Some of us will spend the most time we've ever spent all year round in our kitchens basting, chopping, stirring and hoping that it all turns out well. I thought I'd whip up some dos and don'ts for both hosts and guests.
Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.
As it happened, Ali Khamenei, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were all walking in one of the UN's corridors.
The Raffles Hotel group is spreading its wings from its Singapore base. No, there's no Istanbul Sling on the menu.
Let Thanksgiving honor America not just for its bounty but for its marvels. An abundance of food, certainly, but of wonderful food. That's what 21st-century America should celebrate.
Then: Kids argue over the wishbone. Now: Everyone takes a turn doing a wishbone selfie.
With their wants and needs and complete ignorance of the way things have always been done (or maybe it's that they just don't care), they break the boxes we set up to organize our lives.
Turkey has the potential of becoming a significant global power, but to realize that, Erdogan must change course or leave. His arrogance, though, and self-styled piousness will prevent him from doing either and deny Turkey its deserving place to play a constructive role on the global stage.
We guarantee that these dishes are worth every last bite.
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.
Yes, the process takes time. But it's time that requires nothing in the way of effort from you.
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.
I admire people who can concoct tantalizing new dishes and incorporate different ingredients to create new, delicious recipes. I'll even try some vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, meals, but please don't criticize me when I finish my customary Thanksgiving feast.
Even though I share the pain of the protesters about what happened in 2003, I still cannot sympathize with the inappropriate TGB action, because the context matters; and the way the TGB held the demonstration was very primitive and ugly.
The seminar that included participants from Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Turkey ended with an eight-point statement to combat hate speech and promote actions to further ethics, good governance and self-regulation.
It is not a secret that the Turkish government suppresses the media, but the tools they invent to punish the free press are pushing boundaries.