A major exhibition on the Seljuks will be held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art without loans from Turkey. Turkey is refusing to lend artifacts to leading British and American museums based on the issue of disputed antiquities
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Just as we yesterday celebrated the 91st year of the foundation of the Turkish Republic, this year also marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, which brought an end to the Ottoman Empire.
It was 100 years ago today that two Russian ports were bombarded by ships of the Imperial Ottoman Navy under a German commander
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Will Turkey be able to maintain inner peace? Will Turkey be able to jump out of the middle-income and middle-democracy trap? Will Turkey manage to remain the only secular democracy in the Islamic world?
President Erdoğan used the occasion of the Republic Day to issue a message in support of soldiers defending the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, a Turkish enclave in northern Syria
Ayn al-Arab is the official name of the besieged Syrian border town, which the world now knows by its 'Kurdish' name Kobane. What's in a name?
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
TASTE OF THE PAST - At least 14 historical passages can be found off İstiklal Avenue, with such evocative names as Çiçek, Atlas, Aslıhan, Avrupa, Rumeli, Aznavur, Suriye, Hazzopulo, Markiz, El Hamra, Halep, Nil, Crespin, Tünel and Hristaki
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan: The Making of a National Homeland in Turkey’ by Behlül Özkan
A prominent Turkish historian has argued that today's political Islamists use Ottomanism as a guise for their ulterior motives to reach the Islamic "Golden Age."
Director Derviş Zaim returns this week with ‘Balık’ (Fish), the second in a trilogy on the relationship between humans and nature. Here’s a look at how ‘Balık’ fares in a filmography of two decades
One has to assume that the Byzantines had fountains because the Romans did, but today no trace of these remains. Instead we have many fountains from the Ottoman period the were common until pipes bringing water directly into individual houses were laid in the nineteenth century
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is not the only one who is careless with his remarks while addressing university students at a sensitive moment in the Middle East.
An exhibition focusing on Turkey’s history as a refuge for those seeking shelter from conflict and oppression has been unveiled at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Category: FORK & CORK
FORK & CORK - One taste associated with wilderness is saffron for me. Though saffron is most usually cultivated, for me it reflects a wildly woody flavor that evokes dreams of an adventurous hunt for the elusive spice
'There are new Lawrences, disguised as journalists, religious men, writers and terrorists'
A group of Syrian Christian refugees is taking shelter in an Istanbul church, returning to Turkey almost 100 years after their ancestors were forced from Anatolia by the Ottoman Empire
Another carnivorous “Feast of Sacrifice” has just passed, leaving blood-red stains in our urban landscapes.
Chief of Staff Gen. Özel has addressed the Turkish soldiers keeping guard at the Süleyman Şah tomb, saying the army would lend support to the staff in the event of an attack on the area
Turkey will not allow coalition members to use its military bases or its territory in the fight against the ISIL if the objective does not also include ousting the Bashar al-Assad regime, Erdoğan has hinted
Turkish military sources categorically denied any attack by the ISIL on the Suleiman Shah tomb, an official enclave in Syria protected by Turkish troops
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