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Exhibition celebrates 600 years of relations between Poland and Turkey

Posted on 11 March 2014

By Slawomira Kozieniec Coming to Turkey several years ago I had some ideas about Polish-Turkish relations. My knowledge was based on our Polish education, literature and… some of my friends who went on holiday to the warm country of old Orient. New connections because of the growing economic ties and mixed marriages between Poles and… Read more »

Photo exhibition on Byzantine heritage of Istanbul

Posted on 7 August 2013
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 This summer you can enjoy a unique photo exhibition, which focuses on the Byzantine heritage of Istanbul in the city. “Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947” features a selection of the photos taken by Nicholas V. Artamonoff, an amateur photographer of Russian origin, during the time he lived in Istanbul between 1922-1947. The life and career… Read more »

Photos of ancient Roman city in Istanbul

Posted on 24 April 2013
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 Sagalassos, was an ancient Roman city 110 kilometer north of today’s Antalya (ancient Attaleia), and 20 km from Isparta. The ancient ruins of Sagalassos are 7 km from Ağlasun on Mount Akdağ, in the Western Taurus mountains range, at an altitude of 1450–1700 metres. In Roman Imperial times, the town was known as the ‘first… Read more »

New facts about Ottoman harem in exhibit

Posted on 12 August 2012

  The Topkapı Palace Museum is presenting an exhibition about harem life in Istanbul for the first time. The museum’s director, İlber Ortaylı, says the exhibition’s purpose is to correct misinformation about the imperial harem. ‘The harem was a center of education for concubines,’ he says The exhibition features 287 works from the palace’s collection,… Read more »

Rembrandt exhibition extended

Posted on 5 June 2012

 Where Darkness Meets Light: Rembrandt and His Contemporaries,” a much-admired exhibition on the golden age of Dutch art at Istanbul’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM), has been extended by one week, until June 17, the museum has announced. The exhibition, part of a series of cultural events marking the 400th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Turkey… Read more »