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Istanbul is hosting an unusual exhibition titled “Magnificent Century: The Great Exhibition” of costumes, decorations and accessories used in a popular Turkish tel

Blogger Melih Karakelle has written a piece to inform his friends and relatives why he left Turkey.

Beşiktaş is set to host Fenerbahçe on Nov.

The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), and curated by Zoë Ryan, opens on Nov. 1.

Clever feats of engineering that required precise calculations of slope and hill elevation, Istanbul’s aqueducts crisscrossed the city, bringing water to the imperia

There has been a boom in the supply of cranes in Turkey with the rise in the construction sector.

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‘Why I moved from Turkey’

Blogger Melih Karakelle has written a piece to inform his friends and relatives why he left Turkey. His blog, www.melihkarakelle.com, is usually visited by 500 people a month. But his latest piece hit 100,000 in the first 24 hours.

Quenching Istanbul’s thirst with aqueducts and cisterns

Clever feats of engineering that required precise calculations of slope and hill elevation, Istanbul’s aqueducts crisscrossed the city, bringing water to the imperial city Today in Istanbul we cross under the Aqueduct of Valens, but give this ruined, fourth-century structure little thought as we try to navigate traffic.

Time to face up to Kobane

The resistance in Kobane and the following protests on Oct. 6-7 in Turkey have confronted us with the weaknesses of the peace process in Turkey, as well as the new reality in the region.

ISIL or DA’ISH, wasn’t born yesterday

During a joint press conference in Paris with French President François Hollande on Oct. 31, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used the acronym DA’ISH, instead of ISIL to refer to the fundamentalist organization of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

Beşiktaş bid to break spell against Fenerbahçe

Beşiktaş is set to host Fenerbahçe on Nov. 2, bidding to put an end to nearly decade-long weakness against its archrivals in the headline game of the weekend, with both teams sweating to top the league standings.

Three elections

Last Sunday was a busy day: three elections, in three different continents, all of them offering at least the hope of better times.

Cheapest electricity is the saved one

The same reply comes whenever we ask why we need so many coal mines, so many hydroelectric power plants (HES) and so many thermic power plants: “We need a lot of energy.”

How to deal with the Jihadist International?

The Jihadist International is a growing phenomenon. Like the Communist International of the early 20th Century, this movement feeds on domestic inequality, and contrary to popular perception, its breeding ground is also in the West. The front-lines of the Jihadist International are made up of fighters foreign to our region.