KISAKUREK, NECIP FAZIL (May 26, 1904 – May 25, 1983), Turkish poet, playwright, and essayist. One of the most striking figures of modern Turkish literature, Necip Fazil combined in his life concerns for literary style and political ideology. Today he is remembered primarily for the second, but in fact his poetry, prose, journalism, and theater […]

25 July 2014 Last updated at 16:19 New train at Ankara stationThe new high-speed train will link Turkey’s capital to an Istanbul suburb Turkey has inaugurated a high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara, slashing by half the seven-hour journey time between the two cities. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled aboard the first train […]