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Turkey resumes pressure on US consulate staff

Turkey has reneged on its pledge to not hound locally employed staff at US missions on its soil, with police interrogating a Turkish citizen working …

South Asia

Turkey orders 13 detained for online opposition to Syria offensive, newspaper reports

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the detention of 13 people for supporting the national medical association online, the Hurriyet newspaper reported, after the organization publicly opposed a military campaign in Syria.<p>A prosecutor this week ordered the detention of …

North Africa

11 members of Turkish Medical Association’s central council detained over Afrin operation remarks

ANKARA<p>Eleven members of the Turkish Medical Association’s (TTB) central council were detained on Jan. 30 for their statement criticizing the …

North Africa

Family of a dying 27-year-old woman shares her life advice in a heartbreaking letter

A letter written by a dying woman has been shared online by her family after she passed away last week.<p>Holly Butcher was 27 when she lost her battle …

Turkey brain drain: Crackdown pushes intellectuals out

<b>Bulent Somay didn't choose to leave - he feels Turkey pushed him out.</b><p>The 61-year-old professor packed his life into a dozen boxes, bade farewell to his students at Istanbul's Bilgi University and moved to a new teaching position in Brussels, where he believes he's no longer at risk.<p>He is just one …

North Africa

Forget the $1,000 iPhone X — Apple's best iPhone is now its least expensive, at just $350

Apple introduced a new iPhone on Tuesday that looks incredible, is faster than ever, and... is outrageously expensive. The base model costs $1,000. One thousand dollars!<p>We're still talking about <i>phones</i>, right? This is a phone?<p>Assuredly, millions of people will excitedly plunk down a full stack for …

Mobile Technology

On this Day in 1955: Greeks Targeted at the Istanbul Pogrom (photos)

52 years ago the Greek minority in Istanbul was targeted in a crisis carefully fabricated by the Turkish Security Service.<p>In what had been described …

In Turkey, cartoonists are calling out the government despite harsh censorship laws

<b>Despite strict censorship in Turkey, young Turkish political cartoonists are taking a brave stand by creating work about the government’s veer toward authoritarianism in recent years. Using humour and poetry, they try to resist censorship and threats from the government, and create a space for free</b> …

Kurdistan Workers' Party

My father and press freedom are on trial in Turkey – don’t look away, Europe

The trial of 12 imprisoned Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists is a warning that democracy and human rights are fragile everywhere<p>• Muratcan Sabuncu is the son of editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and president of Sorbonne Human Rights Association<p>We all know the story of the small child who piped up “the …

3 important life skills nobody ever taught you

Now, let's pretend that we're having one of those intimate heart-to-heart conversations that we all ideally imagine having with our fathers.<p>Maybe we're sipping beers on the back patio, listening to the crickets and watching the moon slowly find the horizon.<p>Maybe we're laughing about some movie we …

Self-improvement

Iran Photoshops a Veil on Its Deceased Math Genius Maryam Mirzakhani

For 40 years, the Islamic Republic has imposed hijab, but the effort to cover up a national hero after her death is so absurd, even some official …

Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

The extension will grant the government continued authority to rule by decree and restrict rights. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested the …

North Africa

Yeni KHK ile binlerce ihraç

Türkiye'de darbe girişiminin 1'inci yıldönümünün bir gün öncesinde yayımlanan yeni KHK ile 7 bin 348 kamu görevlisi ihraç edildi. 310 kişi ise kamu …

Turkey’s unprecedented detention of two top Amnesty International officials

THE 260-mile trek from Ankara to Istanbul is a grueling journey through rough terrain and scorching heat, but this hasn’t stopped more than 10,000 demonstrators from setting out on an ambitious march for “justice.” For the past three weeks, opposition supporters have walked for about 12 miles a day …

North Africa

Turkey will stop teaching evolution in schools, education ministry says

Turkish schoolchildren will no longer be taught about evolution, a government official has said, in another sign of the conservative direction the country is heading in under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>Alpaslan Durmus, the head of curriculum for the ministry of education, said that Charles …

Evolution theory to be scrapped from Turkish schoolbooks

Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools. Secular Turks are alarmed that their country is taking an increasingly …

