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  • Win a trip to Istanbul, Turkey for two

    Win a trip to Istanbul, Turkey for two

    July 1st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Chris Irwin, who got the correct answer of Eşrefoglu Mosque, Beyşehir. We’re giving away a trip to Turkey for two including flights, accommodation and excursions. Find out how to enter below… A country that sits between Europe and Asia, with hints of culture from both sides... Read more »

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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Map: beer from around the world

    Map: beer from around the world

    March 31st, 2014Charles Parkes
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    Beer-lovers rejoice: the British Government recently announced that a pint of beer in the UK will be a whole one penny cheaper than before. Not exactly saving a fortune, but why would that matter when you have thousands of alternatives from around the world? From the Belgian Chimay to the Turkish Efes, Europe alone has much... Read more »

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  • The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you

    The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you

    March 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • 20 of our favourite European islands

    20 of our favourite European islands

    March 10th, 2014Natasha Foges
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  • A night out in Independence Street, Turkey

    A night out in Independence Street, Turkey

    February 20th, 2014Site Editor
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    You’ve had a satisfying day or two’s heavy sightseeing in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. You’re culturally replete – but have a nagging feeling that you’ve missed something. The locals. Just what the hell do they do in this metropolis of fifteen million souls? To find out, head across the Golden Horn to Independence Street (İstiklal Caddesi), the nation’s liveliest... Read more »

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  • Sauntering through the ruins of Ani, Turkey

    Sauntering through the ruins of Ani, Turkey

    January 21st, 2014Site Editor
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    The ruins of Ani are a traveller’s dream – picture-perfect scenery, whacking great dollops of history, and almost nobody around to see it. While Turkey as a whole has been enjoying ever more popularity as a tourist destination, the number heading to its eastern reaches remains thrillingly low, lending an air of mystery to its... Read more »

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  • Get down and dirty in Dalyan, Turkey

    Get down and dirty in Dalyan, Turkey

    January 20th, 2014Martin Dunford
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    Stepping off the boat at Dalyan’s mud baths, you’ll be forgiven for wishing you hadn’t. But don’t be put off by the revolting rotten-egg stench of the sulphur pools – after a revitalizing day here, you’ll be gagging for more. The instructions are simple – roll in the mud, bake yourself in the sun till... Read more »

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  • Music, dance and drama in ancient Aspendos, Turkey

    Music, dance and drama in ancient Aspendos, Turkey

    January 16th, 2014Site Editor
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    It’s a hot summer’s evening; overhead is a soft, purple-black and star-strewn sky. The incessant chirrup of cicadas mingles with the murmur of thousands of voices – Turkish, German, English, Russian – and the popping of corks, as the 15,000-strong audience settles down, passes round wine and olives and eagerly awaits the entertainment ahead. All... Read more »

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  • Street life photography: Turkey, Georgia & Iraq

    Street life photography: Turkey, Georgia & Iraq

    November 5th, 2013Jake Threadgould
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    On a journey through Turkey, Georgia and Kurdish Iraq, photographer Jake Threadgould captured some of the unique people and stories through his series of street life photography. Backgammon players, Sinop, Turkey Pin The clacking of plastic tokens and the trickle of dice on polished wooden boards is a ubiquitous soundtrack around many of Turkey’s cafes... Read more »

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  • 20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    September 3rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    You probably didn’t know Turkey’s real name, you might have been confused about which city is the capital, and you probably thought tulips came from the Netherlands. It turns out, you were probably wrong. There is a lot more to Turkey than meets the eye – between the beaches and bustling markets lies a wealth... Read more »

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  • 20 great things to do as the sun rises

    20 great things to do as the sun rises

    August 13th, 2013Olivia Rawes
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