Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
On Nov. 21, Dursun Ali Şahin, the governor of Edirne, a province in Turkey’s northwestern edge, initiated controversy with his appalling remarks.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has protected the Edirne governor who committed a hate crime and discriminated against a segment of population’s religion by saying, “The governor made a mistake. He acted emotionally.”
More than 100 protesters marched through St. Louis late Nov. 23, stepping up pressure on a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager
'Being black is bad enough. If the Israelis hear us speaking Arabic as well, it gets difficult,' jokes Mo-Yassin
The hearing for the Perinçek v. Switzerland case, in front of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), will take place in January 2015, and so will coincide with the centennial of the 1915 events.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, among all other things that should surprise him – such as how a bunch of jihadist murderers control half the land of your country’s two southern neighbors – has been baffled by a very simple question.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turks love to mount their high horses and wax moral about xenophobia toward the Turks and Islamophobia toward Muslims in general in the West.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned Pohl over a cartoon in German school textbooks
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
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
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