Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Boza has been a favorite drink in the Middle East for thousands of years, but it’s the Ottomans who brought it to perfection
Category: GÜVEN SAK
In 2012, Mexico was the first emerging economy to lead the G20. So Turkey is not the first. But those out there with unhealthy “first time ever” obsessions can take solace in Turkey being the first Muslim-majority country to chair the G20
On Jan. 15, the president of Azerbaijan, İlham Aliyev, visited Turkey upon the invitation of the president of Turkey, Receb Tayyip Erdoğan. This visit to Turkey was the first overseas trip for Aliyev in 2015.
An Ottoman medal, which was once presented by the sultan to the wife of a British ambassador in Turkey, will be auctioned in Istanbul soon
Turkey must embrace the republic’s principle of secularism in order to progress economically as well as socially and politically, TÜSİAD's outgoing president Haluk Dinçer has said
Leading cultural, historical and business figures came together on Jan. 21 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris for a conference on Göbeklitepe, during which participants reiterated their commitment to improving the Neolithic site.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is unbelievable. The president of the country is speaking and sending everyone into shock. Can elements within the state plot against the state, plant bombs with the state’s armored cars and murder people in cold blood?
President Erdoğan called on Muslim countries to warn Western countries against a rise in Islamophobia
Category: BASKIN ORAN
The massacre of cartoonists coming on the top of vicious terrorism by Islamists has generated two responses among Muslims: 1) “The West asked for it! They deserve it!” 2) “This is not Islam! Islam is a religion of peace.”
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called on all Armenians to jointly seek ways to resolve historical differences with Turkey
A trade seal dating back to the Urartian era has been unearthed during archaeological excavations at the Tepeköy mound in the eastern province of Muş’s Varto district.
The Ottomans occasionally sent missions overseas, but it was not until the late 18th century that the empire began posting emissaries overseas on a permanent basis. Until then, diplomatic exchanges were only temporary
Regardless of the turmoil in the region, no change should be expected and Ankara’s alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood is only likely to strengthen, RUSI scholar Aaron Stein tells the Hürriyet Daily News
I have been hearing two seemingly contradictory tales about Turkey’s transformation lately. One ends with the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) election victory in 2002, while the other begins with it.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan rejects an invitation by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to ceremonies marking the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli in late April, which coincides with the Armenian remembrance day
As part of Ankara’s charm offensive ahead of the centennial anniversary Armenian genocide, Erdoğan has extended an invitation to Sargsyan to ceremonies marking the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey’s New Foreign Policy: Davutoğlu, the AKP and the Pursuit of Regional Order’ by Aaron Stein (Routledge, 105 pages, $42)
A deputy from Turkey's ruling AKP recently declared that “the Ottoman Empire has returned,” but the government has since faced its own “janissary rebellion," when public servants dressed as Ottoman janissary soldiers protested in front of a local AKP HQ.
PM Davutoğlu says it is impossible to turn back the clock and pretend that Islam is not an inseparable part of Europe
Category: MURAT YETKİN
For centuries, ideologues and politicians in the West have positioned themselves regarding Islam in a defensive way
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