Category: MELİS ALPHAN
Ece Dalaman is a 50-year-old transsexual woman. She was born in Germany and had to run away from home when she was 14 years old because of the pressures she experienced at home due to her sexual orientation
For many Turks, Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü - also known as Cübbeli Ahmet Hoca, a Muslim televangelist with a big wardrobe of long robes, matching hats and an untidy beard - is a figure of ridicule rather than awe
A three-week-old baby orangutan charmed crowds at a Czech zoo on one of its first public outings, clinging tight to its mother and attempting a few clumsy climbs.
An Indian minister faced a severe backlash on Jan. 3 after he criticized women for dressing “like westerners” at a New Year’s eve celebration where a mob allegedly carried out a series of sex assaults.
The main message of 2016 was that we are entering a period of economic and political upheaval comparable to the industrial revolution of 1780-1850, and nothing expressed that message more clearly than Donald Trump’s appointment of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor
Turkish televangelist Ahmet Mahmut Ünlü, popularly known as “Cübbeli” Ahmet Hoca (Robed Ahmet Hoca), has raised eyebrows by claiming that playing chess is more sinful than gambling, daily Hürriyet reported on Jan. 2
Erospolis, in an overdose of cinnamon-scented candles, hot wine and the global sense of Danish-style hygge, blurts out three great things about 2016, annus horribilis
A man was arrested on Dec. 28 after raping a young woman whose back broke during the incident, Doğan News Agency has reported
A businessman has claimed he was swindled out of 25,000 Turkish Liras (roughly $7,100) by a bioenergetics center that he had consulted for sex therapy in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, daily Habertürk has reported.
Taiwan’s parliament on Dec. 26 passed the first draft of a controversial marriage equality bill, moving the island a step closer to becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex nuptials.
A refugee transsexual woman who fled Syria due to the country’s civil war was murdered in her house in Istanbul on Dec. 17, the Ankara-based Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (Kaos GL) has reported
French judges on Dec. 19 found IMF chief Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence for failing to challenge a 400 million euro ($417 million) state arbitration payout to a business tycoon in 2008 when she was French finance minister
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
One of the articles included in the constitutional amendments jointly proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) centers on who is eligible to be elected as president.
A booklet giving sex advice to young couples, distributed by the local municipality in the western Turkish province of Kütahya, has drawn condemnation from both the government and the opposition.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Submission’ by Michel Houellebecq (Picador, 256 pages, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
New Zealand’s socially conservative finance chief Bill English was sworn in as the country’s new prime minister on Dec. 12 following last week’s shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key.
Bangladeshi actors and directors called for a ban Dec. 12 on the steamy Turkish period drama Sultan Süleyman (The Magnificent Century), saying the show’s “rampant sex” was destroying the local TV industry and fueling divorce
Authorities in the Argentinian capital will fine people up to $60 for sexual harassment in public places under a new law.
A human rights watchdog says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condom by men who have sex with men.
A man has been arrested after firing a rifle inside a pizza restaurant in Washington that was the target of a bizarre fake US election story on Dec.5.
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