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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 02.07.2014 | World

Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish novelist, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. This interview by Nathan Gardels was adapted for The WorldPost from the...

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.

Yüksel Arslan's 'Artures' (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 04.04.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Kunsthalle Zurich is now presenting for the first time a selection of over 200 works since 1959 outside of Turkey. The exhibition has its focus on Arslan's Artures, works on paper using a unique technique with special paints.

Europeans and Americans Should Freely Urge Turkey to Respect Free Speech

Marietje Schaake | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Marietje Schaake

The debate on fundamental freedoms in Turkey intensified after the recent arrests of journalists following a court order that criminalizes the possession of a yet unpublished book.

Cyprus: Tales of Aphrodite

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Legends say this is the spot where the Greek goddess came to freshen up after running around with her many boyfriends. The waters are believed to have magical properties.

Rhodes Beckons Sun/Sea Lovers, History Buffs, Nature Fans

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

*SEE PHOTOS BELOW* It's hard not to enjoy a trip to Rhodes with its plentiful sun, historical sites, diverse cultural offerings, natural beauty, fun ...

The Other Face of Hamburg (PHOTOS)

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

*SEE PHOTOS BELOW* What comes to mind when someone mentions Hamburg? A port city in the cold northern reaches of Germany with ubiquitous sex shops a...

Soul Kitchen: Fatih Akin

Kristin McCracken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Director Fatih Akin follows up Head-On and The Edge of Heaven with Soul Kitchen, a comedy about food, family, and gentrification in Hamburg. It's a delightful dish.

Foreign Arabic-Language TV: An Exercise in Futility?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're tripping over each other. American, British, French, Russian, Chinese and Turkish satellite TV channels want a piece of the Arab viewers' p...

Turkish Plane Crashes In Amsterdam, 9 Die

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAARLEMMERLIEDE, Netherlands — A Turkish Airlines jetliner plummeted out of the mist and plowed into a muddy field Wednesday near Amsterdam's ma...