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The delicate art of insults in a post-politeness age

The delicate art of insults in a post-politeness age

Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”

Comment(s)12/3/2016

Levantine Heritage conference in London

Levantine Heritage conference in London

The Levantine Heritage Foundation will organize its second interdisciplinary conference, “The Levant and Europe: Shipping and Trade – Networks of People and Knowledge,” between Nov. 2 and 4 in London’s Europe House and the Hellenic Center.

Comment(s)10/21/2016

Early marriage, lifelong abuse

Early marriage, lifelong abuse

Erospolis, relieved by the withdrawal of the bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them, brings some facts to the image of the ‘young wife grieving because her husband is in jail’

Comment(s)11/25/2016

Are Turkish women taking the law into their own hands?

Are Turkish women taking the law into their own hands?

Most women’s groups agree that the number of women who resort to violence in self-defense has increased, and so has the public’s admiration for it. Are women, worried by the lack of legal protection, being forced to take the matter into their own hands and are courts recognizing their self-defense?

Comment(s)10/15/2016

Ancient illuminated street to be unearthed

Ancient illuminated street to be unearthed

A Roman road in Antakya with ancient columns, which is currently under nine meters under the ground, will be brought back to life

Comment(s)11/19/2016

Historical island needs to serve tourism

Historical island needs to serve tourism

Kefken Island, a first-degree archaeological site in Kocaeli’s Kandıra district which is home to structures from the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine eras, could soon begin attracting tourists as part of a new project.

Comment(s)10/7/2016

Malatya’s Levent Valley, the ‘Grand Canyon of Anatolia’

Malatya’s Levent Valley, the ‘Grand Canyon of Anatolia’

The Levent Valley, home to caves and historical formations from various eras, draws tourists, nature lovers and photography aficionados

Comment(s)11/18/2016

Henna Night revised: When tradition meets consumerism

Henna Night revised: When tradition meets consumerism

The bride-to-be sits in the middle, wearing a red Ottoman kaftan. Her friends dance around her with slow and graceful movements, carrying candles and singing together an old, traditional song about a bride’s fear before she leaves her village.

Comment(s)10/1/2016

Living cultural treasure brings in visitors in Giresun

Living cultural treasure brings in visitors in Giresun

A place of outstanding natural beauty in the Black Sea province of Giresun, the Yedi Değirmenler Nature Park draws the attention of adventurers as well as culture and nature tourists

Comment(s)11/17/2016

Kuyucuk bird paradise popular in ecotourism

Kuyucuk bird paradise popular in ecotourism

A bird paradise and a Ramsar Convention Site, Kuyucuk Lake in the eastern province of Kars is a very popular spot for both local and foreign tourists. The lake is home to tens of thousands of birds

Comment(s)9/30/2016

Turkey’s Bodrum shown to world 24/7 via live web broadcast

Turkey’s Bodrum shown to world 24/7 via live web broadcast

With a new Internet broadcast initiative, Bodrum’s various sites can be viewed 24 hours a day around the world

Comment(s)11/10/2016

Interest on rise in Muğla’s culture tourism

Interest on rise in Muğla’s culture tourism

Interest in the southwestern province of Muğla’s culture tourism has been increasing in recent years thanks to promotional works, as well as the contribution of the cinema and TV sector.

Comment(s)9/22/2016

Turkey's Ahlat to enter UNESCO list

Turkey's Ahlat to enter UNESCO list

The eastern province of Bitlis’s Ahlat district, home to 8,100 monumental tombstones which are on UNESCO’s tentative list, will enter the World Heritage list in 2017, according to Ahlat Mayor Mümtaz Çoban

Comment(s)11/9/2016

A coastal town in the middle of the steppe: Halfeti

A coastal town in the middle of the steppe: Halfeti

Şanlıurfa’s Halfeti, parts of which were inundated by the Birecik Dam, has become a magnet in the region, bucking the trend in a region better known for clashes

Comment(s)9/9/2016

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