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Ilker Gurer: Layers of Istanbul

Anna Donnella | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

"Istanbul is a never-ending story," says photographer Ilker Gurer of his home city, "caught in the middle of the past and present--thus, timeless." It...

Can two days in Istanbul fix the global humanitarian system?

Danny Sriskandarajah | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
Danny Sriskandarajah

I want to see this week's events result in a new resolve, underpinned by concrete measures, to nurture local capacity as a means to more effective humanitarian interventions and as an end in itself.

Why Everyone Loves Turkey

Isabel Leong | Posted 03.22.2016 | Travel
Isabel Leong

From the moment I stepped into Istanbul, and on my last footsteps out of this city, I was fortunate to experience local Turkish hospitality. It could have been driven by the fact that I was travelling alone, or from the sympathy glances I got when I had a mounting backpack on me.

Top 10 Places You Must See in Istanbul

Isabel Leong | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Isabel Leong

Turkey holds a special place in my heart, because of the generous hospitality that the locals offer, despite me being a stranger in this foreign land. It lends itself a distinct character because of its heavy Islamic influence.

Several Injured Near Istanbul Metro In Explosion Reportedly Caused By Pipe Bomb

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- A large explosion reportedly caused by an improvised pipe bomb near a major Istanbul metro station left several injured early Tuesday even...

LOOK: The Most Mind-Blowing Photos From Turkey

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

For the sixth day, protesters have taken to the streets of Istanbul to voice their disapproval of the government, even after Deputy Prime Minister Bul...

9 Popular (Mis)Conceptions About Istanbul

Leyla Giray Alyanak | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Leyla Giray Alyanak

You can love it or hate it but Istanbul probably won't leave you indifferent. It's one of the most visited cities on earth and there are nearly as many opinions about it as there are visitors.

How You Doin: Mapping The World Through Pick up Lines

Katie Beck | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Katie Beck

I have heard some absolute doozies in cities all over the world and even if the surroundings are pretty, the words are not.

Headscarves in Istanbul

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Not all headscarves are what they appear to be. They are both more and less than you would expect.

'Pink Certificate' Required For Turkish Military Exemption

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Being a gay man officially means you're exempt from the otherwise mandatory years of Turkish military service. However, as the BBC is reporting, t...

Dateline Istanbul: Defending the Internet And Exposing Symbolic Politics

Danny Schechter | Posted 11.26.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

Symbolism in Turkey is skillfully manipulated, with the government upholding civilian rule over a military that staged three coups to impose its will in the modern period.

Uncommon Knowledge: Claire Berlinski

FORA.tv | FORA.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Uncommon Knowledge: Claire Berlinski Expanding on her book, Claire Berlinski asserts that Margaret Thatcher saved Great Britain by asserting her i...

PHOTOS: Guess The Destination

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Istanbul has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and it's no surprise. A culturally rich and beautiful city, Istanbul lies not just at the nexus of...

U2 in Istanbul: Turkey on the World's Stage

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Derrick

U2's Turkish debut marks a lot of firsts: the band's first show in Turkey, their first meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister, the first rock concert...

Turkey will "never forgive" Israel

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Turkish president says deaths will leave "deep scar" as thousands mourn in Istanbul....

Turkish aid activists arrive home

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Deported Gaza aid activists land in Istanbul as Israeli PM defends raid on flotilla....

Turkey's Prime Minister Orders Heavy Metal Fans Arrested

Ahu Ozyurt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahu Ozyurt

If he can not even tolerate a group of Heavy Metal fans, what sort of a "Leader of the Muslim World" does he aspire to be? Even Ahmedinejad would be ashamed of this.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Armenian Deaths

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

After statehood was lost, Armenians turned to their genocide playbook exploiting Christian bigotries and contempt for Ottoman Muslims.

Turkish Contemporary Art Thrives Despite Economy

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Nichole Sobecki | GlobalPost ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Home to an acclaimed biennial and several world-class galleries, Turkey has long nurtured a stron...

British House of Commons: Demanding Justice For Armenians, Not Just Genocide Recognition

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

This continuum of massacres, genocide and deportations highlights the existence of a long-term strategy implemented by successive Turkish regimes from the 1890's to more recent times.

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The...

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The...

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The...

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The...

Obama's Iraq Visit: Makes Surprise Trip To Baghdad On Way Home (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

***CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES*** BAGHDAD - Flying unannounced into a still-dangerous war zone, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops and Iraqi officials...