Culture & Society


Gaza's old Turkish Delight factory sticks to tradition

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017 | Amjad Arafat, Contributor

Mohammed Sawan’s century-old factory in the Gaza Strip continues to make lokum, also known as Turkish delight, according to a traditional recipy that is popular during holidays.

Why Turkey’s honey production is going sour

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017 | Mehmet Cetingulec, Contributor

Turkey’s honey production is the second largest in the world after China, but the sector is buzzing with allegations of fake honey. An upcoming international bee congress may be an opportunity to explain the matter.

Iraqi folk troupe struggles to stay on stage

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

The Iraqi national dance troupe is struggling to survive amid a lack of financial support and social taboos around dancing.

Why Turkey's brides are doing a disappearing act

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 | Pinar Tremblay, Columnist

In the process of increasing visibility of Islamization, wedding invitations become contested territory in Turkey.

Violence still plagues Christians in Iraq

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 | Wassim Bassem, Contributor

Iraq's Christian leaders blame violence and instability for the country's declining Christian and Armenian population.

Palestinian artist gives voice to unrecognized villages

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 | Ahmed el-Komi, Contributor

Mohamed Badarne has trained his lens on the children from unrecognized villages in the Negev.

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