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Those Who Find Themselves in Gaziantep

Many times people ask me, “Why are you here?” They don’t mean it in the sense that they want to know my reasons for moving here and what made me decide to live abroad – they ask it in genuine bafflement. 1,102 more words


Philistines from the North?

Recently, people have been asking Prof. Aren Maeir, excavator at the ancient site of Gath (Tell es-Safi), about a news article that claims the Philistines originated in southern Turkey. 30 more words

Biblical Studies

Isa Bey Mosque

I wanted to stop in Selçuk to see two religious sites, both relating to Christ. Selçuk is home to the Basilica of St John, the burial site of the disciple John and the mosque of İsa Bey, which incorporates both Islamic and Greco-Roman architecture. 2,062 more words