Turkey

Why Cappadocia Should Be on Your Holiday Radar

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Gunning

A trip to Cappadocia offers the perfect break from the vibrant, frenetic city of Istanbul. So next time you're thinking about booking a holiday to Turkey, skip the resorts, and go on a Cappdocian adventure!

Turkish Retreats: Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

The Spa Spy | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Already being described by deliriously happy customers as one of the best resorts in the world - despite only opening last summer - the second you arrive at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum you know you're in nirvana.

Turkish Retreats: LifeCo Antalya

The Spa Spy | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Turkey seems to have its finger on the healthy pulse. LifeCo is just one of many emerging health spa's in the country and, it seems, one of the most popular. The latest offering, Antalya branch, located in Akra Barut, overlooks views of the Mediterranean or the Taurus Mountains and is quite new to the LifeCo family.

Why Villa Penelope in Turkey Is My New Happy Place

Jody Thompson | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jody Thompson

I'm trying to practice a meditation/hypnotherapy technique I learned a few years back to stop myself panicking and hopefully avoid another dose of ketamine on top of the morphine and tramadol I've already been pumped with. It involves visualising yourself in your 'happy place'.

Stop Denying the Armenian/Assyrian/Greek Genocide!

Dr Johan Franzén | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Dr Johan Franzén

A hundred years ago today, 24 April 1915, the arrest of some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople (Istanbul) marked the beginning of the Armenian genocide.

The Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

No matter where one stands on the centenary anniversary of the Armenian genocide, or on what fence one opts to sit instead, it is undeniable that there has been a huge groundswell of support in favour of recognition.

Pope's 'Genocide' Remarks Have Made Turkey Deeply Unhappy

AP | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK

Turkey says it is "greatly disappointed" with the Vatican and had lost trust in relations, after Pope Francis called the slaughter of Armenians by Ott...

Briton Arrested Over 'Close Ties' With Turkish Militants

PA | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

A British man has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having "close ties" with a far-left militant group that left a prosecutor dead, reports say....

Son Of Labour Councillor Detained Trying To Cross Into Syria

PA | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK

One of the nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross the border into Syria is the son of a Labour councillor, his father has confi...

Yet More Brits Arrested Trying To Cross Into Syria

PA | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Nine British nationals have been detained in Turkey after allegedly attempting to cross illegally into Syria. In a statement, the Turkish military ...

Turkish Prosecutor Held Hostage In Court Declared Dead

AP | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hos...

Extraordinary Photo Shows Prosecutor Being Held Hostage

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

Members of a banned leftist group have taken a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul. The Dogan news agency is reportin...

Turkish Police Swoop On British Teen Trio Headed For Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK

Three British teenagers who are believed to have been travelling to Syria were detained by officials in Turkey, police said. The trio, a man of 19 ...

The Video Which Shows Three British Schoolgirls Taking Minivan To Join ISIS

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK

A video has emerged that appears to show a man helping three British schoolgirls on their way to Syria from Turkey. The footage is believed to show...

Simit Recipe

Rebecca Williams | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

I'd tried a Simit or two before, they taste a lot like a bagel in that they have a dense crumb and I find them very filling but these have a distinct sweetness that you won't find in a plain bagel. A recent trip to Istanbul had me thinking about making them back home.

These Are The World's Worst Offenders For Twitter Censorship

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech

Turkey's government accounted for more than half of all requests to block Twitter content in the second half of last year, official figures show. F...

A Direct Appeal To Syria-Bound Girls: 'Don't Cross The Border'

PA | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK

The family of one of the schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State have said they are "extremely worried" as they urged her to ...

Desperate Hunt For Three Girls From Top London School 'Headed To Syria To Join ISIS'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

Police have issued an urgent plea to stop three missing girls from an "outstanding" London academy reaching Syria in a suspected bid to join the Islam...

Yeni Raki Turkish Delight

Rebecca Williams | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

After a recent trip to Istanbul, my love for Turkish Delight bubbled over and I scoffed every piece I was offered, no matter the flavour or colour. Back home, I wanted to make my own, with a flavour I couldn't find in Turkey Yeni Raki or 'Lion's Milk' which is also the country's national drink..

Kobanê, This is What Liberation Looks Like

Joshua Virasami | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Joshua Virasami

As we drove to Mahser I reflected on the day in Suruç, on Khalil who had escaped the grips of ISIS in Ar-Raqqa finding safety in Kobanê; each bullet wound a bitter reminder of the violence that YPG/YPJ fighters have endured day in and day out for 134 days.

Three Weeks After Saying 'Je Suis Charlie' Facebook Starts Censoring Images Of Muhammad

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech

Twenty days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a powerful statement in support of Charlie Hebdo and the freedom to offend, the social media gia...

Isis Thought They'd Conquered Kobane, Instead They Reduced It To Rubble

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

Devastating pictures reveal the Syrian town of Kobane reduced to rubble, after US and Kurdish fighters pushed out Islamic State (IS) forces in bloody ...

The Government, Glass Houses and British Muslims

Chris Hobbs | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Make no mistake, moderate British Muslims have been expressing their concerns as to the rise of Islamic extremism in the UK since the 1990's and could well argue that they have already made a significant contribution to curbing the excesses of fanatical, Islamist groups.

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Police Station In Turkey

AP | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding another, according to Turkish new...

This Ice Cream Seller Has Got Some Moves... But So Does His Customer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy

In which a Turkish ice cream seller shows off his moves... only to find out that his customer has some, too. Nice work, fellas. We even love your s...