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Turkish culture and history

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The Hamsa or Hand of Fatima - what does it mean?

The Hamsa or Hand of Fatima – what does it mean?

What is the Hand of Fatima? Similar to the evil eye, the open right-hand symbol known as Hand of Fatima (or Hamsa Hand) is an...
Wish Trees - myth or magic?

Wishing Trees – a wonderful example of the similarities between many cultures

A Wishing Tree is an individual tree, usually distinguished by species, position or appearance, which is used as an object of wishes and offerings....

Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival (20-23 September) – an emotional tribute to a young...

If you're a lover of classical music you're in for a treat next week... Now in its sixth year, the Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival...
The distinctive sound of the ezan

The distinctive sound of the ezan

Turkey is a country that needs to be experienced with all of the senses. Visitors to Fethiye are drawn by photographs of the beautiful,...
Victory Day and the Feast of Sacrifice

Victory Day and the Feast of Sacrifice

This week sees two Turkish national holidays fall within a few days of each other leading to the announcement of an extended ten-day public...

Turkish surnames – a look behind the names

When you think that in England surnames have been used since the 11th century, it is amazing that until 83 years ago the Turkish...

Yörük – the nomads of Turkey

Have you been up in the mountains around Fethiye and seen shepherds herding flocks of goats and living in black tents? Did you wonder...

A chorus of cicadas

Summer is here and if we couldn't tell that by the long hot sunny days, we would know by the arrival of the cicadas...
Summer Solstice and the Holy Month of Ramadan

Summer Solstice and the Holy Month of Ramazan

It's been a busy week with the Summer Solstice, Kadir Gecesi and the end of Ramazan tomorrow. Today we're bringing you an update on what's...

The Saz – a single instrument that represents Turkish folk music

Music has existed for as long as mankind has found its voice, and quite possibly before. Every culture of the world has it’s own...

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What is it that makes the perfect holiday?

Everyone loves a holiday! How many times have you wished you could stay forever? But what exactly is it that makes the perfect holiday? Here's a recipe...

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