The Middle East is beset by division and conflict, and the path forward is to play to its strengths.
Although cold winds are blowing between Paris and Ankara, the two capitals have shared friendly ties not only for decades, but for several centuries.
How a 16th century naval genius changed the maritime borders of three continents, inspiring Turks for generations to come.
Qushji’s great mathematical mind profoundly impacted the science of astronomy. His knowledge was borrowed by scholars worldwide, mainly the Indian subcontinent.
European languages encapsulate a history of the fascination with, and the fear, of Muslims in Europe.
Mimar Sinan, an undisputedly greatest architect of the Ottoman era, constructed supporting blocks and minarets around Hagia Sophia in the 16th century, reinforcing its dome and increasing its longevity.
A fortnight ago a Turkish court ruled that the 1934 decree converting the historic site into a museum was not legal, paving the way for its restoration as a mosque.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have shared hostilities over various ethnic, religious and political reasons - but the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is the biggest hurdle that exists between the two.
Some analysts see a connection between today's Islamophobia and the toxic Serbian nationalism of the 1990s, which sought to erase the Muslim Bosnian presence in the Balkans.
Founded in 1920, Turkey's Grand National Assembly is a testament of what the country's independence struggle achieved.
Napoleon Bonaparte's ambition to establish an empire in the East was crushed in 1799 at the Siege of Acre by Ahmed Jazzar Pasha.
Some Turkish productions are being painted as a soft-power push to enhance the ‘Ottoman narrative’ of the region.
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