The Istanbul State Opera and Ballet (IDOB) will bring the Hürrem Sultan ballet, which premiered on March 12, 2012, to the stage again in its third season
Category: MURAT YETKİN
When President Abdullah Gül decided in 2008 to watch the match between the national football teams of Turkey and Armenia for the European Cup
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
It will definitely be fun to observe the Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will leave behind.
A Turkish convoy has carried “aid” inside Syria to a historic tomb and military post belonged to Turkey, Prime Minister Erdoğan confirmed on April 23
A 174-year-old marble globe in the middle of Istanbul’s historical peninsula went missing --and apparently nobody noticed for a full month
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
The peacock, originally a bird from India, has been celebrated in a
plethora of different cultures, especially in terms of its feathers,
its mythos and its meat
Category: FORK & CORK
The wooden staircase is spotlessly clean and polished. It has been days of immense spring cleaning in the old timber mansion, now in a pristine state and devoid of any possible bread crumbs or wheaten products, just in time for Passover.
Imagine the Bosphorus covered in green forest, mimosa, Judas
trees and dotted with small villages that can only be reached by
small boats. Even Beyoğlu was full of trees and gardens
An “Armenian genocide” resolution has easily passed the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee by bipartisan voice
US senators have formally launched a fresh effort for the passage in the U.S. Senate of an “Armenian genocide” resolution
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) last month threatened to attack the only outside territory that belongs to Turkey
Istanbul will be able to smell the flowers once again as the ninth International Istanbul Tulip Festival gets underway around the city.
Turks last went to the polls to elect local representatives on March 29, 2009. Local elections have sometimes provided a harbinger of rising political stars
Ottoman control of the Crimean peninsula was established in the 15th century and would go on to last for 300 years
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
The major dispute between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and the Gülen movement that arose with the corruption waves last December has put Fethullah Gülen
Hunting birds has a long history in Anatolia. “Poultry” kebabs have a notable place in Ottoman cookery, not just for flavor, but for a reason.
Although the first depiction of a 'Turkish' carpet in a European pictures dates to the fourteenth century, the number of carpets imported into Europe increased as the Ottoman Empire grew
and became a familiar motif in paintings
Selçuk University’s Underwater Archaeology team has been working to discover what lies below Turkey’s depths for 15 years. The team laid the foundation of center last year
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