Turkish and Arabic promoted in German schools

Turkish and Arabic promoted in German schools

The German state of Niedersachsen has endorsed Turkish, Arabic and Russian as languages to be offered and promoted in schools as way to encourage mutual understanding and open-mindedness. The drive, known as ‘Mehrsprachigkeit födern’ (promoting...
Sunrise in Istanbul

Sunrise in Istanbul

Early morning: the tides flushing through the Bosphorus; Miles of water gushing under the bridge. Fish swept one way and another. Fishermen Lined up, casting their lines and luck into the depths. Sardines and sprats wiggling on the sloppy sidewalk floor, Young city...
Poll: Turkish Politics and Turkish Language Learning

Poll: Turkish Politics and Turkish Language Learning

Over the past few weeks there has been a drop in numbers on the site particularly those looking for Turkish language learning materials such as our online courses. Interestingly, there was, however, during this period a surge of interest related to our article on...
Book review: The Last Frontier

Book review: The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier – A Sufi Journey by Reshad Feild If thou wilt be observant and vigilant, thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action....
Slump in Turkey’s Tourism Sector

Slump in Turkey’s Tourism Sector

The political instability in the wider Middle East region is having a devastating impact on Turkey’s tourism industry which has now seen a collapse for the summer of 2016. Tourism remains a key revenue generator for the country. According to figures from the World...