Between East and West

Turkish written literature dates as far back as the 7th century but its oral tradition is older still. Turkish literature started its journey with the nomads on horseback and continued both East and West through religious and cultural relations after the Turks settled in Anatolia. The Turkish shaman poet,...

Written on the Forehead

Writing and letters have deep meaning in Turkey. As the cradle of different religions and nations, Turkish, Armenian, Greek and Ottoman letters can be seen everywhere in Turkey. Some old alphabets previously used still have a place in our lives today, trails of old Turkish runic letters can be seen in the...

Remembering the Past, Understanding the Present

Foreign Capital in the Ottoman State: 1854-1914 (Osmanlı Devleti’nde Yabancı Sermaye: 1854-1914) by V. Necla Geyikdağı Hil Publications, 247 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-7638-35-3 Globalization, Economic Policies and Growth from the Ottomans to the Republic (Osmanlıdan Cumhuriyete Küreselleşme,...

Between East and West

Turkish written literature dates as far back as the 7th century but its oral tradition is older still. Turkish literature started its journey with the nomads on horseback and continued both East and West through religious and cultural relations after the Turks settled in Anatolia. The Turkish shaman poet,...