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My shattered Istanbul

I've been told Istanbul is best at the winter, when a light snow coats its rooftops and skinny minarets reach into a dark sky, when the cobblestones …

Turkish Box Office Strong Despite Summer’s Political Turmoil

Did terrorist bombings and an aborted coup affect box office in Turkey? Actually, those events have not had as strong an impact as one might think, …

Turkey to draw lessons from Moody's cuts, says reforms underway

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will draw lessons from its credit downgrade to “junk” by Moody’s but is already tackling some of the challenges highlighted by the agency, including structural reform and improving the quality of its institutions, Finance Minister Naci Agbal told Reuters.<p>Turkey's Finance …

Novel ideas for strange times in Turkey | Financial Times

When I agreed to write about the literary scene in Turkey for this magazine, the first thing I did was visit a dear friend, Asuman Kafaoglu Buke, the …

Barely illegal: The changing face of Turkey's pleasure industry

What is the best way to write about the sex industry in Turkey? I posed this question to a well-known Ottoman historian. He smiled at me on a warm …

Is Erdogan right to worry about the Gulen movement?

After Turkey's failed coup in July, the country's president wasted no time blaming followers of Fethullah Gulen. Ercan Karakoyun, director of the …

Turkey's Rewarming Ties with Iran

Turkish and Iranian officials have conducted a number of high-level bilateral visits recently, suggesting that the two countries are drawing closer …

James Stavridis: Failed Turkey coup, gas discovery could ease Cyprus deal, Aristotelia Peloni | Kathimerini

The failed coup in Turkey and the discovery of natural gas resources off Cyprus could be a catalyst for a peace deal on the divided island, says …

Natural Gas

Turkey’s Gulen crackdown hits Canada

A crackdown on Gulen followers in Turkey has spilled into Canada, creating a deep divide in the Turkish community in this country.<p>A delegation from Turkey recently visited Canada to urge the closing of the Nile Academy, a private Toronto school that follows the teachings of Fethullah Gulen, a …

FG, Turkey may clash over Nigerian students’ arrest

<b>A diplomatic row may be brewing between Nigeria and Turkey following the arrest and deportation of some Nigerian students from Istanbul by the</b> …

Why Turkey is so important

Many mistakenly believe that the war against Assad started in 2011 with the Arab Spring. But actually, it started at least as early as 2000 when …

Middle East