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  • The ruins at Ephesus
    Explore Turkey and visit the cats of Ephesus
    Turkey has many magical wonders to visit, many fascinating sights to behold. One of the most mysterious however, is when visiting the ruins at Ephesus. One thing that will astonish visitors in addition the biblical history and the astounding...
  • Merve Buyuksarac
    Merve Buyuksarac: Miss Turkey takes a lesson on insulting her thin-skinned Pres
    Merve Buyuksarac, a model and the former Miss Turkey, received a suspended 14-month jail sentence for allegedly offending the country’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 61-year-old Turkish politician has been actively filing defamation...
  • College kids jailed for stealing, hurting turkey
    2 college students jailed for turkey stealing: Bird injured and reeked of beer
    Two college students were arrested and thrown in jail for stealing a turkey. It is not as if they took the turkey an treated it well, many might agree that they deserved to be tossed in jail after the turkey, which was reeking of beer, was found...
  • Vinkara Wines
    Vinkara: Discovering wines from Turkey
    One does not typically think of Turkey as a wine producing region but it is. An introduction to Turkish wine should begin with Vinkara. Vinkara is located in Kalecik, a part of the ancient region of Anatolia in north central Turkey.For those...
  • The Agora at Ephesus
    Zeus’ daughter to Jesus’ mother, Ephesus has always known how to draw a crowd
    And the Oracle of Delphi said, “the fish will jump, the boar will flee and there Androklos, son of the Athenian King Kadros, you will establish a city having a bright future.”Then, one day, Androklos was frying a fish in a pan, the oil...
  • Author Todd Huizinga discusses the E.U., Turkey, Greece and the migrant crisis
    Author Todd Huizinga discusses the E.U., Turkey, Greece and the migrant crisis
    “The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe” is a must-read if you want to understand how the European Union got to this point and what the European project fundamentally is. This is the...
  • Miriam
    Turkey; ISIS planning 'imminent' attack on Jewish children
    There has been a Jewish community in the region known today as Turkey since at least 500 BC. for centuries. While the number of Jews residing within the borders of the Ottoman Empire peaked at nearly a quarter of a million in the early years of...
  • John Kerry in 2013
    Terrorism: US orders 'all DoD dependents' out of Turkey to 'keep them safe'
    Following an Israeli travel advisory on Monday for its own citizens to leave Turkey as soon as possible, the Pentagon is also ordering nearly 700 military families to leave Incirlik Air Base and two other military installations in Turkey beginning...
  • Istanbul
    State Department issues new warning against travel to Turkey
    TheU.S. Department of State upgraded its Turkey statement and is warning U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout country. It is specifically advising Americans to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey, which borders Syria...
  • g20
    Obama finds time to lead delegation at opening of largest mosque in the US
    Despite failing to find the time to attend the funerals of the likes of Justice Anton Scalia and Dame Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama has managed to find the time to lead the US delegation at the opening of the largest mosque in the United States....
  • Springtime wild game barbecue
    Springtime wild game barbecue
    The rabbit in the front yard is a sign of spring, right? The deer running across the highway when traveling to the U.P. is a sign of spring, right? The turkey that is meandering across the two track that gets spooked by the quad is a sign of...
  • Bombing in Ankara Turkey, at least 34 dead, 125 wounded
    Bombing in Ankara Turkey, at least 34 dead, 125 wounded
    A suicide car bomber detonated their bombs at approximately 6:30 PM local time in Guven Park in the Kizilay district, a key transport hub in Ankara, Turkey, according to BBC News. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to "bring...
  • Whirling Dervishes
    Turkey: Explore exotic Konya
    Turkey is an extremely exotic country, with a more exotic and unique history than a traveler will see in many other parts of the world. One of these cities, with a rich heritage that has enhanced Turkey’s cultural offerings, not to mention...
  • Migrants drown off Turkey as boat capsizes
    Migrants drown off Turkey as boat capsizes: 3 children among 25 migrants dead
    A boat capsized Sunday and while 15 migrants were rescued, at least 25 migrants drowned in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross the water from Turkey to Greece. The Coast Guard launched a search for those missing in the water, working with three...
  • Mustang
    'Mustang' movie review
    ‘Mustang’ is the magnificent film debut from Deniz Gamze Erguven. Beautifully shot along the rocky coast of a Turkish village on the Black Sea, gives it a fairy-tale quality. It’s been compared to Sofia Coppola’s 1999 drama...
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