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The Three Knights – taken from the gallery Gernot Rammer

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The Three Knights – taken from the gallery Gernot Rammer

Once upon a time there lived three grand and of course very famous knights. The knight Heinz with the long sword, the knight Bert with the long beard and the knight Fritz with the spear at the Spitz.

Allan Huglstad - doing research about Greek and Romans

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Allan Huglstad

Allan Huglstad is a retired officer from the Royal Danish Defense College. He has been educated in general staff (Denmark), humanitarian law (Italy), logistics (Denmark), intelligence (UK) and pedagogy (Denmark).

Angelika Wesner - Watching, Writing and Traveling

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Angelika Wesner - Watching, Writing and Traveling

After some years of traveling, the author of the series SOKO Camper, cabaret artist "Renaade Stempfle" and Camper Angelika Wesner was able to turn her passion into a profession.

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.

Following the footsteps of Horst Schimanski in Duisburg

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Following the footsteps of Horst Schimanski in Duisburg

Probably no fictitious person became a cult figure as it was the case with Horst Schimanski from the ARD television series Tatort, in which he served from June 28, 1981 in 29 episodes as criminal detective Schimanski in Duisburg.

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.

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