A group of local hunters joined the 95th anniversary celebrations marking the liberation of the northwestern town of Erdek from Greek occupation during Turkey’s War of Independence, together with dead pigs that they hunted, Doğan News Agency reported on Sept. 25.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Trying to woo nationalists, fascists, religious fanatics and such segments of the Greek Cypriot society that delivered oaths on hand grenades to “drink Turkish Cypriot society,” repeating at every opportunity that the “majority cannot succumb to the minority,” and at the same time trying to fool Turks with some empty “we want federation” rhetoric must be a very tiring occupation.
Despite the latest setback in reunification talks, Nicosia stands ready to try again at the negotiating table in order to resolve the decades-long intractable problem, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades told world leaders on Sept. 21.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said Turkey and Turkish Cyprus will respond in coordination to a French-Italian drill off southeastern Cyprus, which he mocked as a “so-called international tender.”
What has changed since the inconclusive termination of the Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana? Nothing. Is there hope for the success of a new round of Cyprus talks should the sides decide to rehash the process?
A new art center in the Turkish capital has been named after intellectual and artist Zülfü Livaneli, with the opening of the center in the Çankaya district of the city attended by Ankara Çankaya Mayor Alper Taşdelen and Livaneli himself.
Greek police say they freed 14 Pakistani migrants held captive by 5 compatriots of theirs who demanded money for their release.
Archeologists are working to find the ancient Temple of Athena, in the 2800-year-old ancient city of Aigai, which appeared in 19th-century excavation research by German archeologists.
George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece, has urged European Union leaders to keep the doors open to Turkey and to continue dialogue with the Turkish government, in an apparent reference to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls for the suspension of accession talks with Turkey.
Accelerating economic growth and prospects for a continued budget surplus has prompted a key credit rating agency to upgrade the outlook for Greek Cyprus to positive.
Voicing frustration over the collapse of peace talks last summer to reunite Cyprus, the president of Turkish Cyprus said on Sept. 14 Turkish Cypriots have no intention of entering an open-ended process with an unclear outcome.
Greek police said they have detained two Turkish men who crossed into the country illegally from Macedonia, and arrested a Macedonian man accused of smuggling them into Greece.
Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the 15th Istanbul Biennial brings together artworks by 56 artists from 32 countries, all addressing various notions of home, belonging and neighborhood.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Mustafa Akıncı, the president of Turkish Cyprus, is scheduled to speak today at a conference organized by the Economic Development Foundation (IKV).
The ‘Ai Weiwei on Porcelain’ exhibition has opened at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, ranging from his first porcelain work produced in the 1970s to new pieces produced especially for the Istanbul gallery
A group of people from the self-proclaimed Greek anarchist group Ruvikonas on Sept. 13 attacked the Turkish Airlines office in Athens
Greek Cyprus said on Sept. 12 that an exploratory drill by Italian-French venture Eni-Total in waters off the Mediterranean island had failed to find enough natural gas to exploit.
A unique earthenware puppet baby dating from around 1,500 years B.C. is on exhibition in the Medusa Glass Artifacts Museum in the eastern province of Gaziantep.
German prosecutors on Sept. 12 demanded life imprisonment for the main suspect of a neo-Nazi cell, which murdered eight Turkish immigrants, one Greek citizen and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007.
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
Bilateral crises with European countries such as Germany, France and the Netherlands are causing serious destruction in Turkey’s EU membership process.
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