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The Kurds and the referendum

As we all know, the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) not only silenced the main Kurdish party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), but also all opposition supporting Kurdish rights and freedoms. It is not just that many lawmakers, mayors and local politicians are under arrest and charged with terrorism, but it is almost impossible to suggest any alternative to the government's Kur

İzmir to host European Jazz Festival

The 24th European Jazz Festival is set to kick off on March 1 with a concert by Italian pianist Manuel Magrini.
Considered to be one of the extraordinary talents of Italian jazz, Magrini will take the stage at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center (AASSM).

The art of optical trickery in İzmir

Surfaces and colors mutate under the stimulation of different-colored lights as different scenes reveal themselves in the new exhibition, "RGB: A Fantastic Journey," at the French Institute of İzmir.

High prices, overseas dependence affect energy, say Turks

High prices are perceived as one of the most critical problems in the energy sector and the area in which the government has been most unsuccessful in terms of energy policy, a recent poll has revealed. 

The state and sense of justice

These words belong to the U.S. statesman Alexander Hamilton, whose portrait is on the 10-dollar bill: "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint." 

A must-watch documentary about bluefish in Turkey

Until the 1980s, dolphins were mercilessly fished in the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. The state distributed arms, ammunition and loans to dolphin fishermen for them to fish more. For years, in Black Sea houses, rags immersed in dolphin oil were used in lamps.

The identity of a mature Turkey

Istanbul became the junction point on international waterways in the 19th century. Before anything else, the Suez Canal had drawn a portion of the heavy traffic in the northeast Atlantic to this region. Other than that, Russia and the Danube basin's entry to the Mediterranean traffic also created an effect.  

Kardak versus Imia: Oh! Not again

On the 21st anniversary of the Kardak/Imia crisis, at the end of last month, there was a marked tension between Turkey and Greece.