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08/02/2014 16:34

Istanbul Music Festival tickets go on sale

The tickets of the 42nd Istanbul Music Festival are on sale as of Feb. 8. Tickets can be purchased from Biletix and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) building in Şişhane.  Festival tickets will also be on sale the box office located in the Hagia Eirene Museum throughout the...
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08/02/2014 16:27

Mosque celebrates 350th anniversary

Feb. 8, 1664. The Yeni Valide Sultan Mosque in Eminönü was officially opened for Friday prayers with a grand ceremony. Sultan Mehmed IV and Grand Vizier Fazıl Ahmed Paşa, as well as Valide Hatice Turhan Sultan and government officials, all participated. The Ottomans loved ceremonies and...
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03/02/2014 10:23

Press Release Regarding Visa Applications at the Border Gates of the Republic of Turkey as of 11 April 2014

No: 34, 30 January 2014, Press Release Regarding Visa Applications at the Border Gates of the Republic of Turkey as of 11 April 2014 and the Measures to be Taken During the Transition Period In accordance with the Law on Foreigners and International Protection No.6458, published on 11 April 2013 in...
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26/01/2014 10:19

Antalya region breaks Tourist record

The engine of Turkish tourism, the Antalya region, reached a record number of tourists in the year 2013. There was an increase in around 1 million tourists compared to 2012. Totally, the Antalya region welcomed 11.680.000 tourists in the previous year. The majority, 11.430.000 tourists, came by...
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25/01/2014 09:41

Nasreddin Hodja takes the opera stage

Nasreddin Hodja, a legendary Seljuk-era figure who is known for his humorous and often-pedagogic tales, is set to be the topic of an opera geared toward children.  According to a statement made by the Ankara State Opera and Ballet, the world premiere of “Nasreddin Hodja” will be made Jan. 26...
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25/01/2014 09:36

Archaeologists on the door steps of tumuli in İznik's necropolis

The northwestern province of Bursa’s İznik district has been home to various civilizations for centuries. There are nearly 2,000-year old tumuli in the district and the tumuli have three-four tons of massive stone doors. The fact that the components of these doors are still working is surprising...
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23/01/2014 10:48

Ottoman master Matrakçı Nasuh to be commemorated by UNESCO

UNESCO has added a 16th-century Ottoman swordsman to its 2014 agenda to commemorate him on the 450th year of his death. Matrakçı Nasuh is described as one of the most gifted swordsmen in history. Turkish historian Erhan Afyoncu has described Nasuh as a Hazerfen, a person with vast knowledge...
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20/01/2014 18:19

Alanya Under The Winter Sun

Editor's note: Anadolujet (AnadoluJet Website), trademark of Turkish Airlines, has published a big article about Alanya in their in-flight magazine. This has been done because from 22 January 2014 they shall start to cater flights to Gazipasa airport. Journal holds no (legal) rights to the...
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20/01/2014 18:07

FIFA released referee list for Brasil 2014 World Cup fullfilling Turkish referee's dream

We find Çakır, along with his two assistants Tarık Ongun and Bahattin Duran, speaking at a press conference after they heard they are assigned to officiate games in the summer’s FIFA World Cup. Çakır started with referring to the late African-American civil rights activist.  “I had...
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19/01/2014 16:23

District Governor of Alanya New Years Message

Erhan Özdemir, the District Governor of Alanya, has issued a public statement: "I hope that 2014 will bring peace, health and happiness to our city, nation and all mankind."
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