severely deteriorating, a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy has said, urging that Mahalli, who has multiple sclerosis, should not be treated under such appalling conditions.
Antonio Tajani of Italy was elected president of the European Parliament on Jan. 17, consolidating a conservative grip on key European Union institutions as the mainstream right and left struggle to unite against eurosceptics.
Ali Fuat Yılmazer, the former head of Turkey’s police intelligence branch, has given his testimony in the 31st hearing into the 2007 killing of Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, saying the killing was “deliberately not prevented” and security authorities in Istanbul and Trabzon were responsible
Category: MURAT YETKİN
I was talking to a ranking official about the escape of Abdulgadir Masharipov, the Tajik-origin Uzbek citizen who is wanted for killing 39 people on Jan. 1 in Istanbul’s Reina nightclub on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or DEASH in Arabic.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
He missed the latest Cyprus round by days. Mr. Stathis Eustathiadis, the doyen of Greek journalism, one of the last of the old guard who took the profession as a serious passion, died in Athens at the age of 92
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The application regulation of Turkey’s Citizenship Law was recently changed. From now on, foreigners who buy real estate in Turkey worth at least $1 million will be granted Turkish citizenship.
An Istanbul prosecutor has demanded up to nine years in jail for prominent Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal on charges of “making terror propaganda” in one of his articles
Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Jan. 12, the Italian Coast Guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Turkey holds key at last-ditch Cyprus talks,” was the headline of an analysis published in the EUObserver a few days before the intercommunal talks started in Geneva on Jan. 9.
A memorial built to commemorate assassinated Turkish journalist Uğur Mumcu has been attacked in Ankara, with unknown assailants stealing numbers and letters from the memorial just days before the 24th anniversary of his murder
Category: FORK & CORK
Personally, I’m fed up with my New Year’s resolutions.
Prominent journalist Ahmet Şık has been kept in isolation in prison, according to his lawyer who recently visited him
For many Turks, Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü - also known as Cübbeli Ahmet Hoca, a Muslim televangelist with a big wardrobe of long robes, matching hats and an untidy beard - is a figure of ridicule rather than awe
The main message of 2016 was that we are entering a period of economic and political upheaval comparable to the industrial revolution of 1780-1850, and nothing expressed that message more clearly than Donald Trump’s appointment of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor
Category: YUSUF KANLI
How many of us see it this way I have no idea but I tend to believe that there ought to be at least two different forms of apocalypse
Daily News - Follow us on