Turkey

Neil Young on the Edge of Fire

Simon Johns | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Johns

Neil Young chose mostly songs of love and conciliation at his first-ever concert this week in Istanbul. Like the rare July rain that fell, the sentiment was a relief from the violence that smoulders throughout the region.

Planet Appetite: Gulet Sailing Around the Turquoise Coast, Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

For the ultimate cruise experience, charter Carpe Diem 1, a luxury gulet, and explore the Turkish Turquoise coast, going wherever you fancy.

Today Set To Be Hotter Than Portugal, Turkey And Spain

PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Parts of England will sizzle today with temperatures set to reach the highest so far this year, beating Portugal, Turkey and Spain. The London and ...

10 Ancient Ruins That Can't be Missed

Adam Bown | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Imagine bustling streets, silks and spices, man-eating lions and mad emperors. Ruins aren't dead - they're your keys to the intriguing past of your holiday spot, so don't pass them up. Here are 10 sites you can't fly home without seeing.

It's Still About the Oil

Justin Huggler | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

The Iraq war was always about oil. The ISIS extremists who are trying to seize control of the country's largest refinery know that. Everyone was braced for the battle for Baghdad. But first they went after the oil. Just like the Americans.

How Will Britain Help Iraq's 500,000 New Refugees?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

Britain is to give £3 million of aid to Iraq as the first step in dealing with the humanitarian consequences of the bloody insurgency by Islamist ext...

The Everything You Ever Wanted to Know Guide to Bodrum

Adam Bown | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

With its combination of great weather, beautiful beaches, a rich local heritage plus amazing food, it's little wonder that Bodrum has become one of the top places to head for your summer holidays!

Syria Is the Biggest Refugee Crisis in the World... And It's Not Going Away

David Morrissey | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
David Morrissey

The Syria crisis may have fallen off the news agenda, but it hasn't gone away. Every month around 100,000 Syrians become refugees. Again and again I was told the humanitarian situation is extremely fragile and critically underfunded, but there was enormous praise for Jordan - not a rich country by Middle Eastern standards, yet it is showing great generosity towards the Syrian people. This is an international crisis on an epic scale. It's a matter of global responsibility - Jordan and the other countries neighbouring Syria should not be bearing the brunt of this alone.

Understanding the Kurdish Oil Dispute

Gary Kent | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Kurds of Iraq cannot be accused of impatience over exploiting their energy riches. Oil has been underground for millennia and as it bubbled to the surface was used in traditional medical treatments. But those who ruled Iraq neglected it, apart from the Kirkuk region which was forcibly taken from the Kurds...

Turkish Riot Police Tear Gas Protesters, Turning Part Of Istanbul Into A War Zone

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

Part of Istanbul has been turned into a war zone after riot police unleashed tear gas and water cannon on protesters that ignored an order from the co...

Important New Phase in Anglo-Kurdish Relations

Gary Kent | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

When I first visited the Kurdistan Region in 2006, I had no idea that I would still be going there, as the Director of a cross party group building bridges between our countries or, indeed, writing this column nearly a decade later.

Is This the Best Way to Cruise the Greek Islands?

Mark Hodson | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

He pointed to the postcards. "This is how the island used to look." We peered at the sun-bleached images, their corners bending with age, then gazed back at the tiny square where half a dozen men nursed glasses of raki. The only sound was the slap of waves on the small fishing boats in the harbour.

This Man Kicked A Protester So Hard He Had To Take Sick Leave For Leg Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

If you've ever felt guilty about pulling a sickie, this may help you put things in perspective. Photographs of an adviser to the Turkish prime mini...

Turkish PM Attacked By Mob Over Mine Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was forced to take shelter in a supermarket by a furious crowd of protesters in the mining disaster-struc...

Did Turkish PM Erdoğan Slap A Female Protester In Soma?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Footage has emerged apparently showing Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan getting into scuffle in a crowd of protesters in the mining disast...

Remembering Those Who Refuse To Kill

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

May 15th will be marked this year by a simple ceremony in Tavistock Square. People will gather to remember those who for reasons of Conscientious Objection refused conscription into the armed services in the First World War.

These Pictures Show Just How Angry Turkey Is About The Mine Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Sorrow has turned to fury in the wake of Turkey's worst mining disaster in its history, with the death toll after the tragedy now at 274, with a furth...

13 Pictures Of Desperate Relatives Awaiting News In Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

As rescuers continue to hunt desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion, their devastated families can only look o...

These 33 Turkish Mining Explosion Pictures Are Terrifying

Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

More than 200 people are thought to have died in a mine blast in Turkey, with hundreds still missing. The disaster happened in the town of Soma on ...

Istanbul on a Whim

Noelle Reno | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

"What am I waiting for?!" I'm always waiting on something; a man, a deal, a friend. Not least of all waiting to travel to places I've always wanted to see. Fast forward 10 hours and I'm en route to the land that joins the East and West.

One Year to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

2014-1915 = 99 Just utter the words 'Armenian genocide' or mention the date '24 April 1915' to any Armenian in any corner of the world, and he or she...

Don't Be a Turkey

Monica Parker | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Monica Parker

I sailed for a week in Turkey last summer and it was the best holiday of my life. I found the people to be lovely, open and kind. My heart breaks for what I fear will be a difficult point in their political evolution, as they struggle to carve out some very basic freedoms for their people, one of which is certainly a free internet.

Women's Rights: The March Backwards

Thilde Knudsen | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Thilde Knudsen

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' Initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health.

Ankara's Votes: The Turkish People Standing Up to Be Recounted

Sara Firth | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sara Firth

'Don't sleep Ankara, make your voices heard' - just one of the chants that rose from the thousands strong crowd as they gathered outside the Electoral Commission building (YSK) early Tuesday afternoon.

Turkey's Transgender Community Finds New Voice

Jody Sabral | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Jody Sabral

While it seems Turkey's LGBT community have a long way to go to ensure legal recognition and protection, Michelle's new role in the media is a courageous new front in the fight for equality.