In Pakistan, as in much of the Muslim world, the Ottoman Emperors are idolised, and often portrayed as God’s gift to humanity. This Potemkin view dates back to the Khilafat Movement of the early 20th century. In the past decade, two Turkish soap operas, Magnificent Century and Ertugrul have sought to revive this view. Instead […] The post Beyond Fantasy: This Historian Depicts Ottoman Power In Real Life appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Puerto Vallarta lies in southern Mexico on the Pacific coast. We had been there once before, in 2019, and checked out its historical landmarks, sunny beaches, cuisines and gardens. What were we going to do this time? We decided to stay at the same hotel, since it was located right on the beach. Once we […] The post Treasures Of Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
In the last few years, a new word has been added to the political vocabulary – “Syrianization.” This new word means turning a country into a land without a government, in the common sense of a burned, lawless land, every part of which is under the control of an armed mafia-type group. Some of the […] The post Is Iran On The Threshold Of Another ‘Syrianization’? appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.