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
A lively debate has broken out over academic Behlül Özkan's eyecatching recent work, which claims that new PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is a pan-Islamist ideologue with imperialist ambitions to reshape the Middle East
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
When the Ottomans grew leery and weary, they simply had a to call upon a carriage to carry them
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became the 12th president of the Turkish republic Aug. 28 through three ceremonies in Ankara.
The Ankara State Opera and Ballet (ADOB) has announced that it will perform Mozart’s 'Abduction from the Seraglio' in Sicily’s famous Taormina Ancient Theater on Sept. 6
PM-designate Davutoğlu heralds a ‘restoration’ in his planned government to repair '90 years of damage' to the Turkish Republic
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Prime Minister designate Ahmet Davutoğlu is promising to continue with what he refers to as the “restoration process” under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Category: NURAY MERT
It is rather difficult for me to write about the new prime ministerial candidate, Ahmet Davutoğlu, since he is a classmate from university years and an old friend.
Devoid of the frenetic activity and artificial illumination that characterizes the strait today, the Bosphorus was once perfect for night-time cruises to enjoy the splendor of the full moon and the best music in the Ottoman Empire
Pando Kaymak, with the fame of its cream, is closing its doors after 119 years of activity
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.
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'
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