A gift-giving tradition that dates back to the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, the ‘tooth rent’ practice has now come to near-extinction in Türkiye.
Thirty Days’ War showed military might of the empire as Greeks were forced to surrender despite support from European powers.
The annual discussions over religious and civic matters were held in the presence of Ottoman sultans for over a century until the practice was scrapped with the end of the Caliphate in 1924.
Finding solace in apiaries since Bosnia’s war and the troubled peace.
Among recovered items are 12 coins, a 6,000-year-old Kilia idol, a mother goddess idol from the neolithic period and a Stag’s Head Rhyton.
Abdulmecid II was the caliph during the emergence of the Turkish Republic, before leaving for Europe in 1924. He is represented by dozens of paintings and hundreds of ephemera in a massive undertaking by the Sakip Sabanci Museum.
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.
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