Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The 22nd United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22) took place last month in Marakesh.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has touched off controversy within his party after honoring arrested journalists who were arrested after the July 15 coup attempt but who were alleged to have aided the infamous Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) plots
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A day before the inauguration of a new museum-library bearing his name on Dec. 4, in his Central Anatolian hometown of Kayseri, former Turkish President Abdullah Gül gave an interesting interview to CNN Türk
Category: FORK & CORK
Just a week after writing my impressions about the culinary scene in Barcelona, I’m getting excited about seeing three stellar chefs from Spain in Istanbul this weekend on Dec. 10
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey was pulled into a nightmarish situation with the failed July 15 coup attempt.
One of the judges who is trying 35 suspects for the murder of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink in 2007 was detained on Dec. 2 on accusations that he is tied to the Gülenist organization.
The plane that crashed in Colombia virtually wiping out an entire Brazilian football team was running out of fuel, had no electrical power, and was preparing for an emergency landing, according to the pilot’s final words.
Journalist, academic and columnist Professor L. Doğan Tılıç received Malaga University’s UNESCO Chair 7th International Press Freedom Award on Dec. 1.
A chartered plane carrying top-tier Brazilian football team Chapecoense to the biggest game in its history crashed in the Colombian mountains as it approached Medellin, killing 75 people on board, while six survived, authorities said Nov. 29.
Osman Gülbel, a former deputy head of the Police Intelligence Department charged in the case on the killing of Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, has told an Istanbul court that he “did what he was supposed to do” by sending a document containing information that Dink was to be targeted to the necessary offices
A court has accepted an indictment that calls for triple life sentences each for 62 soldiers accused of attempting to seize Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport during the failed July 15 coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.
Turkish authorities on Nov. 27 freed a reporter for the BBC's Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said
Author Kaya Genç speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his new book ‘Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey’
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
A few days ago, columnist Nevşin Mengü wrote an excellent piece in this newspaper, “Iran’s Turkish question,” (HDN, Nov. 22). Ms. Mengü wrote that she was wandering around a historic caravansary outside Kashan in Iran where a young man said there was no such language as Turkish as “Turkish was a dialect of Farsi.
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
At a time when elected chairpersons and members of Turkey’s Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) are locked in jail without indictments, at a time when almost all Kurdish newspapers and TV stations are shut down, at a time when anybody who spells the word “peace” is automatically named and shamed for harboring terrorists, intellectual efforts in the opposite direction might seem absurd. But as Einstein once said, “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
The arrested staff of daily Cumhuriyet have demanded that their indictment be prepared as soon as possible in the hopes that they can be tried without arrest, said opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Utku Çakırözer, who visited the journalists in Istanbul’s Silivri jail, the daily reported Nov. 25.
The first foreign firefighting planes on Nov. 25 started helping Israel tackle a vicious wave of wildfires which have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics’ by John B. Judis (Columbia Global Reports, $13, 184 pages)
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
The question is not mine. It is not even a question. It is an open curse to womanhood. These are the gentler version of the words tweeted by one of the chief advisers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in response to a French journalist who accused the president of being a “dictator.”
Category: NEVŞİN MENGÜ
I was wandering around in a historic caravansary a little outside Kashan in Iran, a Turkic city that dates back to antiquity. A group of students, from the University of Tehran, I later found out, were sightseeing at the historical building just like me.
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