Turkey’s one of the leading “pro-government” newspapers held a new year party with prominent Turkish celebrities over the weekend, including diva Bülent Ersoy and Arabesque musician Orhan Gencebay.

Sabah daily, a pro-Erdoğan daily according to BBC, organised this event for its entertainment supplement Gunaydin (Good Morning.) Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, an Islamist according to the NYT, also celebrates the new year with his pre-recorded video messages.

The daily, published in Istanbul since 1985, is known for its lavish parties for the new year.







The Kebab and Camel
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