A day after the reopening of the Great Synagogue in Edirne, the temple is empty due to the lack of a community, but some are calling on them to return
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Last Thursday, the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne, just miles from the Greek and Bulgarian borders, was the stage for a historic event: The reopening ceremony of the newly renovated Great Synagogue, which had been dormant and rusting for almost half a century.
Turkey’s State Theater might be planning to give free performances across the country on March 27, World Theater Day, but it’s not a day of celebration for many theater professionals, with increasing oppression, censorship and a questionable draft law giving control to the state
The author of a major new history of the Great War and the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Oxford University Professor Eugene Rogan, tells the Hürriyet Daily News that the effects of the conflict are still being felt in the region 100 years later.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
On March 18, 1915, British and French naval forces launched a campaign on Turkish positions in the Dardanelles. They failed. The date has been ingrained in my head since childhood
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and Britain… What do they have in common? This week not only these countries, but the entire world remembered the heroes of the Gallipoli Campaign on the centenary of the historic battle.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Time flies! It’s already three months since the “fourth sequel” appeared here, but it’s time for more headlines from the Istanbul press in the year 2023:
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
In the historic Edirnekapı Military Cemetery in Istanbul, young soldiers lay side-by-side, resting in a sea of flowers and flags.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Military historian Edward Erickson is one of the new-generation historians; he has developed new theses, especially on the Armenian question, against genocide claims.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920’ by Eugene Rogan (Allen Lane, 512 pages, £25)
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has emphasized the significance of national unity and brotherhood on Anatolian soil as the key to the Ottomans’ Gallipoli victory of 1915.
Thanks to passionate art lover and collector Yüksel Erimtan, Ankara now has its first ever archaeology and arts museum formed from a private collection
They do! That, at least, is what a recent survey says. According to the OECD, only 3 percent of people in Turkey say that they are underqualified for their current jobs.
A new exhibition in Istanbul, ‘From the Depths to the Trenches: Gallipoli 1915,’ focuses on the memories of the Gallipoli Campaign on its 100th anniversary
Historian Erhan Afyoncu’s new book on the Tomb of Süleyman Shah has just been released. The book, which is published by the Üsküdar Municipality’s press department, was introduced to the public on March 11
Some parts of Prizren Castle, one of the most important historical sites in the Balkans, have collapsed despite the recent donation of funds to restore the structure.
“[He was the man who] exerted effective control over the fracturing state. “[He had an] attraction to absolutism. “[Under his rule he used] the secret police to silence dissent. “[He had a] worsening paranoia about perceived threats to his personal power and his life
MHP lead Devlet Bahçeli has likened the disarmament call by the jailed PKK leader to the Treaty of Sevres, which marked the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I.
The government’s proposal for a presidential system is effectively one-man rule without the checks and balances of the US system, prominent legal scholar Ergun Özbudun tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that the AKP is distorting the facts to suggest that presidential systems are the most successful models around the world
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
In the days of the Ottoman Empire, pederasty-like relationships were common between pre-pubescent boys and bearded older men. Though today it seems homoerotic, the relationship had a deeper meaning according to the mystic Sufis and their search for God
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