Category: MELİS ALPHAN
It would be a very long list if the past year’s mass tree cuttings were all counted. Even the list of what happened in the past two weeks makes one’s heart ache
President Reuven Rivlin acknowledged past and present wrongdoings to Israel's Arabs, while calling for calm in the wake of growing unrest in east Jerusalem and the West Bank
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The tension stemming from the weeks-long siege of the Kurdish town Kobane in northern Syria by ISIL has gripped Turkey
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has been summoned for questioning by prosecutors over anti-Moroccan remarks he made at campaign rallies in the Netherlands earlier this year
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Why do Turkey’s Islamists never surprise? The simplistic answer should be, “because they are Islamists.” Any deeper analysis would require more in-depth scientific knowledge of an assortment of disciplines.
Street cleaners in Britain may have painted over artwork worth a fortune -- a mural by Banksy showing pigeons picking on an African migrant bird in a satire on the rise of anti-immigration sentiment.
Drugs, violence and racism would spread among the youth if Turkey’s compulsory religion courses were abolished by the government, President Erdoğan claimed
We had to walk for a good half-hour, on a narrow path, through the wild grass, under the blazing sun, sometimes even through the mud, to finally reach the site of the former Roma concentration camp in Lety, about an hour’s drive from Prague.
Category: BLIND SPOT
Responses vary to the realities of Turkish men coupling with foreign women. Love comes first in most relationships, but the mother-in-law and cooking come right after love
The NFL, which has built a multi-billion dollar empire out of its violent and quintessentially American game, is under attack as never before over its handling of off-field violence involving players.
Greece ratcheted up its punishments for racism, anti-Semitism and hate speech, in a move prompted by the surprise rise of a neo-Nazi party.
When it comes to day-to-day politics, Turks abroad generally choose to be active in their countries of residence rather than in Turkey, says researcher Kerem Öktem, explaining why only 10 percent voted in the recent presidential elections
A group of intellectuals denounce with a letter being targeted over Israel’s assault on Gaza
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
Two years ago (July 31, 2012), in this column, I shared a letter sent from Hatay by my dear friend Ayşe Erdem.
The British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to George Clooney, pulled out of an appointment to serve on a U.N. commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza.
Turkey and international agencies were not ready to deal with the problem of ‘urban refugees,’ Metin Çorabatır said
Demirtaş counted an unforgettable moment when he went to pick his daughter up from kindergarten
FM Davutoğlu described the region as “the center of the divine revelation that raised consciences and humanity”
Israeli prosecutors indicted three Jews on July 17 over the kidnapping and murder of a Palestinian teenager burned to death earlier this month
A former French local election candidate for the far-right National Front (FN) has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing the country's black justice minister to a monkey.
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