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Turkish culture and history

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Ramazan Bayramı - the end of Ramazan

Ramazan Bayramı – the end of Ramazan

Eid ul-Fitr is the Arabic name of this religious holiday. Eid meaning “festivity” and Fitr meaning “original nature.” It refers to the restoration of...
Driving in Turkey - part one

Driving in Turkey – part one

Turkey is where eastern and western cultures come together, resulting in a fantastic blend of traditions and festivities. Not only that, Turkey is a...
Physical, spiritual, mental rejuvenation in Ramadan: What happens when you fast

Physical, spiritual, mental rejuvenation in Ramadan: What happens when you fast

For over a week, Muslims around the world have been fasting and since this year's Ramadan coincides with summer, people in some parts of...
Sisters are doing it for themselves – the joy of belly dance right here in Fethiye

Sisters are doing it for themselves – the joy of belly dance right here...

If someone tells you they’re a belly dancer, you’d be forgiven for picturing a slinky, dusky maiden in a scanty costume, a jewel in...

National Sovereignty and Children’s Day – Fethiye’s joyful celebrations

On Monday, Turkey celebrated National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, the anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Parliament. The country celebrates the establishment of parliament...
World Book Day: compelling books about Turkey

 World Book Day: compelling books about Turkey

Regardless of the kind of books you like the most, the indisputable truth is that the world would not be the same without books....
Discover Turkey: Ottoman Architecture

Discover Turkey: Ottoman Architecture

Architectural monuments to the greatness of the Ottoman Empire stand, not only throughout Turkey, but also throughout the many lands under its rule. The...
Turkey’s Hıdırellez spring festival added to UNESCO list

Turkey’s Hıdırellez spring festival added to UNESCO list

The Turkish spring festival Hıdırellez has been added to the UNESCO list of “intangible cultural heritage” Turkish communities around the world celebrate Hıdırellez on May...
“Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess” by Murat Bardakçı

“Neslishah: The Last Ottoman Princess” by Murat Bardakçı

This is the story and biography of Neslishah Sultan, the last Princess of the Ottoman Empire, and later the last First Lady of Egypt. Neslishah:...
Whistle language of Black Sea nominee for UNESCO

Kuş dili – whistle language of Black Sea nominated for UNESCO

The small town of Kuşköy, which is tucked into an isolated valley on the rainy, mountainous Black Sea coast of Turkey, looks much like...

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