Tax hike on alcoholic beverages dampens the spirit of Turkish nightlife

In a waterfront İstanbul neighborhood that once buzzed with cafe and pub life, there are now only empty tables after...

Turkey’s Eastern Express offers a journey of nostalgia, natural beauty for travelers

Festive garlands, white tablecloths and enticing bottles appear the moment passengers board the Eastern Express for an epic journey across...

Veteran Turkish theater actor Ferhan Şensoy dies at 70

Ferhan Şensoy, one of Turkey’s most popular theater and cinema actors who is also an author and stage director, died...

Turkey’s Democracy and Liberties Island: a site of memory, or the AKP’s new profit-making...

Alin Ozinian A huge, luxury hotel -- built on Yassıada, the infamous Istanbul island where former Prime Minister Adnan Menderes and...

Erdoğan’s midnight music ban: a new step toward Islamizing Turkey?

Alin Ozinian Turkey lifted nearly all COVID-19 measures on July 1, but a ban on live music after midnight remains in...

Thousands protest as Erdoğan defends Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday defended Turkey's withdrawal from an international treaty to combat violence against women, a...

Turks defend nature against Erdoğan’s development push

Lush, thick woodland and green tea fields coat the slopes of an idyllic valley, a slice of pastoral heaven near...

‘Amida’s Table’: Diyarbakır-born Armenian woman’s means of resistance

Alin Ozinian Silva Özyerli, the author of “Amida’nın Sofrası (Amida’s Table), is known for her interest in Armenian and regional cuisine...

Turkey is ranked 48th among 49 countries on LGBT rights in rainbow index

Turkey was ranked 48th among 49 countries as regards the human rights of LGBT people, according to the 2021 Rainbow...

Another batch of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Turkey

A plane carrying another batch of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac landed in the Turkish capital...

Turkey to ease COVID-19 restrictions after Eid holiday

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday that the country will gradually ease lockdown restrictions after the Eid holiday,...

Turkey reports record daily COVID-19 deaths at start of full lockdown

Turkey registered a record daily high of 394 coronavirus-related deaths on the first day of a 17-day full lockdown, the...

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