When compared to the enormous oil and gas Reich that is Iraq, $8 million is almost nothing, but it has historical meaning for the Kurds in Iraq.
It is the amount of the share of Iraqâs Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) out of some $95 million that was sold over Turkey without the consent of the central Nouri al-Maliki government in Baghdad.
According to Spanish JosÃ© Maria Blazquez, writer of World Olive Encyclopedia, olive growing started in Anatolia about 6,000 years ago. The worldâs oldest-known olive oil production was discovered near the Aegean town of Urla, in the ancient city Clazomenae.
Israelâs operation against Gaza is nothing but brutal and indiscriminate collective punishment against the Palestinians and is deplorable. The pictures we see in the press of celebrating Israelis as bombs fall on the people of Gaza are reminiscent of another era when the Jews were on the receiving end, but this appears lost on Israelis today.
For those who frequently attend the invitations at the Palais de France, the residence of the French consul general in Istanbul, Bekir bey and his staff are familiar figures. Their attention makes our stay more comfortable each time.
Istanbulâs Arter pays tribute to a pioneer female contemporary artist. FÃ¼sun Onurâs first comprehensive exhibition continues in Arter until Aug 17 FÃ¼sun Onur is an artist who resists time. She likes to keep her past near her and lives with it, while reflecting it onto the present times.
As threats mount to the security of both sides, the leaders of Turkey and Iraqâs Kurdistan region gathered in Ankara on July 14, with the agenda dominated by the search for a solution to the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Governmentâs (KRG) financial crisis due to escalating political and security threats.