A man throws his hands in the air near a bird coop

Turkey’s ancient practice of pigeon raising sees new life in quarantine 


During the pandemic, many have reconnected with new hobbies, from sourdough to houseplants. In Turkey, and elsewhere, the ancient practice of raising pigeons is also seeing a revival.

A Turkish ship with a flag sails in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Greece and Turkey sail toward a crisis of sea borders 

The Greek city of Thessaloniki, Greece has long struggled to find embrace its Jewish history. But that's beginning to change under the city's current mayor.

In Greece, a city struggles to come to terms with its Jewish past

After the ancient Jewish graveyard in Thessaloniki was destroyed, the gravestones were broken up and used as building materials in the city.

The rescued Jewish tombstones of Thessaloniki


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