Turkey

Lebanon, Turkey, Cross-border

Have Your Coffee with a Side of TV Show at These Middle Eastern Cafes

You may know that coffee is an essential part of Middle Eastern everyday life, but did you know that the…
Turkey

Sultan Ahmad Square, A Place Full of Culture and History

You can’t go to Istanbul without visiting Sultan Ahmad Square. This archaeological and tourist area is characterized by mosques, churches, restaurants, gardens,…
Syria, Turkey

Abdullah Abu Khalid Treats Syrian Refugees in Turkey

There are tons of ways to help those in need. Some kind souls actually go out of their way to…
Turkey

Kubra Dagli: Breaking Championships and Stereotypes

So, get this! A girl (what was she doing outside? Who’s taking care of the house??) age 20 (shouldn’t she…
Turkey, Cross-border

Light in Babylon: A Musical Fusion of Ethnicity

The streets of Istanbul are a haven for a variety of different talents and skills, the street of Independence Avenue, Istiklal Caddesi,…
Turkey

‘I Wear Design’: Turning Scribbles into Jewelry

Have you turned your refrigerator door into an art gallery cluttered with your child’s scribbles, drawings, and family portraits that you hold…
Turkey

70 Street Cats now have a home thanks to this Turkish Woman

With the shortage of animal shelters in Turkey, there has been many individual initiatives to help less fortunate, lost or…
Lebanon, Turkey, Cross-border

Cycling to Heal Children: Cyclist Micky Chebli Raising Money for Lebanese NGOs

Children are the basis of every community. With them, the future finds its way. In Lebanon, many children and adults…
Turkey

See How this Turkish Man Recreates Mini Ancient Historical Buildings from Trash

Many areas around the world suffer from a common problem, massive waste.  In an attempt to solve this issue, their…
Egypt, Palestine, Turkey, Cross-border

2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award: 3 Nominees from MENA

The International Board on Books for Young People, otherwise known as IBBY, has announced the winners for the 2016 Hans Christian…
Syria, Turkey

Global Voice for Autism: Autistic Syrian Refugees Have Hope For Future

Meet Ali, an orphaned Syrian refugee who made it to Turkey. Ali, diagnosed with autism, has been placed in a school…
Palestine, Turkey

Turkish Foundation Opens Public Photo Exhibition in Istanbul’s Metro

Perhaps the best way to catch people’s attention is to take your cause to the people directly. Our Heritage Foundation,…
Turkey

The Pomegranate: More than a Fruit in Turkey

The pomegranate is an extremely important fruit to the Eastern people’s cultures and traditions, as well as their diets. The ruby…
Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Turkey, Cross-border

9 MENA Photographers You Will Love

A dynamic region like the Middle East sure offers lots of images that are worth capturing. BarakaBits previously shared an inspiring…
Turkey

When all you want is street art – let this app guide you

If you are a fan of street art, then you are probably familiar with the app series “Street Art”. Available…
Jordan, Qatar, Morocco, Turkey, Cross-border

Experience a little piece of the Middle East through these videos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth more than a million. These videos are all celebrations…
Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Turkey, Cross-border

4 Middle Eastern pop singers to add to your playlist

Do you love pop music? Then make sure that you add all these Middle Eastern singers to your playlist! From the…
Syria, Turkey

Pages: More than an Arabic Bookshop in Istanbul

With nearly two-million Syrian refugees in Turkey, 300,000 of which in Istanbul, the Arab population is growing significantly there. In an…
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