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  • A Cold, Harsh Reality

    From Issue 42

    Norman Stone unravels the history of Kars

  • Wrestling with Life in the Mountains

    From Issue 42

    High in the apparently empty Kaçkars, the way of life is as old as the hills. Michael Hornsby joins in the fun at a village festival in remote summer pastures. Photographs by Giulio Rubino

  • All Aboard for Anatolia

    From Issue 42

    In a special 55-page report, Cornucopia sets out to explore Turkey’s compelling northeast. While Ali Konyalı photographs the dramatic architecture, Norman Stone unravels the history. We then climb into the high Kaçkar to discover walks and churches, butterflies and music before heading down the Black Sea coast with Charles Perry to taste its edible secrets. First, Raf Jah describes arriving in the frontier city of Kars aboard the Eastern Express

  • Our Man in Halicarnassus

    From Issue 41

    Justin Marozzi, author of a new book on the world’s first great explorer, explains his fascination with Herodotus.

  • Beaufort’s Hunt

    From Issue 27

    Francis Beaufort’s epic 1812 survey of Turkey’s southern coast and its classical sites sparked a European treasure hunt. It also very nearly cost him his life. By Nicholas Courtney with photgraphs by Kate Clow and James Mortimer

  • Riding into History

    From Issue 43

    In September 2009, six travellers set out on horseback to retrace the early part of the route taken in 1671 by the Ottoman traveller Evliya Çelebi on his way to Mecca.

  • Turbulent Times

    From Issue 41

    David Barchard goes back to the year that ended Ottoman absolutism

  • Water Over the Bridge

    From Issue 42

    For the English-speaking community of Istanbul the suggestion of aqueduct-hunting in Thrace strikes fear into the hearts of all but the foolhardy. Relentlessly cheerful, Prof James Crow of Edinburgh University would laugh off each misadventure and forge onward.

  • The Stones of Kars

    From Issue 42

    In 2009 the Istanbul gallery Milli Reasürans staged a stunning exhibition of photographs of Turkey’s northeast by Ali Konyalı. As with all Milli Reasürans shows, the exhibition was marked by the publication of an equally remarkable book, Architecture in Northeastern Anatolia, edited by Amelie Edgü – the highlights provided rich pickings Cornucopia 42’s 55-page Great Northeast report

  • Wish you were here

    From Issue 27

    Max Fruchtermann (1852 –1918) was the publisher who took the postcard to Turkey and thereby took Turkey to the world. His cards sold by the million. Mert Sandalcı – historian, archivist and librettist – has assembled thousands of these cards into three mammoth volumes. Elizabeth Meath Baker leafs through their pages.

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