Bosphorus – Waterway Of Importance From Ancient To Modern Times

The Bosphorus is a place of many legends. Jason and his Argonauts would have travelled through this sea-passage in search of the Golden Fleece. Achilles, Hector and Agamemnon  would have been familiar with it as Troy is but a short distance away. The Persians used it, as did the Romans. From Byzantium to Constantinople to […]

World Arm Wrestling Championships – Turkey’s ‘Over The Top’

Yes, we know, it’s apparently all macho male crap. Those involved should be out trimming the hedges or mowing the grass instead of holding hands in Istanbul. But what you naysayers don’t seem to understand is that we men, simple creatures that we are, need to demonstrate our strength and prowess or, failing that, we […]

Saudi Regime To Admit Murder Of Journalist In Embassy?

The disappearance of the Saudi dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has cause an international outcry. He was videoed entering the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Turkey but never came out. At first the Saudis vigorously claimed that stories about his death were little more than lies designed to traduce the Saudi regime. It has now emerged […]

Saudi Dissident Journalist Cut To Pieces In Embassy?

The case of Jamal Khashoggi is a strange one. He is/was regarded as a dissident journalist from Saudi Arabia (an ally of the US, UK and Israel) who was on the sh*tlist of the Wahhabi regime, During a visit to the Saudi embassy in Istanbul, he disappeared. The Saudi’s claim to have no knowledge of […]

Chinese Government Congratulate Venezuelan President Upon Election

It should come as no surprise that the Socialist leader of China would congratulate the Socialist President of Venezuela upon his re-election. What is most important about this seemingly innocuous story is that the Chinese (and Russian) offers of friendship and comradery will fly in the face of the attitude of both the US government […]

Hittites – Ancient Empire That Vanished

The Hittites are mentioned in the Bible as contemporaries of the ancient Egyptians. They were a powerful civilization based in modern day Anatolia. Yet unlike other such mighty empires, they disappeared so quickly as to have become something of a mystery. But tenacious archaeologists searching for their capital city made a startling discovery in Turkey. […]

Syria And A Question Of Balls

It’s stating the obvious to say that Syria is truly a mess. The Russians are helping the Syrians, as are the Iranians. The US is helping the Kurds and ‘moderate’ terrorist grouping such as Al-Nusra. Israel are also helping the same terrorist organisations in an attempt to topple Assad. The Kurds are under attack from […]