Once home to the most elegants ball of the times, Atatürk’s favorite Hotel, Tokatlıyan, is now facing an unknown future. Considered as a great piece of architecture, the hotel has been waiting for a restoration for the last 30 years.
The 73rd anniversary of the death of the founder of the modern Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, is being commemorated throughout Turkey, in northern Cyprus and at Turkish diplomatic missions worldwide.
A new book titled 'Bilinmeyen Türkler' (Unknown Turks), prepared by Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University lecturer and Ottoman Empire historian Heath W. Lowry, has been issued for sale.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
There are great expectations in the government camp as the process for the preparation of a new constitution is under way, but some members of the minorities voice their concerns about the new charter
The Turkish government opened the door to the much-opposed employment of foreign medics in Turkey as part of a fresh batch of statutory decrees issued shortly before its six-month legislative mandate was to expire yesterday.
A businessman from the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep has established a museum in his ice cream shop displaying antiques that he has collected since his childhood.
On the 88th year of the establishing of modern Turkish Republic, thousands marched together in streets, despite the official ceremonies were canceled.
Turkey has long fought for peace and stability throughout the Balkans and elsewhere, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said yesterday during a visit to Macedonia.
Category: SONER ÇAĞAPTAY
In the years to come, the over-arching rivalry in the Middle East will be neither the Arab-Israeli conflict nor Saudi-Iranian tensions. It will be a revived Turkish-Iranian competition.
The Merinos Textile Industry Museum is set to open this week in Bursa to showcase the northwestern province’s rich textile history and it’ cultural heritage. The museum aims to promote the cultural heritage of the northwestern province.
The sixth annual Legend of Mount Ararat Festival kicked off Tuesday night with an opera at the eastern province of Ağrı’s iconic İshakpaşa Palace.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
For those who refuse to give up the pleasure of taking notes on paper despite the dazzling developments in the digital age, what the Moleskin brand is to the rest of the world, Ece Ajandası (Ece Agenda Book) is to Turkey.
If you want to get an idea of how much Turkish civil society has flourished recently, just visit this address on your browser: www.anatolianfestival.org.
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I truly wonder about that specific scene. What will the German President Christian Wulff feel when he sees the Turkish ambassador presenting credentials to him?
As the Ottoman Empire vanished after World War I, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk created a new Turkey in the mold of Europe. Controlling all levers of power, including the military, Atatürk implemented his vision by mandating a separation between religion, public policy and government, and by telling his compatriots to consider themselves intuitively Western.
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