In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.
An ambitious plan looks to supersize the beloved and congested waterway, turning it into the world’s largest pleasure boating playground.
Whether you are a weary beach bum or the ultimate culture connoisseur, out to splash the cash or in search of cheaper options, this diverse country has plenty of holiday potential.
From Byzantine churches to Ottoman palaces, Istanbul's well-preserved heritage is still very present on a visit to Turkey’s largest city.
Long a bustling commercial hub thanks to its position between East and West, the port city that bridges Asia and Europe is taking its place on the international business stage.
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