Turkish schools to stop teaching evolution, official says

Board of education chairman says subject is debatable, controversial and too complicated for students<p>Evolution will no longer be taught in Turkish schools, a senior education official has said, in a move likely to raise the ire of the country’s secular opposition.<p>Alpaslan Durmuş, who chairs the …

Gay activists in Turkey are staging a Pride parade — despite a real threat of violence

Riot police have used tear gas and water cannons to break up the parade in the past two years<p>Despite threats from right-wing groups, LGBTQ rights activists in Turkey are pressing on with plans for a Pride parade in Istanbul this Sunday. Yes, a Pride parade. And yes, in Turkey, a country that has …

The Turkish Gandhi’s long march

<i>Can Dundar is the former editor in chief of the leading Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. He is now living in exile.</i><p>When Kemal Kilicdaroglu was elected as head of Turkey’s leading opposition party in 2010, he quickly earned the nickname of “Gandhi.” The moniker had more to do with his faint physical …

South Asia

A Bunch Of CIA Contractors Got Fired For Stealing Snacks From Vending Machines

The CIA contractors shared a vending machine hack to steal more than $3,000 in snacks.<p>Several CIA contractors were kicked out of the agency for stealing more than $3,000 in snacks from vending machines, according to official documents newly obtained by BuzzFeed News.<p>The thefts took place starting …

Nike designed a shoe just for dads — and it's flying off the shelves

The Nike Air Monarch IV isn't a shoe that gets a lot of attention.<p>But it should — it's arguably one of the most important in the company's lineup and a perennial best-seller.<p>The shoe is immune to the tides of trend precisely because it's not intended to be purchased by fashion snobs. With its low …

Shoes

Which Automaker Ranks Highest for Quality? Surprisingly, It’s Kia

Kia topped the list of brands in J.D. Power and Associates' 2017 Initial Quality Study, with all three Korean marques landing in the Top 10. So did four Detroit brands. But among the Japanese automakers, only Nissan made their rarified list.<p>“It wasn’t a fluke,” said Dave Sargent, Power’s vice …

Automotive Industry

German parliament backs plans to withdraw troops from Turkey

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s parliament on Wednesday approved the planned withdrawal of troops from the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey after Ankara’s refusal to allow German lawmakers access to its soldiers there.<p>Turkey has refused to allow German lawmakers to make what they see as a …

North Africa

Elon Musk runs two huge companies by breaking his day into 5-minute slots

Elon Musk has a lot on his plate.<p>The tech entrepreneur now balances his time between his two companies, Tesla and SpaceX. His jam-packed schedule sees him darting back and forth between SpaceX's LA headquarters and Tesla's base in the Bay Area.<p>All in all, Musk puts in about 85 to 100 hours a week, …

Elon Musk

UN leader warns US against disengagement from world

<b>United Nations (CNN) —</b> United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday held his first news conference since taking office six months ago -- and had a message for President Donald Trump's administration.<p>Always careful with his phrasing, the leading UN diplomat didn't mention Trump by …

Antonio Guterres

Turkish 'walk for justice' continues despite Erdogan threat

President Erdogan has warned Turkey's opposition leader his long march for justice could land him in trouble. Tensions in Turkey have accelerated …

Want To Raise Brave Children? Learn To Parent From Faith, Not Fear

I currently live in Australia, previously lived in the U.S., will soon be relocating to Singapore and consider myself a citizen of the world. My husband and I also raise our four children to view themselves that way.<p>Last weekend I was back in Washington D.C. celebrating my oldest child’s high …

Parenting

A Turkish maker of white goods is looking outwards

FORGIVE a maker of washing machines a fondness for spin. Hakan Bulgurlu, who manages Arcelik, the biggest producer and seller of white goods in …

Economics

NBA player urges world to rally against Turkey’s Erdogan

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is calling on the world to rally in opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his father …

Turkey jails academics on hunger strike over losing their jobs in post-coup purge

A pair of Turkish educators are facing months or even years in prison after being arrested for launching a hunger strike in protest at being sacked from their jobs in a widespread purge following last year’s failed coup attempt.<p>Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca have not eaten in 77 days and their …