Culture & Arts

Parion An Ancient City Comes To Light
Parion An Ancient City Comes To Light

Parion An Ancient City Comes To Light

Founded in 709 B.C., the ancient city of Parion is located in the village of Kemer in the township of Biga in Çanakkale province. A major coastal city with two harbors in the Roman period, Parion...
The Mantle Of The Prophet
The Mantle Of The Prophet

The Mantle Of The Prophet

Topkapı Palace has been home to some of the most prized relics of the Islamic world ever since Sultan Selim I.  Now Sevgi Ağca, who is responsible for the Palace’s Department of Sacred...
Selçuklunun Figür Dünyası
Selçuklunun Figür Dünyası

Selçuklunun Figür Dünyası

Contrary to popular belief, figural decoration is quite common in the architecture and handicrafts of Seljuk art. Due however to the Islamic ban on figures and statuary, Selcuk figures are depicted...
Urban Festival
Urban Festival

Urban Festival

One of the originators of Trip-hop and creators of a brand of music all their own, Portishead is performing at a festival venue in the center of Istanbul on August 20. Audiences at the Midtown Fest...
Myths Come To Life
Myths Come To Life

Myths Come To Life

The Gate to Hell, an exhibition on which the Karma Design Studio has been working for a long time, was mounted with inspiration from Greek mythology. The ancient city of Hierapolis in the foothills...
Filling Up On Music
Filling Up On Music

Filling Up On Music

SZIGETThe countdown has begun for Sziget, one of Europe’s biggest music festivals. The festival, August 11 to 18, is bringing together some of the best-loved bands of multiple genres from pop and...
Strains Of Classical Music At Ayvalik
Strains Of Classical Music At Ayvalik

Strains Of Classical Music At Ayvalik

The festival, through September 9, of the Ayvalık International Music Academy (AIMA) is bringing young musicians together at Ayvalık with musical figures like Elena Papandreou, Andrej Bielow,...
The World Of Ottoman Entertainment
The World Of Ottoman Entertainment

The World Of Ottoman Entertainment

As its title indicates, “Celebration, Entertainment and Theater in the Ottoman World” takes up the subject of entertainment and celebrations in the Ottoman Empire. This book, which tells the...
Palace Painter Zonaro’s “Motherly Love”
Palace Painter Zonaro’s “Motherly Love”

Palace Painter Zonaro’s “Motherly Love”

Born in the Italian city of Masi in 1854, Fausto Zonaro got interested in painting in his youth and studied at the Lendinara Art School in Padua. The artist, who lived in Venice after working in...
Festivals For Everyone
Festivals For Everyone

Festivals For Everyone

Holland’s biggest cultural festival, Uitmarkt has something for everyone from dance and theater to classical music for kids. Some 450,000 people are expected to attend the festival, which is...
A Digital Mosaic
A Digital Mosaic

A Digital Mosaic

On exhibition at Sabancı University’s Sabancı Museum since April 29, “Sakıp Sabancı” consists of portrait photographs flashing on a giant screen of the thousands of people who crossed...
Miff Does It Again
Miff Does It Again

Miff Does It Again

The 63rd Melbourne International Film Festival is here with an extensive program of films by directors ranging from Hong Kong master Wong Kar-wai to young Canadian genius Xavier Dolan. The...
New Markets, New Collaborations
New Markets, New Collaborations

New Markets, New Collaborations

The 83rd Izmir International Fair is taking place August 29 to September 7. Based on the theme “Logistics”, the IEF aims to draw attention to the fair’s art and culture dimension as well as...
Turkish Literature In China
Turkish Literature In China

Turkish Literature In China

The Turks and the Chinese… A vibrant and multifaceted relationship going back thousands of years in areas from education and trade to art and culture links these two great, long-standing...
Istanbul For Kids
Istanbul For Kids

Istanbul For Kids

“Istanbul for Kids” is a book that tells children about the history, culture, architecture and legends of Istanbul. The book, which Burçak Gürün Muraben decided to write with the idea of...
Travel Buff And Bibliophile
Travel Buff And Bibliophile

Travel Buff And Bibliophile

You have a lot of travel books. Where does this passion for travel come from?I was born in the town of Emet in Kütahya province. Our region is very fond of traveling. People would start getting...
Electronic Dreaming
Electronic Dreaming

Electronic Dreaming

Isle of Dreams, which will take place at Life Park in a forest near Bahçeköy-Istanbul August 5 to 7, is welcoming some of the most popular and most followed DJ’s of electronic music such as...
Vacation At  A Music Point
Vacation At  A Music Point

Vacation At A Music Point

Located at Aya Yorgi, one of Çeşme’s loveliest coves, Babylon Çeşme is holding a series of musical events on the beach amidst orange and lemon trees. The events kick off with a performance on...
Exploring Outer Space Through Art
Exploring Outer Space Through Art

Exploring Outer Space Through Art

One of the most compelling concepts of our age, outer space is the subject this time of an exhibition, “mission [SPACExART]—beyond Cosmologies”. The show, which opened at the Museum of...
The World’s Greatest Traveler: Evliya Çelebi
The World’s Greatest Traveler: Evliya Çelebi

The World’s Greatest Traveler: Evliya Çelebi

Your name appears as the producer of the film. Can you tell us a little about yourself?I am a graduate of the Department of Economics of Koç University. I embarked on a career in entrepreneurship...
Arter’s Guest, Füsun Onur
Arter’s Guest, Füsun Onur

Arter’s Guest, Füsun Onur

Curated by ARTER’s Exhibitions Director, Emre Baykal, “Through the Looking Glass” offers an opportunity to see upwards of 40 works selected following close to a year of joint work by the...
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