Posts Tagged: Turkey

Last of an empire, twice exiled, Ottoman princess Neslisah Osmanoglu married an Egyptian prince

ISTANBUL – Princess Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu, or Neslişah Sultan, who was the last member of the Ottoman ruling family born before the fall of the empire, was buried in İstanbul on Tuesday. Her grandfather, the last Ottoman Sultan Vahdettin, and

Last of an empire, twice exiled, Ottoman princess Neslisah Osmanoglu married an Egyptian prince

ISTANBUL – Princess Fatma Neslişah Osmanoğlu, or Neslişah Sultan, who was the last member of the Ottoman ruling family born before the fall of the empire, was buried in İstanbul on Tuesday. Her grandfather, the last Ottoman Sultan Vahdettin, and

Auschwitz survivor Kazimierz Smolen, 91, dies on 67th liberation anniversary of concentration camp memorial site he managed

OSWIECIM, Poland – Kazimierz Smolen, a 91-year-old Auschwitz survivor who after World War II became director of the memorial site, has died on the 67th anniversary of its liberation. Smolen died in a hospital in Oswiecim, the southern Polish town

Auschwitz survivor Kazimierz Smolen, 91, dies on 67th liberation anniversary of concentration camp memorial site he managed

OSWIECIM, Poland – Kazimierz Smolen, a 91-year-old Auschwitz survivor who after World War II became director of the memorial site, has died on the 67th anniversary of its liberation. Smolen died in a hospital in Oswiecim, the southern Polish town

Turkish football mourns loss of Lefter Küçükandonyanis, 86

ISTANBUL – Thousands of fans pay a final tribute to one of Turkish football’s biggest legends, Lefter Küçükandonyadis. The Fenerbahçe icon was not only remembered by his own fans, but by the supporters of the team’s rivals, Galatasaray and Beşiktaş

Turkish football mourns loss of Lefter Küçükandonyanis, 86

ISTANBUL – Thousands of fans pay a final tribute to one of Turkish football’s biggest legends, Lefter Küçükandonyadis. The Fenerbahçe icon was not only remembered by his own fans, but by the supporters of the team’s rivals, Galatasaray and Beşiktaş

Turkish hero, Greek archvillain, Rauf Denktash, 87, willed northern Cyprus into being

CYPRUS – Rauf Denktash, who has died aged 87, was a hero among Turks, an archvillain to Greeks and, for the army of international diplomats and policymakers who dealt with him, an irritant par excellence. As the leader of a

Turkish hero, Greek archvillain, Rauf Denktash, 87, willed northern Cyprus into being

CYPRUS – Rauf Denktash, who has died aged 87, was a hero among Turks, an archvillain to Greeks and, for the army of international diplomats and policymakers who dealt with him, an irritant par excellence. As the leader of a

An accordion in a concentration camp saved Bulgarian-born pianist Alexis Weissenberg, 82

LUGANO, Switzerland – Bulgarian pianist Alexis Weissenberg, hailed as “one of the greatest performers of the 20th century”, has died aged 82. Born into a Jewish family in Sofia, Weissenberg began piano lessons at the age of three, giving his

An accordion in a concentration camp saved Bulgarian-born pianist Alexis Weissenberg, 82

LUGANO, Switzerland – Bulgarian pianist Alexis Weissenberg, hailed as “one of the greatest performers of the 20th century”, has died aged 82. Born into a Jewish family in Sofia, Weissenberg began piano lessons at the age of three, giving his