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Halfeti’s black rose to grow in greenhouse

Halfeti’s black rose to grow in greenhouse

Halfeti’s unique black rose is now a part of a project aiming to produce it in greenhouses for local and foreign floral markets, amid extinction fears

Comment(s)3/3/2017

The good feminist

The good feminist

From referendum campaigns to objections to TV shows that cast a negative light on women, women’s power is no power if it is only preaching to the converted

Comment(s)2/4/2017

A warm walk on ice

A warm walk on ice

‘Ankara’s journalists are the guests of Lake Çıldır, which is completely frozen. But life goes on under and above water with all its colors’

Comment(s)3/1/2017

Home of Santa Claus to be renovated

Home of Santa Claus to be renovated

The locus of tourist attraction and religious pilgrimage, Antalya’s Demre is set to undergo a series of renovation projects that will renew its historic relics, including the house of Santa Claus

Comment(s)2/2/2017

Syrians in Turkey: Myths vs Candid Shots

Syrians in Turkey: Myths vs Candid Shots

In the wake of a social media photo showing a Turkish employer stepping on a Syrian worker’s stomach, Erospolis takes a look at the daily lives of two Syrian families through an artist’s lens.

Comment(s)2/25/2017

The moment of alternative truth

The moment of alternative truth

Erospolis, in a particularly foul mood, disagrees with everything – from ‘La La Land’ to women’s power

Comment(s)1/28/2017

Largest caravanserai in Anatolia to be restored

Largest caravanserai in Anatolia to be restored

The Sultanhanı caravanserai, located on the Aksaray-Konya road, was built during Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat’s rule, and will undergo restoration after 60 years

Comment(s)2/23/2017

Gladiator games played in Turkey’s south

Gladiator games played in Turkey’s south

Reliefs found on the walls of a theater unearthed in the ancient city of Pisidia reveal that all gladiator games were played there during the Roman Empire

Comment(s)1/27/2017

A post-mortem on love and Valentine’s Day in Turkey

A post-mortem on love and Valentine’s Day in Turkey

Erospolis makes a little poll as to why everyone hates Valentine’s Day in Turkey

Comment(s)2/18/2017

Ski track to open in steppe in Turkey’s Konya

Ski track to open in steppe in Turkey’s Konya

A new ski facility, which is expected to be one of the largest in Turkey, is expected to open in Konya’s Aladağ Mountain by the end of 2017

Comment(s)1/27/2017

EROSPOLIS: Spare me new-age spiritualism

EROSPOLIS: Spare me new-age spiritualism

Fed up with demands to send positive energy to heal the sick and influence referendum results, Erospolis urges fewer spiritual healers and more free-thinking academics to brighten our lives

Comment(s)2/11/2017

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

Göynük becomes Turkey’s new slow city

Göynük becomes Turkey’s new slow city

Göynük, an old Ottoman town, becomes the latest addition to a network of slow cities in Turkey by the Cittaslow General Committee

Comment(s)2/8/2017

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

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