The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will be organized between May 29 and June 21. The theme of the event this year is ‘Unusual’
Historian Benjamin Fortna talks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Circassian: A Life of Eşref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent’
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FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Circassian: A Life of Eşref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent’ by Benjamin C. Fortna (Hurst, 341 pages, £25)
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The government has transferred the public stakes in a number of major public companies to a recently established sovereign wealth fund, stating that the aim was to secure credit at lower rates for big projects by using the shares in these valuable companies as collateral.
Turkey’s authentic döner kebap has evolved from being cheap fast-food, mostly preferred by Europe’s migrant communities, into a “food concept” that has dominated the world in an upward trend, French food geographer Pierre Raffard has said.
The country’s only paper museum in Yalova draws tourists from Turkey and abroad, with visitors having a chance to see the production processes of paper in its atelier
The ancient city of Uzuncaburç in southern Turkey is home to the best preserved artifacts in the region, as well as its resemblance to Ephesus
British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a defense equipment deal with Turkey on an official visit to Ankara on Jan. 28, as the two countries promised to ramp up trade partnerships ahead of Brexit
The Koç University research center for Anatolian civilizations displays an exhibition featuring the caricature album of the late 19th century Ottoman Foreign Minister Yusuf Franko Kusa Bey
Turkey’s highways authority has received bids from four international consortiums to build, operate, and maintain a new 10 billion-Turkish Lira ($2.61 billion) suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait, the authority said Jan. 26
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The plant looked completely useless.
Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace is facing risk of collapse, as it has been determined that the ground on which it is situated is sliding toward the Sarayburnu district on the coast of the Marmara Sea
Author Tuba Çandar speaks to HDN about her unique biography of the path-breaking life of the late Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The biggest problem for Turkey is that we have not yet been able to achieve the sociological and sentimental integration to the extent required by the definition of a “nation.” For this reason, we become polarized very easily and very sharply.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Garo Paylan applied on Jan. 16 to the Constitutional Court, demanding that the top court annul his temporary suspension from parliament after using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I-era mass killings of Ottoman Armenians
Pistachios and chocolate: These two have an affinity for each other according to the Turkish palate.
A Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker was temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament on Jan. 13 for using the word “genocide” in reference to the World War I mass killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, during heated discussions on changes to the constitution
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
One of Turkey’s last practitioners of the traditional circus act of wire-walking is eager to pass on the skill to ensure the craft does not die out
A church dating back to the end of the 19th century that was built by an unknown Hungarian is now being restored for use a museum in western Anatolia
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