Issue 42, 2009

Adventures in Anatolia

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Heading East: Norman Stone gives a short history of Kars, Ali Konyalı captures the architecture, Michael Hornsby and Kate Clow conquer the Kaçkars, Raf Jah catches the train, Charles Perry tastes the Black Sea, Ahmet Baytaş steps into butterfly paradise.
Plus Christian Tyler on The Queen of the Uighurs, Maureen Freely on Istanbul impressionists, Berrin Torolsan on peppers hot and sweet

Highlights

  • A Cold, Harsh Reality

    Norman Stone unravels the history of Kars

  • Portrait of the Artists

    Feyhaman and Güzin Duran at home, by Maureen Freely

  • The Flutterby Ball

    The Kaçkar Mountains are heaven for butterflies, as the butterfly book author and photographer Ahmet Baytaş, economist by trade, ecologist by nature, discovered when he returned to Yaylalar, the village of his birth

  • Mother of the Uighurs

    The Turkic Uighurs of Western China have long chafed under Communist Chinese rule. Christian Tyler meets their formidable figurehead, Rebiya Kadeer, who spent five years in prison for protesting against her people’s treatment and now carries on her fight for their freedom from Washington

  • Gorgeous Georgian

    Robert Ousterhout is agog at the remarkable Georgian churches of the Tao-Klarjeti, the two medieval Georgian principalities between Kars and the Kaçkars

  • Heat and Dust

    Leo Gough grew up in the hothouse atmosphere of Cold War Ankara, where his father was director of the British Institute of Archaeology. He recalls tales of derring-do from the larger-than-life visitors and scholars who passed through the institute’s doors

  • Four Walks in the Kaçkars

    Kate Clow, pioneering waymarker and author of two walking guides to the Taurus Mountains, has now created a guide to trekking in the Kaçkars. Here she describes four breathtaking one-day walks.

  • Wrestling with Life in the Mountains

    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

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