Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - Ahmet Ağaoğlu and the Genealogy of Liberalism in Turkey’ by H. Ozan Özavcı (Brill, 269 pages, $141)
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Russian desire to reach the “warm waters” of the Mediterranean goes back to before the First World War
While Russian President Vladimir Putin's air campaign in Syria may have other aims, one result seems to be that it is hitting Islamists from Russia's Caucasus, say analysts.
Category: FORK & CORK
When I first saw the call for papers on H-Turk, a list-serve of a history-focused group of academics, I said to myself, “That’s for me!” The title was “From Kebab to Ćevabčići: Eating Practices in Ottoman Europe.”
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu thanked PYD for its part in the relocation of the tomb of Süleyman Şah from Syria to Turkey earlier this year, HDP Ankara Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder has said, countering government claims that Ankara performed the move unilaterally
Tomorrow is International Coffee Day, a day to celebrate sleepless nights, bulging eyes and brighter mornings
Category: BLIND SPOT
My grandfather died in the hajj pilgrimage. Not now. It must have been sometime around 1927.
A new exhibition at the Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations aims to highlight the international impact of renowned British archaeologist John Garstang on the study of archaeology in Turkey and the Near East
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Shifting Sands: The Unraveling of the Old Order in the Middle East’ edited by Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson (Profile, 208 pages, £10)
The Consulate General of Greece in Istanbul, in collaboration with the National Hellenic Research Institute (Ottoman Studies Program) and the Orient-Institut Istanbul will hold a series of lectures titled “Remembering the Ottoman Past in the Eastern Mediterranean.”
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Turkey would have ruled the Middle East first and the former Ottoman lands later. It would have ended the endless wars in the Middle East, once the mighty Turkish empire has emerged.
Category: NURAY MERT
The last hundred years were a great parenthesis for Turkey. Last time, it was the First World War when the Muslim world was silenced by the collapse of the Ottoman Empire by colonial powers, which were new versions of the Crusaders
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
With its logo resembling the symbol of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its devotion to President Erdoğan, a new youth organization stands accused of attacking political party headquarters and media buildings in Turkey
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Terror is burning our hearts every day. It is escalating to dangerous dimensions, provoking ethnic polarization.
Turkey’s ambassador to Luxembourg, Levent Şahinkaya, returned to his office more than four months after being withdrawn in protest of the Luxembourg parliament’s move to recognize the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as genocide
In the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire launched extensive modernization projects to transform Istanbul into a European metropolis. Many projects were left on paper, but what if the sultans’ dreams had come true?
Israel has highly commended Feridun Sinirlioğlu as a chance for Ankara to have a high-skill diplomat as foreign minister
A new group exhibition opened on Aug. 22 at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Dusseldorf focuses on the evolution of Turkish art, from the final years of the Ottoman Empire until the present day.
Police have detained two Syrians for selling historic coins called “sikke” from the Ottoman era in Istanbul, while 500 historic coins as well as modern currency were also confiscated in the raid.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
The so-called “Islamic State” of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is known not only for its wanton violence but also its slick videos.
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