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The Reality Behind Nixon and Khrushchev's Kitchen Debate: Cabbage Soup vs. Red Meat

Alparslan Akkuş | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Alparslan Akkuş

To see how pictures can change the reality, and make the history, just take a look at before and after of an iconic photo taken by Elliott Erwitt unearthed in Magnum's "Contact Sheets" documentary.

Mind the (Gender) Gap

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

Tackling this issue requires a change in a society's understanding of "what a woman can or can not do." Policies help. Signing treaties help. Yet, advocating a change in mentality requires reframing the conversation at the policy level.

The 8 Most Important Interfaith Monuments in the World

Craig Considine | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The following short collection lists eight of the most important monuments in the world in terms of interfaith dialogue and interfaith relations.

18 Key Findings at the European Business Angels Investment Forum

David Drake | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
David Drake

It is important that we recognize the importance of angel investments in supporting startups. The European Governments know the importance of angel investment in funding startups and early stage businesses in Europe, so they provide tax incentives to individuals that back small businesses as well.

Meline Toumani, the Armenian Genocide and the Politics of Appeasement

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

Meline Toumani's puzzling and sometimes maddening first book There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia and Beyond purports to analyze the hatred still separating Armenians and Turks on the eve of the one hundredth commemoration of the Armenian Gencocide.

5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is A Good Thing

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city.

Istanbul Led Me Back to Cairo

Mona Shadia | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Mona Shadia

I realized I'd never explored my hometown the way I'd explored Istanbul. I'd never given it the chances I'd gave to Istanbul. Though I greatly admire it, I'd never been open to its possibilities. Every magnificent spot in Istanbul reminded me of something about Cairo. So this is where I'm going next.

Turkish Leftist Group Retracts Claim Of Responsibility For Istanbul Bomb Attack

Reuters | Humeyra Pamuk | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

ISTANBUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A far-left Turkish group on Friday retracted its claim of responsibility for a suicide bombing of a police station in c...

Leftist Group Claims Responsibility For Istanbul Suicide Bombing

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish leftist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at an Istanbul police station on Tuesday that killed an off...

Officials: Female Suicide Bomber Kills Police Officer In Istanbul

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 03.08.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding another, acco...

Turkey Approves Construction Of First New Church In Nearly A Century

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.05.2015 | Religion

Turkey is getting a brand new church for the first time in nearly a century. The $1.5 million Virgin Mary Syriac church will be built in the Istanb...

15 Gay Places to Go in 2015

Billy Kolber | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Billy Kolber

Photo Credits (cc) Flickr The places themselves aren't gay (one of them still criminalizes homosexuality!) but if you are, this is the ultimate guid...

Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis is the Greatest Humanitarian Disaster of Our Time

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Negar Mojtahedi

Harsh winter weather is fast approaching in the Middle East. If the member states of the United Nations don't do something soon, the world's failure to deal with the catastrophe that is spilling out of Syria's civil war, could soon reach historic proportions.

LOOK: The Ultimate "City Of Cats"

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

They welcome the opportunity to entertain visitors, and if you bring them some treats, they just might pose for you.

Istanbul's Newest Hotel Is a Stunner

George Hobica | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

The Raffles Hotel group is spreading its wings from its Singapore base. No, there's no Istanbul Sling on the menu.

Winter Sleep, Winner of the Palme d'Or, Tipped for the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Winter Sleep, winner of the Palme d'Or and FIPRESCI Prizes at this year's Cannes Festival, is a film centered on brilliant dialogue where the subtleties of the relationships are slowly unveiled through conversations of what's said and not said.

Turkey Ambivalent on LGBTQI Population

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Turkey is a country conflicted when it comes to its LGBTQI population. On the one hand, Turkey was the first country in the Muslim world to hold an LGBTQI pride march, but on the other, the rate of hate crimes against LGBTQI people in Turkey is the highest among European countries.

Sophia Jones

As Syria's War Rages Next Door, Students Violently Clash At Turkey's Oldest University

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Forty years ago, Istanbul University was a battleground for clashes between leftist and far-right student activists, leading up to the Tur...

Is Anybody Out There?

Emre Celik | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Emre Celik

It's unfortunate when an organization tasked with providing help to the needy must ask for help itself. It's even more unfortunate when the help it seeks is rooted in deliberate and systematic suppression.

Sophia Jones

Istanbul Fashion Week Opens With Ottoman Flair

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Istanbul Fashion Week, abuzz with Turkey’s forefront designers and fashion icons, opened Monday with a salute to the country’s rich pa...

Top Places to Stay, Eat & Explore in Turkey

Karen Schaler | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Turkey is a Travel Therapy favorite destination offering so many unique, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. From the stunning scenery, the histo...

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

Burqas And Mankinis In This Playful, Colorful City Of Contrast

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.12.2014 | Travel
Kathleen Peddicord

You know," remarked my young son-in-law Harry to the rest of us one day as we gazed appreciatively upon the neat and symmetrical displays of brightly colored candies in yet another notable Istanbul shop window, "Maybe we shouldn't be saying that Istanbul is just like Paris. Maybe we should be saying that Paris is just like Istanbul."

What You Get In Europe For $250 Per Night

Oyster | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Not every destination around the globe will deliver the same level of accommodations for your travel dollar. That's why we decided to launch a new series to expose just how much bang for your buck you're actually getting on your trip.

Sophia Jones

Jewish Corset-Shop Owner Fights Eviction To Keep His Slice Of Istanbul History

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Three generations of men in Ilya Avramoglu’s family have devoted their lives to women’s undergarments. But after 78 years in busine...