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Monday, August 26, 2019
CULTURE

CULTURE

Turkish culture and history

Enjoy our articles all about this fascinating country.

Asphodel – a plant with a history

At the moment the asphodel are in bloom everywhere around Fethiye. But did you know that they gave their name to a section...
“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:...

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 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....

Kurban Bayramı (Feast of Sacrifice)

Kurban Bayramı (Feast of Sacrifice), which occurs 70 days after the end of Ramazan, is a spectacular day of slaughter and feasting...

Water cisterns – relics of a bygone era

Dotted around towns and villages, scattered on hilltops or by the roadside, you will see many domed, circular stone buildings and may wonder what they are. They are...
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...
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...

Turkish customs you might not know about (part two)

Welcome to part two of our article on Turkish customs you might not know about. Please click here to read part one if you missed...

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Top Bodrum Blue Cruise Routes for Your Next Summer Holiday in...

If you find yourself in Bodrum this summer, why not consider a blue cruise to some of the fabulous nearby coastal and island destinations?...
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