Turkish Instruments

Turkish Instruments

The history of Turkish music dates back to the Anatolian Seljuks and the Ottomans. Turkish music has its own musical instruments, namely Turkish Instruments. We will introduce you to 10…

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Hodja Nasreddin: Traditional Turkish superstar

Hodja Nasreddin: Traditional Turkish superstar

Nasreddin Hodja is the most traditional Turkish tale character. His life is based on legends and spoken tales which are narrated since the 13th century in current Turkey and other…

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The best Turkish Football Teams: Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş and Trabzonspor

The best Turkish Football Teams: Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe, Beşiktaş and Trabzonspor

According to a social survey of 2012 Turkish people announced that they support: Galatasaray: 41.8 percent Fenerbahçe: 35.9 percent Beşiktaş: 16.3 percent Trabzonspor: 4.7 percent Other: 1.3 percent In this…

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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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Backgammon or Tavla: History, rules and curiosities of Tutankamon’s favourite game

Backgammon or Tavla: History, rules and curiosities of Tutankamon’s favourite game

Backgammon, known in some regions such as Turkey as “Tavla” is one of the most popular board games in Turkey. It is usually played with guests and friends in houses…

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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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Draughts or “dama”: History, rules and international championships

Draughts or “dama”: History, rules and international championships

Draughts or checkers is a popular board game played all over the world. It is very popular among Middle Eastern countries, although it is said that its origin might have…

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