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Turkish Culture and Art

Turkish culture is unique in the world. Turkey may be the only country that contains every extreme of Eastern and Western culture. Highlights some of the distinct characteristics and qualities of Turkish culture and art.

Music in Turkey

Music in Turkey

Music in Turkey

Turkey has a rich musical tradition of varied and often contrasting styles. From Turkish folk, classical and pop music to military and mystical sounds.

Music in Turkey
Opera and Ballet in Turkey

Opera and Ballet

Opera and Ballet

Take in a performance at the famous opera house in Istanbul, or find an opera or ballet festival in another town, or where the opera houses are in Turkey.

Opera and Ballet
Turkish Literature

Turkish Literature

Turkish Literature

Literature is an important component of Turkish cultural life, reflecting the history of the people, their legends, their mysticism, and the political and social changes.

Turkish Literature
Architecture in Turkey

Architecture in Turkey

Architecture in Turkey

Turkey is an open-air museum of the world's great architecture with its buildings from Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk, Ottoman to modern Turkey.

Architecture in Turkey
Theatre and Cinema in Turkey

Theatre and Cinema

Theatre and Cinema

Theatre and cinema is an important part of modern Turkish culture. Learn more about modern Turkish theatre and Turkish cinema.

Theatre and Cinema

Turkey's Traditional Culture

Turkish culture reflects this unparalleled cultural richness and diversity, and remains mostly shaped by its deep roots in Middle East, Anatolia and Balkans, the cradle of many civilizations for at least twelve thousand years.

Turkish Folk Culture

Turkish Folk Culture

Turkish Folk Culture

Find out Turkish folk culture including folk music, folk dances, folk heroes and traditional theatre. Here is a very brief introduction to a rich cultural legacy that stretches back hundreds of years.

Turkish Folk Culture
Ottoman Architecture in Turkey

Ottoman Architecture

Ottoman Architecture

Ottoman architecture is the architecture of the Ottoman Empire which emerged in Bursa and Edirne in 14th and 15th centuries.

Ottoman Architecture
Traditional Turkish Sports

Traditional Turkish Sports

Traditional Turkish Sports

Turkey has lots of unique traditional sports to have a good time, a few of traditional Turkish sports are mentioned this article.

Traditional Turkish Sports
Seljuk Architecture in Turkey

Seljuk Architecture

Seljuk Architecture

Seljuk Turkish architecture is the name given to the architecture of the Seljuks. The architecture can be found in the areas where the Seljuks ruled.

Seljuk Architecture
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Turkey

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Traditional Arts and Crafts

Traditional arts and crafts have formed a rich mosaic with the cultural heritage of history of Anatolia. Here are the marvelous and extraordinary traditional arts and crafts from Turkey.

Traditional Arts and Crafts

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