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Man bites dog, reporter gets mauled: Turkish muckraker languishes in jail since 2015

Bünyamin Tekin When people you entrust with your own safety abuse that power, that's news. When you do that in a place where power is...

Intra-party democracy? In Turkey? CHP election shakes political norms

Bünyamin Tekin A remarkable event unfolded over the weekend in Turkey, a rarity with scant precedent in the republic’s history. A major political party's influential leader,...

Battling public mood, Turkey quietly assimilates Syrians

Like millions of other Syrians fleeing war, Mahmud Abdi came to Turkey hoping to return once the bloodshed ebbed. Almost a decade later, the 30-year-old...

For Turkish city named after founder, centenary holds special significance

Standing at the foot of the cliff overlooking Kemaliye, the golden statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the father of the nation, evokes the glorious...

‘A significant step forward in the right direction’: Experts weigh in on PACE’s resolution on Kavala

Bünyamin Tekin The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) recently adopted a resolution urging Turkey to comply with the judgments of the European...

‘Working on the rubble’: Artist paints on rubble in earthquake-hit Turkish city

Artist Saype, known for his murals around the world, on Friday unveiled a piece painted on rubble in the southern Turkish city Antakya, devastated...

Turkey’s winning women ignite culture wars

When Merve Dizdar won Turkey's first best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the women's volleyball team lifted the European trophy this...

‘Bad days await’: İstanbul dams run low in summer heat

The bank of screens in İsmail Aydın's İstanbul water management system control room flashes a worrying number: 29.7 percent. That is the capacity level to...

‘Animals are thirsty’: Dust and bones on Turkey’s shrinking lake

Shepherd İbrahim Koç recalls his youth with fondness as he grazes cattle on a barren field that was once lush with vegetation on the...

‘Silk of peace’ weaves new bonds in post-quake Turkey

Nearly all the workers lost their houses, the accountant and vet disappeared along with their families, but after the deadly earthquakes that devastated Turkey's...

Turkey seeks severed head of ancient statue from Danish museum

The bronze head of Emperor Septimius Severus on display at a Copenhagen museum has become a bone of contention between the Danish museum and...

After ISIL and Turkish bombs, refugee sisters sing of Kurdish sorrow

When the Syrian Kurdish sisters Perwin and Norshean Salih sing about loss, it comes from the heart. Aged in their early 20s, they have twice...

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