Culture & Art

Traditions and Heritage

From rituals on special days to family relations, Turkish society still largely adheres to native customs and traditions in many areas of social life. From rituals on special days to family relations, Turkish society still largely adheres to native customs and traditions in many areas of social life. Birth, marriage, holiday celebrations, as well as…
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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved under the most suitable conditions. Museum Card provides even easier access into these interesting museums…
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Architecture

THE GREAT ARCHITECT SINAN (KOCA MIMAR SINAN) Sinan is considered the greatest Ottoman architect of the Ottoman Empire's Architectural heritage. It is generally assumed that Sinan was born in the year 1490. It is also assumed that he spent his youth in the village of Agirnas near Kayseri until conscription (devsirme) to the "masters of…
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Music

Traditional and Modern Music Music as a way of creative expression of societies has a very important place in the Anatolian culture as well. Traditional music made with Turkish culture-specific instruments such as oud, zither, reed flute and bagpipe is one of the cornerstones of Anatolian music culture. With the development of music and technology…
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Religion

Turkey is the only secular country in the Islamic world. Secularism is enshrined in the constitution that religion has no place whatsoever in governing of the country. Like other European countries, the weekly holiday is Sunday - not Friday as many are mistaken- and the Gregorian calendar is used in Turkey. The constitution secures the…
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