The Bodrum EDITION Embraces the Aegean Topography

A decadent hotel offering stunning views, delicious dining and glorious wellness programs

Despite its local popularity, Bodrum—on the Aegean Sea in Turkey—often gets overlooked for locations like Ibiza, Mykonos, Mallorca, St Tropez and Sardinia. The Bodrum EDITION, which opened last summer in the town of Yalıkavak, is changing that. Known for their high standards on design and even higher lifestyle offerings, the EDITION has found an ideal stretch of Bodrum on the Tilkicik Bay to create a …

Ancient Bathroom Humor Discovered

Uncovered this week in Turkey, inside what was once a Roman latrine, are a bunch of dirty jokes that date back to the second century. Two mosaics depict well-known Greek and Roman characters, Narcissus and Ganymede—only the scenes are a little different than the myths we know. In one, Narcissus is staring at his penis, obsessed; in the other, Ganymede (who was kidnapped by the eagle of Zeus) …

Photographer Serdar Bilgili Stages The World’s Largest Outdoor Photo Exhibition

Intimate portraits stretching across 4,910 square meters of space

by Ann Binlot Serdar Bilgili wants to show people another side of Istanbul. The 54-year-old can best be described as Istanbuls answer to Andr Balazswith a dash of Roman Abramovich mixed in. As one of Turkeys most powerful businessman, Bilgili is the chairman of Bilgili Holding and BLG Capital, the owner of a few of Istanbuls chicest hotelsThe W Istanbul and Soho House Istanbul are …