Turkey

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.

5,000 Year-Old Board Game Discovered

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Tech

An incredibly well-preserved 5000-year-old board game has been discovered in Turkey. But nobody knows the rules. Discovery News reports that the...

Turkish Democracy in a Dishevelled Muslim World

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The Turkish political experiment under AKP is something the Muslim world has been watching with much enthusiasm. The economy has been doing far better than many neighbouring European countries; Turkey's political and religious freedom was getting better, the military influence on its politics has been curtailed and democracy has taken root.

The Upward Turn for English Language Teachers in Turkey

Alana MacPherson | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Despite a shaky economic past which saw the country go through a period of instability - involving the devaluation of the Lira - things have very much taken an upward turn in Turkey and this is a very positive thing for TEFL teachers.

Syrian Exodus, Chapter Four: The Exodus Reaches Athens

Agus Morales | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

In 2012, almost 8,000 Syrians arrived in Greece by irregular means, compared to 1,709 in the first four months of this year, according to data from the Greek police. Most migrants and refugees used to head for the land border between Turkey and Greece at Evros, in the north, but in the summer of 2012 the Greek authorities built a wall and deployed a 2,000-strong security force to stop the influx of new arrivals.

Top 5 Alternative Cruise Destinations

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

As cruise companies continue to announce increasingly exotic itineraries reaching every corner of the globe, there is no time like the present to push the boat out and try something a little different!

Syrian Exodus, Chapter Three: Syrians Torn Between East and West

Agus Morales | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK
Agus Morales

Thousands of migrants and refugees from all over the world have made their homes in Istanbul. Many have escaped conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Democratic Republic of Congo. The latest country to join this list is Syria. Most of those who have escaped from Syria's bombs live in refugee camps along the Turkish-Syrian border, but a growing number are making their way to Istanbul.

2 Million Brits Set For Summer Getaway

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Around two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the school summer holiday getaway begins in earnest. Spain and its islands, including...

Delicious and Healthy: Vietnamese Pho With Turkey and Rice Noodles

Phil Vickery | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Vickery

If you are looking at expanding your Asian recipe repertoire then you can't go wrong with mastering the art of Vietnamese Pho with turkey and rice noodles. The use of turkey breast meat is low fat and a twist on what is becoming an incredibly popular Asian favourite for many of us.

Swimming for Dear Life

Simon Johns | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Johns

This past Sunday, two boatloads of raucous semi-clad people ranging in age from 14 to 83 made their way up the Bosphorus Strait, a long stretch of sea that divides the European and Asian sides of Turkey's largest city... During the voyage, the competitors were chanting, "Everywhere is Taksim. Everywhere is resistance."

WATCH: Want To Quit Smoking? Wear A Cage On Your Head, Obviously

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

A Turkish man is attempting to kick his 26-year smoking habit by wearing a locked wire cage over his head. Ibrahim Yücel straps on his head cage ...