By Fehim Tastekin ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — Having won May 28’s runoff vote, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will extend his rule into a third decade with piles of foreign policy issues on his plate. The strategy that won him[...]

By Amberin Zaman ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — As Turkey heads for a runoff election in two weeks, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proved once again that he and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) remain unbeatable, leaving the[...]

By Evren Balta ISTANBUL (Middle East Eye) — Turkish citizens are getting ready to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14 for what may be the nation’s most critical, and certainly one of the most competitive,[...]

By Andrew Wilks ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — With Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections less than six weeks away on May 14, public opinion polls are showing a tight contest between the two dominant candidates President Recep[...]

By Esther Heboyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator Until recently I had no inkling that Pope John XXIII (1881-1963), formerly known as Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, used to live on the very street where I spent my early childhood. Until[...]

ISTANBUL — On Thursday, February 9, 2023, Patriarch of Istanbul Sahak II visited four Istanbul Armenian churches, Ferikoy’s St. Vartanants, Bakirkoy’s Dznunt Surp Asdvadzadzni, Yesilkoy’s St. Stepanos, and Samatya’s St. Kevork,[...]

ISTANBUL (, — Two people died and two others were taken to the hospital as a result of a fire that broke out in the lodgings area of the Surp Pirgiç (Prgich) Armenian Catholic Church in the Beyoglu district of[...]

YEREVAN / ISTANBUL — Kevork Malikyan (born in 1943) is a British-Armenian actor and teacher. He spent seven years training for priesthood at the Surp Haç (Holy Cross) Armenian High School Seminary in Istanbul, then moved to London in[...]

ISTANBUL — The Hrant Dink School of Istanbul educates the children of families from the Republic of Armenia who emigrated to Istanbul to make a living. Many of the students are from needy families but still are able to get an Armenian[...]

By Andrew Wilks ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — The arrest of one of Europe’s most wanted criminals in Istanbul has fueled opposition claims that Turkey is being flooded with “black money” from abroad amid a growing need for foreign cash.[...]