OTTOMAN MILITARY MARCHING BAND

It is well known that Ottoman janissary music inspired European composers. German composer Richard Wagner once said, "That is the real music"
20 Nisan 2014 Pazar

MUSLIMS COME FIRST IN THE HISTORY OF CONSTITUTIONS

The world's oldest written constitution was announced 14 centuries ago in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The constitution featured a precursor to democracy. Turks are recognized as the leading actor of modern constitution, history since 1808 and the Ottoman Empire adopted the regime of constitutional monarchy with the Constitution of 1876
12 Nisan 2014 Cumartesi

ISTANBUL COMES TO BLOOM WITH TULIPS

Turkish people are known to love flowers.
5 Nisan 2014 Cumartesi

AN EXOTIC COMMUNITY IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THE LEVANTINES

There were once many Europeans settled in the eastern Mediterranean region for trade. This community was known as "Levantine," which means "eastern Mediterranean" in French
28 Mart 2014 Cuma

MURDERS FOR A FALSE PARADISE: THE HASHSHASHINS

Founded by Hasan-e-Sabbah in the late 11th century, Hashshashins created fear by murdering officials throughout the Middle East and loaned a word to the English language: Assassins
21 Mart 2014 Cuma

CELEBRATE WITH SWEETS ALL YEAR ROUND

There are different traditions in the preparation and serving of Turkish desserts. Certain sweets mark the occasion of important events within the year
21 Mart 2014 Cuma

NOTABLE LIFE OF MIHRIMAH SULTAN

Intelligent and charitable, Süleyman the Magnificent's daughter Mihrimah married a grand vizier, inspired Mimar Sinan, and advised her father and brother in state affairs
10 Mart 2014 Pazartesi

SULTAN SULEIMAN'S INACCURATE PORTRAYAL ON TV SHOW

The Lawgiver Sultan Suleiman's mother, Valide Sultan was a Crimean Tatar and points out that the Sultan was "not like he is portrayed in the TV drama", contrary to today's inaccurate depiction, he carried traits resembling the Tatars.
10 Mart 2014 Pazartesi

CRIMEA BETWEEN TWO FIRES

A homeland for Tatars since the eighth century and ruled by the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years until the Russian conquest, anything that happens in the Crimean peninsula reverberates in Turkey
7 Mart 2014 Cuma