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Namık Kuyumcu - Piya Publication & Public Relation

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Namık Kuyumcu

He was born in 15th September 1961 in Konya, Ereğli. He finished primary and high school where he was born. In 1980, he was arrested by the 12th September military court and underwent a trial for the 141-146 articles of the Turkish Criminal Code. He was forced to stay as a prisoner in different prisons in the country. He was banned. He could not continue his higher education.

The Pull of an Idyll as Years Pass By / By Vendela Vida

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The Pull of an Idyll as Years Pass

I discovered the Datca Peninsula, in the southwestern corner of Turkey, purely by accident. This was in 2005. I’d never been to Turkey and was trying to find a rental house somewhere — anywhere on any coast of the country — where my husband and I could spend the month of June. 

Yasar Kemal - The Wind from the Plain

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Yasar Kemal - The Wind from the Plain

Yaşar Kemal (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli  1923) is one of Turkey's leading writers.  He has long been a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, on the strength of Memed, My Hawk.

Simply Listen for Once … Björn Kern © Qantara.de 2010

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Simply Listen for Once … Björn Kern

The Yollarda project has invited 48 European authors to Turkey – and among them was the young Berlin author Björn Kern. He offers us his views on why Turks have such a negative view of Germans and what could be undertaken to turn things around.

The Marionette Theatre - Kaburcuk & Lubet in Anatolia

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The Marionette Theatre

The Marionette Theatre, which is known as Korcak, Kudurcuk, Kaburcuk and Lubet in Anatolia, is the oldest form of theatre in the world. Some other expressions like Korkolcak and Cadirhayal (time for fantasy) describe better exactly what it means.

Pink Floyd dances Istanbul - Teatro alla Scala Ballet

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Pink Floyd dances to Istanbul with Teatro

“Pink Floyd Ballet”, the show by Italian Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company, which had its world premiere in 1972 with magnificent live performances by Pink Floyd – the legendary rock band- will be on stage with it’s last and longer version at the Istanbul Congress Center between November 25th and 28th, courtesy of “Show How” organization.

Traditional Galanty Show - Karagöz and Hacivat

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Traditional Galanty Show - Karagöz and Hacivat

- Traditional drama (Light comedy)
Our shadow play KARAGÖZ HACIVAT, being a cornerstone of our traditional culture’s galanty show and fairytale teller and mimic, were created centuries ago.

Osman Okkan - From Ataturk to Erdogan - Ferides Traveling

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Osman Okkan - From Ataturk to Erdogan - Ferides Traveling

It has been quite a while since we met Osman Okkan, personally, maybe the last meeting was even the one at the multi-day seminar in Adrasan, where we met at a seminar about the documentary cinematic presentation of various Turkish authors and their works.

Director Göksel Gülensoy - Diving Hagia Sophia

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Director Göksel Gülensoy

With his team which is composed of divers and speleologists; director Göksel Gülensoy, who is passionate about Hagia Sofia that impresses people with its dimensions and architecture, brought the secrets which are hidden in the depths of Hagia Sofia to light.

International Street Art Music Festival at Residential Palace

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International Street Art Music Festival at Residential Palace

The Residential Palace in Ludwigsburg is a truly impressive exclusive baroque building probably surrounded by one of the largest baroque palace complexes in Germany, built between 1704 and 1733 under the rule of Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg in the Baroque style.

The Vesela Druzina Orkestar - fascinating sounds of Davul

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The Vesela Druzina Orkestar - fascinating sounds of Davul

After the performance of the Calgija Sound System group coming from the Republic of Macedonia for the Balkan Festival, the break following their concert was suddenly filled with great unrest from the back of the concert hall, which was quickly filled with the sound of a lively orchestra, paving their way through the audience: Vesela Druzina Orkestar, as well coming from the Republic of Macedonia.

Chalgia Sound System - Balkan Fest in Thessalonica

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Chalgia Sound System - Balkan Fest in Thessalonica

Thanks to a note from Max and Jonas, two travelers on their way to Iran, who have just arrived at a stopover in a refugee camp near Thessaloniki, to attend a four-week aid course, we were told that the Balkan festival was held in Thessalonica.

The Wind Of Friendship in Antalya

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2nd International Friendship Concert

One time again, we met a colorful and vivacious musician due to the internet. Published on the internet, The Friendship Concert news crossed our path with pianist and composer Murat Ömür Tuncer from Antalya.

Atiye Deniz Yılmaz - songs for Kucuk Sirlar

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Atiye Deniz Yılmaz

As a Daughter of a Turkish father and a Dutch mother, Deniz was born in the city of Bremen, Germany on the 22nd of November, 1988. She went through the first half of her elementary education in Bremen and the second half in Izmir, Turkey.

Backdoor Connection - a band from Augsburg, Germany

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Backdoor Connection from Augsburg

Backdoor Connection, which is a band from Augsburg and has stayed away from monotonous main movement, has been offering a very powerful cocktail which constitutes a variance for 8 years.

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