Overcoming Ethnic Divides: Is Cyprus Ready for Success?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Yeshim Harris

By Yeshim Harris-Feridun and Katie Clerides What really accounts for the transformation of conflict into peace?  What are the vital ingredients fo...

Istanbul Bomber Identified As Militant With Islamic State Links

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

Turkey's interior minister on Sunday identified the suicide bomber who killed four foreign tourists in Istanbul as a militant with links to the Islami...

In the Panic to Prevent Irregular Migration and Save Schengen, The EU Is Losing Sight of the Bigger Picture in Its Relations With Turkey

Crispin Blunt | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Politics
Crispin Blunt

Turkey has been propelled into a tailspin and it is increasingly difficult to see how it can recover. Ordinary Turkish citizens face economic, security, and political challenges akin to those faced by some of their Arab neighbours. This stems from their own Government's failed and failing authoritarian policies. Furthermore, Erdogan hangs over Turkey the prospect of a constitutional referendum to move towards a more presidential system. Given the management of the last election, full dictatorship is now alarmingly close.

Angela Merkel Throws Cameron Some Serious Shade In These Awkward Group Photos

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

David Cameron had some serious shade thrown at him by Angela Merkel during a group photo of EU leaders. As politicians gathered for a Brussels summit ...

'One In, One Out' Migrant Deal To Be Discussed By European Leaders

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK

David Cameron will meet with European leaders today to discuss a potential 'one in, one out' deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants a...

Turkey Joining the EU Wouldn't Necessarily Be a Bad Thing

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

There's no denying that Britain's potential exit from the EU is one of the biggest issues on the table right now for the political union. However, at ...

EU Confirms Refugee Crisis 'Too Tricky' to Fix

Ralph Burgess | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Ralph Burgess

The EU has finally confirmed refugee crisis "too tricky" to fix and have paid off the Turkish mafia to do the job, to the relief of everyone. After 1...

Suicide Car Bomb In Turkish Capital Kills At Least 37 People

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

At least 37 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after a car bomb exploded in Turkey's capital on Sunday, officials said. The explosion too...

Football Is a Political Weapon in Turkey

Patrick Keddie | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Sport
Patrick Keddie

What is the political potential in Turkish football? What will happen to a sport on the brink of collapse? Where is Turkey heading under the ruling AKP? And what does it mean to be Turkish in the 21st century?

Refugees: There Is a Better Way

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Robin Lustig

Refugees want above all to be safe, and to have some hope that they can build a new and better life for themselves and their children, either in a new home or back in their old home once the conflict is over. Europe's voters want their governments to show that they are on top of the crisis, not paralysed into inaction.

Young Girl Found Hidden In Hand Luggage On Plane

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

An investigation has been launched after a young girl was found hidden in a bag belonging to a passenger on an Air France plane on Monday. The four...

The Turkish People Have a Right to Know What Is Happening in Their Country

Rachael Jolley | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Rachael Jolley

Media freedom is at the heart of any democracy. A freedom to report different sides of the same story. And a freedom to criticise government policies. Turkey increasingly feels like it is steadily sliding towards secrecy. EU leaders must put media freedom on any negotiating table, and not abandon the right of Turkish people to be free to know what is happening in their country.

Scottish MP Reveals 'Terrifying' Experience In Turkish Detention

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

A Scottish MP who was detained by security forces in Turkey has described the experience as "terrifying". Natalie McGarry, who represents the Glasg...

Huge Explosion Outside Military Base In Ankara, 28 Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Some 28 people died on Wednesday following an explosion near to a military base in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Al-Arabiy...

A Day In The Life Of A Lesvos Volunteer: Dan's Experience On The Front Line Of Europe's Refugee Crisis

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK
Jaz O'Hara

As a member of the rescue team, Dan spends the early hours waiting to spot incoming boats on the distant horizon. These boats are packed with terrified refugees making the crossing from Turkey, only a few miles away; a small stretch of sea which has become one of the most dangerous in the world over the past year.

The Second Edition of the World Tourism Forum Held in Istanbul

Zorica Loncar | Posted 08.02.2017 | 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 01.02.2017 | 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 11.01.2017 | 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 15.01.2017 | 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 06.01.2017 | 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 22.12.2016 | 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.