The Ottomans were much more inclined to stay up the whole of the night after they had broken their fast in the evening. After all, sahur or breakfast had to be eaten before the dawn of a new day broke.
An estimated 7 million travelers will take to the roads and skies during the traditional 'bayram' holiday
Locals in Artvin province’s Arhavi are resorting to legal action to halt the first such plant planned in the center of a town
Turkey has given the green light to the Environmental Impact Assessment (ÇED) report for the section of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline that will cross the country.
Russia has designated Sochi's Olympic site and the annexed Crimean peninsula as gambling areas on Wednesday, in a bid that casino revenues will boost their development.
The whole of Turkey is facing environmental destruction for the sake of development, industry and investments, Demirtaş has said
Over 500 people formed a three-kilometer-long human chain in Artvin to protest the mine project
Category: FORK & CORK
There is a term in Turkish, very much repeated every mid-summer in Istanbul that can be translated as “to go nuts;” not in the sense of losing one’s mind, but leaving for the countryside for the hazelnut harvest
At least 40 Palestinians were killed on July 20 by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
The holy month of Ramadan is an age-old tradition that brings fasting by the day and celebrations by the night, the faithful keep their bellies empty while the sun sets ablaze, following the Prophet’s plight
Category: BLIND SPOT
BLIND SPOT - They are Emel İhsanoğlu, Tayyibe Erdoğan and Sabahat Demirtaş. All three of them are women. Imagine how different life would be
CHP Manisa Deputy Özgür Özel reacted against the demand, stating that deputies should cover their own expenses in such situations
Activists in Turkey have gathered along several rivers across the country to protest the scores of hydroelectric plant projects (HES) and dams that threaten the environment
Nine areas in Turkey were selected by the WWF among the 100 spots in Europe essential to preserve
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
NATO has visibly increased its presence and military activities in the Black Sea in a bid to display deterrence toward Russia in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine crisis
Local officials are working hard to attract tourists to Turkey’s hidden bay, Gideros, in Kastamonu’s Cide coast, an area that was inhabited 3,500 years ago by Amazons
The Syrian National Coalition has elected Saudi-based Syrian opposition figure Hadi al-Bahra as its new president
Eduard Shevardnadze, ex-president of Georgia and former Soviet foreign minister, has died, his personal assistant said
An ancient road believed to date back to the Iron Age and featuring rock-carved stairs has been discovered in the northern province of Samsun’s Salıpazarı district.
Russia plans to issue a banknote dedicated to Crimea, a senior central bank official said on Wednesday, the latest expression of national pride over Moscow's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine.
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