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Terror fear hits Troy

Terror fear hits Troy

The ancient city of Troy, the most important tourist attraction in Turkey’s northwestern province of Çanakkale, lost more than half of its visitors last year compared to 2015 due to terror fear as the main reason

Comment(s)1/24/2017

Not-so-happy New Year: From forced fun to fear

Not-so-happy New Year: From forced fun to fear

The modernist vs traditional debate on Father Christmas and the marking of the new year came to an end this year, as many Turks are just too numb and too sad to celebrate

Comment(s)12/24/2016

Unchain my vote: Handcuffs and sexism in Parliament

Unchain my vote: Handcuffs and sexism in Parliament

The reaction to independent deputy Aylin Nazlıaka’s protest in which she handcuffed herself to the rostrum in the constitutional debate lays bare the sexism in politics. ‘You’ve brought the handcuffs, bring a man with a whip next time,’ said one tweet, while a politician questioned Nazlıaka’s sanity

Comment(s)1/21/2017

Joyous New Year celebrations at Mövenpick

Joyous New Year celebrations at Mövenpick

Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul is offering New Year’s programs featuring New Year’s Eve dinner with live music, an exciting party on the top of Istanbul and exclusive accommodation packages for those who want to ring in the new year in style.

Comment(s)12/22/2016

Sunken Russian ship found in Lake Van

Sunken Russian ship found in Lake Van

A Russian ship, which is believed to have sunk during a storm in 1948, has been found in Lake Van

Comment(s)1/13/2017

Christmas spirit in Istanbul evoked in festive markets

Christmas spirit in Istanbul evoked in festive markets

Christmas markets are not just for foreigners, according to Catherine Bayar, the organizer of one of the few Christmas markets in Istanbul.

Comment(s)12/22/2016

Hagios Georgios Church to serve tourism

Hagios Georgios Church to serve tourism

A church dating back to the end of the 19th century that was built by an unknown Hungarian is now being restored for use a museum in western Anatolia

Comment(s)1/10/2017

EROSPOLIS | Turkish dilemma: Should I stay or should I go?

EROSPOLIS | Turkish dilemma: Should I stay or should I go?

Erospolis takes a look at the young Turks who want to leave Turkey and the flurry of words that seek to hold them

Comment(s)12/18/2016

İzmir’s loss of innocence

İzmir’s loss of innocence

İzmir might have lost its innocence with the arrival of violence in the city, but it won’t easily lost its compassion, solidarity and passion to live

Comment(s)1/7/2017

Why Turkish women are no ladies

Why Turkish women are no ladies

On the 82nd anniversary of women getting the right to vote Turkey, Erospolis takes a look at semantics around women and wonders how we can urge ‘Votes for Women’ if we continue to ‘euphemize’ the term ‘women’ by using ‘ladies’ and ‘girls’ instead

Comment(s)12/10/2016

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

For years, the ancient sites in Egypt were able to rely on a steady stream of ticket sales to finance their upkeep. But since 2011 revolution, the number of tourists visiting the country has dwindled, leaving authorities scrambling to make up for lost revenue

Comment(s)1/5/2017

The delicate art of insults in a post-politeness age

The delicate art of insults in a post-politeness age

Erospolis looks at political putdowns, from British talent of irony to Turkish gift of curtness, and begs: “Leave the mothers and bottoms out of it!”

Comment(s)12/3/2016

Three upbeat things about a bad year

Three upbeat things about a bad year

Erospolis, in an overdose of cinnamon-scented candles, hot wine and the global sense of Danish-style hygge, blurts out three great things about 2016, annus horribilis

Comment(s)12/31/2016

Early marriage, lifelong abuse

Early marriage, lifelong abuse

Erospolis, relieved by the withdrawal of the bill that pardons men convicted of sex with underage girls if they have married them, brings some facts to the image of the ‘young wife grieving because her husband is in jail’

Comment(s)11/25/2016

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