LEST WE FORGET

In Britain, Remembrance Sunday fell on the 10th of November this year. As I was joining the people of my adopted country in a moment of contemplation to honour their heroes, altogether another kind of commemoration was taking place in my mother country. The 10th of November is the anniversary of death of Mustafa Kemal […]




HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY TO OSCE’S RFOM!

The Office of the OSCE’s Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFOM), the Vienna-based inter-governmental media watchdog, is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. The Representative on Freedom of the Media was established in December 1997, in order to ensure compliance with media freedom commitments agreed by then 55 participating states, some of which still […]




IT IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, published a comprehensive report of life satisfaction, well- being and the impact of the economic crisis in 36 countries, including Turkey. Not surprisingly, life satisfaction scores dropped considerably in countries worst hit by the crisis, such as Greece, Spain and Italy. The report shows that it was […]