Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
I could not help but notice that several of our readers commented on my article last week about this year’s Easter celebration in Phanar, Istanbul
Buoyed by two sensational road wins last week, Istanbul’s Fenerbahçe could become the first team to advance to the EuroLeague Final Four by sweeping a best-of-five series at home when it hosts Panathinaikos on April 25.
Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık criticized his Greek counterpart Panos Kammenos for his April 16 visit to Eşek Island (Agathonisi in Greek), the sovereignty of which is disputed, vowing that Turkey will not become a part of a “Greek show” in the Aegean but will also not allow any fait accompli.
At least 15 people, including a child, drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece’s Lesbos island, officials said on April 24.
Turkey started its seismic energy exploration in eastern Mediterranean on April 21 in line with the government’s “National Energy and Mining Policy,” state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Ankara will present a new document in May on its visa-free deal with the EU which if not accepted would put the refugee deal with the bloc at a standstill, EU Minister Ömer Çelik has said.
A Greek appeals court will reconsider extraditing eight fugitive Turkish soldiers who requested asylum in the country after fleeing following the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, according to media reports.
It had been a long time since I last spent the Orthodox Easter in the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the old neighborhood of Phanar.
Turkish basketball will have ambitions of claiming at least one spot in the Euroleague Final Four to be played in Istanbul next month as the Euroleague playoffs begin with three Turkish teams in the final eight.
Thousands of Christians have started celebrating Easter across Turkey, Doğan News Agency has reported
July is a not an official but a “natural end-date” for a solution to be found in the more than 40-year-long Cyprus conflict, Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı has stated
Edirne is just three kilometers away from Greece and 17 kilometers away from the Bulgarian border
The United Nations has helped put together a compromise formula that could overcome the key obstacle of security which stands in the way of a deal to reunify the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, a U.N. envoy said on April 13.
On April 3, the European Union and the governments of Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Israel pledged their support for the construction of the world’s longest undersea natural gas pipeline to transport Eastern Mediterranean gas to EU markets via Greece and Italy.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
With the question “When will they collapse this time?” occupying minds, the Cyprus negotiations left behind yet another crisis and resumed on April 11. In Turkey, meanwhile, only five days were left before a crucial vote that may be of existential importance for the future of the country
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
In contrast to the many modern, huge (and ugly) municipality buildings in Istanbul, Edirne has a small but historic central municipality building. A picture of the members of the municipality’s assembly dating from 1902 shows 12 members: Six Muslim and six non-Muslim
The two Cypriot leaders on April 11 rebooted stalled U.N.-backed reunification talks for the island and agreed to pick up lost momentum after a two-month suspension
Edirne, a city bordering Bulgaria and Greece, feels it is not reaping the benefits of trade at the border. ‘We want to have our share of economic activities,’ says Mayor Recep Gürkan, adding that they want international cross-border trade agreements with the two countries to be reinstated
Category: FORK & CORK
“Liparidas!”… Remembering the word, her face instantly lights up with joy. She travels back to her childhood in Ortaköy, a neighborhood once densely populated by Jews in Istanbul.
Before it was converted into a propaganda outlet of the presidency and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) was a state-run news broadcaster
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