Manisa was once the mythological Magnesia of Tantalus, Pelops, and Niobe; Sardes as the hometown of King Kroisos, the legendary king of Lydia; Atlantis, the legendary lost civilization; the pavilion of the Sarukhanid dynasty; and the city of the shahzades.
Come, my side. Come, whoever you are: Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, malcontent, coward, writer, teacher, cook, artist, prime minister, politician, lover, gay, man, woman, cleric, atheist, or invalid.
Haji Bektash Veli and Yunus Emre were two pioneers of enlightenment in Anatolia.
The main attraction for those visiting Konya is definitely the green domed Tomb of Rumi. Numerous people visit Rumi’s tomb, but only a small minority take the time to visit a much smaller and more modest tomb next to Rumi’s.
I was 13 years old when I asked my mom this question, and she couldn’t give an answer. Instead, she said, “Oh no, don’t be silly.”
Throughout its history, Anatolia has been the cradle of different civilizations, cultures, and religions. There were times when Pagans, Shamanists, Zoroastrians, Jews, Christians, and Muslims coexisted peacefully in this land.
What do you know Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as? As a statesman or soldier? Maybe you know him as the commander of the army your grandfather fought with or against.
I have a birthmark on my arm in the shape of Anatolia. That’s why my parents turned me toward politics when I was a child, joking that it was my mission to solve the problems of Anatolia.
I was dressed in my body in the dignified lands of the Mother, where the light rises with the Sun and hearts are filled with every type of love.
The more expectations you have about the world, the more powerful it dominates you.
An interview between our editor Hasan Sonsuz Celiktas and The Wise writer Burak Eldem who maintains in his book Cosmic Ocean that Anatolia is the place where civilization began.
The Wise was born in this land, which was enriched by the spirits of the numerous great people who lived here. We try to share the wealth of this unique blend.