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Five fantastic Ottoman Mosques to see when visiting Türkiye

It should come as no surprise that Türkiye is home to a wealth of spectacular Ottoman mosques. The six-hundred-year Ottoman state left a powerful mark between its foundation in 1299, to its demise in 1923. This is especially true of the empire’s former capital Istanbul, and its heartlands in Anatolia and Thrace. What is particularly […]

With flights to Baku from both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, it’s now even easier to get to Azerbaijan

For most travellers Azerbaijan remains off the beaten track. Nestled between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, the country boasts mountains, serene landscapes, and a fascinating mix of medieval and modern in its capital city Baku. Last month, Azerbaijan’s national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines, or AZAL for short, launched its new route to Gatwick Airport, where […]

Exclusive opportunity for Dubliners to learn about Turkish vegetarian flavours from top cook Özlem Warren

Özlem Warren is an award-winning food author and cook who has helped bring Turkish cuisine to the forefront of the international culinary world through her talks, recipes and workshops. In mid-March, she teams up with the Yunus Emre Institute Dublin for the second instalment of the Institute’s ‘Culinary Crossroads: A Journey Through Turkish Flavours Series’. […]

How you can harness the healing power of the Mediterranean diet

In the bustling markets under the azure skies of the Mediterranean, locals have long embraced a diet rich in vibrant fruits, hearty whole grains, and heart-healthy fats. This isn’t just about food; it’s a testament to a lifestyle that has captivated nutritionists and food lovers worldwide. The Mediterranean diet, a beacon of balanced eating, not […]

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New Istanbul exhibition puts the spotlight on the Turkiye’s National Intelligence Organisation MİT

The work of Turkiye’s National Intelligence Organisation, Millî İstihbarat Teşkilatı, or MİT for short, is the subject of a new exhibition at the Ataturk Cultural Centre (AKM) in Istanbul. Called ‘Temas Istanbul’ [‘Contact Istanbul’], this fascinating exhibition invites the public to explore the exciting and intricate world of intelligence and surveillance, shedding light on MİT’s […]

Hackney’s Laburnum Street Turkish Food festival is back this January!

Enjoy delicious Turkish food with your family and friends at this year’s Laburnum Street Turkish Food Fair. This three-day event in East London is organised annually by Suleymaniye Mosque and attended by thousands of visitors from all backgrounds. Diners can tuck into freshly cooked, tasty Turkish food that range from kebabs to desserts such as […]

The six most scenic spots to visit in Turkiye

How happy is the one who says, “I am a Turk”? Very happy indeed. Turkiye is a beautiful country that offers a captivating blend of natural wonder and cultural treasures — including the land border where Europe becomes Asia and vice versa. This top destination is perfect for travellers seeking natural beauty and a stunning […]