Euphoria on the Euphrates: we head off on a journey to Anatolia’s Arabian frontier. Great escapes: we investigate the untold story of Pope John XXIII’s wartime work in Turkey. A madder quest – one man’s passion for Turkey red; the gallant Fred Burnaby, Gallipoli’s wines and surefire soups
Home to the world’s oldest settlements, land of biblical prophets – the Tigris and Euphrates basin is a fabled but forgotten frontier. In a 30-page celebration, Manuel Çitac captures its splendour in photographs, while Min Hogg keeps a wry diary on her sortie to this hard-baked corner of Anatolia.
In the first of a series on the great wines of Turkey and its ancient dominions, Kevin Gould visits Gallipoli. A land of heroes from Homeric times to the First World War, the peninsula has also for 3,000 years prided itself on its wines.