Book: Istanbul: Memories and the City Author: Orhan Pamuk: 2003 Review: Kirk Bowman, Jon R. Wilcox Professor of Soccer and Global Politics – Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech I made my first trip to Istanbul in 2014, exploring the societal conflicts represented by tensions between the anarchist and secular ÇarÅŸi fan club […]
When Turkish Consul General Özgür KÄ±vanç Altan visited Atlanta, one thread ran through all his conversations: Strong desire for a nonstop flight to Istanbul. “I say ‘Hi,’ they say ‘Turkish Airlines,’” he said of enthusiasm bordering on impatience expressed by those he met during a three-day trip up from Miami. “‘Please, bring it now – […]
Turkey’s supposed hesitancy to back the U.S.-led military offensive against ISIS in Iraq and Syria is simply a difference of opinion that has to be worked out among allies, the country’s consul general for the Southeast said in Atlanta yesterday. “If we try to fix only the symptom of this tumor – it’s a cancer […]
Duluth-based NCR Corp., a global provider of ATMs and other technology enabling financial transactions, has launched new software using its longtime European platform at the Turkish Economy Bank. NCR, which does business in 180 countries, struck its first deal with TEB in 1990 for ATM technology. The companies have continued working together since then. The […]
The Three Gorges Dam, the Water Cube, the Bird’s Nest (all in China); the Burj Khalifa in Dubai; the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — what do they have in common? All are among some of the greatest engineering and architectural masterpieces of our times. But they have also become symbols of institutional excess that provide cautionary tales for […]
While he faces international criticism for alleged corruption and for blocking Twitter and YouTube, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has received a vote of confidence at home this week.
In 1942, Italian physicist Enrico Fermi discovered what currently powers the majority of our world today, nuclear energy. The world was stunned, as the shackles that entangled us to the dependence of fossil fuels had been set free.Yet, that very same year, across the Atlantic Ocean began the Manhattan Project and the weaponization of this hailed […]
Since the beginning of its existence, the human race has been a social one, marked by its desires for companionship and emotional connection. What sets people apart from other social creatures is that these desires are fulfilled with complex relationships which harbor the warmth of human contact. The latest addition to humanity’s arsenal for creating […]
The Atlantic Institute, formerly known as the Istanbul Center, challenged Georgia’s high and middle school students to enter this year’s arts and essays contest focused on the theme of “Connecting Cultures in the Digital Age: How does social media change the future of our world?”
The winner of Clayton State University’s 2013 study abroad photo contest is Julie Coile, a master’s of business administration student, who participated in an 11-day tour organized by the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast U.S.