Category: FORK & CORK
Exactly 18 years ago, I was at the National Day of Mexico reception at Singapore Raffles Hotel. Finally, I would be able to taste the legendary mole poblano, wild turkey smothered in the scary dark bitter chocolate-chili sauce with a zillion spices
Category: TASTE OF THE PAST
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to unite people. That is exactly what happened when the Ottoman good-will frigate Ertuğrul met a typhoon, only to be saved by the Japanese, uniting the two civilizations in a fraternal embrace from that point forward
Fatih Akın’s new movie based on the 1915 events made its world premiere at the 71st Venice Film Festival earlier this week. The film has received a mixed response from critics so far, but Akın says it has 'fulfilled its purpose'
PM Davutoğlu says the Diyanet’s role has an 'international mission'
President Erdoğan is set for his first international appearance after taking office, including participation at the key NATO Summit and bilateral visits to Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan
A lively debate has broken out over academic Behlül Özkan's eyecatching recent work, which claims that new PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is a pan-Islamist ideologue with imperialist ambitions to reshape the Middle East
When the Ottomans grew leery and weary, they simply had a to call upon a carriage to carry them
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became the 12th president of the Turkish republic Aug. 28 through three ceremonies in Ankara.
The Ankara State Opera and Ballet (ADOB) has announced that it will perform Mozart’s 'Abduction from the Seraglio' in Sicily’s famous Taormina Ancient Theater on Sept. 6
PM-designate Davutoğlu heralds a ‘restoration’ in his planned government to repair '90 years of damage' to the Turkish Republic
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Prime Minister designate Ahmet Davutoğlu is promising to continue with what he refers to as the “restoration process” under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Category: NURAY MERT
It is rather difficult for me to write about the new prime ministerial candidate, Ahmet Davutoğlu, since he is a classmate from university years and an old friend.
Devoid of the frenetic activity and artificial illumination that characterizes the strait today, the Bosphorus was once perfect for night-time cruises to enjoy the splendor of the full moon and the best music in the Ottoman Empire
Pando Kaymak, with the fame of its cream, is closing its doors after 119 years of activity
Harvard and Koç University’s summer school hosts local and foreign students for Ottoman Turkish classes every year on Turkey’s picturesque Cunda Island, off the Aegean coast
Outgoing President Abdullah Gül conferred the Order of Merit of the Republic of Turkey on Dr. Feroz Ahmad on Aug. 19 for the professor’s work on Turkish history
This week we celebrate the anniversaries of two famous journeys, three centuries apart.
The collapse of the Ottoman Empire might have ushered in the birth of the republic, but the disappearance of the former is nothing to be commemorated, according to historian Orhan Koroğlu.
Never shy about the spectacle, the Ottoman Empire’s leaders were all presented with the sword of Osman, an act to show the legitimacy of rule
Istanbul is an 8,000-year-old city that was once the capital of Rome, the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Let’s trace this old city’s ancient secrets, which have always been there, but rarely ever noticed.
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