Pope Francis said Sept. 28 government officials have a “human right” to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience
Few other nations can match our zeal, our altruism and our inconsistency when it comes to giving advice, particularly on marriage, sex and children. Erospolis offers you a selection from the president down.
Volkan Ertit, an academic popularly known for his books ‘Secularism’ and ‘The Age of Concerned Conservatives,’ argues that Turkish people are becoming less pious
A civilian member of the troubled United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic has been accused of sexual misconduct, taking the total number of such cases to 17, UN officials said on Sept.15.
Veteran British rockstar Elton John on Sept. 12 said Ukraine still had "a long way to go" in its treatment of the gay, bisexual and transgender community at a conference in Kyiv
Johnny Depp tops the cast of stars headed to Venice this week for what is shaping up as something of a watershed edition of the world's oldest film festival.
Azerbaijan on Sept. 1 sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said
A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in Turkish Cyprus, where officially prostitution is illegal.
A rare giant panda called Mei Xiang gave birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington on Aug. 22, apparently surprising delighted zoo officials who had expected just one baby.
Four suspects have been released over an alleged sex scandal at a local branch of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in northwestern province of Kocaeli’s Gebze district.
Turkey’s Police Chief Training Center (PAEM) has stirred controversy by releasing a job posting that openly admits it intends to hire nine times more men than women as deputy police chiefs.
A possible resting place of Alexander the Great, the largest tomb ever discovered in Greece, now lies almost forgotten inAmphipolis
In the latest victory for gay rights, an appeals court ruled on August 13 that a Colorado baker cannot refuse to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples because it goes against his religious beliefs.
Amid a heavy agenda of coalition talks and terror attacks, Turkish social media users have also been debating in the past few days the claims by a 95-year-old yogi who says he has found the secret to a long, active sex life
A South Korean man set himself on fire Aug. 12 outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul during a large protest over Japan's forced recruitment of sex slaves to service military brothels during World War II
A new exhibition on performance art sheds light on the discipline’s trajectory in Turkey. The show’s curator, Dr Marcus Graf, speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News on the sociological, educational and economic reasons for the slow development of performance art and how his latest exhibition reflects on the issues
Istanbul has a wide range of activities on offer in August, from a nighttime walk through its historical quarters to outdoor film screenings on the shores of the Bosphorus.
The controversial message of a brand’s condom banner ad during a football match on TV has outraged the feminist protest group on the grounds that it promotes sex tourism in Ukraine
Antalya-based Fusion Tour has launched an Islamic cruise business expanding the spectrum of halal tourism, a rising trend in Turkey and its region
Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality.
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