Director Derviş Zaim returns this week with ‘Balık’ (Fish), the second in a trilogy on the relationship between humans and nature. Here’s a look at how ‘Balık’ fares in a filmography of two decades
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
One has to assume that the Byzantines had fountains because the Romans did, but today no trace of these remains. Instead we have many fountains from the Ottoman period the were common until pipes bringing water directly into individual houses were laid in the nineteenth century
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is not the only one who is careless with his remarks while addressing university students at a sensitive moment in the Middle East.
An exhibition focusing on Turkey’s history as a refuge for those seeking shelter from conflict and oppression has been unveiled at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Category: FORK & CORK
FORK & CORK - One taste associated with wilderness is saffron for me. Though saffron is most usually cultivated, for me it reflects a wildly woody flavor that evokes dreams of an adventurous hunt for the elusive spice
'There are new Lawrences, disguised as journalists, religious men, writers and terrorists'
A group of Syrian Christian refugees is taking shelter in an Istanbul church, returning to Turkey almost 100 years after their ancestors were forced from Anatolia by the Ottoman Empire
Another carnivorous “Feast of Sacrifice” has just passed, leaving blood-red stains in our urban landscapes.
Chief of Staff Gen. Özel has addressed the Turkish soldiers keeping guard at the Süleyman Şah tomb, saying the army would lend support to the staff in the event of an attack on the area
Turkey will not allow coalition members to use its military bases or its territory in the fight against the ISIL if the objective does not also include ousting the Bashar al-Assad regime, Erdoğan has hinted
Turkish military sources categorically denied any attack by the ISIL on the Suleiman Shah tomb, an official enclave in Syria protected by Turkish troops
Category: GÜVEN SAK
I was just looking at the results of Metropoll’s latest survey on the ISIL. The results are clear: Four out of five people in Turkey consider ISIL a threat
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Ottoman İzmir: The Rise of a Cosmopolitan Port, 1840-1880’ by Sibel Zandi-Sayek
Gifts that were sent to Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit II from Turkey and abroad on the 25th year of his accession to the throne have gone on display at Yıldız Palace
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
When the Syrian Civil War began in March 2011, Turkey was still in its blissful mood of having “zero problems with neighbors.”
Exactly 18 years ago, I was at the National Day of Mexico reception at Singapore Raffles Hotel. Finally, I would be able to taste the legendary mole poblano, wild turkey smothered in the scary dark bitter chocolate-chili sauce with a zillion spices
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to unite people. That is exactly what happened when the Ottoman good-will frigate Ertuğrul met a typhoon, only to be saved by the Japanese, uniting the two civilizations in a fraternal embrace from that point forward
Fatih Akın’s new movie based on the 1915 events made its world premiere at the 71st Venice Film Festival earlier this week. The film has received a mixed response from critics so far, but Akın says it has 'fulfilled its purpose'
PM Davutoğlu says the Diyanet’s role has an 'international mission'
President Erdoğan is set for his first international appearance after taking office, including participation at the key NATO Summit and bilateral visits to Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan
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