Introducing cirit, Turkey’s traditional horseback sport

In a snow-covered field in eastern Turkey’s Kars province, two teams of…

A life in service of Assyrian culture

Dubbed “the fading colour of Mesopotamia” and dwindling in number, southeast Turkey’s…

Growing up in the fields: will Turkey see an end to child labour?

Thirteen-year-old Elif Küpeli was relieved, although not very happy, that the pepper…

Will tourism save one of Turkey’s last shamanic villages?

For many years the Woodworker Turkmen who live in Tahtakuşlar, a village…

Photo story: A tough landscape and a difficult life for villagers at Turkey’s border

Like other villages close to the Iranian border in Turkey’s largely Kurdish…

In Istanbul, a very unusual festive season

On an unusually sunny December 25, the congregation of the Panayia Greek…

Despite the risks, hammam users mourn their closure

As the lather ran down my skin, I could see two young…

What the Pfizer vaccine tells us about Turkish immigrants in Germany

Like in many other parts of the world, Sundays in the immigrant…

Turkey’s minority women find their voice

Although their numbers have dwindled in recent years, Turkey’s Armenian, Jewish, Assyrian…

Is Turkey’s furlough scheme masking exploitation?

As Turkey went into lockdown during the spring of 2020, the Ministry…