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Cashing in Grandma’s gold coins, a Turkish family struggles to get by

December 22, 2021 12:16 pm

The latest downturn in Turkey’s economy followed an announcement last month by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of a new economic plan, promising to turn around the decline.

Many turks can’t afford bread, and bakers can’t afford to make it

December 16, 2021 1:36 pm

🔴 Turks are grappling with soaring inflation, watching prices rise daily as the lira has plunged against the dollar and their salaries and pensions no longer cover even the staples of life.

Explained: What is Kanal Istanbul, and why is Erdogan keen on seeing the project through? 

August 23, 2021 11:07 am

The canal, once described by Erdogan himself as a "crazy project", is being seen as a lifeline for the leader, who has been at Turkey’s helm since 2003 but has seen his popularity decline.

‘True companion’: Dog chases ambulance carrying sick owner to hospital, video goes viral

June 12, 2021 10:38 am

The golden retriever chased after the ambulance that rode away with its owner through Buyukada Island, Istanbul, on June 9.

Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

March 20, 2021 4:02 pm

The Istanbul Convention states that men and women have equal rights and obliges state authorities to take steps to prevent gender-based violence against women, protect victims and prosecute perpetrators.

Tourists in Turkey can roam freely, but locals are in lockdown

December 15, 2020 12:30 pm

Turkey is seeing a massive surge in coronavirus cases, but the tourists entering the country remain undeterred

‘Feline finish’: Cat races across finish line of 100 metre race, becomes internet sensation

September 18, 2020 12:48 pm

In the video, the cat can be seen darting across the finish line at the Balkan U20 Men's Athletics Championship on September 13.

Changes to Istanbul's Hagia Sophia could trigger heritage review – UNESCO

July 10, 2020 1:09 pm

The World Heritage site was at the centre of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim Ottoman empires and is today one of Turkey’s most visited monuments.

Turkish minister resigns over criticism of weekend lockdowns

April 13, 2020 4:41 pm

The sudden announcement of a 48-hour curfew in 31 cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, on Friday evening led to crowds rushing to grocery stores to panic-buy provisions.

Turkish writer Çiler Ilhan on exile, language and writing as a challenge to mainstream values

October 20, 2019 4:41 am

"Reading in three-four languages makes my world bigger. I keep comparing words, grammar between languages I speak well or little, try to find common features or the roots of words."