Category: BLIND SPOT
‘Maybe it is time for all of us to cry out loud ‘We are all prostitutes,’’ sociologist Ayşe Sargın suggests upon the declaration of an imam that those who get pregnant out of wedlock are prostitutes. I totally agree and declare that I am a prostitute. Sorry, son, that makes you a ‘son of a b*tch’
Category: ERSU ABLAK
TED talks make us all think harder about various amazing phenomena. Their subjects range from personal experience to scientific projects, from minor daily acts to huge social behavioral patterns.
Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks towards Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said Dec. 18.
Tearful Sydney office workers and Muslim women in hijabs laid flowers Tuesday at the scene of a deadly siege, as an outpouring of grief and shock gripped the usually easy-going harbour city.
Two Turkish movies currently playing in theaters take the audience on a journey into recent history with their soundtracks. Available on iTunes and Spotify, the soundtracks offer a chance to glimpse the last three decades of Turkey’s pop culture
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Dec. 15 vowed he would try to persuade a sceptical public of the need to revise Japan's pacifist constitution, the day after scoring a thumping election victory.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
It’s less than two months since the third sequel to the “headlines” series was published in this column, but apparently it is time for a fourth sequel. So, here we go again with more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday said that obligatory celibacy may have contributed to priests abusing children, and recommended that clergy should be given "psychosexual" training.
The EU calls for prohibiting by law all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
The education council’s controversial decisions ‘enligthen education’s future,’ according to the education minister, despite harsh opposition criticism
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
TASTE OF THE PAST - If the Eastern Orthodox Churches had not split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054, the Ottoman Turks would have found it much more difficult to conquer Constantinople
The murder of transgender people in Turkey amounts to 40 percent of the total number of such killings in all of Europe
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Barely a day passes without a new example of how our discussions in Turkey are becoming increasingly irrational
A bone collection at a laboratory at Hacettepe University's Anthropology Department has drawn great interest from national and international researchers, revealing the structure of ancient societies
Bill Cosby's attorney said a lawsuit accusing the comedian of sexually molesting a teenager four decades ago was meritless and alleged that the accuser tried to extort $250,000 from Cosby before filing the suit
A panel of experts convened by US health regulators failed to decide whether a lifetime ban should be lifted on gay men donating blood, following two days of heated deliberations
Complusory Ottoman classes were also officially proposed on Dec. 4
Bill Cosby was sued Dec. 2 by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old
The legendary star of 'The Cosby Show' and 'I Spy' was the subject of a civil suit brought in 2005 by 15 women, 13 of whom remained anonymous
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s penchant for controversy has no bounds. He is now on record arguing that it is unnatural to consider men and women as equals.
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