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A PRESS OF ONE’S OWN BY MINE OZYURT AND NANA ARIEL

“Nowhere else could we have started the Hogarth Press, whose very awkward beginning had rise in this very room […] Here that strange offspring grew & throve; it ousted us from the dining room […] & crept all over the … Continue reading

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Hittite Spring Equinox: Purulli Festival

“Let the land prosper and thrive, and let the land be protected”…..from the myth of the Illuyanka. Spring equinox was  celebrated as a fertility ritual  in the Land of the Hatti.  The celebration of these rites were reflected on some rock reliefs that were discovered  in Ancient Anatolia. 

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Hittite Spring Equinox: Purulli Festival

“Let the land prosper and thrive, and let the land be protected”…..from the myth of the Illuyanka. Spring equinox was  celebrated as a fertility ritual  in the Land of the Hatti.  The celebration of these rites were reflected on some rock … Continue reading

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Looking into the lives of Anatolian women: Judith Starkston, a historical novelist and researcher

Judith  Starkston Judith Starkston as an historical novelist and researcher hands one a telescope to peer back into Anatolia’s past. In her novel, Hand of Fire, she tells about Trojan Women and their roles in Ancient Anatolia and Mycenean Greece, … Continue reading

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Yasar Kemal: the hero of Turkish literature

All my life, my only dream was to write a little bit more, a little bit better.                                                                                                                                 Yasar Kemal Acclaimed as one of the greatest   writers in Turkish,  has died in Istanbul  aged 92. He was the first Turkish … Continue reading

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Istanbul from Ara Güler’s eyes

Ara Güler’s Istanbul Turkey’s greatest photographer … Ara Güler’s work asks age-old questions about progress and innocence, and ultimately leaves it up to the viewer to decide which is more important to society’.  His Istanbul is a unique record of … Continue reading

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From the Nile to the Bosphorus

                                                                                      Myths do travel as long as people wander The Bosphorus, known as the Istanbul Strait is a strait that forms the boundary between the Thrace and Anatolian sections of Turkey. The ancient writers state that the Bosphorus derived its … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe (Gobekli: Belly Tepe: Hill) is a site six miles outside of Urfa, Turkey that contains megalith circles. It was uncovered in 1994 by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt. Since that time, Klaus and his team have uncovered at least … Continue reading

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A Story of the City: Constantinople, Istanbul

A multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist Mehmet Ali Sanlikol composed the colorful rhythms of Istanbul in his new cd called  ” A story of the City: Constantinople, Istanbul”.

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A new discovery at Ziyaret Tepe on the river Tigris

Archaeologists Discover Lost Language Science Daily (May 10, 2012) — Evidence for a forgotten ancient language which dates back more than 2,500 years, to the time of the Assyrian Empire, has been found by archaeologists working in Turkey. Detail from … Continue reading

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