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"A Void": Coming to Terms with Genocide, 101 Years Later

Christopher Atamian | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

New Jersey-born oud player Ara Dinkjian travels the world playing Ottoman Armenian music along with a small coterie of like-minded musicians. Raffi W...

The Most Influential Turkish-American Women Are Crowned

RaVal Davis | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women
RaVal Davis

In a first time, one of a kind gala event, TurkOfAmerica selected 30 influential female leaders from across the U.S. to compete in 30 categories to be crowned The Most Influential Turkish-American Women.

Who Is Blowing Up Turkish Cities One By One?

Mahir Zeynalov | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
Mahir Zeynalov

The attacks appear to mark a new era in Turkish history, with a popular government unable to stem the violence haunting ordinary people in large, urban areas. The singularities the Erdogan government has ascribed itself, such as the political and economic stability, seem to be slowly fading away.

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.26.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men (women and children), except if they're migrants, refugees, or asylum seekers, who the media worldwide have, for the most part, failed to cover accurately, fairly, in a balanced way, and ethically.

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.

Syrian Caricaturist Ali Ferzat 'Draws' Foes' Ire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.06.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The unrepentant caricaturist was hospitalized, eventually recovered and left his homeland, but continued to draw -- his pen and tongue as sharp as ever.

Erdogan, Sisi and Western Hypocrisy

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Soumaya Ghannoushi

A funereal atmosphere descended over western capitals with the announcement of Turkey's parliamentary elections' results, widely described in European and American media as a "shock" and a "black day for Turkey." The picture painted appeared very bleak, as a stream of reports, editorials and op-eds by opposition figures warned of a "return to autocracy and despotism" and declared the outcome as a threat to the "survival of democracy" in the country.

Media Ethics in Lebanon Lack Proper Implementation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

There's no shortage of workshops on media ethics and concomitant codes of conduct in Lebanon, but how are those guidelines being implemented?

Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

James Zogby | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
James Zogby

It is wrong to say to just "get over it" to victim nations. For there to be reconciliation, there must be acknowledgment and justice. Just as we demand that Israel acknowledge and make recompense for its "original sin," we can want no less for the Armenian people.

Cattle to Coddle Class; Tips from JetBlue, Turkish and Others

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I don't often sit outside of the economy cabin when I fly and neither do most of my friends. So when I or someone I know gets an upgraded experience it is fun to compare what the various airlines consider a lux experience.

How To Make Turkish Delight

Food52 | Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
Food52

Turkish delight doesn't have to be chalky and neon-colored.

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Can You Learn a Language While Living In Another Country?

Zack Simon | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Zack Simon

The topic of this week's post was inspired by a question a friend of mine posed to me. After reading my blog, she asked how easy it is to learn a lang...

How Can Turkish Islamic Fine Arts Help Us Understand Higher Spirituality?

Kemal Argon | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion
Kemal Argon

While fine arts can be found all over the Muslim world, Turkey certainly has major contributions to Islamic art, both historically and still today.

The 7 Essential Turkish Foods Everyone Should Know

Thrillist | Posted 04.21.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

You should actually be hungry for Turkish food.

Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg: Hoods of Berlin, 2011

Christine Deakers | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Christine Deakers

This is an excerpt from the longer essay, "Schöneberg‐Mitte‐Kreuzberg," the travel nonfiction on Berlin, its cool kids and the lines, labels and ...

Orhan Pamuk: A Museum For The Person, Not For Power

The World Post | Nathan Gardels & Katherine Keating | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

Dostoevsky was both a Western and a non-Western writer. He just despised Occidentalists who despised their own people. Dostoevsky believed, like I do, that Westernization, or now globalization, is inevitable, but it must not lead to the repression of the past, of ordinary people and their culture.

Part II: Speaking Turco-tweetish More Fluently

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

When you use a proper hashtag, you can be heard and make a difference as we are seeing nowadays. If you have something to say, it's the place to be. Honestly, I believe everybody in Turkey needs it right now!

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

America Meets and Greets the World... in Mississippi!

Saul Gitlin | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Saul Gitlin

Established by the federal government in 2002, The Language Flagship is, today, a national network of 26 intensive programs located at 22 academic institutions and 10 overseas centers.

Traveling the Turkish Islands by Sea (PHOTOS)

Jamal Hammadi | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Jamal Hammadi

The most memorable moments were spent kayaking in the morning, taking a swim around the boat or stopping off on small beautiful islands as we made our way down to Bodrum.

Baby Names for Foreign Parents

Hulya Aksu | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hulya Aksu

My son is competitive, and he is certainly touchier than my daughter when it comes to criticism. He's identical to me. I wonder if the fight for his name is the source of his ambition. It certainly had something to do with mine.

April 24th: Remembering the Armenian Dead

Christopher Atamian | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Christopher Atamian

Turkey can delay, it can hem and haw and try to dissimulate, but the reality is that Armenians -- and their Greek and Assyrian counterparts -- have truth on their side; and as we have seen before in the course of human history, truth has a strange way of winning out, eventually.

Who Grows Our Food: Theresa Podoll, Prairie Road Organic Farm

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Seeds are where it all begins. They promise the start of things. They're "the very basis of our food and agriculture," says Theresa Podoll of Prairie Road Organic Farm.