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Early in the morning on New Year’s Day, 39 people were killed by a gunman in an Istanbul nightclub called Reina. ISIS soon took credit for the attack, and now the man who allegedly wielded the weapons has been apprehended, and has reportedly confessed.
Turkish officials have arrested eight people in connection with the shooting in an Istanbul night club called Reina on New Year’s Eve that left 39 dead and 69 injured.
At least 39 people were killed early Sunday morning when a lone gunman opened fire in an Istanbul nightclub amidst New Year’s Day celebrations. According to the Anadolu news agency, at least 24 foreigners are among the dead, including citizens of Belgium, Iraq, France, India, Libya, Israel, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Saudi…
The photographs are striking, an unintentional series that through the course of their frames at once captures the death of Andrey Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, and the violent conviction of the man who killed him, Mevlut Mert Altintas.
Russia’s ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman at an art exhibition, Russian state media is reporting. After shooting Andrei Karlov, the gunman may have shouted, “We die in Aleppo, you die here,” according to reports.
Over the weekend, protests in Turkey and statements from civil rights groups led to the squashing of a bill that would have pardoned men convicted of sexual assault of a minor on the condition that they married her.
On Sunday, August 21, hundreds took to the streets in Istanbul, Turkey to condemn the murder of LGBTQ activist and transgender woman Hande Kader.
If you’re a Turkish lawmaker with ties to Kurdish militants, there’s nothing minor about the threat of losing your legal immunity, am I right?
World leaders are currently gathering in Istanbul, Turkey, for the latest G20 summit. The stage was set and journalists were waiting for a photo op when a trio of stray cats wandered inside to check out the scene.
An 18-month-old baby boy is alive today thanks to the efforts of several brave Turkish fishermen who rescued over 15 Syrian refugees after their boat capsized off the coast of Kusadasi, Turkey. The miraculous rescue of the child was captured on video and is now going viral. And, as CNN points out, it’s a “lift” to a…
Mustang, the debut film of Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, is set in Northern Turkey and depicts unbridled freedom of being a teen girl. Because unbridled freedom is also a teen girl’s greatest and most desirable currency, it’s devastating if it’s snatched away—as happens here when the film’s quintet of lovely…
On Monday, a Turkish court charged two British journalists and their Iraqi translator working for Vice News with “engaging in terror activity” on behalf of ISIS. Their driver, who was once considered a suspect, was let go.
Adriana Lima is hot water after footage surfaced showing the supermodel saluting the “Grey Wolves,” a Turkish terror group that’s responsible for numerous murders and assassinations and has been labeled as “violent and neo fascist” and “a death squad.” Lima’s defense? She didn’t know what she was doing.
Around the world, weddings are about you, you, you: The bride and the groom. But this week, one charitable couple decided to fuck that and do something truly good with their time and money.
Men in Turkey and Azerbaijan are wearing miniskirts in honor of 20-year-old Turkish psychology student Özgecan Aslan who was murdered two weeks ago after allegedly fighting off a rapist. Buzzfeed reports that the hashtag #ozgecanicinminietekgiy ("wear a miniskirt for Ozgecan") has inspired the protest.
A 16-year-old boy has reportedly been arrested for insulting buffoonish Turkish president Recept Tayyip Erdogan, an insult he no doubt richly deserved. The teenager, Mehmet Emin Altunses, is accused of criticizing the president during a student protest. He faces up to four years in prison.
How does one eat a Thanksgiving meal? On its face this might seem like a ridiculous question, and also everywhere else too. I mean, who doesn’t know how to eat? (Excepting the British, of course.) Thanksgiving is marked, more than anything else, by its abundance of tasty foodstuffs; practically speaking, it is a…
Just a few months ago, the Turkish government landed in some hot water after a deputy minister made an outrageous statement about Women's Place in Society, claiming that women shouldn't laugh in public. Now, in the world's worst competition, Turkey's president has really outdone his minister, claiming that men and…