Turkey

The Second Edition of the World Tourism Forum Held in Istanbul

Zorica Loncar | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Zorica Loncar

The second edition of World Tourism Forum was held in Istanbul between 4th to 6th February. Considering that the summit is in its second year this was...

Putin Thinks Turkey Is About To Launch A Ground War Into Syria

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Russia’s ministry of defence warned on Thursday that Turkey is preparing a ground invasion of Syria. According to Reuters, defence spokesman Igor Ko...

At the London Conference on Syria, European Leaders Must Not Pass the Buck on Need to Protect Refugees

Lisa Doyle | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lisa Doyle

Above all, amidst discussions on the Syrian crisis David Cameron must not lose sight of Britain's own proud tradition of protecting refugees. Indeed it was British lawyers who helped draft the Refugee Convention - which has saved millions of lives. Now is the time for us to live up to it.

Plight of Syrian Refugees in Turkish Factories Sending Shockwaves Through Garment Industry

Phil Bloomer | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Phil Bloomer

"The big Western clothing brands are only beginning to wake up to the huge reputation risk of exploited Syrian refugees in the factories they source f...

Blood Disorder: Turkey's Never-Ending Civil Strife

Simon Johns | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK
Simon Johns

Violent death on the streets in Turkey is not "the new normal," as some feared this Tuesday. It's the same old, same old. (I grew up in the UK during the height of the IRA's mainland bombing campaign, so it's been the same old for most of my life).

Three Russians Arrested After Istanbul 'Isis' Attack That Killed 10 People

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Three Russians with suspected links to Islamic State were arrested by police in Turkey after a suicide attack on Tuesday that killed 10 tourists. S...

Syria-Linked Suicide Bomber Behind Istanbul Blast That Killed 10

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins and Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

A Syrian suicide bomber was responsible for the Istanbul blast which killed 10 and injured a further 15 people, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Don't Let 2016 Be the Year We Forgot About Migrants

Louise Ridley | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Louise Ridley

Last year the world woke up to the tragedy that is happening, thanks to the picture of Kurdi (despite years of civil war and millions of refugees already having been forced to flee). If 2015 was the year we came to understand, let's not let this year be the one when we forget. Kurdi was called "Humanity washed ashore" - don't let our humanity wash back out to sea.

Turkey President Erdogan 'Talks Man Out Of Suicide' On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.12.2015 | UK

Extraordinary video footage has captured the moment that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked a man out of jumping off a bridge on Christmas ...

16 Things That Are Likely To Happen This Christmas

Katy Cox | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Katy Cox

You will have to make a last-minute stop to a major supermarket to restock all of the Christmas booze and chocolates. You bought them last month on special offer and they have mysteriously vanished. This, you swear, will be the last time you step foot in Asda... until 27 December.

It's Christmas! Get Ready for Some Eating!

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

Christmas means something different to everyone. For some, it's a time to spend with family; for children, it's usually about Santa and the presents; and for others, it is of course about the birth of Jesus Christ. For me, inevitably you might argue, it's about the food.

How To Defrost Your Turkey And Avoid Food Poisoning

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's National Defrost Your Turkey Day, but with a great bird comes great responsibility - namely in the form of ensuring you don't poison your entire...

Russian Warship Fires Warning Shot At Turkey Boat In Aegean 'To Prevent Collision'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK

A Russian warship has reportedly fired warning shots at a Turkish fishing vessel in the Aegean Sea to avoid a collision, in an incident that comes j...

Turkey's President Tried To Ban A Meme That Compared Him To Gollum, And That Was A Big Mistake

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Internet users everywhere have joined together in solidarity with a doctor who faces jail because he compared the Turkish President to a 'Lord Of The ...

Putin Warned Not To 'Play With Fire' Over Downed Jet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has been warned not to "play with fire" over the Turkish military's downing of a Russian jet, amid growing tension between the two coun...

Audio Reveals Turkish Military's 'Warning' To Russian Plane Before It Was Shot Down

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

The Turkish military has released audio of what it claims is the warning it gave to the Russian plane before it was shot down. It refutes Russia's ...

Three Scenarios for Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad

Marie Morrison | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marie Morrison

This holiday is arguably the most enjoyable of all celebrations in the US. There's just something about indulging in a never-ending meal (literally...we usually have leftovers until I swear off turkey for another year) in the company of family and close friends.

Vladimir Putin Accuses Turkey Of Being 'Accomplices Of Terrorists'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Syrian soil some four kilometers from the Turkish border as a "sta...

Britain First Suggest Drowning Refugees Is A Valid Solution To Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

Britain First appear to have suggested that deliberately drowning refugees is a valid solution to Europe's migrant crisis. Worryingly, many of thei...

Greek Coast Guard Denies Trying To Sink Refugee Boat After Release Of Night-Vision Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

The Greek Coast Guard has denied claims it deliberately tried to sink a life-raft full of refugees, after footage emerged appearing to show crew membe...

Airline's Ill-Timed #FlowThroughIstanbul Campaign Suffers Awkward Takeover

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK

An ill-timed social media hashtag intended to promote tourism in Istanbul has been taken over by Twitter users who quickly made the obvious connection...

Turkey: From City to Coast

Black Tomato | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Turkey is the perfect year-round destination for the traveller who simply can't make up his mind. Whether you're looking for the hustle and bustle of a city, or the slower pace of life on the coast, Turkey can cater for you.

Islamic State: The Limits of Conventional Wisdom

Alistair Burnett | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Would Islamic State have attacked Paris twice this year killing almost 150 people if France weren't bombing it in Iraq and Syria? Would IS have blown up an airliner killing 229 Russian tourists and aircrew, if Moscow had not intervened in Syria?

A Hand in the Water Is Not Like a Hand in the Fire

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

Since 2011, when the Syrian crisis begun, gradually developing into a civil war (nurtured by internal as well as external forces) the number of dead is estimated around 220,000. It is important to clarify that there is no way to ascertain that number. The UN ceased publishing their own estimates by 2014 as there was no way to verify the actual numbers.

How Many Straws Does It Take to Break a Camel's Back

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Let me be clear: I am not an Armenian who seethes at the very mention of Turkey, who refuses to talk to Turks and eat in their restaurants, or worse h...