With just six square meters of green space -- not all of it usable -- available to each resident of Istanbul, people seeking an escape from the city's concrete jungle may have to start carrying their own little patch of green around on their backs.
Though his published research at Stanford has made him one of the most-cited scientists in the past decade, Dr. Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu can just as often be found in the remote wilds of northeast Turkey, banding birds and doing community outreach.
Traders, soldiers, and pilgrims alike plied the Silk Road for almost 3,000 years, traversing empires as they rose and fell, and creating a literary and historical legacy that has inspired countless explorers
It doesn't seem to matter what you're buying in Turkey -- a bottle of juice you're going to drink immediately, a tiny pen, or a half-kilo of cherries that's already in a plastic bag -- it's a heck of a task
Every time I'm on a bus inching its way along Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait, on a shore road often so packed with traffic that it's faster to walk than ride, I ask myself the same thing: Why the heck doesn't the city run ferry services on this route?
With few legal or political avenues open to fight environmentally damaging mining, four Mongolian activists took drastic action earlier this fall: They opened fire with hunting rifles on gold-mining equipment owned by two foreign firms.
For a species of bird found only in the forests of North America and so symbolic of a U.S. holiday, the humble turkey sure has an oddly Eurasian name -- but have you ever stopped to consider why? Well, it turns out that the
Environmentalists marched in Istanbul to demand solutions to climate change (L) while members of Greenpeace (R) face jail time for protesting plans to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant. Photos: 350.org (L), Greenpeace Akdeniz