Meerschaum pipes are renowned as masterpieces of the Turkish carvers' art. But this 300-year-old craft is dying out. Fewer people in Turkey and Europe are smoking pipes nowadays.
Once a craft practiced by village women, "tatreez" has become a symbol of women's resistance, identity and heritage. Fatima Abbadi, who spent years exploring its rich and turbulent history, told DW how that happened.
As EU energy policy and its wider strategy vis-a-vis Russia come under the spotlight, some smaller EU members are taking energy policy into their own hands. Sofia's aim of buying Israeli gas could be a case in point.
The world's largest travel trade show takes place in the German capital with around 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions. Some 180,000 visitors are expected.
Were your boots ready for St. Nicholas Day on December 6? DW's Sertan Sanderson explores why the saint means so much to both secular and religious people all over the world.
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