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A MAGNIFICENT TEMPLE AT THE HEART OF ISTANBUL: ST. ANTOINE CHURCH
14 September 2018

A MAGNIFICENT TEMPLE AT THE HEART OF ISTANBUL:...

The first architectural marks of Christianity in Istanbul started to be seen after Constantine I, the founder of the Eastern Roman Empire that would later come to be known as the Byzantium, adopted Christianity as the official religion of the...
AN EFFORTLESS GUIDE FOR TOURISTS: HOMETURKEY.COM
11 September 2018

AN EFFORTLESS GUIDE FOR TOURISTS: HOMETURKEY.COM

Prepared by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the website hometurkey.com is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide for the foreign visitors to get information on Turkey’s touristic attractions and culture.
SAMSUNG BOSPHORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE TURNS 30
06 September 2018

SAMSUNG BOSPHORUS CROSS-CONTINENTAL SWIMMING RACE...

The Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race, named by the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) as the "World's Best Open Water Swimming Offering" in 2016, was held for the 30th time on July 22nd.
30 AUGUST VICTORY DAY
29 August 2018

30 AUGUST VICTORY DAY

Started on 26 August 1922, with the artillery shooting on the Greek emplacements at Afyon Kocatepe by the Kuvâ-yi Milliye (National Forces) army led by Mustafa Kemal, the Great Offensive ended on 30 August, when the Turkish army won a decisive...
TO BE CELEBRATED BY 1,5 BILLION MUSLIMS, EID EL-ADHA BEGINS ON 21 AUGUST
17 August 2018

TO BE CELEBRATED BY 1,5 BILLION MUSLIMS, EID...

Eid el-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), one of the two most important festivals in Islam together with Eid el-Fitr, begins on Tuesday, 21 August. Besides its practical and spiritual meaning, the four-day festival also marks the end of holy Hajj...
REŞAD EKREM KOÇU'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ISTANBUL
10 August 2018

REŞAD EKREM KOÇU'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ISTANBUL

There are few writers that deserve the title "the writer of Istanbul" as much as Reşad Ekrem Koçu does. Born in Istanbul in 1905, Reşad Ekrem Koçu depicted Istanbul in his career as a writer and historian, spanning from his mid-twenties until his...