Archive for: Turkey

Odyssey from Iskenderun to Beirut to America: An Extraordinary Memoir in “The Way It Turned Out”

Iznik Tile, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Third Phase, 16th c. By P. F. Sommerfeldt –  Memoirs are by nature usually suspect; this one truly raises the bar....

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Harran: Ancient Crossroads City of Mesopotamia

By Aigerim Korzhumbayeva –  “…44 km (25 miles) southeast of Urfa what you first experience is the scorching wind. Afterward, the Bedouin melancholy hovers...

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