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Teen Engineers Build Robot Arm To Rescue Puppy Trapped In Well

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Weird News

A puppy in Istanbul escaped death this month thanks to the innovative work of a crew of teen robotics enthusiasts. The 4-month-old canine, identified ...

In An Era Of Polarization, The Women’s March Was A Reassuring Reminder That Democracy Can Work

Ilgin Yorulmaz | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Ilgin Yorulmaz

WASHINGTON ― As my taxi approached the Tavern on the Green’s parking lot in Central Park at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, the New York City cab driver tu...

News Roundup for January 17, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 01.17.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

So here's the news. Read it and weep. 1. Eight people aged between 11 and 30 were shot while celebrating MLK Jr Day in Miami. We are living in a nigh...

Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Arrested, Turkish Media Report

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.16.2017 | Home

ISTANBUL, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day has been caught by police in the c...

Kind Strangers Create Warm Beds For Istanbul's Street Dogs During Blizzard

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

Photos of Istanbul residents caring for street dogs during heavy snowfall and frigid temperatures are capturing the hearts of people around the world....

Under A Blanket Of Snow, Terror-Stricken Istanbul Finally Breathes

Kaya Genc | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Kaya Genc

ISTANBUL ― Snow saved Istanbul. For a time, that is. Locals knew that the feeling of bliss snow brought to the city would be momentary, and so tried...

Turkey Says Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Probably Uighur

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

The man who killed 39 people in an attack on an Istanbul nightclub on New Year’s Day is probably an ethnic Uighur and Turkish security services now ...

Turkey Mourns As Funerals Begin For Victims Of Istanbul Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home

Funerals and memorials are underway in Turkey after a gunman killed 39 people in Istanbul during a New Year’s Eve party. Mourning crowds gathered to...

ISIS Claims Istanbul Nightclub Attack That Claimed 39

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home

CAIRO/ISTANBUL, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year’s Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub t...

Videos Capture Moment Gunman Opens Fire At Istanbul Nightclub

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.02.2017 | Crime

Surveillance cameras captured the moment when a gunman raced into a nightclub in downtown Istanbul on Sunday and opened fire on patrons. The attack at...

Gunman Kills At Least 39 In Attack On Istanbul Nightclub

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.01.2017 | Home

ISTANBUL, Jan 1 (Reuters) - A gunman opened fire on New Year revelers at a packed nightclub on the shores of Istanbul’s Bosphorus waterway on Sunday...

Will Underwater Tunnels Encourage High-Speed Rail Expansion?

AsiaToday | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home

[Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a test drive through the Eurasia Tunnel on Oct. 8,./ Source: The official website of the Eurasia Tunnel] ...

Twin Bombings Kill Dozens In Istanbul, Leave Over 150 Wounded

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - An offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility on Sunday for twin bombings that killed ...

Let the world help you, and it will!

Yanina Dubeykovskaya | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Yanina Dubeykovskaya

My 29th of October started in India and finished at the other side of the world in Germany. But not without adventures in between! The previous da...

'Motorcycle Bomb' Explodes Near Police Station In Istanbul

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.06.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A bomb attached to a motorbike exploded near a police station in southwest Istanbul on Thursday, wounding five people, one...

Famously Chill Cat Memorialized With Her Own Statue

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.06.2016 | Weird News

Tombili, the pudgy cat whose relaxing demeanor captured the hearts of fans worldwide, has been honored with a bronze statue in her home city of Istanb...

Erdogan Mending Fences Across the Middle East Post-Failed Turkey Coup

Tara Kangarlou | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Tara Kangarlou

Perhaps, Turkey's apparent readiness to adopt a constructive role in resolving this conflict may now help to step some of the negative repercussions it has spawned. A pragmatically-minded President Erdogan's recent moves may signal such a strategic rethink, back toward Turkey as a regional peacemaker.

Gay Syrian Refugee Kidnapped, Raped, Mutilated And Beheaded In Istanbul

Towleroad | James Nichols | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices

Housemates are speaking out about the horrific fate of Muhammed Wisam Sankari, a gay Syrian refugee living in Istanbul who was kidnapped, raped, mutil...

Why Is Erdogan Being Demonized In The West?

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Many masks have slipped since Turkey's failed military coup last Friday, such that a great many on the right and the left alike, who never tire of eulogising about democracy and human rights, the masses, and people power have been exposed as little more than pseudo-liberals and fake democrats.

A Former Top Turkish Advisor Explains Why Erdogan Is The Coup's Biggest Winner

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.19.2016 | Home

Days after the failed coup, the outlines of the plot, the forces behind it and the resistance to it, are becoming clearer. Mass arrests are now underw...

Five Things To Know About The Coup In Turkey

Mary Pflum Peterson | Posted 07.17.2016 | Home
Mary Pflum Peterson

Turkey has long been the leader of the Moslem world -- the gold standard -- the shining example of what a Moslem country could achieve as a secular nation. Its instability now threatens to impact the global economy and upend the delicate balance of the Middle East.

Being Governed by Man-made Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The world is being consumed by unforeseen man-made events that have taken the pundits and prognosticators by complete surprise. Whether it is the outc...

Insisting on our Common Humanity

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Home
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

  "Where do we go from here?" asks Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1967.  I ask...

Relief, And Fear, Grip Turkey After Bloody Coup Attempt

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL ― It would have been easy to mistake this cosmopolitan Turkish city for a war zone last night: Political upheaval, bloody clashes and the d...

After Attempted Coup, Erdogan Vows Retribution

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.16.2016 | Home

ISTANBUL ―Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport Saturday morning and declared the attempted coup against his...