Turkey

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.

Vets Battle To Save Turkey Hit By Truck (That Will Probably Be Eaten Next Thanksgiving)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

A turkey named Alice has avoided the annual bird genocide this thanksgiving – after she was hit by a truck. Alice was treated for brain and wing...

12 Things British People Are Missing Out On By Not Celebrating Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Comedy

According to Wikipedia, the American tradition of Thanksgiving can be traced to "a poorly documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth." We're not sure how...

Ankara-Erbil Relations Rare Bright Spot in the Middle East

Gary Kent | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

When I began visiting the Kurdistan Region in 2006, one big issue was how best to deal with its awkward neighbour, Turkey. We heard stories of people finding it difficult to cross the border. One trade union delegation, delivering a fire engine to Erbil, was delayed for a day at the border without food or water. It was all pretty petty stuff but more serious dangers simmered. Just five years ago, 100,000 Turkish troops were poised on the border with the Kurdistan Region.

The Kinfolk Table Recipes: Hummingbird Cake, Ciabbottola And Turkey Burgers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Turkey is an exceptionally healthy meat, so what better way to undo all that good work than with a rich stew and a gorgeous cake with cream cheese fro...

Is Lidl's Christmas Advert Offensive?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Lidl apologises for offensive transsexual advert UPDATE: The Advertising Standards Authority is deciding whether to launch an investigati...

Gen Y Can Influence Change in Leadership and Governance

Charles Oliver | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Charles Oliver

Youth unemployment levels cannot be wholly improved without effective policy by national governments, nor education in our schools that needs to adapt to the requirements of the 21st century. Arguably, global business will struggle to become more responsible without an element of legislative steer too.