Harvard and Koç University’s summer school hosts local and foreign students for Ottoman Turkish classes every year on Turkey’s picturesque Cunda Island, off the Aegean coast
Outgoing President Abdullah Gül conferred the Order of Merit of the Republic of Turkey on Dr. Feroz Ahmad on Aug. 19 for the professor’s work on Turkish history
This week we celebrate the anniversaries of two famous journeys, three centuries apart.
The collapse of the Ottoman Empire might have ushered in the birth of the republic, but the disappearance of the former is nothing to be commemorated, according to historian Orhan Koroğlu.
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Never shy about the spectacle, the Ottoman Empire’s leaders were all presented with the sword of Osman, an act to show the legitimacy of rule
Istanbul is an 8,000-year-old city that was once the capital of Rome, the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Let’s trace this old city’s ancient secrets, which have always been there, but rarely ever noticed.
As predicted, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan just won the first round victory and will become on Aug. 28 the first directly elected president of Turkey, crowning an uninterrupted series of electoral successes since 2002.
The Israeli missile tore through the vaulted ceiling and pulverised age-old sandstone. One direct hit destroyed the Omari mosque in Jabaliya and dealt another blow to Gaza's beleaguered heritage.
Nuri al-Maliki has finally bowed to pressure with Iraq and beyond and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens Baghdad
In a letter sent to the president of the German Bundestag, Norbert Lammert, Cemil Çiçek has stated that the 'forced migration of the Armenian people' during WW I amounted to 'neither deportation nor mass murder'
With ebola spreading across West Africa, the parallels between the modern affliction and the plague of the Middle Ages is unavoidable. Now cured by simple antibiotics, the plague at one time ravaged most of the classical world
After 20 years, the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus will be excavated again, with works set to focus on four different areas of the ancient city
The Sabancı Museum in Emirgan is once more showcasing sublime works produced by Turkish masters over the past 100 years, including paintings by Osman Hamdi Bey
World War I constituted a watershed event in ending the two major continental multiethnic empires in Europe (Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire) and leading to a major transformation of another (Russia) into a communist state.
An ultranationalist group said it would not allow the movie exploring the Armenian Genocide to be released
TASTE OF THE PAST - Slavery in Islam was a tradition upheld by the Prophet Muhammad and thus carried over into the Ottoman Empire, however, in the times of the Ottoman, slaves were able to gain high status and prestigious positions
Fatih Akın has said he could not persuade any Turkish actor to play Hrant Dink
There is a culture of household borrowing that was of unseen and unheard dimensions before 2003. Banks give a third of their credit to individuals
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.
It is not often that a minister of foreign affairs will dare to reveal the logic behind his government’s policy on a sensitive matter
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