Stray cats and dogs in Turkey

Stray cats and dogs in Turkey

Turkey: A paradise for stray cats and dogs If you are a tourist or a newcomer in Turkey one of the most surprising things you’ll probably see is how stray…

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UNESCO declares 2021 as the Year of Yunus Emre, Hacı Bektâş Velî and Ahî Evran

UNESCO declares 2021 as the Year of Yunus Emre, Hacı Bektâş Velî and Ahî Evran

Every two years UNESCO’s Director-General requests National Commissions of each country to send a maximum of two proposals of possible commemorations of historical and cultural heritages. The applications are sent…

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Eskişehir Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü, Eskisehir Traditional Art Institute

Eskişehir Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü, Eskisehir Traditional Art Institute

Two weeks ago PRODER was invited to visit Eskişehir Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü,  a public art institute located in the neighbourhood of Odunpazari in Eskisehir.  Durna Gülşen, the Institute’s Director since 2018,…

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Elderly inclusion: “Playing dama with elderly people”

Elderly inclusion: “Playing dama with elderly people”

Last Friday Proder met with elderly people in Eskisehir to play dama, a board game, as part of the local project  “Social Inclusion for the Elderly”.  In the neighbourhood of…

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Proder Activity: “Planting flowers”

Proder Activity: “Planting flowers”

Last Friday, Proder organized another activity as part of our local project “Social Inclusion for the Elderly”. We thought that planting and giving flowers to our elderly would boost social…

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Proder Activities: “Cooking Aşure”, Social Inclusion for the Elderly

Proder Activities: “Cooking Aşure”, Social Inclusion for the Elderly

Local social projects make a big change in societies. Getting to know and helping the people of your own city and neighbourhood boosts people’s solidarity and happiness. Elderly people are…

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Reşadiye Mosque: Ottoman Beauty in the center of Eskisehir

Reşadiye Mosque: Ottoman Beauty in the center of Eskisehir

Reşadiye Cami is the largest mosque in Eskisehir. Even though it is modern, built during the Ottoman Empire, it stands out due to its beauty, size and colorful Ottoman-style decorations…

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Künefe: One of the reasons you’ll fall in love with Turkey (and gain weight)

Künefe: One of the reasons you’ll fall in love with Turkey (and gain weight)

What is Künefe? “Künefe” is probably the favourite dessert of Turkish people and Turkish travellers. Also known as “Kanafe”, this sweet and crispy temptation is an ancient Middle Eastern and…

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Rural Youth Fest 2020 – Last Day

Rural Youth Fest 2020 – Last Day

Morning Saturday was our last project day and we were all feeling nostalgic. As usual, one last time we went to Sivrihisar’s Municipality building. There, we opened the secret “Gossip…

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