Home to Mehmet the Conqueror and Süleyman the Magnificent during the glory years of the Ottoman Empire, Edirne Palace is undergoing restoration that is expected to ultimately draw more visitors
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turks love to mount their high horses and wax moral about xenophobia toward the Turks and Islamophobia toward Muslims in general in the West.
As Hürriyet writer and gourmet Mehmet Yaşin asked recently, where can we put Turkish coffee in the wider coffee world?
Category: NURAY MERT
It was very interesting to read an interview by Barçın Yinanç in the Hürriyet Daily News on a recent British Council survey in seven countries, including Turkey and the U.K., on views of the First World War.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Answering a question from a journalist about reports claiming U.S. President Barack Obama has changed his strategy on Syria to prioritize the removal of Bashar al-Assad, to aid in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The First World War in the Middle East’ by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (Hurst, $35, 320 pages)
Turkey’s top cleric has said Islamophobia will be high on the agenda of his upcoming meeting with Pope Francis during the latter’s landmark visit to Turkey in late November.
Kadir Has University’s Lifelong Education Center, in collaboration with its Culinary School, has initiated a project that blends food and diplomacy, with an award-winning Armenian chef from Yerevan cooking dishes with students
Category: MELİS ALPHAN
Our pepital. They remember those businessmen who they have benefited from and who have pledged themselves to society with respect.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Is Ankara going to play tough on Cyprus? As much as many of us would wish for the opposite, the impression is that the reaction from Turkey will not be mild
In Turkey young generations know more about and feel more affected by events related to World War I than older generations and accordingly differ from their peers in the United Kingdom, says Anne Bostancı, the co-author of the British Council’s report based on a survey conducted in 7 countries
Armenian institutions have engaged in a campaign to blame Turkey on the centenary of 1915 Armenian killings, and Turkey should have a strategy in the event that it fails to counter the claims, a senior diplomat says
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
TASTE OF THE PAST - In Islam, the position of muezzin, or the caller to prayer, was one of the earliest appointments and is attributed to the Prophet Muhammad himself. His choice was a former slave who was partially black but had a superb voice
Pope Francis is set to be the first house guest at Turkey's new presidential palace during his upcoming visit
FOLDED CORNER - ‘A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood’ by Ian Johnson (Mariner Books, 336 pages, $16)
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Istanbul is hosting a very interesting conference, which started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow: The first international Levantine conference named “The Levantines: Commerce and Diplomacy.”
The UN rights chief’s grandmother is Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, a renowned Turkish artist who died in 1991
When Ramazan Kızıl established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant football teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and Kurdish flags alongside one another in a European championship.
Turkish women are proportionally over-represented in universities in comparison to their standing in the rest of society, according to a professor at Sabancı University. Their stronger presence in academia is atypical to the Middle East and actually closer to the West, says Sibel Irzık
The first international conference focused on the Levantine communities of the Eastern Mediterranean is kicking off in Istanbul today and will remain in the city until Nov. 5.
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