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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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