Development of women's suffrage in Turkey

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Development of women's suffrage in Turkey

Women's rights, equal rights, emancipation and, as a result, women's suffrage are all terms that can still be heard in the media almost every day.

Fes or hat - the laws on head covering in Turkey

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Fes or hat - the laws on head covering in Turkey

In pictures or photographs of the Orient and the Balkans in the early 19th century, men are usually seen wearing a special headgear called fez / fez or tarbush.

Yörük – nomadic shepherds in the Taurus Mountains

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Yörük – nomadic shepherds in the Taurus Mountains

Only a few kilometers away from the tourist-oriented coastal towns on the Turkish Riviera and the Turkish Aegean, not only the landscape and nature are changing fundamentally, the population is also fundamentally different.

Alec Issigonis - designer of legendary "Mini" from Izmir

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Alec Issigonis - designer of legendary

The Greek Konstantin Issigonis and his Bavarian wife Hulda Prokopp left their Greek home island of Paros at the end of the 18th century in order to run a machine factory in the city of Smyrna, today's Izmir.

Ergenekon – Myth, Truth or Just Scaremongering?

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Ergenekon – Myth, Truth or Just Scaremongering?

Especially in the last few years, the term Ergenekon can be read again and again in the daily press reports, mostly accompanied by a wave of arrests of politicians, journalists or lawyers and officers and trials against public figures; the television news even mentions conspiracy theories and state attacks.

Theodor Wiegand - Excavations and Travel

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Theodor Wiegand - Excavations and Travel

Our visit to the Forest Fire Station of Dursunbey came together with the meeting of some Roman artifacts that justified our interest to further research in the history of Dursunbey or Balat, how the city was called until 100 years ago.

The Fisherman of Halicarnassus - Bodrum

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Fisherman of Halicarnassus

Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, the son of an Ottoman family graduated from Oxford, was convicted of some obscure crime in 1925 and exiled to Bodrum for three years.

Haymatloz - Ernst Reuter in Ankara

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Haymatloz - Ernst Reuter Hause in Berlin

The word "Haymatloz" was written in capital letters in the passports of Jewish refugees who tried to escape to Turkey during World War II. More than 1000 German people immigrated to the Bosporus from 1933 until 1945  and they left traces which can still be seen today. 

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