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  • Turkish court charges Vice News reporters with terrorism links

    August 31, 2015 | 3:40 pm

    A Turkish court on Monday formally charged three employees of Vice News with having links to a terrorist organization, the online news channel said, days after they were detained while reporting from the mainly Kurdish southeast.

    Security sources and local media identified the...

  • It is time for Israel and Turkey to remember their deep common history

    February 25, 2013 | 11:44 am

    I am a Turkish Muslim and every time I have a conversation with an Israeli friend, they keep asking me why the relations between Israel and Turkey have reached such a nadir, why Turkey seemingly has an antagonistic stance against Israel.

    First of all, Turkey's being totally...

  • Trial in absentia of Israeli commanders in Mavi Marmara raid

    November 8, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    A Turkish court began a trial in absentia for four Israeli military commanders responsible for the raid on the Mavi Marmara ship.

    The court case against former Chief of Staff Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, as well as former navy Vice Adm. Eliezer Marom, ex-military intelligence chief Amos...

  • Turkish lawyer: Israel offered to pay Marmara victims $6 million

    May 24, 2012 | 10:29 am

    Israel offered to pay $6 million to victims of the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara, a Turkish lawyer said.

    Ramazan Ariturk, one of the lawyers representing 465 victims and victims’ relatives, told Reuters on Thursday that the Israeli government had made a proposal to him...

  • Chasing parental boredom while catching some foreign films

    By Teresa Strasser

    April 11, 2012 | 11:24 am

    I was in seventh grade when my dad took me to see a Turkish movie exploring the lives of five prisoners given a week’s home leave in the aftermath of a coup d’etat.

    Why did he take a kid to see the movie “Yol”? To teach me a valuable lesson about suffering? To expand my...

  • Turkish Jews celebrate country’s Eurovision pick, but singer would prefer quiet about his religion

    January 18, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Turkey’s Jews are pleased as can be that for the first time, a Jew will be representing their country at the Eurovision song contest.

    But the singer, Can Bonomo, isn’t exactly trumpeting his accomplishment - at least not the Jewish part.

    “We would like to inform that Mr. Can Bonomo...

  • Release of anti-Israel film delayed in Germany

    January 27, 2011 | 10:09 am

    An anti-Israel Turkish movie filmed in part aboard the intercepted flotilla ship the Marmara will not open in Germany as scheduled.

    Germany’s movie-ratings agency announced Tuesday that it would not allow “Valley of the Wolves-Palestine” to open Thursday, saying it had not had time...

  • Suspicious powder delivered to embassy in Tel Aviv

    September 22, 2010 | 10:46 am

    An envelope containing an unknown white powder was delivered to the Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv.

    The envelope, which arrived Tuesday, came a day after a similar envelope was delivered to the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv, and a week after envelopes containing white powder arrived at the embassies of the United States, Spain and Sweden in the same city.

    The powder was tested in each case and is not believed to be a danger, according to reports.