The special adviser of the U.N. Secretary-General (SASG) on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, said after a meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akıncı on Nov. 24 that progress has been reached on a number of issues in recent peace talks
Now is the right time for Greek and Turkish Cypriots to do a deal to reunify their partitioned island, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Nov. 19 after meeting with the heads of the two communities
Cyprus is closer than ever to ending a four-decade partition, and its Turkish and Greek sides could agree to the text of a deal by May followed by a referendum, a Turkish Cypriot official has said
Turkey’s first TV channel aimed at Roma people is set to start a test broadcast on Nov. 20 in a bid to help the community’s voice be heard both nationally and internationally
On Oct. 17, Germany was shocked by a violent attack against independent politician Henriette Reker who was then running for office as mayor of Cologne.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled on Oct. 15 that Switzerland violated Turkish politician Doğu Perinçek’s right to freedom of speech
German reunification a quarter of a century ago has served to marginalize Turkish immigrants, pushing some of them to become more defensive, says a scholar. The AKP’s success among the Turkish-German electorate is due to the fact that it made them more self-confident, according to Defne Kadıoğlu Polat
Europe's top human rights watchdog on Oct.1 voiced concern at mounting racism in Germany, citing a wave of far-right, anti-Islam demonstrations at odds with the more recent image of a country ready to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu meets with the 14-year-old Muslim student who was detained at school when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb
The Israeli school year has begun, but thousands of children from the Arab minority who attend Christian schools are still on summer vacation because of a strike to protest cuts in government funding that critics say amount to discrimination.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
After June 7, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) both thought that if new elections were held they would stand to benefit
A women’s rights advocate from Saudi Arabia and an LGBTI rights group in Turkey have been given this year’s International Hrant Dink Award dedicated to the Armenian journalist murdered in 2007
Category: AHMET HAKAN
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu recently stated: “We are going up in the opinion polls … We are doing everything we can for our votes to increase and to achieve one-party rule.”
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
There is a pointless blame-game going on over Syria, with each country accusing someone else for the way things have gone there.
The more the world talks about migrants as numbers, the more it dehumanizes and stigmatizes them, according to Professor Ayhan Kaya. ‘With such problems, we are all responsible for the loss of lives of these human beings,’ he adds
Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Aug. 29 to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.
The gunman in the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia on Aug. 26 was a veteran anchorman with a history of workplace grievances who had previously sued a Florida station alleging discrimination because he was black.
Germany's interior minister led calls on Aug. 23 for a crackdown on right-wing militants and racists after a second night of scuffles between protesters and police outside a refugee shelter in an eastern German town near Dresden.
German police sprayed tear gas on several hundred demonstrators throwing bottles and stones at busloads of asylum seekers arriving at an eastern German town in the early hours of Aug. 22 in scuffles which left several people hurt.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, France's elderly, far-right master provocateur, was booted out of the National Front (FN) he founded on Aug. 20 after a high-profile feud with his daughter and party leader Marine.
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