"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
The International Criminal Court (ICC)is to open a preliminary inquiry into the events surrounding an Israeli security forces raid on a flotilla
Israeli has described as “political theatre” the trial in Turkey of four Israeli military commanders over the deadly storming of a Gaza-bound aid
The trial of four Israeli military commanders begins in their absence in Istanbul on Tuesday. They are charged over the killing of nine Turks on an
Turkey’s relations with Gaza’s Hamas leadership have grown closer with a visit by the Palestinian territory’s prime minister Ismail Haniyeh.
“It is possible that Turkey and Israel might tumble into an armed conflict in the Mediterranean.” It is remarkable to hear these words from a
Growing tension between Israel and Turkey is manifesting itself at airports, where passengers from the respective nations say they are being
The Hamas movement in Gaza is applauding Ankara’s move to downgrade relations with Israel.
Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said: “Hamas, the Islamic
Turkey’s dispute with Israel over its refusal to apologise for a raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has erupted into a fresh round of diplomatic
Turkey has imposed diplomatic sanctions against Israel, including the exclusion of top embassy staff, over an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla heading
The Israeli navy has seized a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking the blockade of the Gaza Strip. There are no reports
The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship taking part in the Gaza ‘peace flotilla’ on Monday.
The Greek coastguard intercepted a Canadian ship on Monday, which was part of the Gaza `peace flotilla.`
The ship which was claiming to be
The captain of the American ship, ‘Audacity of Hope’ will appear in court in Athens on Monday. He was at the helm as his vessel tried to defy the
Pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with Greek police in Athens where they had been protesting over Washington’s stance on a flotilla of ships
An Irish motor launch due to take part in the Gaza peace flotilla has, according to its Irish sponsors, been sabotaged while in dock in Turkey
As the blockade-busting peace flotilla for Gaza prepares to set sail, Israel may be backtracking on its threat to ban participating journalists.
The Israeli navy is exercising new tactics in anticipation of a new pro-Palestinian peace flotilla arriving off Gaza later this month.
Plans are afoot for a second aid mission to Gaza, exactly one year after nine Turkish activists died when Israeli commandos raided this ship as it
A Turkish action movie due out this week is stirring controversy and its release was even delayed in Germany amid accusations of anti-Semitism
Turkey has released details of its own report into what happened when Israel seized a Turkish ship loaded with aid bound for Gaza last May.