“Am I correct in thinking that bottle stores have been classified as ‘essential services’? Asks David Rosenwax of Dover Heights. ” If yes, why ? »Hand sanitizer ingredients? These puns (C8) are getting more and more out of date. John Elder of Annerley (Qld) says: “As Annie Lennox of Eurythmics so aptly sang: ‘Sweet dreams …

A dead flamingo in Lake Tuz. The screenshot was taken from The Independent’s video, “Massive deaths of flamingos during the drying up of Lake Turkey filmed by a drone.” Lake Tuz (Salt Lake), a closed basin lake in Konya province in central Anatolia, is the second largest lake in Turkey. He houses many endemic species …

Is the Turkish government returning to the idea of ​​reconciliation with the Kurds? Does another “Kurdish overture“possible? The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the beginning of July to the province of Diyarbakir, an important Kurdish region, has rekindled hopes that this could happen. Some observers have come to the conclusion that this …

Arzu Nur Özkan, a former teacher, has been held for four months in Bünyan prison in Kayseri province for alleged links to the Gülen movement despite her six-month pregnancy, the Bold Medya news site reported. Özkan is experiencing complications from her pregnancy and is frequently placed in quarantine cell due to her hospital visits. Quarantine …

The interrelated tracks of the implementation of Libya’s ceasefire agreement, political progress and economic reform are at risk of being reversed, UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš warned Thursday before the Security Council. “Positive steps are now needed to avoid a backtracking,” he said at the ministerial-level meeting. To avoid a return to conflict, violence and …

There are few foods as ubiquitous and varied as kebab, a meal so simple in its method and preparation, yet so unique on a regional scale. Kebab dishes cross the Mediterranean from Turkey, Greece and the Levant to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. As well as being common street food and a quick, affordable …

Nun (ca. 330-379) His life + Macrina was born in Caesarea, Cappadocia (present-day Turkey) and was the daughter of Saint Basil “the Elder” and Saint Emmilia; his grandmother was the famous Saint Macrine “the Elder”. His younger brothers were Saints Basil “the Great”, Saint Gregory of Nyssa and Saint Peter of Sebaste, and the famous …

Leonidas Kestekides, founder of Leonidas Chocolates. Credit: Greek Reporter Illustration / Public domain The history of the world famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confectionery itself. It all started with a Greek chocolatier, Leonidas Kestekides, who created the big candies because he ultimately just wanted to “spread happiness”. The noble name …

Visiting Cappadocia in a hot air balloon is an ethereal, dreamlike experience, and it’s not difficult to book a tour before you even get there. There are few experiences in Europe that offer the same incredible aerial views and resemble those from a hot air balloon. In a place like Cappadocia, where its deeply rooted …

Discobolus at the National Roman Museum. Credit: Livioandronico2013, CC BY-SA 4.0 / Wikipedia Commons Doping in sport dates back to Antiquity and the first Olympic Games in ancient Greece. Since the competition began in 776 BC, historians have written about the substances used by athletes to improve their performance. References to specialists giving Olympic athletes …