Melis Alemdar is a staff writer at TRT World.
Creamy, crumbly or tart, cheese has an irreplaceable part in our lives. In Turkey, it is a way of life. We take a look at three non-traditional producers.
In Istanbul, high up on the sunny facades of mosques and other historical buildings, you may see elaborate houses built for birds if you look carefully enough.
More people are turning to cooking and baking at home as a form of therapy amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a luxury some can’t afford.
Coronavirus is making orphans of us all: Many deaths caused by the virus are of elderly people. TRT World explores whether the pandemic will alter family structure or societal bonds.
The coronavirus pandemic has become an undeniable fact of life; but is the media creating a false sense of panic while trying to warn people to stick to healthy routines?
TRT World speaks with four Istanbulites whose age puts them at risk of falling fatally ill from coronavirus. They say they are trying their best to stay in and not worry, but it’s not that simple.
Around the world, people are quarantining themselves, wary of contracting or unknowingly spreading the novel coronavirus. TRT World talks to three people about their experiences.
A small storefront in Istanbul’s Bebek neighbourhood called Meshur Bebek Badem Ezmesi (The Famous Bebek Marzipan) sells delicious marzipan (almond paste) sweets a family has been making for five generations.
Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic is a worldwide star in the art world. Sakip Sabanci Museum brings her works to Istanbul, Turkey in a wide-ranging retrospective for the first time in the country’s history.
The Yunus Emre Institute (YEE), which is Turkey’s global cultural institute, works to promote the study of Turkish and foster intercultural understanding. TRT World went to check out some of the work the organisation is doing in Sarajevo.
The biggest massacre in Europe since World War Two, the Srebrenica genocide took place in July 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbian soldiers rounded up unarmed Muslim men and killed them, leaving behind women and girls to mourn their immense loss.
Harvest season in Karabuk’s Safranbolu town is in autumn, when fields are covered with purple flowers. The rare spice is one of the most expensive in the world, with one gramme going for at least $5 in bazaars.
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