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Saturday, August 19, 2017
CULTURE

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Turkish culture and history

Enjoy our articles all about this fascinating country.

The Tradition of Mistletoe at Christmas

Mistletoe is a plant that grows on a range of trees including willow, apple and oak trees. The tradition of hanging it in the...

Christmas Carols

What are Christmas Carols? Christmas carols are special songs which are sung during the Christmas season. The songs were originally about Jesus and the time when...

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees...

Boxing Day

Why is 26 December called Boxing Day? Boxing Day takes place on December 26th and is only celebrated in a few countries; mainly ones historically...

The story of Santa Claus

The real St. Nicholas was born in Turkey, he was bishop of the Turkish town of Myra in the early 4th century. His name is...

12 days of Christmas traditions and customs

What do the 12 days of Christmas mean to you? What kind of traditions do we keep at Christmas and why do we keep...

A Turkish ‘Christmas’ – celebrating ‘Noel’ on New Year’s Eve

On Sunday 25th December festivities will take place all over the world to celebrate Christmas. Families and friends will come together, gifts will be...

Mother Syessa: a novel take on Anatolian history

Inspired by his research into the ancient and antique history of southern Turkey, local author Birol Ganioğlu has written the Soothsayer of Thelmessos trilogy...

“Very superstitious” – a guide to Turkish superstitions

Superstitions have a great place in society and most people exhibit some superstitious behaviour without even realising it. Do you walk under ladders? Do...

Earthquakes – are you prepared?

Last week we published an article on the Earthquake Crisis Response exercise that recently took place in Fethiye. So, we now know that the emergency services...

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Volkan’s Adventures – unique and exclusive tours

There are many excursion companies in holiday areas offering a multitude of trips; jeep safaris, paragliding, scuba diving, mini breaks and much more. Whilst...
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