The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office on April 21 ruled against trying a Muslim televangelist who said “playing chess is more sinful than gambling”
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The much discussed referendum has become history. As expected, the “yes” vote aimed at ushering Turkey into a super-presidential system with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emerged victorious by a razor-thin majority.
At least 20,000 women are working as online sex workers in Turkey, earning up to 4,500 Turkish Liras per month, daily Habertürk has reported.
The Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry has issued warnings to businesses active in 21 areas where sea turtles nest in Turkey, asking them to follow rules when laying out sunbeds and umbrellas and to turn off their lights at night during spawning season.
A criminal gang has been caught selling tap water as a product claiming to boost sex drive in the Beylikdüzü district of Istanbul on March 22.
The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 7,700 people, including at least 1,564 children, since a Saudi-led coalition intervened on the government’s side two years ago, U.N. agencies said March 13
Category: AYŞE ARMAN
We have to accept this now that in this country there is a devastating “sexual issue,” which cannot be solved, and cannot be overcome.
Education in general and school curricula in particular have long been at the heart of political debate in Turkey. Turks in their 40s today have witnessed how elective religious classes have become compulsory in high schools after the 1980 military coup.
Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kyiv-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka
A new regulation introduced by the Turkish Justice Ministry due to overpopulation in prisons excludes inmates arrested or convicted on terrorism, drugs or sexual abuse charges, officials have said.
We hear of sexual abuse, rapes and violence against women every day. Enough.
Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
I have always disliked Valentine’s Day (which is called “Lovers’ Day” in Turkey). I did not like this day even when times were better in the country. What is this teddy bear, for Pete’s sake? If you are old enough to have a lover then what exactly are you doing with a teddy bear?
The director of a new film about Arab-Israeli women has been receiving death threats for her unflinching portrayal of sex, drugs, parties, homosexuality and rape in her community
A court in Istanbul sentenced a bus driver to 25 years in jail for raping a 16-year-old Ukranian model visiting Turkey in 2015.
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
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