On Sunday, August 21, hundreds took to the streets in Istanbul, Turkey to condemn the murder of LGBTQ activist and transgender woman Hande Kader.
As the sun rises in Turkey, it appears that the attempted coup against president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has failed, and that forces loyal to him are regaining control of the country. Media outlets that were raided are back broadcasting on air, and according to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, at least 130 military…
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.
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.
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…
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver tackled the weird Thanksgiving tradition of presidents pardoning turkeys (the things we actually eat during Thanksgiving).
Are you a woman? Do you enjoy laughing, and do you sometimes do so in public? While this seems about as innocuous as, well, being in public, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, laughing in public could indicate that a woman is *gasp* unchaste.
There are over 100,000 stray cats and dogs living in Istanbul, Turkey. And while more than 14 million people live there, these animals are still waiting to be rescued. One company, Pugedon, is making sure that the animals are at least provided food while they wait for a forever home.
American Biblical literalists are currently spending their time to complaining about the lack of equal time in Cosmos and fretting over whether Noah is sufficiently God-focused. But what's up in the Islamic world these days? Well, meet Adnan Oktar, a.k.a. Harun Yahya.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 16: Alisa Agafonova (2L) and Alper Ucar (2R) of Turkey wait for their score during the Figure Skating Ice Dance Short Dance on day 9 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on February 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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…
This holiday season, instead of shoving naked women covered in cabbage down our throats, PETA has released a video that cuts (oof) to the chase about factory farming and animal cruelty.