Turkish Forces Enter Into Syria To Save A Sacred 780-Year-Old Artifact

In an effort to rescue 38 soldiers and the remains of Suleyman Shah — the "grandfather of the Ottoman Empire" — from ISIS forces, Turkey yesterday dispatched hundreds of soldiers, tanks, aircraft, and drones to a tomb in Syria. » 2/23/15 9:30am 2/23/15 9:30am

Turkeys Are Twice As Big Today As They Were 80 Years Ago

Chickens aren't the only birds out there getting a whole lot bigger. In just 80 years, turkeys have gone from just over 13 lbs. to around 30 lbs. So what's behind the jump in size? » 11/24/14 9:55am 11/24/14 9:55am

Discovery Of 4,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Could Be World's Oldest

A recent underwater excavation at Turkey's Urla Port has uncovered a ship estimated to date back 4,000 years, which experts say would make it the oldest sunken ship to have ever been discovered in the Mediterranean — and possibly anywhere. » 9/23/14 9:40am 9/23/14 9:40am

Vending Machines in Turkey Feed Stray Animals Waiting to Be Adopted

There are over 100,000 stray cats and dogs living in Istanbul, Turkey. And while more than 14 million people live there, these animals are still waiting to be rescued. One company, Pugedon, is making sure that the animals are at least provided food while they wait for a forever home. » 7/23/14 2:59am 7/23/14 2:59am

An Engineering Approach That Makes Turkey Frying a Bit Less Dangerous

Outdoor frying is notoriously dangerous business, mostly due to the precarious combination of fire and propane tanks with moist food and large volumes of scalding hot oil. Here, food expert Alton Brown shows you how to build a free-standing "fry derrick" so as to avoid injury or, worse yet, making a fool of yourself… » 6/12/14 11:40am 6/12/14 11:40am

No, Guys, THIS Is How You Fry a Turkey

There's no one wrong way to fry a turkey. Nope, there's at least seventeen of them, as we got video proof of today. Fortunately, we also got a few tips on how to fry your turkey the right way. » 11/27/13 4:20pm 11/27/13 4:20pm

Archaeologists Unearth Pieces from a 5,000 Year-Old Board Game

While excavating an ancient burial mound at Başur Höyük near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists discovered a set of sculpted stones that may represent the earliest recorded gaming tokens. » 8/16/13 8:00am 8/16/13 8:00am

Telepathy suspected in four deaths in Turkey

Four engineers working for a Turkish defense company died under mysterious circumstances originally labeled suicides. A report by the Inspection Board of the Prime Ministry suggests that telepathy may have been used to cause the deaths. » 8/06/13 1:25pm 8/06/13 1:25pm

What if the Justice League defended the Ottoman Empire?

We've seen famous movies scenes depicted as Ottoman artwork before. And this series by Parisian artist Berk Senturk goes in a similar direction, but with mostly superheroes (and sundry other iconic science fiction and fantasy characters). Can you guess who the notables below happen to be? » 10/12/12 9:55am 10/12/12 9:55am

What do you do with the soil from your canal project? Why not build a…

Turkey has long considered the construction of a new canal, one that would connect the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea and provide a safer route for tanker ships that currently navigate the Bosporus straits. But what do you do with the billion cubic meters of soil that you've dug out? Architect Dror Benshetrit has a… » 10/07/12 1:00pm 10/07/12 1:00pm

This is the worst death scene ever committed to film

From the 1974 Turkish martial arts flick Kareteci Kız ("Karate Girl") comes this particularly agonizing death sequence. It lacks the family friendliness of Homodi and Badi but certainly delivers thrills on par with the Turkish Rocky. [CDT Crew via MeFi] » 9/26/12 7:45pm 9/26/12 7:45pm

Stoned Polish E.T. and twenty more insane old European movie posters

Back in the day, Eastern European posters for English-language science fiction films sometimes rearranged the movies' plots, jigsaw-style. For example, the Hungarian posters for the Star Wars trilogy transformed Darth Vader's helmet into an unusually nefarious bundt cake pan. » 8/28/12 5:45pm 8/28/12 5:45pm

Famous science fiction movies, depicted as 16th century Ottoman…

For his graduation thesis, Istanbul artist Murat Palta mixed classic motifs from 16th century Ottoman miniatures with famous moments from Western cinema, including plenty of scenes from genre flicks. My favorite embellishment is the T-1000's stately mount. » 7/12/12 7:25am 7/12/12 7:25am

These 100-foot phallic sculptures are not manmade

You can call them whatever you want — hoodoos, fairy chimneys, earth pyramids — but good luck changing people's focus away from what the rock structures of Turkey's coyly named "Love Valley" really look like. » 5/22/12 1:22pm 5/22/12 1:22pm

Turkish Star Wars action figures are gloriously awful

These aren't action figures depicting characters from the Turkish Star Wars (a.k.a. Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam or The Man Who Saved The World), but they're almost as great. Hailing from Turkey, these are Uzay action figures, an unabashed rip-off of Kenner's Star Wars line from the 1980s. » 3/26/12 9:25am 3/26/12 9:25am

Fantastical places around the world where you can live in a cave

You don't need to be an eccentric billionaire or rugged survivalist to take up residence in a cave. All around the globe, living in an rocky recess is just a fact of life and can be way more homey than any manmade structure. Here are some real estate destinations to investigate should you attempt to cultivate that… » 1/26/12 7:20am 1/26/12 7:20am

Where the hell did this creepy bootleg E.T. footage come from?

I spotted this on the CDTCrew's YouTube channel while watching some dog disco. It's definitely not from Badi ("The Turkish E.T.") or that absolutely ungodly German E.T.. porn. The soundtrack is almost certainly dubbed in. But where is it from? » 12/03/11 4:15pm 12/03/11 4:15pm

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant takes us to 1800s…

Delilah Dirk is a globetrotting adventuress with Indiana Jones' upbringing, Batman's martial training, and a flying sailboat. And she's on a mission to steal a pirate's gold, much to the horror of her new companion, a sharp-tongued Turkish lieutenant. » 10/29/11 8:00am 10/29/11 8:00am

Turkish Star Wars, transformed into a music video for Turkish punk and…

You may be familiar with Turkish Star Wars a.k.a. Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam a.k.a. The Man Who Saved The World a.k.a. that movie that cribbed scenes from Star Wars and the theme of Indiana Jones. » 9/17/11 8:30am 9/17/11 8:30am