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What to expect from Davutoğlu

It was no surprise when President-elect Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Thursday that Turkey’s new prime minister would be Ahmet Davutoğlu, who has been foreign minister since 2009

Byzantium king tomb turning into garbage dump

To the left of the Silivrikapı Walls in Istanbul’s Fatih neighborhood, there lies a tomb from the fourth century A.D., which is now in ruins. Known as the Silivri Crypt, the tomb,…

Sailing by the moon on the Ottoman Bosphorus

Devoid of the frenetic activity and artificial illumination that characterizes the strait today, the Bosphorus was once perfect for night-time cruises to enjoy the splendor of the full moon and the best…

Internal migration dynamics in Turkey

I think I first heard it from Bernard Lewis – the Turks’ endless fascination in moving westward. He writes of the move from Central Asia into Anatolia and the Balkans and then…

HDP flag is everywhere now

While assessing the presidential elections that took place Aug. 10, the most surprising results came from the front of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtaş.

Historical island to host visitors

The historical Tavşan Island off the coast of Bodrum’s Gümüşlük neighborhood, which has been closed for the last five years due to excavation works, will open to visitors next year.