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  • Turkey History
    on Oct 8, 2008 in frontpage
    HistoryTURKEY IS A NEW COUNTRY in an old land. The modern Turkish state--beginning with the creation of the Republic of Turkey in the years immediately after World War I--drew on a national consciousness that had developed only in the late nineteenth...
  • Seker Bayrami,The Candy Festival
    on Jan 1, 1970
    After thirty days of fasting, there is a three days of festivities where traditionally lots of candies are consumed Seker Bayram (also known as Ramazan Bayram or the Candy Festival) is the three-day festival to celebrate the end of Ramazan. Children...
  • Usak and Afyon
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The Kaftanci House Museum, together with the Ataturk Ethnography Museum, displays wonderful Usak carpets and kilims in Ataturk’s former residence. Historically, Usak was an important carpet weaving center, and today it continues to today. The...
  • Relationship Between Shaikh and Dervishes
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The relationship between a Shaikh and a Dervish is the most pious bond that exists in our material world. The Shaikh is a person who acts as a guide in a Derivish`s quest for the almighty. For a Dervish, Allah is the goal and the Shaikh is a link. Th...
  • Ayvalik and Edremit
    on Jan 1, 1970
    a Church in Ayvalik Marmara Island, formerly known as Prokonessos, rose to prominence in the Roman period and retained its importance in the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, because of its marble quarries which supplied the luxurious stone for the extr...
  • Main Attractions in Uludag
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The colorful history of Uludag is the reason behind many of the city`s architectural specimens. Moreover, its peaceful history ensured the undamaged condition of these buildings. The Green Mausoleum is where the cenotaph of Sultan Mehmet I has been...
  • History of Whirling Dervishes
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The Mevlevi Sufi order was founded in the 13th century by Celaleddin Mevlana Rumi. Mevlana means guide or master and Rumi means from the Sultanate of Rum. Rumi, the son of a famous Islamic preacher came to stay in Konya in 1240. Four years later Rum...
  • Being a Dervish
    on Jan 1, 1970
    A Dervish is a religious minded person who has made the “quest for truth” his primary aim and is ready to sacrifice all other worldly desires and aims before this one central goal of life. Dervishood is a total commitment and the price o...
  • Oludeniz and Saklikent
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Saklikent The road to Belcegiz Bay takes you through the mountains where cozy guest houses cater to those seeking mountain scenery. Ocakkoy is the mountain village that is a must see, stay in one of the lovely guest houses, and enjoy the numerous tre...
  • Kurban Bayrami, The Festival of Sacrifice
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Every adult wealthy enough needs to sacrifice an animal during this annual religious festival Kurban Bayram (the Festival of Sacrifice) is the most important religious festival of the year and a four day holiday in Turkey. It falls on November 27th 2...
  • Manisa and Sardis
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Sultan Mosque Manisa Kula Houses The attractive Aegean city of Manisa is very close to Izmir and preserves several splendid examples of Seljuk and Ottoman architecture. Endowed by Ayse Sultana, mother of Suleyman the Magnificent, the Sultan Mosque w...
  • Denizli and Pamukkale
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Thermal water in Pamukkale Hierapolis (Pamukkale) Museum Ancient Baths Nestled against high mountains near the Buyuk Menderes (Meander) River is Denizll. Surroundect oy tne natural beauty of a verdant valley, the area 5 also rich in culture and his...
  • Ramazan in Turkey
    on Jan 1, 1970
    During the month of Ramazan you can see mosques decorated with religious phrases Ramazan in Turkey (known as Ramadan elsewhere) marks the month in which the Qur’an was revealed to the prophet Mohammed and is celebrated by 30 days of fasting, consid...
  • Fethiye and Oludeniz, Blue Lagoon
    on Jan 1, 1970
    The popular resort Fethiye, 135 km southeast of Marmaris, boasts an important marina at the head of a beautiful bay strewn with islands. A hill crowned by the ruins of the crusader fortress built by the Knights of Rhodes overlooks the little port. Ab...
  • Kutahya
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Kutahya is one of the oldest Turkish cities, with many old Turkish traditions still being practiced today. It is home to important Ottoman architectural monuments, including a castle, mosques, medreses, baths, complexes, mausoleums, and mansions. One...
  • Aydin and Kusadasi
    on Jan 1, 1970
    A night in Kusadasi The province’s capital, also called Aydin, enjoys a widespreact reputation for its fine figs. Known as Tralleis in ancient times, it was at the center of a celebrated sculpture school. The remains seen today date from the...
  • Turkish Whirling Dervishes
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Whirling Dervishes performing their ritual A Dervish is a Muslim religious man who is undergoing an apprenticeship of learning the profession that will bestow him with eternal livelihood. Whirling is one of the various methods, which is used by the S...
  • Customs of Whirling Dervishes
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Dervishes wear tall, conical felt hats, white robes with full skirts and voluminous black cloaks above it. The hats symbolize the tombstones of their egos, white robes signify the shrouds of their egos and the black cloaks represent their worldly tom...
  • on Jan 1, 1970
    Caunos The town of Koycegiz lies at the northern end of a lake of the same name and is joined to the Mediterranean by a natural channel. This unique environment is being preserved as a nature and wildlife sanctuary. A road shaded with aromatic fra...
  • Datca and Knidos
    on Jan 1, 1970
    Datca Marina The Datca Peninsula provides a natural boundary between the Aegean Sea,the Gulf of Gokova to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Hisarnonu to the south. Along all the 75 km from Marmaris to Datca,the road winds among tre...