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Turkish Fabrics

Turkish fabrics loom large in the evolution of fabric with its weaving technique, specialty of material, pattern richness. It is limited to tell about the origin of Turkish fabrics. The first samples of Turkish weaving art has bright colors and rich ornaments. We can see the samples at the pictures of the Buddhist caves in …

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a visual hand writing art. It is the execution of lettering with a pen or ink brush. We can call the contemporary calligraphic practice as “the art of giving form to signs in harmonious, expensive and skillful manner. Calligraphy word which means line or a line of writing in Arabic language. Artists introduce …

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Turkish Leather

As one of the oldest craft of the world, nowadays, Turkish Leather working has been sustaining manufacture tradition which had brought through the centuries in Anatolia where hosted the oldest civilizations of the world… It is a huge manufacturing sector which comes from centuries with its factories, confection workshops, leather tanning complexes in many cities …

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Jewelry

Jewelry design has been an important part of Turkey’s history for 5000 years. Ottoman jewelry was ornate and extremely colorful.  Jewelers have been using a variety of metals in each piece. This use of multiple materials differentiates Turkish designs from most European jewelry. It is typically crafted from a single metal, usually silver or gold. …

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Nisantasi

Nisantasi Today Nisantasi is the place where you can find all brands, Turkish boutiques, nice cafes, restaurants and bars. It carries on to be both luxurious residential area with heavy traffic, activity, crowds and shopping place with luxurious shops, galleries, restaurants and elegant shop windows. Nisantasi is an elite shopping district today. Also it is …

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Taksim Square

Taksim means “division” which situated in the European part of Istanbul. During the Ottoman Period, a stone reservoir had been built up here to collect the water from northern part of Istanbul and branch off to other parts of the city. The square had got the name from Taksim Maksemi (cistern). Before becoming a square, …

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Judaism

The Judaism have been living with Jews in Turkey for 2400 years. According to archeologists, there were Jewish communities even during 5th century BC. Portugal  queen Isabel had asked them either leaving the country or changing believes to Christianity in 1480. Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II had invited them to Istanbul to live together. So many …

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Christianity

Istanbul has been the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 4th century AD. It does continue to serve as the seat of some other Orthodox churches, such as the Turkish Orthodox Church and the Armenian Patriarchate. After moving the capital of Roman Empire to Constantinople, this city have become the capital of Christianity nearly for …

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Islam

93% of population in Turkey is Muslim. Since 10th century, Islam have become the most practiced religion in Anatolia. Anatolia means Turkey today. Most of Muslims in Turkey are Sunnis. Also There are some Alawites in Muslim community. Also %5 Christian and %2 Jews living in Turkey. Istanbul had been the final seat of the …

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