A 14th century Catholic church in İzmir serves as a home for annual Santa Maria concerts where Arkas Trio and a guest organist breathes second life to a recently-restored 19th century organ
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Germany’s Angela Merkel was never a big European visionary strategist. She never aspired to be one.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
In his first move for the new administrative structure in Turkey following the April 16 referendum to consolidate all executive power in presidential hands and allowing the president to lead a political party, President Tayyip Erdoğan made his move and changed some top positions in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 29.
The endorsement of a new road map could help reenergize Ankara-Brussels ties if Turkey softens its restrictions on fundamental freedoms, retired ambassador Ünal Çeviköz tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that issues of democracy will remain on the agenda if the EU does not opt for simply transactional relations with Turkey
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
For Greece, last week was a bad week. First, the government could not secure an agreement on a relief of its huge debt in a meeting with finance ministers of the Eurozone and the IMF on May 22.
Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's The Square has won this year’s Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival on May 28
Turkey has given German consular officials permission to visit journalist Meşale Tolu, a German citizen detained on charges of advancing “terrorist propaganda,” a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry stated on May 29.
Turkish player Çağla Büyükakçay will take on Shelby Rogers at the French Open on May 31 after beating Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in straight sets on May 28.
‘The Square’ by Swedish director Ruben Östlund wins the Palme d’Or prize at the 70th Cannes Festival
A 75-year-old German tourist was found dead in the hotel room where he was holidaying in the Alanya resort town of the Mediterranean province of Antalya on May 28, Doğan News Agency has reported.
The home of the late German professor Klaus Schmidt, who shed light on the history of humanity with his findings at Göbeklitepe, known as the “zero point of history,” has been burgled
Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on May 29.
Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş, who earned himself a special place in Beşiktaş’s record book by becoming the only Turkish coach to clinch the domestic title with the Black Eagles in back-to-back seasons on May 28, has set higher goals for the Black Eagles.
The 70th Cannes Festival is set to end on May 28. Fatih Akın’s ‘In the Fade’ is among strong contenders for the Golden Palm.
Ankara and Brussels will pursue a one-year calendar to chart the future course of Turkey’s EU accession bid, President Erdoğan says
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Germany will discuss the latest rift between Ankara and Berlin over the refusal of a German delegation’s visit to the İncirlik air base in the southern province of Adana, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
The German government will hold discussions with the Turkish government for another two weeks over the resolution of the latest refusal of a German delegation’s visit to the İncirlik air base in the southern province of Adana, Der Spiegel reported on May 27
Under pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on May 27, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.
US President Donald Trump intensifies his accusations that NATO allies are not spending enough on defense and said more attacks well take place unless the alliance did more to stop militants
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 are likely to be one of the most important series of talks in the last few years regarding Turkey’s relations with the West – particularly Europe – because of their dual nature
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