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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...
GÖBEKLİ TEPE INCLUDED IN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST
07 August 2018

GÖBEKLİ TEPE INCLUDED IN UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE...

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which held its 42nd session this month, announced that nineteen cultural and natural sites were included on the World Heritage List. In the list of newly admitted sites is also Göbekli Tepe from Turkey. With the...
ISTANBUL’S 2017 REAL ESTATE FIGURES
01 August 2018

ISTANBUL’S 2017 REAL ESTATE FIGURES

According to the Turkey Data Processing Center’s (TÜVİMER) study, based on 39 districts of Istanbul, 26 million 100 thousand square meters of housing with a total value of 101 billion 745 million 210 thousand TL ($ 21 billion) were sold last year in...