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WATCH: Turkey Hacks For a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Living

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. Whether it's cleaning the house, preparing the food, maki...

Our Tour of Shame in Syria

Maia Rose Rotman | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Maia Rose Rotman

"Where is Canada?" In Turkey and Jordan recently, this was the question we heard over and over, from Syrian refugees themselves, crisis intervention workers, medical professionals, human rights activists and others dedicated to helping Syrians.To friends and family, I referred to my time in the region as a tour of shame, as a Canadian. There was a clear perception among the people we spoke with that Canada preferred Christian asylum seekers, and this explained the delays and inaction. As the now-infamous photo of Alan Kurdi reminds us, there is an immediate need for Canada to show leadership in developing a concrete solution.

We Must Set Concrete Targets for Global Youth Employment

Adam Moscoe | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Adam Moscoe

The 1.8 billion young people on our planet have the potential to not only enlarge the global economy, but also to mainstream sustainable growth. G20 governments must work to empower youth to build skills and achieve mastery such that their labour will be fulfilling and will add value to their communities.

What Turkey Hosting the G20 Summit Means to Me

G(irls)20 | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

Since gender equality is one of the most important issues in terms of sustainable and healthy growth, Turkey has launched a new engagement group, Women20 (W20), which will concentrate on enhancing the role and increasing the participation of women in business. In addition to gender equality, ensuring women have access to financial assets will form the backbone of global growth.

Women Don't Want Privilege, They Want Equality

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business

G(irls)20 brings together a group of carefully selected young women, "delegates", equips them with leadership and communication skills and gives them the opportunity to meet with leaders from government, business and civil society. This is an excellent way of empowering young women to help them realize their full potential.

We Are All Complicit in the Tragedy on Turkey's Shores

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

By now everyone has seen the tiny corpse of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on Turkey's shores. Canada and its allies must work harder to focus squarely on the root of the problem -- the lack of human rights, withheld not only by ISIS/Daesh, but by others, as well.

Drowned Syrian Boys, Mother Buried In Hometown They Fled

CP | Mehmet Guzel, The Associated Press | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada

KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey — The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Fri...

Eid Reminds Us to Reflect and Reconnect

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Rose MacIver

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadan here in Turkey and as a western yoga teacher living in Istanbul, I'm usually just happy to watch locals celebrate the holiday of Eid around me. But something gave way this year, and I had an opportunity to reflect on my old experiences.

Canada Must Do More To Help Syrians Abroad

Dana Wagner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

Despite government statements that Canada has done "more than any of our allies," our allies have introduced smart humanitarian policies that have moved far more Syrians abroad than anything Ottawa has yet introduced. Canada can look to them - Germany, Sweden, Norway, Brazil and more - for inspiration.

A Thanksgiving Soundtrack For Your Turkey Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Music

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means a whole lot of lazing and eating and lazing again. While we can't feed you, we have at least assist in your ...

Taking a Leap From the Kitchen to the Dragons' Den

Vikram Vij | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.

The Politics of Monetary Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Peter Hall

When it comes to elections, timing is critical. This year brings a rash of elections in some of the most important emerging markets: Brazil, India, In...

What's Next in Tayyip Erdogan's Complicated Political Drama?

Bessma Momani | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada
Bessma Momani

If Erdogan were to run for President, he would be effectively taking a demotion from the all-powerful position as Prime Minister. And while Erdogan had tried to propose constitutional amendments to increase the powers of the Presidency, he has thus far been unable to endow the role with the power for him to play a musical chairs with the current President Gul in August.

Why Are So Many Journalists in Jail?

Dana Wagner | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada
Dana Wagner

Imagine a world without a George Orwell and The Road to Wigan Pier, without Katherine Boo and Behind the Beautiful Forevers, or without Óscar Martínez and The Beast. What if Britain, the United States, and El Salvador had silenced these radicals before they ever documented working class poverty, the economics of slum life, and the horror of migrant trails?

Keep Relief Efforts from Terrorists' Hands

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

Canada has sanctioned some of these front organizations by designating them as terrorist organizations, depriving them of charitable status, or freezing their assets. But the Turkish-based IHH has managed to avoid a terrorist designation in North America -- a disconcerting fact that Canada would be wise to remedy.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Day Playlist: 30 Songs To Eat Turkey To

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Living

Thanksgiving falls on Monday, Oct. 12 this year and what better way to say "thanks" than through song? So we've compiled a Turkey Day playlist tha...

SavvyMom Roundup: Concussions, Thanksgiving and Sinead vs. Miley

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Concussions, Thanksgiving, a runaway kid, Sinead and Miley and BlissDom all caught my attention this week. 1. I'll tell you what has caught most of...

Will the Summer Shine on or Sour the Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

There's a sour seasonality that has become entrenched in recent global economics. In the past few years, summer has become a disarmingly punctual momentum-killer of global production. Perhaps the most critical question in EDC's Summer 2013 Global Export Forecast is whether we are in for yet another summer drubbing, or whether this is the year we break with that sorry tradition.

Turkey's Prime Minister Needs to Take Responsibility

Semra Sevi | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Semra Sevi

After three weeks of turmoil in Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still appears to be reluctant to resolve the political conflict in Turkey. Rather, he has further provoked the protesters by his continued dismissive and authoritarian statements.

Global Street Style: the 'Staches of Istanbul, Turkey | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Style

One of the great pleasures of life is kissing a man with a moustache. (Yes, you can quote me.) I am completely in luck because Istanbul is full of handsome men with moustaches -- not just any kind of moustache, but sexy ones. In fact, all of the facial hair here in Istanbul is süper sexy.

Hagia Sofia: Witness to Triumphs and Terrors

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada
Akaash Maharaj

One afternoon, I decided to clear my mind and pay a brief visit to the Hagia Sophia, the monumental edifice in the ancient heart of the city. The "Holy Wisdom" is almost 1500 years old, and is -- at least in my amateur opinion -- the single greatest masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.

Why Did Justin Bieber Stop His Show In Turkey?

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.03.2013 | Canada Music

While he's had a rough 2013 so far, Justin Bieber earned some kudos earlier this week during a concert in Istanbul after stopping the concert twice fo...

Bibi and Erdogan Bury the Hatchet Thanks to Obama

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

There were low expectations for the summit meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the talks were a major d...

Why Cyprus Is Not Your Typical Bailout Story

Diane Francis | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

So the Cyprus story is more than just another profligate nation begging for help. This mess may force the unification of this island, and tapping of its resources, at long last for the betterment of all its citizens. It may stop the takeover of a nation inside the EU by Russian bad guys.

Will Canada Answer the "Kurdish Question"?

Semra Sevi | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada
Semra Sevi

Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners in Turkey have been on a hunger strike for over a month. According to CNN, they demand equal Kurdish language rights in education and in courts, as well as the release of Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the infamous Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK). The Kurdish demands do indeed require a response, not only from Canada but from the rest of the world also