Daring Rescue of 18-Month-Old Syrian Refugee Caught On Film

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… »10/26/15 1:35pm10/26/15 1:35pm

Watch the Wrenching Trailer for French Oscar Hopeful Mustang

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… »9/23/15 2:45pm9/23/15 2:45pm

Adriana Lima Caught on Tape Saluting Terrorist Goup, Claims She Was Tricked

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. »8/24/15 12:15pm8/24/15 12:15pm

How To Eat Thanksgiving Dinner: A Strategy Guide

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… »11/27/14 5:41pm11/27/14 5:41pm

​Turkish President: A Woman's Role in Society Is to Be a Mom

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… »11/24/14 1:10pm11/24/14 1:10pm

Turkey Now Wants to Build All Gay Prisons For 'Protection'

The current administration heading Turkey has announced plans to house gay prisoners in yet to be built all gay prisons. Gay rights groups in the country have expressed concerns about further marginalising LGBT+ persons in a society generally hostile to homosexuality, and where gay prisoners are usually housed in… »4/19/14 2:51pm4/19/14 2:51pm

The World's Most Popular Ice Cream Commercial Shows No Ice Cream

This ad is one of the most viral web videos of the year. It's not short — at three and a half minutes, it dwarfs the attention span most advertisers assume their target audience has. It's not sexy — the raciest thing about the ad is some teen hand holding. It's not star-studded — the main characters in the ad are… »11/20/13 6:20pm11/20/13 6:20pm