Turkey

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 18.12.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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 24.11.2014 | 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 18.11.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 31.10.2014 | 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 30.10.2014 | 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 ...

We Can't Save Kobane, Says Hammond

The Huffington Post UK and agencies | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has admitted that there is nothing the international coalition fighting Islamic State militants can do to save the Sy...

The Turkish Jewish Community Is a Part of History and the Future of Turkey and They Must Be Protected

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Totalling about 18,000 people, the Turkish Jewish community has shrunk slowly over time. It is the second largest Jewish community in a Muslim majority country and comes second to Iran.

The Moment Airstrike Stopped Islamic State In Its Tracks (For Now)...

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Outgunned Kurdish fighters struggling to defend the Syrian border town of Kobane have had a belated, yet welcome boost from a series of US-led airstri...

Islamic State On The 'Doorstep Of Europe'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Jack Sommers | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK

Militants of Islamic State (IS) are said to be on the 'doorstep of Europe' after entering the strategically important town of Kobane just one mile fro...

Kurdish Protesters Shut Down Oxford Circus Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Kurdish protesters shut down Oxford Circus tube station in central London, to protest about the perceived lack of action to protect the town of Kobane...

Islamic State Is On Turkey's Doorstep, As It Besieges Kurdish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

Islamic State fighters are close to taking a town just a few miles from the Turkish border, a fight which would be a symbolic victory over the Kurds w...

Now Two Teens May Be Heading To Syria

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Two teenage girls have gone missing and may be trying to get to Syria to join extremists in the war torn state. A 15-year-old from Bristol and a 17...

Islamic State Releases Turkish Hostages

AP/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK

Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister ...

Swim the Hellespont - The Ten Things You Need to Know

Bill Coles | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

I have just had my second crack at attempting to swim the Hellespont; it did not go well. Sometimes, even though I'm only two years in, it feels as if this historic swim is developing its own powerful juju that will contrive to thwart me at every turn...

Turkey's Women Tweet the Last Laugh

Kat Lister | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Kat Lister

Over the last month, thousands have taken to social media to campaign against Arinc's controversial speech by posting laughing selfies. When Turkey's Deputy in command says laughing is unchaste, he's raising the gender equality stakes ever higher and out-of-reach.