Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire’s Life-or-Death Race

The executioners of the Ottoman Empire were never noted for their mercy; just ask the teenage Sultan Osman II, who in May 1622 suffered an …

History

Tantalise your tastebuds on true Turkish tucker this weekend at new Taste of Turkey food festival

It’s time to feast on kepabs, gozleme and baklava as the Taste Of Turkey festival comes to at Tumbalong Park this weekend.<br>Chef Somer Sivrioglu of …

Turkey

New Cafe Specializing in Yemeni Coffee Slides Into Dearborn

Beans delivered straight from the owner’s family farm<p>Some of the world’s most highly prized coffee beans are now brewing in Dearborn. <b>Qahwah House</b>, a cafe specializing in Yemen-sourced coffee beans recently opened its doors at 6655 Schaefer Rd.<p>The cafe is owned by <b>Ibrahim Alhasbani</b>, a native of Yemen …

Coffee

Iraq's Push Against The Kurds Creates Upside Catalyst For Oil

In this piece, I decided to dig into the recent developments taking place in northern Iraq.<p>Unlike in the case of Iranian sanctions, which may or may …

Business

How the Balkans Were Won: A Turkish Foreign Policy Success Story

Erdogan’s Turkey is positioning itself as a political model for Balkan countries that find themselves outside of multilateral institutions and …

Foreign Policy

Who Lit This Fire? Approaching the History of the Fossil Economy

<i>First published in</i> Critical Historical Studies<i>, Fall 2016.</i>The climate on planet Earth is a product of the past — but no longer of the very distant, …

Climate

Comical Unintended Consequences of Turkish President Erdogan's State Visit to Serbia

Screenshot of satirical “news” entitled ““In honour of Erdoğan's visit, 17 journalists were arrested today” by Njuz.net, a Serbian website similar to …

Liberal View

Trump should show Turkish tyrant Erdogan who’s boss

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan flexes his diplomatic muscles, President Trump should make it clear he isn’t impressed.<p>On Tuesday, Erdogan …

Turkey

Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Serbia's president on Tuesday as Ankara stepped up efforts to increase its clout in the …

Turkey

Who Will Rule The Future Of Commerce?

Commerce intermediaries are nothing new.<p>In fact, they are at least 557 years old.<p>The first commerce intermediary to operate at scale was Istanbul's …

Business

Mimar Sinan: The Ottoman Empire's Most Important Architect

Sinan is believed to have been born in 1490 and to have grown up in the village of Ağırnas near the city of Kayseri. He spent his youth helping his …

Turkey

Friday links

A collection of vintage ads you would never see today.<p>Ex-FBI agent opens cold case review into who betrayed Anne Frank.<p>The Existential Horror Created …

Imperialism

Do You Really Know What a Harem Is?

The word <i>harem</i> conjures up an image in western minds of scantily-clad beauties lounging around fountains, waiting to act out the sexual fantasies of a …

World History

Alan Dershowitz: The case for a Kurdish state (and the hypocrisy behind opposition to it)

Over 90 percent of Iraq’s Kurdish population have now voted for independence from Iraq. While the referendum is not binding, it reflects the will of a minority group that has a long history of persecution and statelessness.<p>The independence referendum is an important step toward remedying a historic …

Opinion

From suburbia to Paris: meet Sener Besim, the eyewear designer drawing from his roots

Every year as part of the Australian Fashion Chamber’s Designers Abroad Program, a select number of Australian designers travel to Paris for an …

Paris Fashion Week

Will Saudi Arabia become the sick man of the Middle East?

In 1839, Sultan Abdulmejid I of the Ottoman Empire carried out legal, administrative and social reforms, later known as the Ottoman Tanzimat, in an …

Middle East

‘Intent to Destroy’ Trailer: An Unflinching Look at the Making of Armenian Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ — Watch

Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger charts the exceptional challenges in making a movie about the most denied tragedy in history.<p>The Armenian …

Entertainment

Fighting for the Enemy

European powers sought to colonise the world. They could not do so without the support of indigenous peoples.

History

World War I: A Global Struggle

Previous: 1916 - A War of Attrition | World War I: 101 | Next: 1917 - America Joins the Fight<p>War Comes to the Colonies<p>Formed in early 1871, Germany …

Military History

Why the Trump Administration Should Support an Independent Kurdistan

Election officials from the Kurdistan Regional Government announced Wednesay that last weekend’s referendum on independence passed, overwhelmingly. …

Politics

Learn about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of Modern Turkey

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born on an unrecorded date in either 1880 or 1881 in Salonika, the Ottoman Empire (now Thessaloniki, Greece). His father, …

World History

September 26, 1687: When the Venetians Bombarded the Parthenon

During the Ottoman rule in Greece, after the fall of Constantinople in 1456, the Parthenon was converted to a mosque, and the Erechtheion functioned …

History

The Revival of Ottomanism in Shaping Turkey’s Influence in the Muslim World

There is a wealth of lessons that Turkey can learn from their Ottoman predecessors in order to progress as an emerging superpower in the region.The …

Foreign Policy

Facts and History of Turkey

At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey is a fascinating country. Dominated by Greeks, Persians, and Romans in turn throughout the …

Imperialism

The Ottoman Empire | Facts and Map

The Ottoman Empire is named after Osman I, whose birthdate isn't known and who died in 1323 or 1324. He ruled only a small principality in Bithynia …

World History

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express gets beautiful makeover

Three new Grand Suites have been designed for the Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. They include the Paris Suite, which references the Art Deco …

Trains

Why do Kurds want a separate country?

The Kurdish independence referendum on September 25, 2017 in Iraq, while non-binding, is a symbolic milestone in the Kurds’ decades-long struggle to …

Kurdistan

Who's Who in the Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Religion-Based Structure<p>The Ottoman Empire was organized into a very complicated social structure because it was a large, multi-ethnic …

World History

The Sultans of the Ottoman Empire: c.1300 to 1924

In the late 13th century a series of small principalities emerged in Anatolia, sandwiched between the Byzantine and Mongol Empires. These regions …

World History

Erdoğan and the crisis of modern Turkey - FOLDED CORNER

FOLDED CORNER >Erdoğan and the crisis of modern Turkey<p>President Erdoğan delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 'July 15 Martyrs’ …

Turkey