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July 15, Day of Democracy and National Solidarity
July 15, Day of Democracy and National Solidarity

July 15, Day of Democracy and National Solidarity

A new page was opened for Turkey when it voted for democracy and change in the 2002 primary elections. Since then, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pioneered a period of fast change and...
Orhan Kemal At 100
Orhan Kemal At 100

Orhan Kemal At 100

Most readers know Turkey’s socialist-realist writer Orhan Kemal as the man in a fedora and a long trench coat on the cover of his books. But the Orhan Kemal Museum, which reveals the writer’s...
İstanbul’un Dönüm Noktası
İstanbul’un Dönüm Noktası

Istanbul’s Turning Point

On May 29, 1453, the Ottoman state took an important step both in the political and cultural contexts and added to its territory Istanbul, of which Napoleon would say centuries later, “If the...
Zaferin 99. Yılı
Zaferin 99. Yılı

The 99th Anniversary Of The Great Victory

During the First World War, the Axis Powers came as far as the Dardanelles with their fleets with the intention of aiding the Russians and capturing the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus Straits to...
Hasret Dolu 75 Yıl
Hasret Dolu 75 Yıl

Missing Him For 75 Years

One of the most highly regarded leaders in world history, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk propelled Turkey into the ranks of the world’s major nations thanks to his military prowess and his political...
Büyük Ustanın Ardından Burhan Doğançay
Büyük Ustanın Ardından Burhan Doğançay

In The Wake Of a Great Artist Burhan Doğançay

We didn’t have a very close relationship, but I could say that my window upon art and his were like two adjacent windows in the same room, looking upon the sun. Considering the diversity of...
Tek Yürek Tek Amaç
Tek Yürek Tek Amaç

One Heart One Purpose

Freedom can only be won when a people bound together in mind, body and faith struggle for the same interests by dedicating themselves to a single cause, both as individuals and as masses of people....
Osmanlı Sikkelerinde Temel Kaynak
Osmanlı Sikkelerinde Temel Kaynak

A Basic Source On Ottoman Coins

The 3rd and 4th volumes of Ottoman numismatics expert and scholar Dr. Atom Damalı’s ten-volume work on Ottoman coins have appeared. The work sheds valuable light on Ottoman history and art...
Cumhuriyet Fazilettir
Cumhuriyet Fazilettir

Honoring The Republic

Espousing the goal of modern civilization reaching to as its founding purpose, the Republic of Turkey has continued to rise on solid foundations. In the first steps taken to amend Turkey’s...
The Day Of Youth May 19
The Day Of Youth May 19

The Day Of Youth May 19

May 19, the start of the national struggle in 1919, is celebrated as the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day every year in Turkey. Showing the value he placed on the young population,...
The Final Victory In The War Of Liberation
The Final Victory In The War Of Liberation

The Final Victory In The War Of Liberation

The final victory on August 30th was the ultimate great answer given in its War of Liberation by a nation considered defeated in 1919. Orchestrating the Great Victory, Field Marshal Gazi...
Orhan Veli İle Bir Asır
Orhan Veli İle Bir Asır

A Century With Orhan Veli

Orhan Veli Kanık, who founded the innovative “Garip” (Strange) movement with a couple of high school friends, Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet Anday, set out to transform Turkish poetry from its...
İstiklalin Şairi
İstiklalin Şairi

Poet Of The Liberation

Serving on active duty in the National Liberation, Mehmet Akif later penned the Independence March that immortalized Turkey’s battle for survival and became the country’s national anthem. Akif,...
19 Mayıs Hep Genç
19 Mayıs Hep Genç

Forever Young, May 19

Landing in Samsun during the difficult days of 1919, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dedicated this important step in the national struggle to the nation’s youth.  In his address to the nation,...
Cumhuriyet Dolu 89 Yıl
Cumhuriyet Dolu 89 Yıl

89 Republic-Filled Years

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey was the scene of an historic session on October 29, 1923. With the proclamation of the republic, asserting the independence of Turkey won under the leadership...
Çanakkale'ye Tarsus'tan Bakmak
Çanakkale'ye Tarsus'tan Bakmak

The Dardanelles As Seen From Tarsus

And one of those heroes, diminutive in size but which nevertheless played a pivotal role in the victory, is the minelayer Nusret, which one dark night switched off all its lights and set out to lay...
Mevlâna; O Hep Sizinledir
Mevlâna; O Hep Sizinledir

Mevlana; “He Is Always With You”

A newborn baby dies to the world of his mother’s womb but is born into our world. Similarly, a man who departs from this world is born into the other world.“What seed was ever planted that did...

November 10Th Commemoration

More than a day of mourning, November 10th is a day when we remember our duty to strive tirelessly to achieve, indeed to surpass, the level of modern civilization Gazi Mustafa Kemal laid down...
The 19Th Day Of May, 1919...
The 19Th Day Of May, 1919...

The 19Th Day Of May, 1919...

The words of our title are the opening of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s  "Nutuk" , in which he recounted the story of the country’s War of Liberation. The process that commenced when Mustafa Kemal...
2 Dünya 1 İnsan
2 Dünya 1 İnsan

Two Worlds One Woman

You can read the childhood and youth memories of this enlightened Turkish woman who witnessed two worlds in her 1974 book, which she called From a World to a World. She is also distinguished by her...
Hz. Mevlâna, Vuslatının 740. Yılında
Hz. Mevlâna, Vuslatının 740. Yılında

Mevlâna On The 740Th Anniversary Of His Reunion With God

The 740th Annual International Mevlâna Commemoration Ceremonies get under way in Konya on December 7 in a series of events staged by the Office of the Governor of the Province. The program will...
Bir Zafer Destanı
Bir Zafer Destanı

A Victory Legend

But what makes it the stuff of legend is the rare heroism and self-sacrifice demonstrated by the Turkish people. From private to commissioned officer to high commander, everyone...
Özgürlük'ten Önce Son Adım: 30 Ağustos
Özgürlük'ten Önce Son Adım: 30 Ağustos

Last Step To Freedom: August 30

The arduous struggle for independence that commenced when Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk arrived in Samsun on May 19, 1919, was ultimately crowned with victory in the Great Offensive mounted the...
Hem Haberci Hem Şövalye
Hem Haberci Hem Şövalye

Newsman And Knight International Stature

Dubbed Le Grand Turc in France, Gökşin Sipahioğlu went down in history as the only western journalist who managed to get into Cuba during the 1961 Cuban missile crisis as well as for his photos...
Bir Dünya Liderini Anıyoruz
Bir Dünya Liderini Anıyoruz

We Remember A World Leader

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a model not only for the Turkish nation but for many leaders around the world. A military as well as a political genius, Ataturk was a leader who succeeded in thrusting...