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Turkey Took a Big Time Selfie

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Turkey has been posing for many photos and taking plenty of selfies since last May, with the beginning of the Gezi demonstrations. Our selfies have showed us once again that each individual is important. So, respecting differences is a must for harmony in society.

Topless Activists Surprise Turkish PM

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

Topless female activists were arrested after showing their disdain for Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan during Sunday's highly contested municipal elect...

Turkish Polls Boost Erdogan's Presidential Hopes

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.31.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Despite allegations of corruption and concerns about authoritarianism, Turkey's local elections have given Prime Minister Rece...

Does Erdoğan Really Need a Warning to See the Big Picture?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.14.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

It has become clearer with every passing day that democratic Turkey and the values it represents are under attack by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party).

It's Still the Same Old Same Old in Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

The latest picture of Turkey shows that people need to be more aware of the influences that have molded them over thousands of years so as to be able to face the problems that come with change.

Is Turkish Democracy at a Dead End?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 03.13.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

These days, shocking events have been taking place one after another in Turkey. Watching what's going on is very perplexing. Because Turkey is seven h...

Man With Fake Bomb Tries To Breach Turkish PM's Office

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

ANKARA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Turkish police fired into the air and detained a man carrying a device designed to look like a bomb after he tried to bre...

Turkey in Disarray

Allan Topol | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Allan Topol

In an effort to make himself the leader of the Islamic Middle Eastern world, Erdogan decimated that relationship which has cost Turkey in terms of shared intelligence about hostile neighbors including Iran.

Turkey's Women Need Unity in Diversity

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

I personally saw many covered women who first supported the Gezi protests, when they became an open target of angry and violent crowds just because they chose to wear pious clothes, felt a threat to their lifestyle and remained quiet, fearing they would lose their democratic right to wear what they want.

How Did Protesters in Turkey Get Labeled 'Terrorists'?

Gizem Akyil | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Gizem Akyil

The protests that cannot be diminished by the words of the prime minister, the governor of Istanbul, or others, who simply called the protesters "terrorists." Nor can it be understood by simply comparing it to the Arab Spring.

What the 'Chapulling' Movement Means for the Future of Turkey

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

If the chapulling movement protesters remain peaceful citizens uninvolved in party politics and continue to make their demands in a peaceful way, they can be effective in reshaping the fabric of society. That would mean a new era for Turkey.

Erdogan Says He's 'No Dictator'... But Is He?

Agence France Presse | Fulya Ozerkan | Posted 08.03.2013 | World

Turkey's powerful populist leader Recep Tayip Erdogan shows no signs of flinching against masses of angry protestors who brand him a dictator, dismiss...

Turkish PM Makes Very Controversial Zionism Remark

AP | SUZAN FRASER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday waded into the controversy over comments by Turkey's prime minister equating Zioni...

Turkish PM: Assad Is A 'Mute Devil'

AP | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates -- Turkey's prime minister denounced Syria's leader Sunday, calling him a "mute devil" for carrying out attacks on his o...

Turkish PM Reportedly Cancels Trip To U.S.

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

ANKARA, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has cancelled a Sept. 22-25 trip to the United States where he was due to attend a...

Istanbul To Be Split In Two?

The Guardian | Justin Vela in Istanbul | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

Istanbul is renown as the place where east meets west, the only city in the world to straddle Europe and Asia. But it may soon lose this unique status...