Category: BLIND SPOT
My grandfather died in the hajj pilgrimage. Not now. It must have been sometime around 1927.
Historical artifacts in Turkey and abroad have survived thanks to the efforts of the General Directorate of Foundations. Nearly 4,000 structures have been restored in 13 years, says the general director
In the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire launched extensive modernization projects to transform Istanbul into a European metropolis. Many projects were left on paper, but what if the sultans’ dreams had come true?
More and more Arab tourists visit Istanbul nowadays, but why do they choose this city? What do they think about Turks? What do Turks think about them? And what do Arabs in Turkey think of each other? Our reporters interviewed both sides on the streets of Istanbul and summarized their findings in this point-by-point report.
Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi (The Historical Sultanahmet Meatball Restaurant) said it has signed a number of master franchising agreements for 60 new branches across Europe in a press release on Aug. 28
Istanbul will welcome the fourth International Clarinet Festival next month with concerts featuring top acts both at concert halls and impromptu venues around the city
Istanbul has a wide range of activities on offer in August, from a nighttime walk through its historical quarters to outdoor film screenings on the shores of the Bosphorus.
Category: FORK & CORK
To follow the track is almost impossible! It is 37 chefs at 37 restaurants from around the world, plus the 37 ambassadors in each restaurant, not to mention the kitchen teams and families of all chefs affected by the greatest, crazy game ever, namely “The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle,” an experience of a lifetime.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Idealist youth were, as I saw on TV, chasing South Korean tourists, thinking they were Chinese. Horrified tourist guides were trying to save the South Koreans from the angry crowd.
The head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has raised some eyebrows by saying both Chinese and Koreans "have slanted eyes" while touching on attacks on Chinese people in Turkey to protest the alleged abuse of Uighurs in Xinjiang/East Turkestan.
Turkey has launched a probe on an attack on Korean tourists, who were mistaken for being Chinese, in Istanbul, as China rules out claims of discrimination against its Uighur minorities
China has warned its citizens traveling in Turkey to be careful of anti-Beijing protests, in the wake of several attacks on tourists and restaurants mistaken for being Chinese in Istanbul.
A group nationalists protesting China’s restrictions on religious freedom of ethnic Uighur Muslims attack a group of Korean tourists
Hundreds of people demanded that the historic Istanbul Hagia Sophia museum be converted into a mosque during a rally in Istanbul on May 24
Deputy PM Ali Babacan has said the Turkish government has passed health reforms that could not even be realized by U.S. President Barack Obama
The start of summer in the Turkic cultural world, otherwise known as Hıdırellez, will be celebrated on the evening of May 5
The Presidential Tour of Turkey enters its second half-century this year, and an international peloton of the highest order will join the opening celebrations at the seaside resort of Alanya, on the Mediterranean coast
Category: EURASIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT
In a grand gesture, the Republic of Azerbaijan has printed special edition postage stamps for the 18th Eurasian Economic Summit.
Guests of the iconic Selimiye Mosque in Turkey’s northwestern province of Edirne will soon be given socks free of charge to wear while visiting the mosque
Turkish President Erdoğan recalls that he once recommended to US President Obama that America undertake healthcare reform. ‘But the negative reflex in America made it so hard for Mr. Obama and he could only solve this issue partly,’ he says
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