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On the anniversary of the critical battle of Manzikert

On hearing of the approach of a large Byzantine army, the Tukish ruler raised his siege of Aleppo and marched into Anatolia to fight the advancing forces. by Niki Gamm ISTANBUL from Hürriyet Daily News The Seljuk Turks first entered … Continue reading

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BBC’s Chronicle – The Fall of Constantinople

Apologies for the repeat but I did not want you to think that I had forgotten this historic day. This video is well worth watching again, or even for the first time :-)…. Here is a little gem and a … Continue reading

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Reviews of Fetih 1453

We highlighted this new movie a few weeks ago and it caused a reasonable amount of debate in the comments section which was probably inevitable. To add to this we now have some artictic reviews which may continue the discussion! … Continue reading

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Turkey: epic movie highlights Ottoman conquest

This is bound to cause more controversy! From The Boston Globe Turkey is on a roll these days, uplifted by economic growth and regional diplomacy. Now comes a film to boost the feel-good mood, an epic about the 15th century … Continue reading

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Turks sense dawn of new era of power and confidence

This week the Turkish President, Abdullah Gul came to Britain on a successful three day State Visit. Turkey is a rising power and this was demonstrated in a number of ways this week. Perhaps the two most relevant being its … Continue reading

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Happy Turks

Real democracy is an intricate everyday process, as Turkey has found and continues to learn, writes Abdel-Moneim Said First published in AL-AHRAM It had been at least 10 years since my last visit to Istanbul, the capital of the Byzantine … Continue reading

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Turkey marks the 558th anniversary of the conquest of Constantinople

Some very colourful images from this year’s celebrations … and some very silly false moustaches!

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