Turkey

A Step Towards Equality?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Turkish parliament has relaxed a ban on female MPs wearing trousers. The move is a further liberalisation of dress rules after the landmark dec...

Five Bathrooms You'll Visit on Your Travels

Alec Bertram | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alec Bertram

Travelling the world is a priceless and eye-opening experience that everyone should do. It's mainly fun experiencing new cultures and learning new ways of doing things, however visiting the bathroom can be a confusing and awkward experience.

Book Review - The Aziz Bey Incident

Lucy Popescu | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Ayfer Tunç, an acclaimed novelist and short story writer in her native Turkey, is widely translated abroad but little known in English. In this engaging short story collection, we follow the fortunes of various characters, defeated by circumstances or forces outside their control.

Food Tube Glorious Food Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Did you see the Live Show? The Food Tube team smashed it on Monday night pulling in our highest live audience to date thanks to some star turns including Jamie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Kerryann, DJ BBQ, Gennaro and Michael from Vsauce.

Ukip Challenges David Cameron to Withdraw Support for Turkish Accession

Janice Atkinson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

This week the European Union agreed to resume membership talks with Turkey. The EU's European affairs ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, said the talks would restart on 5 November, after being stalled for three years...

Halal Sex Shop Opens In Turkey

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Turkey's first online sex shop for Muslims has opened offering halal toys, aids and advice. Entrepreneur Haluk Murat Demirel, 38, launched his idea...

Amid Protests, Istanbul Biennale Retreats Indoors

Simon Johns | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon Johns

The biennale, the city's most important contemporary art event, was to originally go on show in public spaces, including Gezi Park, that are slated for demolition amid Turkey's frantic urban-redevelopment boom...

Turkey: Between Ottomanism and Erdoganism in the MENA Region?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

It is almost three years now that the world has been watching with some measure of awe the uprisings that have taken hold of parts of the Middle East ...

Dog of the Week

Louise Glazebrook | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Glazebrook

The Anatolians are designed to work very closely with a flock of sheep and its shepherd. They roam the vast, hot lands of Turkey to guard against man and wolf. When the shepherd sleeps the dog takes over.

Little Islam, Muslim Town, Halal Boulevard, and Arab Spring Sales - in a city near you

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

I'm preparing for a series of forthcoming events on Muslim majority and minority economies and to freshen up those integration debates - by proposing a new approach for Muslims. This is following the 'China Town' model of creating clearly marked and branded areas open for business and cultural exchanges fit for a non-native majority...

Gözde Kansu, Turkish TV Presenter, Fired For Wearing Low-Cut Top

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

A popular TV presenter in Turkey has been fired from her job for wearing a low-cut top after a spokesperson from the country's socially conservative J...

Kurdish Questions at the Party Conferences

Gary Kent | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The British Government is now rightly seeking to mobilise the international community to raise a billion dollars a month to help the Syrian refugees and, as a British minister argued, to help prevent the Middle East erupting into continuous conflict.

Turkish Government Still Making a Hashtag of Social Media

Simon Johns | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Johns

After branding social media a "scourge" at the height of the Gezi Park protests in June, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has had a change of heart. The ruling AKP government recently hired a 6,000-strong brigade of social media operatives to direct public opinion and win hearts and minds.

Syria and the Risk of Western Disengagement

Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi

While the US-Russian deal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is a welcome sign that diplomacy has a central part to play in this crisis, the retreat from early talk of military action also suggests a growing reluctance on the part of the US and UK to intervene directly in the Middle East. Whether this is a good or a bad thing, it is certainly something new.

Turkey Censors Grindr Gay Dating App

Dan Littauer | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
Dan Littauer

Gay dating app Grindr has been censored and blocked in Turkey, this Wednesday. Both the online database through its app and its website are now inaccessible in Turkey, reported KAOS GL, the main Turkish LGBT association.

Family Of British Tourist 'Cannot Comprehend Mentality' Of Gunman

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

The family of Catherine Anne Bury, a British woman killed on holiday in Turkey, have said they "cannot comprehend the mentality" of the man who shot h...

Son Pleaded With Gunman To Stop Attack

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

Alex Bury, the son of a British woman killed during her birthday party while on holiday in Turkey has told how he tried to reason with the gunman to s...

Brits Shot In Turkey Were Three Generations Of Same Family

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

Catherine Anne Bury, the woman shot dead whilst on holiday with her family in Turkey was someone who "never got into trouble" a neighbour has said. ...

British Tourist 'Shot Dead' In Turkey

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

A woman from North Yorkshire has reportedly been shot dead while on holiday with her family in Turkey. Three people, all from the same family, wer...

How to Swim the Hellespont - The Ten Do's And Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

I have just attempted to swim the Hellespont, that great waterway that connects Europe with Asia - and, for my pains, I not only failed (dismally), but was beaten out of sight by Bo Derek as well as a slip of a girl aged just FOURTEEN! Youch!

A Refugee Child Who Has Touched My Heart

Sybella Wilkes | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK
Sybella Wilkes

For over two years, many of these children have had their lives interrupted and have often had to miss school for long periods of time. Many have escaped horrors no child should witness.... Despite all they have been through, these resilient children have inspired so many around them. These photos portray some of the many children who have touched the hearts of UNHCR staff.

Why Do They Keep Shooting?: A Look at the Riot Officer's Mentality

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK
Gil Kazimirov

Why do individual riot officers who may sympathise with the causes of protesters continue to use force to suppress them? How can officers shoot at a protest that they could have been a part of, had they not chosen to become members of the police? They too experience injustices, have families that must be fed and educated and hold opinions on social and political issues.

Eight Impressive Hotel Pools

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

From a beachfront Thai pool that gives the illusion of being full of red water, to the world's longest elevated swimming pool, each of these pools boasts an unusual or unique feature. Guests will have the opportunity to swim above the lights of Shanghai, or float amongst the picturesque valleys of Bali's Ubud.

10 Best Hotel Water Slides

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Ideal for children and adults alike, these water slides boast picturesque views over beaches and oceans and even through aquariums full of sharks, rays and other marine life. From Hawaii to Dubai, speed down a reconstructed Mayan temple or enjoy twists and turns through tropical landscaped gardens.

Theresa May's Immigration Policy Is Ruining People's Health

Michael Allen | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Michael Allen

There is a terrible human cost to the government's immigration policy orchestrated by home secretary Theresa May. Thousands of families are being torn apart and forced to live in separate countries as a result of a new £18,600 salary requirement for bringing a foreign spouse from a non-EU country into the UK.