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A glimpse of Homs’ lost cultural heritage in an Istanbul gallery

A glimpse of Homs' lost cultural heritage in an Istanbul gallery Melis Alemdar   Since 2011, Homs has become famous around the globe as a symbol of the Syrian uprising. The "Echoes of Homs" exhibition offers a...

Radio remains relevant over a century after its invention

Radio remains relevant over a century after its invention Author: James Stannard   Over the course of the last century, radio has proven itself a resilient medium, capable of defying trends to consistently appeal to new generations. Since...

Rehab center in Turkey prepares addicts for life after drugs

Rehab center in Turkey prepares addicts for life after drugs   The Oya Bahadir Yuksel Rehabilitation Centre in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep not only provides teenage addicts with treatment, but also offers them accommodation, education,...

Syria’s traditional oud-making on the decline

Syria's traditional oud-making on the decline   While the conflict that has ravaged Syria over the past six years devastated many of its historic crafts, the production of the oud, a pear-shaped traditional musical instrument, has...

Deq tattoos: A dying tradition in Turkey

Deq tattoos: A dying tradition in Turkey   The deq tattoos were believed to improve women's looks and keep away evil spirits. This tradition has not been kept by the younger generations. For centuries, many women in...

70th Edinburgh Festival underway

70th Edinburgh Festival underway   Scotland's capital has been transformed into a giant interactive backdrop – casting visitors in the centre of an audiovisual art installation. Music and performance arts are taking centre stage in Scotland's capital....

Ancient Roman neighbourhood discovered in France

Ancient Roman neighbourhood discovered in France   The ancient site revealed luxury homes, mosaics and items of furniture that date back to the 1st century AD. Archaeologists work during the excavation of an ancient Roman neighborhood on...

Archaeologists discover 1,800-year-old writing tool in Turkey

Archaeologists discover 1,800-year-old writing tool in Turkey   A bronze stylus was found in Assos, a small historic town located in the northwestern Turkish province of Canakkale. Researchers have uncovered a 1,800-year-old writing implement, or stylus, at...

Industrial meat production is killing our seas. It’s time to change our diets

Industrial meat production is killing our seas. It's time to change our diets Callum Roberts   Every spring, as the snows thaw, water rushes down the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, spreading life, then death into the...

Mongolian reindeer herders’ way of life under threat

Mongolian reindeer herders' way of life under threat   In the vast and wild forests of northern Mongolia, a centuries-old way of life is migrating closer to modernity. One of the world's last nomadic reindeer people near...

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