It is time to leave aside the grumbling about Istanbul’s chaos and lack of manageability and enjoy everything the teeming metropolis has to offer
Istanbul’s symbolic landmarks were darkened for an hour on March 28 during the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) annual “Earth Hour” event to raise awareness of environmental issues.
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Historic fact or stories related on a winter’s night around a camp fire? There’s no end to Istanbul’s extraordinary life
The body of a man has been found near Sarayburnu, in exactly the same spot where an American woman was killed in 2013
Category: ERSU ABLAK
The age of digital communication and social media has given us many opportunities we did not have ten years ago.
Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik has joined the condemnation of the ISIL destruction of historical artifacts in the Iraqi province of Mosul, recently captured on camera.
Category: FORK & CORK
American writer-humorist Mark Twain visited Istanbul in 1867, tasted Turkish coffee and absolutely hated it. He writes about his experience in 'The Innocents Abroad'
The most comprehensive exhibition on coffee in Turkey, ‘A Drop of Pleasure: 500 years of Turkish Coffee’ opens at the Topkapı Palace
In a book recently published, through sketches and drawings, one catches a glimpse into the mind of a young Fatih Sultan Mehmed as a schoolboy with big dreams
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry’s move to revamp some of its card systems for Turkey’s most famous sites begins to pay dividends
A press conferences was held Jan. 23 to provide information about the progress of the “Turkey: Home” campaign, which was launched by the Culture and Tourism Ministry for Turkey’s promotion abroad.
The Ottomans occasionally sent missions overseas, but it was not until the late 18th century that the empire began posting emissaries overseas on a permanent basis. Until then, diplomatic exchanges were only temporary
Erdoğan pledged his support to the preservation of historical artifacts on Jan. 12, vowing to closely follow their restoration and revival both at home and abroad
WILCO ON THE ROAD - A trip to the Netherlands for Christmas not only provides a chance to enjoy holiday cheer with friends and family, but also an opportunity to be together, forgive and share amid the winter weather
Turkey is being governed from the massive recently built presidential palace, President Erdoğan has said, in an apparent bid to assert his authority over the prime ministry.
With a shared culinary tradition and more, there is much that unites Israel and Turkey, according to Israeli journalist Arad Nir. ‘The potential is there within, waiting to burst out when the right time will come,’ he says
Mehmet Tamdeğer, once an errand boy for the world famous Zildjian cymbal makers, keeps hammering out his special-formula of precious copper to produce the drum component for artists around the globe in a moderate atelier in Istanbul.
The Culture Ministry has announced that a total of 20,269,000 people visited Turkish museums and historic sites in the first eight months of 2014. Here is the top 10
The city is hit by a medium-intensity earthquake every 50 years, with a severe earthquake hitting every 300 years, according to experts
Clever feats of engineering that required precise calculations of slope and hill elevation, Istanbul’s aqueducts crisscrossed the city, bringing water to the imperial city
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