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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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'
Which one do you prefer: sheep, goat or ram? This is not a selective main choice in a menu, but a rather critical question on the significance of this year. There seems to be a confusion on which animal really signifies the forthcoming New Year in the Chinese calendar
The crowd was anxious to hear. Young chefs were waiting nervously, hoping that their names would be called. The winning team would have a big reward: a trip to Turkey.
Love is bitter… No doubt about it! But one has to admit, there is a certain sweetness in love. For me, the most fitting word for love is in the Italian language: Amore.
“Hamsi” is a way of life for Black Sea people. Known as the European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus to be precise, it is the staple protein during winter months for all of the people living near the shores of the Black Sea coast in Turkey.
Life is short, so is February. A few days shorter than other months, February did not even exist once.
The day after the Twelfth Night is Epiphany, the day of revelation. In Istanbul, Epiphany day is special for the Greek and Armenian communities
Only a single, sun-dried fig or apricot makes you feel like you’ve just popped a full basket of fruit in your mouth. In the cold of mid-winter, this is the best way to remember the sun-kissed days of summer.
Go green! This could be the slogan of the coming year. Listening to Uğur Bayar, chairman of WWF in Turkey, I finally saw a dim ray of hope about the bleak future of the environment in Turkey.
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