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The conquest of Istanbul, which had fired the imaginations of statesmen for centuries, was an important objective for Muslims as well. The Prophet Mohammad himself had fueled that aspiration in an hadith in which he...
İpek Yolu Başkenti: Gaziantep
Blending its eight thousand years of history with the features of a modern city, Gaziantep is a colorful feast set up in the southeast of Anatolia with its kebabs, baklava, bazaars, and caravanserais. Home to numerous...
Sir, how did the idea of establishing this museum occur to you?I had been serving as a professor of the history of the natural sciences at the University of Frankfurt since 1965, alongside two fellow professors...
The oldest known references to the tea of the Far East are found in Chinese sources. Wars, migration and cultural interactions throughout history have ensured that tea drinking is known and loved over a wide...
Perhaps the best part of being in Bozcaada is that you feel you’re far from everything…You hear the sounds, see the colors and smell the smells far more keenly. The beauty and unique texture of the sea are the...
Yakınlar Afyon Uşak
The people of Afyon are proud of being spread over three of Turkey’s seven geographical regions. “We are at the junction of Anatolia,” they say, a claim whose truth they stake on their city’s having been the...
Kahramanmaraş Afşin Seven Sleepers Mosque Complex
But soldiers erect a wall at the mouth of the cave to trap them inside, and the seven youths end up sleeping here for centuries. Thinking they have slept just one night, they are unaware when they wake up that a very...
Batı Toroslarda Bir Cevher: Gölhisar
We turn west off the Denizli-Antalya road and 25 kilometers later reach the town of Gölhisar at the southwestern tip of Burdur province. The Western Taurus Mountains encircle Gölhisar, which lies on the edge of a...