Thanks to a popular Turkish television series beamed around the world, this once-forgotten town is experiencing a tourism boom.
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen's love letters to Marianne Ihlen sell for $876,000, says Christie's auction house. The collection of over 50 letters were sold by Ihlen's family.
A portrait of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent by Italian painter Gentile Bellini and many other art pieces from the Ottoman Empire will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s as part of the “Arts of the Islamic World” collection.
Turkish Foreign Ministry says it "expects Chinese authorities to consider Turkish people’s reaction over serious human rights violations."
In the wake of the recent Tunis terror attack, a group of artists performed before a young audience in the capital city, encouraging them to reject the 'the culture of death' and embrace 'the culture of life.'
Ahed Tamimi and Dareen Tatour are equally heroic Palestinians, and both have an important message for the world. But only one of these voices does not get the recognition it deserves.
Dareen Tatour, 36, said after the hearing that she would appeal the ruling. In 2015, she posted lines from her poem on Facebook, which read, “Resist, my people, resist them. Resist the settlers' robbery and follow the caravan of martyrs.”
Sinn Fein has shared power in the British province of Northern Ireland since 2007 and is in talks to restore devolved government there, but it has never governed in the Republic where it has established itself as the third largest party.
A group of people came together to support each other to find their place in society with the Dervish dance known as Sema. They all have various disabilities and that's why they named the group "Wings of Hope."
"They've covered the cobbles, but they'll never defeat all the dreamers and schemers who still teem through these streets," read Walsh in a heart-touching ode to the city.
Human Rights Watch is urging Pakistan's government to investigate the recent disappearance of Salman Haider, Waqas Goraya, Aasim Saeed, and Ahmad Raza Naseer. The four activists went missing from various cities between January 4 and January 7.
The country's Pirate Party hopes to make major gains in Saturday's elections, with polls suggesting it could take enough seats in parliament to lead the next government.
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