The Hırka-ı Şerif, Prophet Muhammed’s sacred cloak made of linen, cotton and silk, is put on special display annually during Ramadan
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The economy is recovering but for this recovery to be permanent, structural reforms must be made, according to many experts
Currently used as a military base and has a NATO radar system, the Mardin Castle is waiting to be open to tourists. Officials say they will work on adding it to an array of tourist attractions.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Crimes of Honor, Drunken Brawls and Murder: Violence in Istanbul under Abdülhamid II’ by Roger A. Deal (Libra, 218 pages, 70TL)
For many outside the country, Turkish food brings to mind images of pitta bread stuffed with shavings of meat roasted on a vertical spit, but there is more
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
In this part of the world many things happen with no easy answers and no resolutions
It is around 30 degrees Celsius under the sun when an elderly figure, huffing and puffing, stands before a wall and points at the life-size figures painted on it.
Istanbul Modern is displaying its collection of works by Fahrelnissa Zeid, renowned for her large-scale canvases that fuse European approaches to abstract art with Byzantine, Islamic and Persian influences
Category: FORK & CORK
There is no question that there is an augmenting quest for anything Ottoman in the recent years.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who passed away on May 26, 2017 at the age of 89, was one of the U.S.’s most highly praised foreign and security policy gurus of the past half-century
Istanbul is the frame of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 28 at an anniversary event for the 564th year of the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottomans.
One of the key points in President Tayyip Erdoğan’s address to the congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 21, after he took back the helm as a result of the April 16 referendum, was his heralding of a “six-month roadmap” for the transformation of Turkey’s political and administrative system.
Recent discussions over Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the War of Independence and the early days of the republic do not open new horizons, nor reveal new knowledge and perspectives
The chief of NATO has said he is in touch with both Germany and Turkey regarding their latest dispute over visiting rights to a Turkish airbase where German soldiers are stationed
Memories are fresh of the Second World War in multi-ethnic Bosnia where Turkey’s cooperation agency takes sides with fellow Bosniacs and makes remarkable projects for development of the country, including preservation of massive heritage of Ottoman Empire in the region
Turkey marks Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with official ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country, as police catch seven who were planning attacks on celebrations
Today is May 19, the anniversary of the date when a handful of military and civilian leaders led by general Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) set out for the Black Sea port of Samsun, from Istanbul, in 1919. They were due to launch a war of resistance against armies occupying the last remaining parts of the empire under the fading Ottoman dynasty.
Turkey celebrated Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19, with various events in the capital Ankara and around the country
FM Çavuşoğlu says Germany is under no obligation to stay at İncirlik base after Berlin threatened to pull out amid the countries’ latest row
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The United States has a 3,300-km border with Mexico. President Donald Trump ran on a campaign promise to build a “big beautiful wall” along it, and though he seems less enthusiastic about it these days, he still hasn’t backed away from the project.
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