Turkey

These Pictures Show Just How Angry Turkey Is About The Mine Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Sorrow has turned to fury in the wake of Turkey's worst mining disaster in its history, with the death toll after the tragedy now at 274, with a furth...

13 Pictures Of Desperate Relatives Awaiting News In Turkey

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

As rescuers continue to hunt desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion, their devastated families can only look o...

These 33 Turkish Mining Explosion Pictures Are Terrifying

Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

More than 200 people are thought to have died in a mine blast in Turkey, with hundreds still missing. The disaster happened in the town of Soma on ...

Istanbul on a Whim

Noelle Reno | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

"What am I waiting for?!" I'm always waiting on something; a man, a deal, a friend. Not least of all waiting to travel to places I've always wanted to see. Fast forward 10 hours and I'm en route to the land that joins the East and West.

One Year to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

2014-1915 = 99 Just utter the words 'Armenian genocide' or mention the date '24 April 1915' to any Armenian in any corner of the world, and he or she...

Don't Be a Turkey

Monica Parker | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Monica Parker

I sailed for a week in Turkey last summer and it was the best holiday of my life. I found the people to be lovely, open and kind. My heart breaks for what I fear will be a difficult point in their political evolution, as they struggle to carve out some very basic freedoms for their people, one of which is certainly a free internet.

Women's Rights: The March Backwards

Thilde Knudsen | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Thilde Knudsen

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens' Initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health.

Ankara's Votes: The Turkish People Standing Up to Be Recounted

Sara Firth | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sara Firth

'Don't sleep Ankara, make your voices heard' - just one of the chants that rose from the thousands strong crowd as they gathered outside the Electoral Commission building (YSK) early Tuesday afternoon.

Turkey's Transgender Community Finds New Voice

Jody Sabral | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Jody Sabral

While it seems Turkey's LGBT community have a long way to go to ensure legal recognition and protection, Michelle's new role in the media is a courageous new front in the fight for equality.

Turkey Faces The Internet's Most Powerful Force: Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

First Turkey hated Twitter, then it really hated YouTube. Now, in news that confirms that the Turkish government well and truly hates the internet, it...

Turkey Moves To Block YouTube Following Similar Ban On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

The day after a court in Ankara ruled that the Turkish government’s recent endeavour to ban Twitter was illegal, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Pictures Of Syrian Warplane Shot Down By Turkey's Armed Forces

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

Dramatic pictures have emerged showing the Syrian military jet shot down on Sunday by Turkey's armed forces for reportedly "violating Turkish air spac...

Syrian Military Jet Shot Down By Turkish Armed Forces For 'Violating Air Space'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

A Syrian jet was shot down by Turkish armed forces on Sunday following an incursion into sovereign air space. According to authorities in Istanbul, th...

Did Turkish PM Erdogan Get The Idea To Block Twitter From Louise Mensch?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

The Turkish prime minister has moved to silence anti-government protesters responsible for multiple demonstrations in recent weeks by blocking access ...

Turkish PM Blocks Twitter: 'I Don't Care What International Community Says'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

The Turkish prime minister has moved to silence anti-government protesters responsible for multiple demonstrations in recent weeks following the death...

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 ...