Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Ralph Fiennes top a powerful line-up at this year’s Venice film festival, with U.S. and Italian films dominating the competition for the Golden Lion, from war dramas to rock-star thrillers.
British singer Jane Birkin has asked luxury manufacturer Hermes to remove her name from its crocodile-skin handbag after learning of the "cruel" methods used to make the iconic accessory.
A former Turkish actress, Rüzgar Erkoçlar, has completed his transformation into a handsome young man. After winning a lawsuit against his doctor who leaked the sex-change operation to the press a year and a half ago, Erkoçlar tells his story
After declaring that oral sex is not forbidden in Islam, a popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has issued another sensational fatwa, issuing a religious license to kill ISIL militants
A Turkish theologian who recently drew attention for describing 'advanced oral sex' as 'haram' (forbidden) in Islam has accused a critical televangelist of being 'shameless.'
A popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has opposed a recent statement by a colleague, who had declared “advanced oral sex” to be forbidden by Islam.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
As matters stand there is very little evidence to show that Erdoğan has done his level best, since coming to power, to ensure that national unity is maintained, despite strong feelings across the religious/secular divide.
The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on July 13, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service.
Category: BLIND SPOT
Turks must have an extraordinary, wild sex life - especially in rural areas and in low-income conservative neighborhoods. But we only come to learn about it when tragedies happen
A Muslim theologian has stirred Turkish social media by referring to what he described as 'advanced oral sex' on state-run broadcaster TRT
A Turkish judge has taken full responsibility in a pornography case while acquitting the investigation’s suspects after the court failed to find an 'expert on artificial vaginas'
France swiftly rejected on July 3 a request for asylum by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott July 2 brushed off mounting pressure for a parliamentary vote on same-sex marriage from within his conservative coalition, saying he was more focused on the economy and security
Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso returned home on July 2 and were taken into custody, said a legal source.
France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry said June 30.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
Suppose I’m a fag, as I would translate “velev ki ibneyim,” is one of the slogans of the annual Istanbul Pride Week, which culminated in the traditional İstiklal Avenue parade on June 28
County clerks in Texas who object to gay marriage can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring states to allow same-sex marriage, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on June 28
Around 250 Yazidis who left a refugee camp in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır to go to Bulgaria have been sent to a camp in Mardin, another southeastern province, after they were caught close to a border gate in the country’s northwest
The Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Turkish politicians love to praise the country for its young population and say they want to see more women getting involved in politics, but when it comes to nominations for key posts, there are not many places for young people or women.
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