The four-century-old Sultanahmet Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, on Istanbul’s historic peninsula, is slated to undergo a major restoration starting from next week, Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak has said.
An eight-year-old girl from Hakkari, who recently became known after reports that her father had made a makeshift Bosphorus Bridge model for her, has realized her dream of seeing the bridge
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
It is the middle of May, almost two weeks before the end of the month, and high on the agenda came, once again, the issue of the Hagia Sophia.
An FBI agent, who was assigned to investigate the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant Denis Cuspert in Syria, has hit headlines after falling in love and marrying him. It has also been reported that she stayed in a hotel in Istanbul before heading to Syria in 2014.
Category: EURASIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
The Eurasian Economic Summit was created with the aim to enhance relations between Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus region, and the Middle East.
More than 20 growers and their families depend on the Yedikule market gardens but with Turkish authorities in the midst of a nationwide drive to modernize cultural and tourist areas, the farmers, who pay a fee for using the land, are under threat
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A presidential memorandum recently signed by U.S. President Donald Trump to instruct the Pentagon to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIL) ignored the group’s attacks in Turkey, as well as its victims, while citing incidents that occurred in the U.S. and in some European countries.
Istanbul’s historic Yerebatan Cistern has been undergoing a restoration process, which is the most comprehensive one after 500 years. The columns, walking areas, entrance, exit sections and some other parts will be reorganized
Category: FORK & CORK
The year 2016 has been a year that we wish to forget in many ways, but I do try to look at the brighter side and remember fondly some of its memorable moments and morsels
Turkey became the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) top target in the world in 2016, according to casualty figures from attacks staged by the jihadist group
Category: TAHA AKYOL
The powers of the local government have been increased over the historical peninsula of Istanbul, which is one of the most important area of cultural heritage for us.
One person was killed in a tramway crash in the Çemberlitaş neighborhood of Istanbul at noon on Dec. 27, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
We all remember that day: Saturday, March 19, at 10:55 in the morning.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It was a quiet night in Istanbul until the blast reverberated across the Bosphorus and we all realized it was not a thunderstorm approaching.
At least 275 people have been killed and thousands wounded in major bomb attacks across Turkey staged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the course of 2016.
International tourism has always been a topic of international politics. Because of its international nature, politicians have always tended to use it as an effective instrument for playing in the international arena
An Istanbul court on Dec. 1 ordered the release of two suspects who were arrested over a deadly suicide bomb attack in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood earlier this year, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial ‘Are We Human? The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years’ asks a philosophical question that we all need to discover in the end
Thousands of people ran in the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon from the Asian continent to the European, commemorating people killed by putschist soldiers during the failed July 15 coup attempt.
Popular conspiracy theories in Turkey alleging U.S. involvement in the July 15 military coup attempt are deeply disturbing and frustrating, according to Jennifer Davis, the new U.S. Consul-General to Istanbul
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