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    94 years after its abolishment, are the Turkish people reviving the Ottoman caliphate

    Yesterday marked 94 years since the abolishment of the Ottoman Caliphate on 3rd March 1924 CE. [1] The caliphate has played a significant role throughout the history of Islam and its destruction is arguably one of the darkest eras in Islamic history following the death of Prophet Muhammad (sall...
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    Mumbai Man Sodomises Dog For Three Days, gets arrested

    There seems to be no end to this atrocity. Just a few weeks ago, we heard of a gut-wrenching incident of a 34-year-old who raped a female puppy, dumped her body in a sack and left her bleeding in Delhi. Also read: 34-Year-Old Taxi Driver Raped A Female Puppy & Dumped Her In A Drain Where...
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    Sea Life Istanbul has anyone been here? looks impressive.
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    Airport Taxi fares

    Hi, does anyone know how much you can expect to pay for a taxi from Ataturk Airport to Sultan Ahmet area? thanks.
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    Bosphorus cruise

    Hi, has anyone been on a boat cruise on the Bosphurus from Istanbul? I last went like 6 years ago. Any idea how much it costs now? thanks.
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    BOOO! they do flights to all other places like Bodrum/Izmir etc. I'm sure they used to do flights to Istanbul. Don't people travel to Istanbul any more?
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    A brief look at the Nursiyyah group – the followers of Shaykh Sa‘eed an-Nursi

    I would like to ask about the Nursiyyah group – what are their good and bad points, and are their books regarded as Islamic books? Is it permissible for us to read them? Published Date: 2015-01-05 Praise be to Allah. It says in al-Mawsoo‘ah al-Muyassarah fi’l-Adyaan wa’l-Madhaahib...
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    7 reasons why investment in Turkish property is increasing

    Turkey is returning to favour among property investors, reveals new research from The country entered the portal’s top 10 most popular destinations in July for the second time this year, with 1.61 per cent of all enquiries for the month. With official figures from the...
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    Recommendations for Istanbul Hotel?

    Hi, can anyone please recommend good hotels to stay in Istanbul? one that's within walking distance of all tourist attractions/mosques. and good prices. appreciate it. thanks!
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    Buying and selling for a living

    Hi, just curious, does anyone here just buy and sell Turkey property as a long term business? and if so can you please provide a newbie like myself with some tips? thanks :)
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    Istanbul’s prime market hit as investors rethink Turkish property

    articles a few months old but looks interesting With the referendum on April 16 endorsing a new constitution, Recep Tayyip Erdogan could become the most powerful president in Turkey’s history. His adversaries, including opposition politicians and an increasingly persecuted media, will not be...
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    Turkey trip ideas - Istanbul and beyond

    salam alaikum, am planning on visiting Turkey next year. Will be my third visit. I have only stayed in Central Istanbul. This time am looking for a change. Would like to spend a week there, but 3 days at some resort/coastal area and remainder in heart of old city. can anyone recommend an area...
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    Marriage and Turkish Culture

    Hi, I was just curious about marrying in Turkey, marrying a Turkish person to be specific. Does anyone know or care to share their experiences? e.g in UK its normal to spend around £30,000 on a wedding, especially in Asian cultures. Is it the same for Turkish people? do Turkish people do...
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    How to avoid a property scam in Turkey

    Google ‘Turkish property scams’ and you’ll find a frightening number of stories involving people who have been ripped off on Turkey’s Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. But if you delve a little deeper, you’ll see that the scams could have been avoided if a few simple steps had been adhered to. If...
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    Buying in Istanbul

    I was given this info from a guy from Property Turkey. Was very helpful. Guy later became arrogant and started ignoring me, after I told him what my budget was :rolleyes:
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    Furnished or Unfurnished?

    Hi, I heard that when renting out a place in Istanbul, that tenants are not that bothered about moving into an unfurnished apartment. Is this correct?
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    Best beaches in Turkey?

    Hi, I heard Bodrum is nice. which part of Turkey has the best sandy beaches?
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    Nature reserves in Turkey

    Hi, in Turkey are there any open space/nature reserves. like in places in Turkish Cyprus they have places just swarming with wild donkeys.
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    Kings of Kebab?

    Hi, anyone know of the best or top kebab places in the heart of the old city? I have been to Kasap Osman. I think its over-rated and thought there's probably dozens of similar shops that serve the same quality food.
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    Keep your passport with you

    for tourists, you may come across jerks at Zeytinburnu station that pull you over if you don't have your passport on you. happened to me after visiting the old city. Guy in a red station uniform asked for my passport. when I told him I don't have it, he made me stand beside a few other guys he...
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