Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... [read more]
Date: December 19th 2006
Istanbul’s exotic skyline is the stuff of dreams. It has always been the gateway to the Orient, Middle East, Europe and, thanks to the Bosphorous, has a natural split between Western and Eastern influence. The Western ‘half’, essentially the majority of Istanbul is also divided into the Ol ... read more
The last truely exotic city...