TASTE OF THE PAST
A city of 400 legends and 100 fairy tales could only be Istanbul, the mysterious city overlooking the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus Strait and the Golden Horn.
From ancient times before Islam it has been known that the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula had their own gods for whom altars or just stones were set up and on which they sacrificed animals.
In “The Big Wedding,” one of the two main characters in the Turkish shadow play Karagöz is getting married.
Nedim, who lived at the beginning of the 18th century, was one of dozens of Ottoman poets who openly expressed their interest in persons of their own sex.
Doodling has been around for centuries, maybe millennia; at its simplest, it is defined as sketching aimlessly or mindlessly.
From the earliest days of Islam, a distinction was made between what clothing a Muslim could wear and what a non-Muslim could wear.
For the Ottomans, the concept of ambassador as someone who was stationed in a foreign country where he represented his own country was late in coming.
The cry “Boza” stridently rings out on the streets of Istanbul during the evenings at this time of year. It is a drink with origins extending far back in the Middle and Far East.
The guild in Ottoman times can be defined as an association of craftsmen and tradesmen who dealt with the same products and who banded together for their mutual benefit.
Thanks to five remarkable men in the first quarter of the 18th century, the Ottoman Turks finally got their own printing press
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