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Was Santa Claus a Turk?

Saint Nicholas, known as Santa Claus, was born in Patara, an important Lycian city on the Mediterranean coast of our country. While Patara was living well into the 300s AD, a rich merchant had a child. They called him as Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas came to the world as a gift from the sky and savior of the …

Kamondo Family of Istanbul

During the Ottoman period, there was a great deal of tolerance among people. Many individuals from different nations lived happily together, especially the Jews, who settled in Istanbul after escaping the oppression and inquisition in Spain. They made many contributions to the Ottomans in terms of culture, art, and economy. The Kamondo family was one of the families that brought …

Fatih Mosque & Havariyyun Church

Fatih, which is one of the districts where conservatism is most intense in Istanbul, embodies a different structure, which is shaped around Fatih Mosque. After the conquest of Istanbul, Fatih Sultan Mehmet, built the mosque on top of the remains of the Havariyyun Church (the Holy Apostles Church), considered highly sacred to Rome.

Turkish Series’ Filming Locations for Enthusiasts

Especially in the last ten years, Turkish series have been in high demand in the Balkans, and the Middle East. The filming locations of those highly popular series attract tourists as well, so we have prepared trip tips for Turkish series fans.

Historical Bey District in Gaziantep

Gaziantep‘s historical Bey district is a neighborhood that has hosted Armenians, Turks, Jews, and Syrians. Today, the neighborhood manages to keep its history alive with its narrow streets, museums, and traditional Gaziantep houses. For these reasons, the town of Bey has always been the center of attention for those who come to visit.

Roman Ruins in Turkey

Anatolia is described as the cradle of civilizations. Indeed, many ancient tribes and civilizations prevailed in Anatolia, and they were erased from the stage of history, leaving only their ruins. Roman Empire is obviously one of the most spread and developed state of its time, leaving many ruins in its geography, including Turkey.

Local Festivals in Turkey

Many different activities are held in our country, in both the East and West, reflecting each area’s geography, culture, and lifestyle. Festivals are organized periodically in important cities and towns that hold significance from a historical perspective and in contemporary times. We have compiled a list of Turkey’s local festivals, which contribute to the country’s most active periods of tourism. …