Modern Greece and Turkey Explain Each Other

You Can't Really Understand Modern Turkey Without Understanding Greece After visiting Athens, it seemed strange to me that the Greeks and Turks don't get along better than they do. They share so much history -- both were a part of the Greco-Roman Empire -- so much culture, music and food, but in the 19th century... Continue Reading →

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Climbing the Acropolis in Athens, Visiting Greece, the Foundation of Western Civilization and Cradle of Democracy

"Five hundred years before Christ in a little town on the far western border of the settled and civilized world, a strange new power was at work," begins Edith Hamilton in "The Greek Way." That power was Reason, embodied by the ancient Athenians who gave us the idea that the rule of law was better than... Continue Reading →

Illuminating Stories About Greece

Eat, Play, Bond: Mother and daughter traverse air and sea to a surprise destination: companionship, by Bella English in The Boston Globe Plus, on our Turkey Blog, you can't really understand modern Turkey without studying Greek history. Three posts: The Poignant Story of How Modern Turkey and Greece Were Forged Greek Culture Has Long Penetrated... Continue Reading →

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