Turkey’s central Cappadocia region takes its visitors on a journey through stunning landscapes rich with treasures both natural and cultural.
There is evidence of human life dating back 5,000 years in Goreme National Park — the jewel of Cappadocia — and as of the third century A.D. it became a shelter for people living in its networks of natural cave formations or carved out of the soft rock. Continue reading Cappadocia: Turkey’s Stunning Nature, Culture Landscape
Festival, organised by IKSV, returns with more than 50 concerts featuring 250 performers in 27 venues. The programme covers a wide range of jazz, funk and blues. Continue reading 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival
titled ‘hidden worlds’, RAAAF’s installation literally and figuratively reflects the worlds beneath cappadocia’s volcanic landscape. despite being used for millennia, the caves in the valley of ortahisar were abandoned only 40 years ago. installed within these ancient voids, a series of flames transform the site by simulating a human presence. once the sun goes down, the focus shifts from the volcanic landscape to the oppressed ancient cultures that once hid in these valleys.
the project, which forms part of the cappadox contemporary art festival, was curated by fulya erdemci and supported by the mondriaan fund for visual arts. Read More via DesignBoom.
The inaugural exhibition in SALT Beyoğlu’s revamped space, which was shuttered in 2016, features works by the Turkish artists Aydan Murtezaoğlu and Bülent Şangar. Continue reading Istanbul’s Leading Contemporary Art Space Reopens in a Very Different Turkey
Grand Heritage Doha launches Turkish Food Festival Gozleme
Grand Heritage Hotel Doha launches one of the most exciting culinary festivals in the city, the Turkish Food Festival “Gözleme”.
Turkish-Armenian Photojournalist Doc to Premiere at Washington Film Fest
Feature-length documentary film on the life of Ara Güler, “The Eye of Istanbul,” will make its U.S. premiere at the festival in March.
Pakistan to Promote Urdu Language and Literature in Turkey
Pakistan Government would take further steps to promote the study and research of Urdu language and literature in Turkey.