Turkish Cuisine – Kiymali Pide

Bread is the “have to” element of Turkish Cuisine… Loaf of bread, flat bread, pitta bread…. Depends on region, breads change shape and style… But all of them are tasty… Then, we have evolved breads that we call “pide” which is type of flat bread stuffed with cheese or potatoes etc… My favorite is the […]

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Armaggan – Stronghold of the Turkish Traditonal Art

Masterfully combining original contemporary designs with traditional techniques, Armaggan produces exclusive hand-made jewelry, objects d’art, naturally dyed textiles, scarves, leather goods and home textiles. These unique, hand-made items & limited editions are crafted in their own workshops and studios where they keep the old traditions alive with hand looms and other techniques. All their efforts […]

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Forty Layered Joy; Baklava…

  Among the Turkish desserts, Baklava is the king sit on the throne… Only problem is which type of it? With pistachio, walnut or hazelnut? Invented in Topkapi Palace of Osmanli (Ottoman) Empire, baklava counted as the most prestigious dessert of the Turkish cuisine… To understand Baklava, first we should speak about yufka… Yufka means […]

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Citizens of Emerald Kingdom; Trees

Silent watchers of the world, trees has a lot to say if you know how to listen them… They were here before us and now we are trying to kick them out from this world with all our acts… And we all are guilty with our ignorance… Ancient people had sheltered in the bodies of […]

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Ara GULER – Istanbul

“Photographer should be sapient; she/he should understand the picture, music, theater, read a lot and swift to decision…  thus, she/he should be sagacious…” ARA GULER Mr. Ara GULER – won an award from Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement, New York in October 19, 2009 – born in Istanbul in 1928 and since then, he is […]

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Gobeklitepe; rewriting history….

Excavations in Gobeklitepe have been continue and soon, this place will be the most important destination in Turkey… Neither Great empire of Egypt nor the Druids Stonehenge’s can challenge with Gobeklitepe because it is the oldest temple in the world remains from 12.century BC… With the findings of old farmer form Sanliurfa (In 1963) appealed […]

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