Topics :: Turkey

A Walking Tour Through Istanbul

By Sisi Tang | Friday Apr 18, 2014
Istanbul has much more to offer than grand mosques and bazaars. Away from the din of typical tourist haunts, a walk around the neighborhoods of Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk will peel back the surface to reveal the city’s multilayered history.

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Turkey Man Kills Trans GF, Family Disavows Her Gender

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
A Turkish man admitted to killing his trans girlfriend and burying her in a vineyard. But the woman’s family disavowed her gender identity and buried her as a man.

To Stuff or Not to Stuff

By Chef Scotty Wagner | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
Right here and now that we will remove the unknown, so you can create a truly fabulous stuffing that borders on the brink of aphrodisiac overload!

No More Grindr in Turkey

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
Turkey has banned the gay dating app Grindr and blocked the app’s website.

Turkey, Dutch Leaders Spar Over Boy’s Foster Case

By Mike Corder | Thursday Mar 21, 2013
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte bluntly rejected an appeal Thursday by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.

Turkish Court Rules Gay Sex Is Natural

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 21, 2013
A court in the almost-entirely Muslim country of Turkey ruled that gay sex is not unnatural in a landmark ruling that contradicts Turkey’s Supreme Court.

Bodrum: The Brigadoon of Turkey

Saturday Dec 29, 2012
Flying into Bodrum, Turkey is a bit like finding Brigadoon: misty blue islands rising out of the silvery gray sea.

Bodrum’s Eternal Blue

By Mark Thompson | Friday Dec 28, 2012
While some people consider Bodrum to be "the Hamptons of Turkey," for me, flying into Bodrum was a bit like finding Brigadoon. From the window of the plane, I watched as a series of misty blue islands rose almost chimerically out of the silvery gray sea.

Istanbul’s Magical Mystery Tour

By Mark Thompson | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
As the economic and cultural heart of Turkey, Istanbul is the world’s tenth most popular destination. A center of arts and fashion, culture and history, with a median age of 23, Istanbul is also a university town with more than 150,000 students.