Bridging the Gap With TANGO!

Tango movement connecting people in Turkey, not only to those in Argentina, but to people in China, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, Lebanon … countries all around the world! Dance is a universal language & a bridge!

HealthCare vs. Health Business- Turkey’s Rise in Healthcare Tourism

In Turkey Healthcare is treated as health services- a fulfillment of one of the most basic human needs. Unlike the United States, where healthcare is a Business. A very expensive mega business. Comparing and contrasting the two models, and a sincere interview with two expats- Terry and Jane. Our universal need, and the right to […]

Thinking of Becoming an Expat? Here’s Why Turkey: A Top Expat Destination!

Turkey has been rapidly moving up on the “Hot Expat Destinations” list for over two decades. Especially in the past five years there has been an increasing trend of people moving to Turkey. The top three nationalities moving to Turkey are US Americans, British and Dutch. Here’s why Turkey as a top destination:

Paspatur- Fethiye’s Colorful & Historic Old Town

Paspatur, Fethiye’s historic Old Town, is one of those places that people, whether locals or tourists, feel connected to in more than one way. It has that vibe about it: The narrow, vine-shaded and umbrella-topped alleys and courtyards filled with quaint shops selling local crafts and carpets, leather goods, spices and gifts, as well as […]

Does BBQ Connect? From Argentina and Australia to South Africa and Turkey: Connecting with BBQ

The love of Grilling Meat, Barbecue (BBQ), is a world-wide phenomenon transcending regionalities, cultures, race, and religion. Think Barbie, Braai and Asado to Gogi-Gui and Mangal: It’s all BBQ to me! This is what I mean by Bridging the Gap. Our universal love of grilling-barbecuing meat- as a bridge: Making the politically-motivated divides and gaps […]

“Levissi”: A Mysterious Ghost Town & the Sorrowful Story of Kayakoy

The infamous conclusion of the Greco-Turkish War in 1923. A decision, mutually made by two governments, costing tens of thousands their roots, their culture, their home. A decision not based on the consent of the governed, but a handful who governed. As humans we all treasure our roots, our birthplaces, our communities- those we live […]

Showcasing a True Mediterranean Farmers Market in Fethiye

From vegetables and fruits to nuts and eggs, this is where Turkish people go to find and purchase the best quality, freshest and the most affordable produce weekly! Join me in exploring all things that bridge the illusionary gaps & divides, and bring us together for a better world and Peace! Subscribe to Newsbud YouTube […]

From Quesadilla & Crepe to Gozleme: The Art of Turkish Stuffed Pastry

Sibel Edmonds introduces the art of making Turkish filled pastry- Gozleme. Mexicans with their awesome quesadilla, French with their delicately filled crepes, Arabs, Greeks and Serbs with their Boreks, can all relate to this fast and easy-to-make, affordable and delicious Turkish delicacy. We are bridging the gap with Gozleme!

The Two Biggest Threats Facing the Magnificent Caretta Turtles

The amazing loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles weighing from 200-400 pounds with a length of up to 4 feet are on the IUCN Red list of endangered species. The threats to these turtles include pollution-especially plastic bags, propellers, small-scale and large-scale fishing (primarily fishing hook ingestion and fishing line entanglement) and feeding by humans. The Sea […]

Do You Believe in the Power of “ONE”? If Not, Watch This Video & Join the “True” Believers

Do you believe in the power of One? I do. One is a very powerful number- whether one decision made that leads to a much larger impact, or, one person joining other “ones.” That’s how real positive changes happen. Watch this remarkable real-life story of how a handful of conservationists, galvanized by “One” English ‘Turtle […]

Decoding the Art of Drinking Lion’s Milk- from Raki & Ouzo to Arak!

Sibel Edmonds introduces Turkey’s National Drink-Raki (aka Lion’s Milk!), and explains its similarities to Ouzo and Arak. From the right way of preparing and drinking this potent beverage to what type of mezes (tapas) to pair it up with for the ultimate experience: Decoding Raki! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with […]

The Ultimate Meyhane Dining: You Say Tapas, I Say Meze, They Say Dim Sum, We Say Antipasto!

Sibel Edmonds decodes the art of meze and traditional Meyhane dining, and provides you with everything you need and want to know about Meze, Meyhane Dining, Raki, Ouzo, Turkish food and much more! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with our universal love of food and dining rituals!

The Aegean Pearl: Fethiye The Beautiful- No Words Needed!

Many refer to Fethiye, located on the Southern Aegean Coast, as the Aegean Pearl. A pearl of a coastal town, surrounded by majestic mountains, Fethiye is so many things to people from so many different walks of life. In this episode I present a short awe-inspiring documentary on Fethiye, using “No Words”, created by two […]

Newsbud Presents: Counter the Divide & Conquer: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds!

My new one-of-a-kind series, Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, religion, nationality or gender. Join me in exploring […]

Turkey’s Kayakoy- “Levissi”- A Mysterious Ghost Town & A Sorrowful Story of Forced Migration

A somber highlight from my coming series: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One: The infamous conclusion of the Greco-Turkish War in 1923. A decision, mutually made by two governments, costing tens of thousands their roots, their culture, their home. A decision not based on the consent of the governed, but a handful who […]