Celebrating Easter in Turkey: a way for Armenians to show they still exist

Alin Ozinian Armenians in Turkey, who are mainly concentrated in Istanbul, will celebrate Easter on Sunday at home this year due...

Book on history of Kurdistan banned by local court in Turkey

A book titled Kürdistan Tarihi (The History of Kurdistan) from the Avesta publishing house has been banned by a Turkish...

1,800-year-old church falling into disrepair due to delayed restoration

An 1,800-year-old Orthodox church in Turkey’s Muğla province is poised to fall into ruin due to its delayed restoration and...

Smuggled out in 1964, ancient sculpture of mother-goddess Cybele returns to Anatolia

A 1,700-year-old sculpture of Cybele, an Anatolian goddess associated with abundance and fertility, returned to Turkey after being smuggled abroad...

Turkish pop star may have to cancel Chicago concert due to visa crisis

Turkish pop star Çelik may have to cancel a concert scheduled to take place in the US in late October...

Foreigners snapping up İstanbul’s iconic waterside mansions due to weak lira

Rich Middle Easterners, in particular Qataris, are interested in purchasing İstanbul’s iconic waterside mansions – yalı in Turkish – near...

Ara Güler, iconic Turkish photographer and journalist, dies at 90

Ninety-year-old Ara Güler, iconic Turkish photographer and journalist, died on Wednesday evening from congestive heart failure at the Florence Hospital...

Supermoon shines over cloudy İstanbul skies

İstanbul skies have witnessed the "supermoon" as the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display...

Exiled novelist Erdoğan pessimistic about ever returning to Turkey

“The hope of being able to return to Turkey is getting dimmer,” says Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan, who chose to live...

Neolithic age skeleton buried with axe found in İstanbul

A skeleton buried with an axe was among the findings of Neolithic ruins dating as far back as 6,000 years that...

15-year jail sentence sought for coup movie director due to alleged Gülen links

Turkish prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of up to 15 years for Ali Avcı, director of a movie about...

Biennale in Çanakkale cancelled after AKP deputy targets curator

The 5th Çanakkale Biennale, which was scheduled to take place between Sept. 24 and Nov. 6, was cancelled after governing...

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