• Visit the exhibition A Drop of Pleasure, which portrays the 500-year story of Turkish coffee and culture at the Topkapı Palace Museum.February 21 – June 15topkapisarayi.gov.tr  

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    BUENOS AIRESThe most prestigious independent film festival in Latin America, the Buenos Aires Film Festival hosts both world premiers and timeless classics.April 15 – 26bafici.gov.ar


  • Leipzig The Music Of History

    Leipzig The Music Of History

    I wonder who will reach me first  – the accordion player, or the waiter bringing my lunch? As I sit outside Zill’s Tunnel, a popular restaurant in the German city of Leipzig, I can see the accordion player making his way between restaurant tables on each side of the narrow lane. His music floats across the tightly-packed seating, as...


  • Genius Of Architecture

    Genius Of Architecture

    The most important figure in Turkey's architectural history, and the genius who built the unique structures of classical Ottoman architecture, Mimar Sinan is memorialized on the 427th year of his death with the exhibition 'Mimar Sinan ve Yaratıcı Dehanın Şaheserleri (Mimar Sinan and the Masterpieces of Creative Genius )'. The exhibition...
  • Geometric Equation

    Geometric Equation

    Geometry-inspired vases perfectly capture the spirit of  today's modernism. Filling these examples with flowers is a hard decision to make - they are impressive enough on their own.  


  • Be The Key To Goodness

    Be The Key To Goodness

    How does Islam define goodness, and what kind of responsibilities does it put on the individual?In the Islamic civilization, goodness is the purpose of all existence. Humans exist in order to do good, right, nice, beneficial and useful things, and to struggle with bad, wrong, ugly, malevolent and harmful things. According to Islam, it’s not...
  • İstanbul From Sinan’s minarets

    İstanbul From Sinan’s minarets

    How did the project 5 Centuries Later 4 Seasons in Istanbul from Sinan’s Minarets come about?After I graduated from college and came to Istanbul, whenever I looked at the Historical Peninsula or took a walk around the city walls, I always wondered how the city would look from the minarets. I gained experience by taking time-lapse...
  • Gripin Loves the States

    Gripin Loves the States

    S: What is the story of the band’s name?C: Birol Namoğlu: There is a connection between the attitude of the band and its name. Coincidences, apathy and being late play a major part in our lives. It’s the same with the name of the band – it’s a name we came up with just before our first performance. After that, it brought us good fortune...


  • Recipes For Spring

    Recipes For Spring

    Considering its offers, the spring has been accepted as the beginning of new year since the very early ages of mankind. Naturally, the spring arrives on different dates to different parts of the world. However, the feelings of welcoming this season will spread the globe. As the sun starts warming our bones, the days get longer, the trees get...
  • An Extraordinary Taste of The Sea

    An Extraordinary Taste of The Sea

    Surrounded by three very different seas, our country is blessed with an amazing array of seafood. Having spent my childhood and adolescence in the coastal district of Yeşilköy in Istanbul, I feel lucky to have had the chance to familiarize myself with all the offerings of the sea. That explains my lifelong passion for seafood, especially what...


  • Tulip Season In  Istanbul

    Tulip Season In Istanbul

    HİDİV PAVILION, Beykoz The beautiful tulips among the monumental trees at the Hidiv Pavilion - a refined architectural work built in 1907 by Delfo Seminati - create a pleasant contrast with the elegant contours of the building. BÜYÜK ÇAMLICA GROVE, Üsküdar The Büyük Çamlıca Grove, where you can see the Bosporus in all its glory, is...
  • Ancient History On The Surface

    Ancient History On The Surface

    Among the mountains of Zagros the ancient history of Iran survives. Kermanshah, home of Taq-e Bostan and Behistun, offers a kind of time travel to ancient times. Its rich history, built up over hundreds of years, makes this a place where time seems to stand still. Taq-e Bostan in particular, a masterpiece of Sassanid art, is now also a highlight...
  • Bordeaux The Nymph

    Bordeaux The Nymph

    Located in southwestern France, Bordeaux offers a purely French experience. It is a port city with a rich cultural scene, and attracts tourists from around the globe. If greater attention has been directed towards Aquitaine's capital city in recent years, it's for more than just its rolling vineyards and awe-inspiring architecture. Bordeaux,...