Turkey

Simit Recipe

Rebecca Williams | Posted 27.02.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 29.01.2015 | 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 26.01.2015 | 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...

Christmas Cooking Hacks: How To Make The Perfect Dinner

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas lunch means high expectations and, often, a very harassed cook. But whether you're a nervous Christmas cooking newbie or a seasoned seasonal...

Not A Fan Of Turkey? Try These Superb Alternative Christmas Dinners

Natasha Preskey | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, eating turkey is like going to the gym or visiting your in-laws. You know you have to do it, some people even enjoy it, but you just c...

Kurdish Dad & Daughter Fighters In Surprise Meeting While Battling Islamic State

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Locked in tight embrace, this father and daughter are united in their battle to defend a Syrian town from the Islamic State (IS). Kurdish fighters...

Foreign Media Coverage of Kurdish Conflicts Must Change

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ruwayda Mustafah

The Kurdish people have lived under different political establishments, none of which has led to independence. Modern day Kurdistan reaches across four sovereign states (Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria) yet still manages to inhibit an acknowledged ethnic community. Which is impressive, considering Kurdistan's history - suppressed acts of resistance, and betrayal by foreign entities.

Pope Condemns Islamic State

AP | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turke...

Is the US Presidential Turkey Pardon a Big Load of Baloney?

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Two turkeys are currently selected and pardoned each year, in case the first choice turkey becomes unavailable. This is not due to media commitments, or a career on Fox News, but a nice way of saying that one of them might die.

Yeni Raki's Spirit of Slow

Victoria Ferran | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Enter any bar along the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean and you'll find locals sipping on a refreshing anise-flavoured spirit. The potent aroma and milky-white colour makes it instantly recognisable.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Two Cities - Gaziantep and Adana, Southern Turkey

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Turkish cuisine from Southern Anatolia is distinctive with the best Baklava coming from Gaziantep and kebabs of the same name from Adana.

Arming the Kurds and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Oggy Boytchev

Contrary to the desires and interests of regional governments, arming and helping the Kurds to fight ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in Kobane may be the trigger for the birth of a new nation - Kurdistan. No country in the region wants that but this will be one of the unintended consequences of the break up of Syria and the emergence of ISIL.

Can Qatar Find a Diplomatic Solution for Isis?

Jo Simmons | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

With the Middle East at yet another critical juncture and with a sense of common purpose emanating from the region, this is neither the time for straw man moralising or finger pointing. The West should don its realpolitik glasses and use Qatar's status in the area to give a nudge to the consolidation process currently taking place in the Islamic world.

US Airstrike Devastates Hill Captured By Islamic State

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

These brutal images show the destruction of an Islamic State flag by an American airstrike on a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani. The pictures show...

Turks, Israelis and Riddled Realities!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Those who have come to know me a bit over the years realise that I am ethnically Armenian, a native of East Jerusalem many moons ago when it was ruled by Jordan and someone whose legal, ecumenical or political work has often led him to wrestle with issues of justice and peace.

Kurdish Fighters Replace Islamic State Flag On Kobani Hill

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

Members of the Pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have replaced the black flag of the Islamic State with their own standard on the hill outside ...

Huge Protests In Turkey Over The Islamic State's Advance On Kobane

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters clashed with police in Turkey leaving at least 14 people dead and scores injured Tuesday as demonstrators in Brussels forced their ...