Turkey.

16 Things You Should Know Before Cooking Your First Christmas Lunch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking your first Christmas lunch is not something to be undertaken by the unprepared, so we’re sharing the 16 things everyone should know before o...

The Pursuit Of Education: Amer's Story

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

Amer has always loved studying. Even when civil war erupted in his home country of Syria, Amer and his siblings continued to attend school every day ...

Let's Knock Down Walls, Not Build Them

Anton Georgiou | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

Peace in Cyprus, has the opportunity to show the world that there is another way. We don't always have to point fingers and seek out a scapegoat. Even where there is little hope, and after 42 years, many Cypriots had lost hope, with determination and drive, anything is possible. I wish the leaders and those involved in the final stages of these peace talks endless luck. If they are successful, it will not only mean a great deal to my family and fellow Cypriots, it will also mean a lot to a world that at times feels like it has lost all hope.

British Tourist Pictured In ‘Unsafe Helmet’ Minutes Before Quad Bike Death

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

A 21-year-old British holidaymaker who died in a quad bike crash in Turkey wasn’t given the appropriate safety gear which could have saved her life,...

A Cinderella Story: Education For Syrian Refugees In Southern Turkey

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

For the first time in four years, nine-year-old Aysha is attending school and dreaming of becoming a doctor, but it was not long ago that the young Sy...

'I Don't Care If They Call Me A Dictator'

Jody Sabral | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

When will we be ready to admit the Turkish model has failed? Maybe never for the implications of this admission are too overwhelming to consider, aren't they? Better to voice our concerns and turn the other cheek. We intervene in countries' domestic affairs only when it is convenient for us not for them, and now really isn't the time, is it?

Cyprus Peace Process: Failure To Launch?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

CYPRUS PEACE PROCESS: FAILURE TO LAUNCH? Will a settlement be in line with EU constitution in absence of compliance with the mandatory EU Gender Act...

I Was Humbled By The Humility Of The Syrian Refugees

Jeyda Yelkalan | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK
Jeyda Yelkalan

Imagine you are in the home of a refugee, discussing the horrors they have lived through, when they serve you the only food they have as a sign of honour. What would you do?

Holiday Resort In Turkey Rocked By Explosion

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

The Turkish holiday resort of Antalya has been rocked by an explosion leaving several people injured. “It could be an explosion caused by an acciden...

I Saw First-Hand How British Brands Unknowingly Exploited Syrian Refugees

Darragh MacIntyre | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Darragh MacIntyre

I'd been told that child labour was endemic in Turkey, but I wasn't prepared for the reality of it. Or the scale of it. One basement workshop was almost entirely staffed with children, many of whom couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old, the very picture of Dickensian misery.

From Aleppo To Istanbul, And Finally Durham

Yaman Islim | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yaman Islim

Durham is my home now, just like Istanbul was before, and Aleppo before that, I don't know where my journey will take me next but I just hope that when I return to Syria I will be able to contribute to a brighter future.

Britain's Seven Covert Wars

Mark Curtis | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars...

Holiday Resort In Turkey Hit By Rockets

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK
Read More: UK News, Turkey, UK News

A Turkish holiday resort has been hit by rockets in the region of Antalya, local media reports. No casualties have yet been recorded following the str...

Open Borders: A Naïve And Unworkable Approach In Combating The Migrant Crisis

Thomas Smith | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

It is advisable the EU and international order avoid calls for open borders and instead create a detailed and structured framework with which to combat the crisis- an undeniably complex and onerous task.

Syrian Refugees, Now Exploited, Picking Europe's Tomatoes

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

We have been working in Izmir for a while now, with families living in difficult conditions in the city. Too many people in tiny rooms with no money for food, dreaming of making the life-threatening crossing to Greece in the rubber boats that leave from there. But nothing could have prepared me for this...

Chief Brexiteer Backs What Vote Leave Campaign Warned Against

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has said he will support Turkey’s EU membership bid, just months after the Brexit campaign he championed warned of the same scenario. ...

Meet The Man Who Risks His Life To Track Islamic State's Weapon Supply

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK

“If you pick up a Kalashnikov and you’ve been doing this for a while, 99% of the time you can tell where it was manufactured, what the model was, ...

Wonders Of A Miracle: A Brighter Future For Syrian Refugee Children

Larissa Schneider | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Larissa Schneider

As the Syrian civil war continues into its fifth year, more than 2.7 million Syrian refugees are now living in Turkey. There is little hope among Syrians to return to their country in the near future, and Turkey has become home for large numbers of refugee families with children.

Banning the Burqa: Why Germans Get Worked Up About Ladies in Veils

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

But spotting a fully veiled woman at the local IKEA store or the main train station elsewhere in Germany can really get people angry. There's more than one reason as to why burqas, niqabs, hijabs and chadors and the like enrage the regular Joe, or Fritz.

#PowerShift Docu-Series Explores The Importance Of Social Media In Countries Where Censorship Is Rife

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

In countries like Turkey, Iran, China and North Korea the local population are facing a new form of censorship: the censorship of the web. By controll...

Sexual Harassment in the Middle East

Johanna Higgs | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK
Johanna Higgs

Don't laugh at sexist jokes, don't tolerate your friends harassing women and speak up when you see it happening. Don't dismiss the issue as being irrelevant, shrug you shoulders or say that it doesn't matter. We can all make a change.

Turkish News Channel Thinks 'Grand Theft Auto' Cheat Codes Are Secret Messages Sent By Coup Plotters

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A Turkish news presenter has been left red-faced after mistakenly reporting to have found secret codes used by coup plotters which were actually cheat...

So What Next for Turkey?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Ever since the attempted coup in Turkey on 15th July where at least 208 people were killed and more than 1400 injured, I have been meaning to contribu...

Turkey's State of Emergency - The Islamists Are Winning

Jody Sabral | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Politics
Jody Sabral

There is a worrying atmosphere of revenge in Turkey these days, a vengeful willingness to oppress the oppressors. Turkey's culture war is swinging the other way after almost a century of secular rule. Just how far Erdogan's project to reshape the republic will go is anyone's guess, but he will definitely have to watch his back trying.

One Night in Turkey

Ian Linden | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Linden

What now? Is it too much to hope that Erdogan will stop and reflect and change course domestically. Sadly the coup came exactly after he had done a u-turn on foreign policy towards Russia and Egypt, though not on the renewal of the war against Kurdish armed nationalists. So it is most unlikely. It will legitimate more authoritarianism. Nor will our new Foreign Secretary, having insulted the man for trivial reasons, be able to make the slightest difference or influence him.