Mighty Fine Wine

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/science/11wine.html?_r=1&ref=armenia

The oldest evidence of winemaking is discovered in Armenia. Wonder what 6,100 year old wine tastes like?er 6


Gulan-Pro

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-278603-setting-the-facts-straight-on-the-gulen-movement-by-james-c-harrington-*.html#.T5izeuYkfrA.email

A defense of the Gulan movement in Turkey


Gulan-Con

http://nyti.ms/JxLGt7

A critique of the Gulan movement in Turkey


SIGHTSEEING

Istanbul Spice Market

http://pirancafe.com/2012/03/22/30-minutes-in-istanbuls-spice-market/

Talk about the spice of life. Here you will find spices you never even heard of.


SIGHTSEEING

Dolmabachce Palace

http://turkishtravelblog.com/dolmabahce-palace-ottoman-empire/

Quick look at one of the places we will visit


TURKEY

Turkey Tests its Limits

Turkey's ability to influence its neighbors is being tested in the Syrian revolution