A few more news from Turkey….
On a visit to Germany, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to throw her country?s full weight behind his country’s bid to join the EU, but there was no sign the host had been swayed from her sceptical stance on Turkish membership.
In a visit to Berlin overshadowed by EU concerns about his crackdown on the judiciary and police whom he accuses of forming part of a “parallel state”, Erdoğan complained that German support was “not currently adequate”.
Taksim Solidarity Platform members, who were detained during Gezi protest last July, face up to 29 years in prison
Reaction is growing to a new Turkish TV series, ?Kızılelma,? which focuses on the country?s controversial spy agency. Dismissing claims of nationalism, the makers of the TRT show say the impulse behind it is far more complicated
Previously unseen shots at the Arthur M Sackler Gallery in Washington DC show medieval Seljuk and Armenian monuments from across Anatolia
Two cone-topped minarets pierce the sky, silhouetted against a striking backdrop of clouds. Below them is an elaborate stone portal with a pointed arch, intricately carved with Islamic calligraphy and arabesque patterns in the style of the Seljuks, a dynasty that ruled much of what is now Turkey during the 12th and 13th centuries. Inside the archway, a wooden door stands ajar, while a small child, barefoot and unkempt, passes by in the foreground.