Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor
After an ill-fated love story forced oud player Yervant Bostanci to leave Diyarbakir, he has returned to his homeland and says he will never leave again.
Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 | Ibrahim Abdelhadi, Contributor
The Ottoman Empire’s Hejaz Railway, initially seen as Sultan Abdulhamid's folly, played a key role in World War I and later in Palestine's history.
Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor
Turkey's ruling party has introduced legislation authorizing muftis to perform civil marriages, a law critics fear would make it much harder to protect children.
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 | Riada Asimovic Akyol, Contributor
Islamic scholar and columnist Hayrettin Karaman has angered Turkish women by questioning the chastity of those who smoke while wearing the veil.
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