The year that was…in pictures

By Victoria Khroundina | December 31, 2014


As 2014 comes to a close, I take a look at the year that was. In January, we announced that the Ancient & Modern award for original research has gone to Dr Peter Andrews (76), doyen of Asian tent studies, with Harriet Rix (23) taking the Godfrey Goodwin prize. Above,...
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The winds of change

Extreme Sailing 2014 in Istanbul

By Harriet Rix | September 14, 2014


Dolphins joined the 12-strong fleet of extreme sailing catamarans close to the shore at Yenikapı as the Istanbul Extreme Regatta got underway, and they were not the only things that were flying out of the water. The Extreme 40 catamaran was designed to maximise excitement for spectators; about as light...
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Two hot wheels

By Victoria Khroundina | March 7, 2014


Using bicycles instead of buses or cars to get around the mad metropolis that is Istanbul seems like a wonderful idea for many reasons. If you have ever lived in or visited the city, you will know about the traffic jams that can turn a half-hour journey into a three-hour...
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The year that was…

By Victoria Khroundina | December 30, 2013


With just a few days left of 2013, it’s time to look back on the year that was.  The year 2013 will be etched in history as the year of the Gezi protests. It all started with a tree, so to speak, in late May when a group of people...
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Hanging loose in Alaçatı

By Cornucopia Blog | August 26, 2013


With 41 world titles to his name, the Danish-Dutch-born Bjørn Dunkerbeck (left) is an icon of the windsurfing world, and one of the most successful professional athletes alive. He was among the galaxy of windsurfing stars in Alaçatı last week for the five-day PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup, part of...
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The Big Swim

By Alice Cornwell | July 14, 2013


As two boats packed with swimmers pulled away from Kuruçeşme Park last Sunday, plenty of advice was being swapped about how best to swim the Bosphorus. 'You see the currents off  Arnavutköy – stay away... Don’t get caught up in Bebek cove, where the current reverses... You see the two...
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