(Photo by Yigal Schleifer)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Mannequins wearing knock-off designer jeans in the Turkish half of Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus. Ever since a downtown border crossing was opened up in the city on April 3, 2008, Greek Cypriots have been coming over to the Turkish side to buy fake, yet cheap, Dolce & Gabbana and Armani jeans, while Turkish Cypriots have been going over to the other side to buy the more expensive real thing. June 1, 2008.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
A child walks in front of a home being demolished in Istanbul's predominantly Roma Sulukule neighbhorhood, located just inside the city's Byzantine walls. Sulukule, a Roma enclave for centuries, is being completely torn down and its residents are being moved to the outskirts of town, some 40 kilometers (26 miles) away. More pictures and an audio feature at Eurasianet. (Photo by Yigal Schleifer)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My article in today's Christian Science Monitor about how iftar, the traditional dinner that breaks the daily Ramadan fast, is turning from a family affair into a lavish, corporate event in Turkey and other parts of the Muslim world.