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One Book Can Change Your Life

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayda Ersoy

Do you read books? I love reading, it's almost like meditation for me. Did you ever start reading a book, and you just didn't want to stop, you wa...

The Re-Emergence of the Zero-Problems Policy? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Wikistrat | Posted 02.03.2016 | World

The January 12 terror attack in Istanbul was the latest in a series that began last July at the border city of Suruç and continued in October within Ankara's city center. However, this most recent attack can be considered to be fundamentally different.

My Istanbul Travel Experience

Julie Xia | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Julie Xia

Though the stories, those unknowns get filled in. Instead of white, blank spaces, we have glistening waters and beautiful buildings. Instead of foreign, intimidating men, we see a familiar face. And instead of ignorance there is knowledge.

Why Turkey Bans News About Terror Bombings

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

Barely one hour after a suicide blast ripped through an Istanbul square packed with tourists on Tuesday morning, the Turkish government imposed a med...

Istanbul Suicide Bomber Was Not On Wanted List

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

ISTANBUL, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber who killed himself and 10 German tourists in Istanbul's historic heart had registered with Turkish immi...

Istanbul Has Always Been a City of Fires and Earthquakes. Today, It Was a City of Terror.

Kaya Genc | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Kaya Genc

ISTANBUL -- "Everything here is breaking up, as with us," wrote Gustave Flaubert, who came to Istanbul in 1850. It was Flaubert's ominous but characteristically precise prediction that came to my mind as I watched the shocked faces of locals wandering Horse Square this morning.

Turkey's Tourism Sector Reeling After Suicide Bomber Targets Heart Of Istanbul

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | World

ISTANBUL -- A suicide bomb detonated in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district of Sultanahmet on Tuesday morning, apparently singling out foreigner...

Travel Through Time With These Mesmerizing Portraits Of Turkey's Grand Bazaar

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.11.2016 | World

Beautiful stores offering a glimpse of the past can't be found just anywhere. But you might just find some in Istanbul. Earlier this month, Sydney-bas...

A Very Quick Guide to Istanbul

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 01.05.2016 | Travel
Jill Donenfeld

Istanbul is a multi-faceted city with new and old culture stuffed into every pocket of every back alley. There seem to be just as many cafés packed with hipsters as their are mosques and tourist hawkers.

My European Top Ten Moments

Rick Steves | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I was recently asked about my "top ten magic moments" in Europe. I thought I'd share them with my blog friends.

Turkish President Erdogan 'Talks Man Out Of Jumping Off Bridge'

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2015 | World

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Meet One of the Many Muslims Trump Wants to Ban From America

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

Feruzan had seen on the Turkish news that a leading American politician was talking about banning all Muslims from America. She, like most Turks who heard the news, was stunned that America, could produce such a politician.

Napa Valley's Hidden Gems: Food, Ambiance, and Architecture

David Code | Posted 12.18.2015 | Travel
David Code

For many people, Napa=Wine. But for us, Napa=food, ambiance, and architecture. You have a lot to look forward to when you visit.

Haunted By War, Many Syrian Kids Have No Psychological Support. This Group Wants To Change That.

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- Nine-year-old Amal isn't in school these days, but this week, she gets to remember what it feels like to be in a classroom again.  W...

Turkish Style: Istanbul Street Style

RaVal Davis | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
RaVal Davis

#TurkishStyle is more than just a cool hashtag on instagram. If you happen to notice some of the trendiest globetrotters around the world posting pics...

Retracing Le Corbusier's Travels

J. Michael Welton | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

To express the importance of drawing by hand, architect Jake Brillhart followed in Le Corbusier's footsteps. Literally.

Several Injured Near Istanbul Metro In Explosion Reportedly Caused By Pipe Bomb

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.01.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- A large explosion reportedly caused by an improvised pipe bomb near a major Istanbul metro station left several injured early Tuesday eve...

Visiting Uncle Bardakçı (Part 3)

Nathan Gauer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Nathan Gauer

(The following is the second part of a three-part fictitious short story. Read part one here and read part two here.) "Mr. Bardakçı, I've been...

What a 9-Month Long Trip Around the World Looks Like in 150 Photos

How Far From Home | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.

Visiting Uncle Bardakçı (Part 2)

Nathan Gauer | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
Nathan Gauer

(The following is the second part of a three-part fictitious short story. Read part one here. ) The ferry continued rocking back and forth after i...

You Won't Want to Bring Your Kids to These 12 Destinations

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel

Whether you're looking to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, or simply cut travel expenses (and annoyances? maybe we're going too far...), there are plenty of destinations best suited for couples.

Visiting Uncle Bardakçı

Nathan Gauer | Posted 11.11.2015 | Books
Nathan Gauer

(The following is the first part of a three-part fictitious short story.) The train rumbled out of the station as Kiera pushed past the turnstile....

48 Hours in Istanbul: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

Amy Chan | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
Amy Chan

Istanbul is one of the world's most historically rich destinations, a busting metropolis with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. It's a city of many contrasts -- East and West, the old and new, traditional and modern. To help guide your trip, here's a selection of the best of where to eat, stay and play.

6 Super-Cheap Europe Trips for Winter | Posted 10.30.2015 | Travel

To get your planning started, we rounded up 6 European cities where airfares are cheap from across the country, where on-the-ground savings -- and free sights -- can be found.

Orhan Pamuk: Nations Like Persons Have Many Identities

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.22.2015 | World

Orhan Pamuk, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, stands out as a novelist who, from his lifelong perch in Istanbul, uniquely stra...