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What was so magnificent about Suleiman I ?
Suleiman the Magnificent, known more formally as Suleiman I, or Suleiman the Lawgiver, was the tenth Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. His reign spanned 45 years, from 1520-66, and he oversaw a crucial era of the Ottoman Empire’s history in the mid-sixteenth century. But was he magnificent? Judge for yourself HERE.
The mystical dervish.
Everyone is familiar with the image of the whirling dervish, clad in white and spinning expertly as if in a trance. However, the dervish is much more than a visual spectacle, dating back over 700 years and a part of Sufism and the Mevlevi Order. Find out more HERE.
From gozleme to baklava, Turkish food is full of exotic flavours. Discover them HERE.
In Your Corner
Irene Frances Olson ponders the diversity of life HERE.
Wade in the water.