Turkey http://www.kunc.org en In This Turkish Town, Liver (And Olive Oil Wrestling) Are King http://www.kunc.org/post/turkish-town-liver-and-olive-oil-wrestling-are-king If we mention the northwestern Turkish city of Edirne, tucked up near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria, you may think, "Oh brother, not another story about olive oil wrestling."<p>Yes, it's true that each summer for the last 650 or so years Edirne has hosted the <a href="http://www.edirnetravel.net/oil-wrestling-kirkpinar">Kirkpinar Olive Oil Wrestling Festival</a>, in which half-naked men slathered in fragrant oil grapple in the grass. It's activity that's even recognized as a UNESCO Heritage Event.<p>But we're actually here today to discuss liver. Fried liver. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 55957 at http://www.kunc.org In This Turkish Town, Liver (And Olive Oil Wrestling) Are King A Glimpse Of Syria's 1 Million Child Refugees http://www.kunc.org/post/glimpse-syrias-1-million-child-refugees Syria's war has reached another grim milestone: Two United Nations agencies announced Friday that <a href="http://www.unicef.org/media/media_70225.html" target="_blank">1 million Syrian children</a> have now fled their homeland in an uprising and civil war that's well into its third year.<p>The accompanying slide show provides a glimpse of some of these children and the conditions they are living in.<p>The numbers continue to grow rapidly. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:04:00 +0000 48733 at http://www.kunc.org A Glimpse Of Syria's 1 Million Child Refugees Ex-Turkish Military Chief Gets Life In Prison For Coup Plot http://www.kunc.org/post/ex-turkish-military-chief-gets-life-prison-coup-plot Turkey's former military chief was sentenced to life in prison and scores of others were given long sentences Monday for plotting against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>In the culmination of a five-year trial involving some 250 defendants, a court handed life terms to retired Gen. Ilker Basbug and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=209091975" target="_blank">at least 18 others</a> — including retired military officers, a left-wing politician and a journalist, The Associated Press reports. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:55:00 +0000 47956 at http://www.kunc.org Ex-Turkish Military Chief Gets Life In Prison For Coup Plot Catch Of The Day, Grilled The Turkish Way http://www.kunc.org/post/catch-day-grilled-turkish-way Each morning as dawn breaks over the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, a small drama repeats itself: Massive oil tankers and cargo ships slide past tiny fishing boats bobbing on the surface like bathtub toys.<p>These intrepid fishermen are out in all weather, in all seasons. In the winter, they catch the rich, oily anchovies, bluefish and mackerel. With spring come the turbot and sea bream, and by summer, sea bass and red mullet are being hawked by the fishmongers.<p>Istanbul's Karakoy neighborhood sits right on the Golden Horn across from the imposing minarets and towers of the old walled city. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:05:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 47534 at http://www.kunc.org Catch Of The Day, Grilled The Turkish Way Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain http://www.kunc.org/post/outbreak-traced-pomegranates-reveals-flaws-global-food-chain Disease detectives have traced the continuing outbreak of hepatitis A that has so far sickened 136 people in the U.S. to a shipment of pomegranate seeds from the Anatolian region of Turkey.<p>As a result, the Food and Drug Administration has <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm354698.htm">ordered </a>any new shipments from the company that shipped the suspect fruit, Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading, to be seized at American ports.<p>That should be enough to end this outbreak. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:18:00 +0000 46623 at http://www.kunc.org Outbreak Traced To Pomegranates Reveals Flaws In Global Food Chain