According to legend, an Ottoman sultan asked for something sweet, and since no one would ever risk denying the request of royalty, the cooks used the only thing left in the kitchen: chicken.
Ostrich eggs are currently fetching as much as $50 in Ankara and Istanbul. The reason? Thanks to a centuries-old tradition, farmers believe that ostrich eggs have the power to do what a jug of DEET can't.
Even though California resident Agasi Vartanyan is experienced at hunger striking and doctors are keeping tabs on him, there's some danger in going almost two months without food.
Relations between Armenia and Turkey suffer in part because Turkey refuses to recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide. But improving relations will prompt that recognition.
I went to my mother's house with a fire lit under my ass, and before the door had even closed behind me, I blurted out, "Who is Emile Zarbatany?"