| May 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
The death toll in one of Turkey's worst mining disasters climbed to more than 270 on Thursday, and protesters took to the streets in several cities, accusing the ruling party of lax regulation, corruption and close ties to the mining industry.
| May 15, 2014
| 5:21 AM
As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey’s deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive in the wake of a seemingly tone-deaf response to...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:55 PM
As public fury mounted Thursday along with the casualty toll in what officials were describing as Turkey's deadliest mine accident, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan found himself on the defensive after a seemingly tone-deaf response to the disaster....
| May 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
The operator of a mine where an underground fire killed 292 workers admitted Friday that the complex did not have refuge chambers where crews could have taken shelter, but said the law didn’t require them.
“Legally, we don’t have an...
| May 17, 2014
| 10:39 AM
The search for survivors of Turkey’s worst mining accident of modern times ended Saturday with the recovery of two more bodies, the country’s energy minister said, leaving the death toll in the Soma mine disaster at 301.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The introduction of a system for mass surveillance of social media in Egypt has triggered fresh accusations that authorities seek to suppress freedoms, although Interior Ministry officials insist it is primarily designed to fight terrorism.
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:19 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turks went to the polls Sunday in municipal elections seen as a key test for the embattled ruling party as a corruption scandal swirls around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle.
The vote was widely viewed...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Somber events commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were held this week, complete with reflections on the 1.5 million people who were slaughtered at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. We are greatly disappointed that it appears we&...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:01 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party appeared headed toward a sizable victory in the country's municipal elections Sunday, despite a corruption scandal that continues to swirl around Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Turkish government's ban on access to the Twitter social media site violates citizens' right to free expression and access should be immediately restored, the country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday.
Citing the Turkish Constitution's...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When Serra Ciliv appeared before a packed house at the Fitas Cinema to announce that for the first time in its 13-year history the !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival would be accepting latecomers to a screening, she had good reason to rewrite the...