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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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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Turkish Flower meanings

Turkish Flower meanings

Flowers are an international symbol of love and caring. They serve as a universal language to express human feelings and they are part of our daily lives. We see them…

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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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“Halal” products in Turkey

“Halal” products in Turkey

Whether you are or not a muslim it is interesting and useful to know more about islam and people’s lifestyles. A big part of Turkish population is muslim, so “halal”…

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