afraid to go out

Affected by the economic crisis, Turkish society is turning its back on millions of immigrants and asylum seekers In recent months, the country has experienced several racist episodes and violence against immigrants has increased HabibWhen he walks down the street, he walks as quietly as possible. Not a sound more, not a stridency more, not … Read more

Canal Istanbul: Erdogan’s “crazy” project that will transform the city into a kind of island

First modification: 06/26/2021 – 22:10 The 45-kilometre Istanbul Canal, the mega-infrastructure project that Turkey’s own President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called “crazy”, would for the first time artificially unite the Sea of ​​Marmara, south of the most major city in Europe, with the Black Sea to the north. This new opening worries ecologists who equate the … Read more

Protests in Turkey against lira collapsing to record lows

The lira, the Turkish currency, has lost 40% of its value in 2021, and the Turks are suffering from galloping inflation which devours all savings ‘What’s going on? Can’t we protest? We can’t survive. We can’t and it’s not getting to us,’ protester complains as police gesture to arrest him He is at night and … Read more

Intense snowfall in Istanbul blocks airports, roads and leaves hundreds stranded

First modification: 01/25/2022 – 15:02 The bad weather in Turkey has caused serious imbalances in the daily life of citizens, who have been asked not to leave their homes or use their cars in long-lasting cases due to the overcrowding of transport caused by the heavy storms of snow that hit the country’s capital and … Read more

Ankara, guide to not missing anything in the great unknown Turkey | The traveler

In the center of An Anatolian peninsula, Ankara is a big unknown to most travelers to Turkey, overshadowed by the reputation of the landmarks of Istanbul or the natural wonders of Cappadocia. But this city of almost five million inhabitants, vibrant and at the head of the most liberal Turkey, deserves recognition. It has one … Read more

Turkey closes its strait to passing foreign warships

The Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits, two of the busiest and most famous passages in the world, could continue to be transited by unarmed ships Although the measure affects all countries, it is specifically designed to limit Russia’s access to the Black Sea After days of “reflection” following the request of Ukraine, Turkey responded this Tuesday … Read more

“Tension is mounting against Afghan refugees”

“The social bomb, fueled by the economic crisis, in a country which already hosts 5 million migrants, risks exploding with the new wave of refugees”, believe Gabriella and Roberto Ugolini. For decades they have worked on the border with Iran, where the government is building a wall against those fleeing the Taliban. Istanbul (AsiaNews) – … Read more

Turkey, the “perfect” mediator between Russia and Ukraine? | News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opens Ukraine-Russia talks in Istanbul. Photo: AFP Agency From Topkapi Palace, the administrative seat of the powerful sultans of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, located very close to the Hagia Sophia mosque, the view of the Bosphorus is unparalleled: from the front, the Asian side of Istanbul, and … Read more