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Turkey ruining its cultural heritage, one building at a time

Istanbul’s Galata Tower has survived earthquakes and the fall of empires, but the monument has been unable to withstand the jackhammer of the Turkish Ministry of Culture. On August 12, video footage of two restoration workers jackhammering the 14th-century structure sparked outrage and sent concerned…

Earthquake Measuring 4.2 Shakes Turkish Megacity of Istanbul

ISTANBUL—An earthquake measuring magnitude 4.2 hit near Istanbul on Thursday, a Turkish government agency reported, causing some residents to rush outdoors in fear. There was no immediate report of damage or casualties. The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the quake was centered in the…

Photos of the Week: Salt Cathedral, Metro-Man, Shark Ballet

Hillside grazing in England’s Lake District, the skyline of Shanghai, a full moon over Istanbul, the Ukrainian Fashion Week, theater reopenings in Nicaragua, damage from Hurricane Laura, the Venice Film Festival, the MTV Video Music Awards, and much more. 0…

Turkey to Convert Second Iconic Christian Church into Mosque

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has ordered that a second ancient Christian church be turned into a fully functioning mosque, just one month after a similar decision to convert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia for Muslim worship. 0…

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