When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Turkey

Erdogan's "Pots And Pans" - Blocking Progress Or Making History?

The Turkish Prime Minister complains about the "pots and pans" unearthed by archeologists in Istanbul delaying the construction of the tunnel project under the Bosphorus. A closer look.

A bridge to the past, a tunnel to the future?
A bridge to the past, a tunnel to the future?
Ömer Erbil

ISTANBUL - Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently repeated something he said back in 2011: archeological digs, or “pots and pans” (çanak çömlek) as he put it, are delaying the Marmaray rail project under the Bosphorus.

For starters, let's not forget that the archeological digs, which started at Yenikapı in 2004, have thus far led to the discovery of a total of 35 sunken vessels and an inventory of 38,000 historic artifacts. The oldest wooden tools on earth from the Neolithic age were unearthed on these digs. Above all, it was determined that the founders of the European civilizations passed through Istanbul, confirming that the history of the city goes back 8,500 years.

Keep reading... Show less
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!
Society

Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

Keep reading... Show less

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in
THE LATEST
FOCUS
TRENDING TOPICS

Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

Yet one month on, a quick look at the map shows that many of the worst-hit cities are those where Russian is the predominant language: Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson.

Watch Video Show less
MOST READ