The Istanbul of palaces and soaring minarets, of bazaars and bustling nightlife, lies within just a few of the city's 1,000 total square miles. The other Istanbul is full of factories, freeways, grey concrete buildings, and -- most of all -- traffic.
Money does grow on Máximo González's trees: The Argentinean artist collages their trunks, branches, roots, leaves, and fruits using bank notes that have been taken out of circulation. The delicate works
It might seem the height of futility to plant trees in a place that risks being entirely washed away in less than a few years. But to the 200 or so people who gathered Saturday in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, the idea made perfect sense.
When Victor Ananias started talking about organic agriculture in the early 1990s, the idea was largely a foreign one in Turkey. Today, the organization he founded in 1992 operates popular organic farmers' markets at five Istanbul locations.
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