Noah’s Ark Pudding

Aşure in dish

DID YOU KNOW... what was allegedly the last meal on Noah’s Ark, a pudding made from over 20 sweet and sour ingredients, is still served in Turkey? Otherwise known as 'aşure', Noah's Ark pudding is a combination of ingredients, such as dried fruits, beans and whole grains, sweetened with sugar and fruit juices and cooked … Continue reading Noah’s Ark Pudding

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Illegal Immigrants Detained

Reports from 22nd September state that 65 illegal immigrants have been detained by police in the Fethiye district of Muğla. A collaborative operation between the local Fethiye Police Department and Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking teams, it was determined that a group of immigrants were preparing to escape off the Turkish coast to the Greek … Continue reading Illegal Immigrants Detained

An Awe-Inspiring Cradle of Cultures, Faiths and Myths

Balikli Göl

Şanlıurfa, often referred to as Urfa, is a city in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of the Şanlıurfa Province. Located 80 kilometres to the East of the Euphrates River, Şanlıurfa is known as "The City of Prophets," and is thought to be the historical motherland of the prophet Abraham, in addition to a number of … Continue reading An Awe-Inspiring Cradle of Cultures, Faiths and Myths

Cleopatra’s Golden Sands: Science Debunks a Myth

The distinctive golden sand of Cleopatra’s Beach – one of the most famous sites in Turkey – has long been the subject of legend. It was said that the Roman leader and general, Mark Antony, arranged for this sand to be shipped from Alexandria in Egypt to create the perfect beach for his lover Cleopatra, … Continue reading Cleopatra’s Golden Sands: Science Debunks a Myth

Two Year Prison Sentence Demanded for Man who Dragged Dog Behind Car

In  Seydikemer, Muğla, a  public case has been established against the man who tied a dog to his vehicle before dragging it along the road, on the basis that he wilfully endangering road safety. The incident, which took place near the district of Bekçiler on the Fethiye-Antalya Highway, was spotted by a member of the … Continue reading Two Year Prison Sentence Demanded for Man who Dragged Dog Behind Car