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The Longest Night in Istanbul by Aysha Garaeva

On the night of 15th July 2016, just as on any other night, I am at home in Istanbul. My TV is on, as I am trying to follow the news. Reports of the bridge closing and tanks with soldiers gathering there start coming in. The first thing that ...

Beneath Turkey's Turmoil is a Bitter Battle Between Two Wounded Men

Fiachra Gibbons
Imagine for a moment you saw yourself as a "model for the world" like the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, who recently not only retained the world titles for locking up journalists and ordering Google to take down web ...

Reading Turkey

Erkin Caglar
You may have woken up to the week with distracting news from Turkey and may be wondering what is happening in a country generally known by its friendly people, hospitality and beautiful summers. I'm afraid there is no short answer. A ...