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Letters from Istanbul
Updates on large and small developments from our Turkey correspondents.
Istanbul’s Tarlabasi – a symbol of urban renewal
Alexandra Ivanoff tells a personal story of how she discovered true community in some 30 rag-tag, crazy quilt blocks that have now been demolished to become the...
Istanbul – portrait of an ever-changing city
“Istanbul is growing really fast,” smiles Osman with undeniable pride. He is nearly 40 years old and works in a large and fairly elegant café,...
A family tradition eroded by modernity
Bayram – Eid in the Arab world – used to be a time when Turkish families came together. But things are changing. Selina Bieber has met four Istanbulites who...
What Turkish columnists said about the Sledgehammer case
The sentences against over 300 military officers in the Sledgehammer case have not been universally hailed by Turkish columnists as just or as a victory of democracy. Few...
Turkey-based social gaming company looking to capitalise on online connectedness in the Middle East
While international gaming giants such as EA and Zynga turn to Western markets to find users, Istanbul-based Peak Games has found a strategy that evolves around...
The changing face of Karaköy
You may come across a poster of Ayatollah Khomeini on your stroll around Istanbul’s Karaköy neighborhood. But rather than this being a sign of Erdogan’s...
Turkey loses pole position in motorsports
The Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit generates more income per event than any other sport, and has over 600 million viewers worldwide. However, costs are rising for...
Turkey's growing art scene and the Istanbul biennial
Istanbul’s 12th Biennial ‘Untitled’ has become the darling of international art critics and praise continues to echo through the international...
Saudi campaign + Bob Marley = "No woman, no drive"
The #women2drive campaign for women's right to join the busy Saudi roads has taken a rather unusual turn....
Groovy Tunisian cover of Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky"
The major hit "Get Lucky" has received a new audience in Tunisia. Take a listen!
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion...
Saudi opens luxury rehab centre for Al-Qaeda militants
Saudi Arabia is hoping to wean jailed Al-Qaeda militants off religious extremism with counselling,...
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir: The flawed media narrative on Yemen
“Reading mainstream media, one imagines that AQAP has taken over the entire country and that most Yemenis...
The ties that bind Obama to Bush run across the Middle East
The U.S. response to the Arab Spring has exacerbated anti-American sentiments in the region, weakened...
Syria jihadists kidnap 50 Kurds
Iran says Geneva peace summit must aim for free polls in Syria
Jihadists execute Iraqi cameraman in Syria, says press watchdog
Friedman’s “The Other Arab Awakening” explained
Does women’s driving really matter in Saudi Arabia?
Bleak prospects for uniting Egypt’s fractured political spectrum
Iran arrests popular underground singer Amir Tataloo
RIP Ahmed Negm - an Egyptian poet of protest has passed away
Fear and Loathing in Sana’a
OPEC to sit tight over oil output on supply strains
Strike grips ignored southern Tunisia region
Libya hopes to restore full oil output in 10 days
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Bikes big hit in checkpoint-strewn Syria capital
Volvo’s Van Damme commercial - Jordanian style
The day I discovered the mystery of Algiers
Ephesus – history in wonderland
Qatar Airways joins Oneworld alliance