Oruc Guvenc inherited the centuries-old art of therapeutic Sufi music from his mentor. And he helped the sick heal until the last phases of his life.
The student, identified as Altay, faced intimidation, threats of jail time, and attempts to associate him with extremism because he did not accept his teacher's assertions in history class on June 2.
Kazakhstan's shift from the Russia-enforced Cyrillic alphabet is based on Turkish linguists' proposed principle of "one sound-one letter," which has nine vowels and 31 basic letters in total.
Sunday's election came after the country’s main Bosniak and Croat parties reached an agreement in June this year to hold the first local elections in the ethnically divided city since 2008.
Turkey's presidential spokesperson has said the art, artefacts and architecture of the historic building will not be damaged. A Turkish court annulled a 1934 decree to restore Hagia Sophia's status as a mosque, with the first prayers set for July 24.
On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as marking the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of Europe's early modern period.
Napoleon Bonaparte's ambition to establish an empire in the East was crushed in 1799 at the Siege of Acre by Ahmed Jazzar Pasha.
Turkish President Erdogan's visit to Pakistan comes at a testing time for both countries and speaks to the durable nature of the relationship.
Known for their decorations and symbols, Ottoman cemeteries are still a mystery for many.
With Topkapi Palace, the administrative and residential power centre of the house of Ottomans, the Turkish government has inherited many valuable holy relics including the Prophet Muhammad's personal belongings.
Ahmet Berat Conkar, a senior lawmaker in Turkey's governing AK Party, terms accusations against Ankara made on Twitter by the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs as "baseless and unfortunate."
Two roads next to the Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Ankara have been renamed in the wake of a row between Turkey and the UAE.
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