Turkey sees foes at work in gold mines, cafes and ‘Smurf Village’

Akin Ipek, one of Turkey’s richest men, was staying in the Park Tower Hotel in London when the police raided his television network in Istanbul. The raid was national news, so Mr. Ipek opened his laptop and watched an unnerving spectacle: an attack on his multibillion-dollar empire, in real time.

10 veterans who became actors

Not all actors had that ‘Hollywood’ life style from the get go. Some had the tough job of being in military service. These ten actors are household names, they’ve gone on to great things, and they all have one thing in common – they are veterans. Some of them made use of military education benefits to further their careers.

WWII: Powerful, poignant memories of Normandy from an American Navy Veteran

US Navy Seaman Morris Dennis didn’t face any enemy gunfire when he came ashore on Normandy Beach on D-Day in 1944, but he certainly didn’t expect to come face to face with a lean French girl who told him in good English that grandparents were starving to death.

Want to see the Parthenon before it was ruined? It’s in Nashville! (pics)

Athens is home to the real Parthenon, however the architectural masterpiece has inspired architecture from around the world. The replica of the Parthenon in Nashville with its copy-cat design has become an iconic landmark in the city and is considered a must-see attraction in Nashville.

The construction dates back to 1897 as a focal point in Centennial Park.

General Hospital’s Jonathan Jackson on Mt. Athos!


Hollywood actor Jonathan Jackson, well-known from his stint on the American soap opera General Hospital and a current protagonist on the TV series Nashville, visited the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos last week with his 12-year-old son Caleb.

Jackson, who was baptized in the Orthodox Christian faith in 2012, met with Vatopedi Abbot Efraim over the weekend.