The Kurban Bayrami – January

The month of January marks the most important month in the Islam religion, particularly in Istanbul. In this month, Turkish celebrates the religious festival known as Kurban Bayrami or Eid el-Adha in Arabic. Kurban Bayramı, which starts on 10 Zilhicce (Dhul-hijja) in...

International Film Festival

Turkish movie industry, particularly the Istanbul International Film Festival, though small by international standards, is exploring new directions and tackling new and more diverse themes, often in co-productions with other countries. The Istanbul International Film...

Cultural Activities

Istanbul’s cultural activities, both traditional and contemporary, is rich and varied, although not well publicized. Corresponding the city’s increasing youth population, is the growing number of festivals, galleries, new music venues, and film centers within the last...

The music Industry in Istanbul

The history of music in Istanbul can be traced back many centuries ago. Slightly influenced with the European style, their first musical was the Orientalism. It was so distinct that European classical composers in the 18th century were fascinated by their music,...

Istanbul Art

Through the centuries, Turkish artists and artisans have developed styles of art that are uniquely Turkish. Early Turkish artists turned their creative talents to architecture, music, poetry, weaving, wood and metal working, ceramics, glass-blowing, jewelry,...