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.
A Greek-Russian businessman with roots in Turkey’s Black Sea region has offered to cover all the costs of the construction of a mosque in Trabzon in exchange for the Fener Orthodox Greek Patriarchate regaining control of the province’s Hagia Sophia, a church-turned-mosque.
Summer time is the time for confusion in movie theaters. Among the Hollywood blockbusters and anticipated indie films finally finding release dates after months are the low-budget, low-key Turkish films
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
The Turkish Republic, just like the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago, is heading into its longest year.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
As recently as five years ago Turkey had a happy story to tell – and sell.
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
Exactly 101 years ago, a series of breath-taking developments in European and Turkish seas put the Ottoman Empire into a war that would destroy it. Recently revealed documents correct some misconceptions about how the Turks entered World War I
An international archaeology team working in Manisa’s Gölmarmara lake basin is excited about new findings in the area including a massive castle and Bronze Age settlement
Turkey’s top soldier is assuming his responsibilities at a very critical time.
Despite surface upheaval, Turkey’s Kurdish issue continues to be defined by decisions taken years ago by both the state and the PKK insurgents, author Cem Emrence tells Hurriyet Daily News
If residents in the former Ottoman lands, including Turkey, stretching to three continents took the Turkish prime minister seriously, they could panic and start the world’s biggest-ever wave of immigration toward safer lands
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has vowed to bring the “order and justice” of the Ottoman Empire to today’s world.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Freemasonry in the Ottoman Empire: A History of the Fraternity and its Influence in Syria and the Levant’ by Dorothe Sommer (IB Tauris, 317 pages, £62)
A popular Muslim televangelist in Turkey has opposed a recent statement by a colleague, who had declared “advanced oral sex” to be forbidden by Islam.
In a scene reminiscent of a horror movie, a Turkish man has killed a wounded foe in the street near a shrine dedicated to the founders of the Ottoman Empire
The ancient city of Ephesus in western Turkey has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List following a vote in Bonn on July 5.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zeytindağı’/‘Mount of Olives’ by Falih Rıfkı Atay (Pozitif Yayıncılık, 192 pages, 10 TL)
The personal belongings of Ottoman soldier and politician Enver Paşa have been sold at an auction in the southern province of Antalya.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
It is one of Europe’s oldest people, yet has a Muslim majority. The whole nation is ethnically homogenous, yet split among three religions.
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