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Friday, April 26, 2019
CULTURE

CULTURE

Turkish culture and history

Enjoy our articles all about this fascinating country.

Kayaköy and the population exchange

Kayaköy and the population exchange

The so-called “ghost town” perched on the hillside overlooking Kayaköy is a well-known tourist attraction today, a UNESCO World Friendship and Peace site attracting...
Mount Nemrut West Terrace Sunset 1 B&W - Feature Photo

The colossal stone heads of Nemrut Dağı

One of the many historical sites in Turkey is a unique one located deep in the Anatolian heartland. Nemrut Dağı (Mount Nemrut) The 7,000-foot-tall mountain, Nemrut...
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...
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...
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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The Yakamoz Hotel – making a difference to your holiday

Are you thinking about a holiday in Turkey? Do you enjoy holidays in smaller, traditional, homely hotels where...
Babzen Kebab - Çalış

Babzen Kebab – Çalış

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