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Fyre Fest lives, dies on social media

Fyre Fest lives, dies on social media

A multiday music, art and culture party that promised ‘an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded’ on the Bahamian island of Exuma was a big fiasco, leaving party-goers angry

Comment(s)4/30/2017

Circus arts help Syrian children make new life

Circus arts help Syrian children make new life

Just north of the Syrian border, in a house in Mardin, there is a beautiful view over the Mesopotamian plain to Syria, which 80 youngsters once called home. The other children are Turkish

Comment(s)4/11/2017

‘Here’s İzmir, bro’

‘Here’s İzmir, bro’

As İzmirians bask in the praise of the out-of-towners, Erospolis offers you a list of İzmir tales carefully gathered from natives and newcomers.

Comment(s)4/29/2017

Ruined Aegean houses going for premium prices

Ruined Aegean houses going for premium prices

Old stone houses in İzmir’s districts are in great demand as people want to escape from big cities. The prices of the houses, however, are now on a par with luxurious houses in the city center

Comment(s)4/7/2017

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed April 27 in a discovery that offers hope for Australia’s struggling Great Barrier Reef

Comment(s)4/28/2017

Antalya’s Patara Beach draws tourists with dunes

Antalya’s Patara Beach draws tourists with dunes

Antalya’s world-famous Patara beach is hosting thousands of tourists thanks to its dunes, with horse and camel tours being organized on its 12-kilometer beach

Comment(s)4/6/2017

Fisherman of Halicarnassus remembered in Bodrum

Fisherman of Halicarnassus remembered in Bodrum

Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, a famous writer known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus, is appreciated for his contributions to Bodrum, where he was exiled after being found guilty for an article he wrote

Comment(s)4/20/2017

Algeria obtains Ottoman-era documents at auction

Algeria obtains Ottoman-era documents at auction

Algerian authorities on April 3 announced their acquisition of 600 historical maps and manuscripts dating back to the country’s Ottoman period

Comment(s)4/5/2017

EROSPOLIS: Why dreams and good people will prevail

EROSPOLIS: Why dreams and good people will prevail

Whatever the outcome of referendum, there is place for dreams and hopes for a better world. A space of 90 square meters and a group of determined young people to help others’ creativity are proofs of that

Comment(s)4/15/2017

Let’s just stop abusing Atatürk!

Let’s just stop abusing Atatürk!

Erospolis is shaken after seeing a man who tattooed Atatürk’s signature on his forehead

Comment(s)4/1/2017

Enchanting Edirne waits to be discovered

Enchanting Edirne waits to be discovered

Edirne is just three kilometers away from Greece and 17 kilometers away from the Bulgarian border

Comment(s)4/14/2017

Historic mansion turns into city museum

Historic mansion turns into city museum

A new museum has opened in Bozöyük in northwestern Turkey to celebrate one of Turkey’s heroes of the War of Independence, while another new facility in nearby Bilecik will celebrate the area’s Ottoman past

Comment(s)3/31/2017

Halfeti rose scents the world with perfume

Halfeti rose scents the world with perfume

The scent of Halfeti’s unique and rare black rose has gained fame across the world as a perfume produced by a UK-based company

Comment(s)4/13/2017

Amazon queens sold to Europe

Amazon queens sold to Europe

Kilims and ceramic trinkets produced by Turkish and Syrian women who attend courses in the Family Support Center in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Harran district are now being sold in Europe, providing income to locals.

Comment(s)3/29/2017

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