Turkey

Erdogan Polishes His Iron Fist

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics
Alexander Leivesley

Right now, Turkey is no place to be an activist - or a journalist. There are currently 50 behind bars for doing their jobs. Last year, it came top of the pile for journalists imprisoned, with Iran and China following close behind (source: Committee to Protect Journalists).

Turkish Protesters Snap Best 'Oscars' Selfie Ever. Under Arrest. In A Police Van

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK

Turkish protesters found a unique way to keep their spirits high when they were arrested and bundled into the back of a police van – recreating Elle...

Paul Vale

30 Horrific Images From Second Night Of Clashes In Turkey After Burial Of Berkin Elvan

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

For the second evening, the two biggest cities in Turkey have descended into chaos after police fired tear gas and water cannon following the funeral ...

40 Incredible Pictures Of Violence In Turkey After Death Of 15-Year-Old Boy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Tahira Mirza | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Istanbul has suffered a second night of chaos after police fired tear gas on anti-government protesters following the burial of Berkin Elvan o...

Children Are the Key to Syria's Future

Catherine Cowley | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Catherine Cowley

As the war in Syria enters its fourth year, it's easy to lose hope. Even if there is a peace deal in the next few months - which, after the disappointments of the Geneva peace talks, seems as unlikely as ever - how will people recover, rebuild, and achieve any sort of reconciliation? How can Syria be a functioning country again?

The Future of Cypriot Football - A New Hope, or a False Dawn?

Tony Jimenez | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Sport
Tony Jimenez

The stage was set. The headlines were all but written. It was supposed to be an historic announcement with positive and profound implications for the future of Cypriot football. But instead, last week turned out to be yet another blot on the copy book of the island's national game.

New Foreign Affairs Select Committee Inquiry Into the Kurdistan Region

Gary Kent | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The decision by the influential Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the British Parliament to initiate an in-depth and comprehensive inquiry into all aspects of the Kurdistan Region is a triumph for all those who have long argued for the need to increase understanding between the UK and the Kurdistan Region.

Cyprus Talks Re-Started: Will The New Hopes Survive The Old Methods?

Yeshim Harris | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Yeshim Harris

After a long break, a new round of talks has started again in Cyprus. Both communities are busy preparing their negotiation teams; their politicians and leaders are discussing their shared views and remaining differences; and external stakeholders are looking on with very visible interest...

Can You Find Kurdistan on a Map?

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ruwayda Mustafah

This picture was taken in the outskirts of Erbil city, Kurdistan. I was passing by a local café recently and decided to have tea with Gozleme, wh...

LOOK: Shocking Photos Of Protests In Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

A journalist was blasted off her feet by a water cannon as Turkish riot police tackled people protesting against the Prime Minister. Officers also ...

WATCH: How To Park A Boat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK

Steady... Steady... STEADY!!! Too late. Not to worry, this rather reckless nautical manoeuvre was in fact deliberate as a cross-channel ferry c...

Book Review - The Assassin from Apricot City

Lucy Popescu | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

In The Assassin from Apricot City, Polish writer Witold Szablowski strikes an excellent balance between hard-hitting journalism, astute political analysis, and humorous observations. His reportage provides a fascinating insight into contemporary Turkey, its strengths and many contradictions.

Turkey's Drastic Rate Hikes Could Be the Start of a Dangerous New Phase

Jeremy Cook | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Turkey's economic issues have long been of concern to investors. Before the protests in Taksim Square provided us the media images to go with the political strife, tensions were already rising. The demonstrations merely made comparisons to the 'Arab Spring' possible for the broadcasters, which of course is exactly what that they wanted.

London, Kiev and Ankara - Three Challenges, One solution

Olivier Dupuis | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Olivier Dupuis

Among the numerous invisible elephants that haunt the seats of government of 27 of the 28 EU member-States is the particularly ghostly issue of the British question. The situation, however, is very real.

Turkish PM Delivers Speech As 10-Foot-High Hologram

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has delivered a speech as a ten-foot hologram. Even though he was unable to attend in person, Erdogan d...

Successful Commons Debate on UK Relations With the Kurdistan Region

Gary Kent | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The Commons, for the second time in a year, returned last week to debating the Kurdistan Region and, specifically, British relations with it. This is very unusual given that Kurdistan is a faraway place of which most British people are unaware. Such debates can change that.

Officer Who Tear Gassed 'Woman In Red' During Turkey Protests Could Face Jail

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A police officer photographed tear-gassing a woman in the face she passively stood in the midst of an anti-government protest in Turkey, could face pr...

Big Businesses Now Worth More Than Entire COUNTRIES

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Tech giant Google is worth more than Russia, while coffee chain Starbucks is "practically" the same size as Turkey, new analysis has shown. Taiwan,...

Christmas Dinner - Nine Months to Make, Nine Minutes to Eat

Sian Breslin | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

This is a quick low down on the main components of Christmas Dinner and why we should take pleasure in every mouthful of the most anticipated dinner of the year.

LOOK: The Turkey Bear Will Give You Nightmares For The Rest Of Your Life

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

There will be no wholesome scenes at the table on Christmas day if HuffPost UK has anything to do with it. Last week we brought you the Cthuken ...

Poorna Bell

What Do Nutritionists Eat At Christmas?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like property porn, our version of food porn is peering at other people's plates to see what they eat for Christmas - especially people who talk about...

Pipeline Politics and Benefits to Europe and the UK

Gary Kent | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Last week's large Oil and Gas conference in Erbil, which I attended, marked the probably inexorable progress of the Kurdistan Region to economic independence and better and more reliable relationships with the rest of Iraq and with Turkey...

Relax, Food Tube's Got Christmas Covered

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

This weekend we can officially start talking about Christmas and it wouldn't be the festive season without the food. That's right, December is here and we've got 25 delicious recipes and superb seasonal tips to make sure you're fully prepared to celebrate.

Plucky Turkey Named Colditz Escapes Royal Family's Christmas Dinner Table

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

A turkey with royal connections has been spared the chop after a daring great escape. The plucky bird has been named "Colditz" after he did a flyer...

Seasonal Food Inspiration From Great British Meat Co

Sam Wass | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Wass

When roasting, to avoid your bird from drying out there are a number of tips I would recommend. Choose two birds or meat joints to roast for the big day instead of a large one alone. Continually baste the bird in its own juices while cooking and allow plenty of resting time before carving and most importantly, avoid over-cooking.