Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
Istanbul’s historic district of Beyoğlu under Mayor Misbah Demircan has set a custom that suits Istanbul’s history well by starting the “Beyoğlu Conversations.”
An Israeli bill calling for a ban on mosques using loudspeakers for the call to prayer has been condemned as a “rejection of Islam” by the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet).
A new exhibition by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilization (ANAMED) puts the walls of Istanbul and the surrounding area under the spotlight
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Ayvalık is a cute, historic coastal town on Turkey’s Aegean coast, popular among those who want to escape the mega cities. The town is set to apply to enter UNESCO’s World Heritage List because of its “industrial heritage.”
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
If there is one electoral promise that most political leaders in Greece failed to honor once elected to power, it is the size of their cabinet
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Some observers have lately been advising foreign governments not to worry too much about Turkey’s (President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s) increasingly aggressive irredentist rhetoric because it is largely targeted at domestic consumption rather than addressing the relevant foreign audience. Well, yes and no.
Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti will take the stage tonight with Lebanon’s Rabih Abou Khalil and the Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra. During live performances she says she still feels like her heart leaves her body
Istanbul-based internationally acclaimed photographer Serra Akcan is spending a month as İzmir’s artist-in-residence to look at İzmir through her lens and help children in İzmir’s impoverished Agora develop their own outlook
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Oct. 10 asked once again the Security Council to formally request that the International Criminal Court (ICC) begin investigations of war crimes in Syria.
Category: FORK & CORK
Hospitality is serious business. The hospitality industry is the backbone of many countries that rely greatly on tourism income
Pope Francis on Oct. 2 arrived in mainly Muslim Azerbaijan on the last leg of his peace tour of the volatile ex-Soviet Caucasus region, just months after visiting arch-foe Armenia.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
One of Turkey’s most zealous pro-government dailies, Akşam, came out with a bizarre headline on Aug. 30: “The Patriarchate-CIA-Gülen Alliance.”
Amid ongoing strains related to the recent attempted military coup in Turkey, tension between the two Aegean neighbors has flared up upon the Greek president’s call for a “sincere apology” from Ankara for what Athens describes as the “Pontic genocide.”
The new archaeological excavation season has started in Antalya’s Demre district. Among its sites are the St. Nicholas Museum and the ancient city of Myra-Andriake
FORK & CORK - The Janissary Corps were once the mighty army everyone feared. They were the ultimate power machines, to such an extent that in certain cases even the Ottoman sultan, who was in command of the janissaries, did not dare to challenge them
“It was just a storm. It passed. Everything is OK.” My friend on the other end of the line sounded quite jolly and consoling. I should not worry, he said, things will sort themselves out. “Believe me. We know better,” he said
Gay activists have canceled what was to be the first gay pride march in the Israeli city of Beersheba after Israel's Supreme Court restricted the event's route due to concerns of violence
Archaeologists excavating the site of the biblical city of Ashkelon found what they say is the first Philistine cemetery ever discovered
Hundreds of Turks crossed the “Green Line” dividing the Mediterranean island of Cyprus on July 7 to pray at a mosque in Greek Cyprus, a rare pilgrimage made possible by a 2014 accord
Men wailed in prayer in a drab Athens basement on July 6, marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in one of the Greek capital’s many makeshift mosques set up in garages or abandoned warehouses
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