Although fresh, delicious produce is easy to come by in Turkey, kebab culture still dominates. But options for vegetarians -- or anyone who's had their fill of grilled meat -- are increasing, especially in Istanbul.
Despite the difficulties involved in comparing gallons to liters and converting from one currency to another, the price of gas in our respective countries somehow seemed to come up frequently as a topic of
As the host of a recent meeting on the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Turkey touted its expertise on the subject, with the Environment Ministry's Erdoğan Özevren calling Turkey
Environmentalists often cheer rising energy prices, hoping they will encourage conservation, boost support for higher efficiency standards, and make renewable sources more cost-effective. But hikes in the cost of natural gas may have Istanbul, and
Call it Etsy East: But instead of hip young American artists trying to renew the crafting tradition, the hands behind the goods for sale on the online marketplace Kadın Eliyle belong to low-income Turkish women.Although there is a strong tradition of
Green space has quantifiable benefits that can help close the 'health gap' between rich and poor, according to a new report by the British medical journal The Lancet. And you don't need to go all the way back to nature to reap the rewards.
In Turkish, the word for a slum is gecekondu, meaning "settled overnight." A prefabricated house doesn't go up quite that quickly, but mass production can make homes--of both the conventional and ecofriendly type--available
A country's newfound prosperity can often be a mixed blessing for the environment. When people have more money, they tend to consume more and create more--and different kinds of--trash. Although the percentage of Turkish
Hibernating bats in Havran, near Turkey's Aegean coast, can rest easy this winter, thanks to a decision by local authorities to hold off on pumping water into a nearby dam reservoir, an action that would have flooded their cave.
With up to 2 billion of the world's people lacking adequate access to water and $500 billion changing hands annually in global water markets, it's no wonder that "water is the new oil" has become a popular buzz-phrase--almost to the point of cliché.
In the fashion parade that is İstiklal Caddesi, the massively popular pedestrian shopping street running through Istanbul's Beyoğlu district, denim is the undisputed king. And you don't see too many plain pairs of
Istanbul undoubtedly has one of the world's great market cultures. But the entire city, home to 12.5 million people and stretching for 600 square miles, did not have a single organic market until two years ago.