“cultura” meaning “processing, care, agriculture”

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The term culture comes from the Latin "cultura" meaning "processing, care, agriculture" and, in the broadest sense, describes everything that humans create themselves, in contrast to nature that they have not created or changed. Cultural achievements are all formative transformations of a given material, as in technology or the fine arts, but also intellectual structures such as languages, morals, religion, law, economics and science.

Serhat Dogan - His view of German habits

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Serhat Dogan - His view of German habits

Some Germans tend to have strange habits, says comedian Serhat Dogan: They arrange their furniture according to energy flows, listen to music with strange lyrics and explain the general traffic regulations to their dogs.

Susanne Reng does not shy away from discussion!

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Susanne Reng does not shy away from discussion!

A few days after the Fazil Say "Gezi-Concert" at the Volkstheater in Vienna, we arrived at the Grenzenlos Festival in Augsburg, where a message from Ms. Susanne Baertele from the Volkstheater awaited us.

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.

Another meeting with filmmakers at Lake Ohrid

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Another meeting with filmmakers at Lake Ohrid

In our article "Deep encounter in Alexandroupolis" we had already reported in detail about the meeting with the Swiss filmmakers Philip Spaar and Fabian Senn as well as the cameraman Stefan Schöbi as part of their film project "Road to Cinema Jenin".

More current then ever - profound encounter in Alexandroupolis

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More current then ever - profound encounter in Alexandroupolis

On our way to the Balkans, we arrived again at the campsite in Alexandroupolis as part of our project tour. The event we were about to encounter here was almost 10 years ago, but its explosiveness is more relevant than ever. It shows once again the horror of terror, violence, war and the consequences of flight and migration.

Adnan Maral - Turkish for Beginners

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Adnan Maral - Turkish for Beginners

A few years ago, the film for the series "Turkish for Beginners" was shown on television, so it's no wonder that the German-Turkish actor Adnan Maral is on everyone's lips. Born on July 1, 1968 in Çıldır in the province of Ardahan, Adnan Maral grew up in Frankfurt am Main, where he ended up at the age of two.

Gladiator - Russel Crowe was shooting in Kayaköy

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Gladiator - Russel Crowe was shooting in Kayaköy

Who is not familiar with the historical film "Gladiator" in which Russel Crowe played the leading role. About 10 years ago, the Australian actor stayed in Turkey for several weeks of shooting of his new film "The Water Diviner".

Film Type: Turkish Drama Film “Benim Dünyam”

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Film Type: Turkish Drama Film “Benim Dünyam”

In the Turkish drama film "Benim Dünyam - My World", a blind and deaf woman and her teacher, who is suffering from dementia, lead each other out of the darkness into the light.

Director Göksel Gülensoy - Diving Hagia Sophia

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Director Göksel Gülensoy - Diving Hagia Sophia

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.

The Simpsons – Fined for insulting religious values

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The Simpsons – Fined for insulting religious values

Regardless of whether you like one of the most well-known US sitcom series or not, now the yellow characters of the cult show "The Simpsons" have penetrated to the top of Turkish politics.

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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