News archive of August 2017
The events Istanbul's prominent art institutions will organize one after another immediately after Eid al-Adha will leave their mark on the city.
If it's necessary to identify them by order of date, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum will host the Chinese dissident contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, who preoccupies himself with world issues on Sept. 12.
Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek's recent tweet on the size of Turkey's economy blatantly "trolls" those who are closest to him. Following his tweet, which referred to the country's purchasing power parity (PPP), Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım joined the chorus of those proclaiming that "we have attained our 2023 goals."
The presidential election of 2019 will be a turning point for Turkey, as it is then that the country will transition to the presidential system. After 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to rule the country for 10 more years through the system that he is the architect of.
Dionysus, the son of Zeus, is the god of viticulture, fertility, wine and ecstasy in ancient Greek myth. Music, songs, dance and wine would always be in abundance in the places where he set foot.
For this reason, the rooms of the Dionysos Hotel, located in Alıç, in the Marmaris district of southern Turkey, were labelled with the names of various kinds of wine.
The century-old lily-white houses of Bodrum, a popular resort town in the western province of Muğla, are known for their wooden doors, blue windows and bougainvilleas.
It is popularly believed that the white paint of the houses, which give Bodrum such a distinctive look, keeps away insects while the blue windows combat the "evil eye."
Academics from Germany, United States, Spain and Switzerland have shown great interest in fossils, dating back seven to eight million years ago, of vertebrate animals such as elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses and cats. The fossils had been discovered in the ongoing archaeological excavations in the Kurutlu village of the central Anatolian province of Kırşehir's Kaman district.