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Menekse Tokyay
Menekse Tokyay

Menekse Tokyay is an international correspondent based in Turkey.

COLUMNISTS
Menekse Tokyay
Menekse Tokyay

Menekse Tokyay is an international correspondent based in Turkey.

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Exploring Turkey’s unique ‘underground’ mosque

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Mosque architecture is changing over time, influenced by modernity

How a rural theater group fights for Turkish women’s rights

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Ummiye Kocak had to drop out of formal education after primary school due to her family’s limited financial resources

‘Country for Syria’ band uses music to highlight refugee woes

Monday, 21 November 2016

The band members have just returned from a tour of the US where they played in New York

Alcohol-free clubs cater to Turkey’s fun-loving conservative Muslims

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Western style bars and nightclubs are being tweaked to appeal to religiously conservative segments of Turkish society

Trump presidency: Quo vadis Turkey-US relations in Mideast?

Friday, 11 November 2016

Barack Obama’s being elected President of the United States had raised the hopes for elevating US-Turkey cooperation to a new level. Barack ...

‘Bean’ there, done that: Istanbul coffee houses are bucking tradition

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Turkish coffee plays a central role in Turkish culture and as a form of gastro-diplomacy

Istanbul Fashion Week draws stylish crowds amid criticism

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul features about 40 homegrown designers showcasing their Spring/Summer 2017 collection

Biden visits Ankara amid strained US-Turkey relations

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Biden’s visit will focus on improving increasingly strained relations with Turkey following the coup attempt

Turkey wedding attack exploited local tensions, experts say

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Although no one has yet claimed official responsibility, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is believed to be behind the blast

Russia, Turkey rebuild ties: What this means for the Syrian conflict

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Moscow’s swift condemnation of the coup has further contributed to a thaw in bilateral relations

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