Ottoman Empire

Turkish hackers take over ex-Netanyahu aide’s Twitter account

A Turkish hacking group on Saturday took over the Twitter account of Dore Gold, who has served in the past in various official capacities, including …

Israel

The 7 Factors Turning America From a Great Nation Into an Also-Ran

Posted: Jan 20, 2018 12:01 AM<p>If you were to list the “greatest” nations in world history, you’d come up with some like the United States and Great …

Conservative View

The Immigration Debate We Must Not Lose

James ZogbyThe debate over US immigration policy is a very personal one for me. It's about my family's history and the hardships they faced coming to …

Liberal View

10 Battles That Shaped Russia

Mother Russia. The largest country in world, by area, is filled with allure, amazing biodiversity, rich history, and beautiful vodka-drinking women. …

Military History

Erdogan, Pope to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Pope Francis at the Vatican next month for talks likely to focus on the US recognition of Jerusalem …

Israel

Is language key to resolving the Israeli-Arab conflict?

According to a 2017 Pew Research Center poll, many people believe language is “the core of national identity.”<p>More than 70 percent of the population …

Palestine

Turkish president to visit Vatican in February to discuss status of Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis on Feb. 5, the Vatican press office confirmed on …

Christianity

Comment on Rundle: those Libs in a tizzy about China giving aid are gobsmackingly hypocritical by Iskandar

Correspondent Craig, what might be this Communism-thingy that you claim “caused an estimated 70-100 million deaths in the 20th century”? I’ve heard …

Imperialism

Topkapi Palace: The Seat Of The Ottoman Empire

Imperialism

Muslims in Greece, Ruled by Sharia Law for Almost 100 Years, Can Now Go to Secular Courts

In a historic move, Greece revoked a pair of 1920s laws that required Muslims who became Greek citizens to rely on Islamic Sharia law instead of the …

Islam

Top 10 Animals That Were Originally Called Other Names

In the past, penguins were called arse-feet because their legs were closer to their rear. The name “arse-feet” was used for any bird that had its …

Giant Pandas

British Museum to show Rodin sculptures beside Elgin Marbles that inspired him

The British Museum is to exhibit works by Rodin alongside the Elgin Marbles, as the institution reasserts its claim to the disputed treasures.<p>Auguste Rodin visited the London museum for the first time in 1881 and more than a dozen times thereafter, sketching the marbles and using them as …

Museums

Turkish Defense Ministry says Erdoğan’s grandfather froze to death during World War One

ANKARA<p>President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s grandfather froze to death during his military service for the forces of the Ottoman Empire during World War …

Turkey

Confronting Iran Takes a Back Seat to Sunni Bickering

BEIRUT—When protests against Iran’s theocratic Shiite regime erupted late last month, the reaction from the region’s two main Sunni powers couldn’t have been more different.<p>Saudi Arabia, which is the custodian of Islam’s holy cities of Mecca and Medina and aspires to lead the entire Sunni world, …

Middle East

Greece Scraps Compulsory Shariah for Muslim Minority

ATHENS — Greece has passed a law to limit the powers of Islamic courts in a northern region that is home to about 100,000 Muslims, restricting the application of religious law in the country and giving Muslims the option to take civil cases to Greek courts.<p>Lawmakers from all Greek parties except …

News

As Israel-Turkey tensions rise, so does foot traffic to Istanbul’s Jewish Museum

ISTANBUL — Jews are not exactly popular in Turkey these days, especially after US President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the …

Israel

Transportation minister: Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast train to launch by Passover

Transportation Minister Israel Katz said Tuesday the much-anticipated fast train between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem would launch at the end of March, …

Israel

Glenn’s Predictions on Foreign Affairs for 2018

Yesterday, Glenn kicked off his radio show with a whole slew of predictions for 2018. Well, there’s more where that came from.RELATED: Glenn’s …

Geopolitics

Watch: German tourist finds way around Temple Mount prayer ban

Loading....<p>A European tourist visiting Israel found an original way to skirt a prohibition on non-Muslim prayer on the Temple Mount recently, using …

Israel

Top 10 Greatest Empires In History – Taylor Jensen

The definition of an empire is: when a single entity has supreme rule and power over a vast area of territory, which consists of peoples of different …

World History

Istanbul's 3 Football Museums

Turkey’s passion for football is undeniable. They simply love it!<p>Usually, people support the team where they grew up as it’s part of their identity. …

Museums

Russell Crowe praises Turkish actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ on Twitter

ISTANBUL<p>Academy Award-winning actor Russell Crowe on Jan. 5 praised Turkish actor Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ on his Twitter account, reaching out to nearly …

Turkey

Today in History: Tuesday, Jan. 9

by Submitted by Reader | January 9, 2018 12:00 am<p><b>Last Updated:</b> January 4, 2018 at 2:57 am<p>475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital …

HBCUs

Erdogan's Ottoman dream causes storm in Red Sea

Turkey’s unexpected military-cooperation deal with Sudan and leasing of Suakin Island have rekindled Ottoman fears in the region.

Middle East

Best of Enemies: Europeans in the Ottoman Elite

In 1598 a number of Ottoman ships approached Sicily. The sight of the vessels must have caused alarm since raids on the Italian coast were …

World History

How Breguet Became the Ottoman Empire’s Leading Watchmaker | SJX Watches

Share Instagram<p>Amongst Abraham-Louis Breguet’s fabled contributions to horology, through which he demonstrated technical prowess with an elegance of …

Watches

Afro-Turks

There have been several posts in this blog discussing the interesting places where people of African descent reside (Our Neighbors to the North, …

Black History

Offbeat destinations: Bird language spoken in this Turkish village now on Unesco list

The next time you are in Turkey, go off the beaten tourist circuit and visit Kuskoy – the village in district Canakci in Giresun province where …

List-Worthy

Greek Prime Minister Seeks to Block Asylum for Turkish Officer

ATHENS — An independent Greek government committee decided on Saturday to grant political asylum to a Turkish officer who fled last year’s failed coup in his country. The decision provoked an immediate angry response from Turkey, and hours later the Greek prime minister’s administration moved to …

News

'The Turks are trying to reestablish the Ottoman Empire'

Under the radar of Israeli media, which apparently preferred not to provide a platform for a report on the matter, a huge anti-Israeli demonstration …

Israel