Aug 16, 2010 06:48 EDT
Turkey: Ottoman Empire enjoys an image turnaround after years in the cultural wilderness. This month, a troupe of 100 musicians, dancers, acrobats and robed actors is performing an Ottoman-style spectacle near Topkapi Palace, once home to the sultans. An exhibition of Ottoman poetry is on display at Istanbul's international airport. Ottoman cuisine, a fusion of flavors from old imperial lands, is in vogue.