Issue 56, October 2017

Brave Old World

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Highlights

  • Aphrodite’s City

    No wonder Aphrodisias was the Emperor Augustus’s favourite city in Asia. Famed for its exquisite sculpture and unsullied surroundings, for Patricia Daunt it is the most beautiful site in the classical world

  • Jam Tomorrow

    In a chilly spring the apricot trees of Cappadocia were frothing with white blossom. By early summer the boughs would be heavy with fruit, to be eaten fresh from the branch, dried in the sun – or made into conserves like bottled sunshine for the cold winter months.


  • Turkey’s Wine Renaissance

    After a road trip like no other, taking in many of the best of Turkey’s burgeoning wineries, Kevin Gould and the Cornucopia tasting panel raise a glass (or several) and recommend the best of an impressive bunch


  • A Life in Tents

    Peter Alford Andrews and his late wife, Mügül, set out to catalogue the traditional yurt – the ultimate portable dwelling. It became their life’s work.


  • Good Vibrations

    An exciting new spirit of creativity is flourishing in Yeldeğirmeni – once a place of windmills and construction workers. But will this vibrant neighbourhood of Kadiköy be able to maintain its delicate balance of old and new? Katie Nadworny reports. Photographs by Monica Fritz

  • The City of a Thousand and One Churches

    Today a ghost town in the middle of nowhere, a thousand years ago Ani was a bustling commercial city where East and West converged. By Robert Ousterhout. Photographs by Brian McKee



Inside the issue

Wine and Food

  1. TURKEY'S WINE RENAISSANCE: The Revival of Native Grapes, the latest report by Kevin Gould [extract available online]
  2. JAM TOMORROW
    Berrin Torolsan on ambrosial apricots
    [extract available online]

Regulars

  1. CONNOISSEUR: Fahrenissa Zeid's paintings, Scythian Gold, early photographers
  2. VILLAGE VOICES, by Azize Ethem
  3. LETTER FROM ANATOLIA, by Roger Norman
  4. EATING OUT, by Andrew Finkel
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