The Arab world has had a chequered relationship with Turkey since World War I but in recent days there has been a wave of political collaboration and conflict resolution.
Sultan Mehmed II was just 21 years old when he defeated the Byzantine Empire, strengthening the Ottoman state to the point where it would reign over multiple regions across three continents for centuries to come.
Yildiz’s contributions to Turkey’s oldest sport, as well as struggles to navigate society as an Afro-Turk, are one of many that come to form a larger history of the Afro-Turkish and African diaspora in twentieth century Turkey.
The US is using the tragic events of 1915 as a political tool to bludgeon an ally who is not willing to blindly fall in line with its diktats.
Serving as a place of worship for Sultans, the working class and celebrities - Tesvikiye mosque has seen it all.
Apart from giving refuge to the troubled and destitute, the city also stole the heart of many renowned artists, thinkers and philosophers.
The Ottoman tradition inspired by Islam encourages people to pay it forward at local bakeries so that the needy could access free bread.
The Museum of Painting reopened to the public last month, and deserves repeat visits to take in all it has to offer of Ottoman-era paintings of sultans, nature and battle scenes.
Prince Dundar Abdulkerim Osmanoglu lost his life at a hospital in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where he had been receiving treatment, the family said.
Ieronymos II’s remarks come at a time when Turkey and Greece are preparing to hold talks on January 25.
Internal political fighting fed by external powers like Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iran has heavily damaged Yemen’s educational system, and the lives of those in academia.
Between Empires, Beyond Borders tells the story of the Kope family, technically Austro-Hungarian subjects who lived in many metropolises, including Istanbul, during WWI and beyond.
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