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Art & Culture

09:24, 04 June 2016 Saturday
Historic Istanbul train station hosts book fair

Istanbul's historic Haydarpasa railway station is home to a book fair hosting over 500 authors and poets

12:00, 02 June 2016 Thursday
Istanbul joins international 'open iftar' Ramadan event

Pioneering Ramadan Tent Project has brought together 30,000 people - Muslims and non-Muslims alike - to foster dialogue

12:40, 31 May 2016 Tuesday
Delicious food A common legacy for Greeks and Turks

Greek food was influenced by Izmir, Istanbul and other areas, making it into an Ottoman-Balkan mixture, says famed Greek chef

12:28, 30 April 2016 Saturday
National poet of Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal commemorated in Turkey

The Muslim philosopher and national poet of Pakistan has been commemorated in Turkey in a ceremony in the capital

10:13, 21 April 2016 Thursday
Turkey s first world botanical expo kicks off on Friday

The EXPO 2016, hosting over 50 countries, highlights cultural diversity and a 650,000 m3 green area is a first for Turkey in the events' history

06:40, 01 March 2016 Tuesday
Istanbul's historic Grand Bazaar set for facelift

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, one of the oldest covered shopping malls in the world, has announced a multi million dollar ten year long renovation project

10:07, 22 February 2016 Monday
Istanbul among top four European megacities

Istanbul is among Europe's 'Big Four' megacities alongside London, Moscow and Paris, according to JLL's international report

10:56, 13 February 2016 Saturday
Thousands expected at Arabic Book Fair in Istanbul

Fair to host around 50 writers and publishing houses from 25 countries including Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Kuwait

12:15, 26 January 2016 Tuesday
Beautiful cupolas in Turkey's Ahlat under snow PHOTO

The snow falling on a nearly millennium-old ancient cupolas has created a breathtaking sight

11:05, 13 January 2016 Wednesday
The last Ottoman defending Medina surrendered today

Fakhretting Pasha was the commander of the Ottoman army and was also governor of Medina from 1916 to 1919. Today was the day he surrendered to the British after much resistance.

11:15, 04 November 2015 Wednesday
Historical tomb in Hasankeyf Turkey to be moved

The Zeynel Bey tomb will be relocated for preservation as it is located at a site where a new dam is being built.

16:26, 10 July 2015 Friday
Istanbul art fair to exhibit Warhol Miro Banksy

The third edition of the ArtInternational, a modern art fair will gather pieces from iconic artists and will be on display between Sep. 4 and 6.

11:23, 10 July 2015 Friday
4 million liras for Fatih Sultan Mehmet portrait

One of three oil painting of Fatih Sultan Mehmet was sold by Sotheby's for 4 million TRY

10:53, 17 June 2015 Wednesday
Tiny companions Prayer-bead makers ready for Ramadan

The Anadolu Agency has met with the men and women with a passion for crafting 'tesbih' - an everyday companion for many Muslims

16:21, 17 April 2015 Friday
Istanbul voted Europe's top travel destination

The annual Trip Advisor's Travellers Choice Award has voted Istanbul as the top travellers destination for Europe for 2015.

11:01, 11 April 2015 Saturday
Turkey First Quran recitation in Hagia Sophia in 85 years

'Love of Prophet Hagia Sophia' exhibition opens to mark the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

14:52, 10 April 2015 Friday
Ottoman architect Sinan exhibition opens in Istanbul

Exhibition in Istanbul showcases Mimar Sinan's models, pictures and drawings.

13:08, 07 March 2015 Saturday
Turkey Police seize 'Van Gogh' painting in Tokat

The oil painting was discovered during a search of a vehicle in the northern province.

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