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Monday, July 15, 2019
CULTURE

CULTURE

Turkish culture and history

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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:...
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...

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