The motto of this year’s Istanbul Biennial is ‘A good neighbor’. But what do you do when your neighbors turn away, and your government grows increasingly autocratic? Some have cricized the event for being too apolitical.
Members of the "Islamic State" (IS) alleged to have been involved in last year's Istanbul airport attack have gone on trial in Turkey. If convicted, they could face a combined record jail sentence.
A production of Richard III has become the latest casualty of strained relations between Berlin and Ankara. The theater has said it could not guarantee the safety of its staff following mass arrests in Turkey.
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
The move signals a push to reduce tensions after the arrest of a US consulate employee in Istanbul. The US embassy in Ankara reported that it had received "assurances" that no other employees would be targeted.
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