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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. Come and discover the harmony in diversity.
Turkey has a rich musical tradition of varied and often contrasting styles. Turkish music forms great examples of such a mix of cultural influences. From Turkish folk, classical and pop music to military and mystical sounds.Music in Turkey
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
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
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 is an important part of modern Turkish culture. Learn more about modern Turkish theatre and Turkish cinema.Theatre and Cinema
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.
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 is the architecture of the Ottoman Empire which emerged in Bursa and Edirne in 14th and 15th centuries. Ottomans built on both the Islamic and Byzantine Christian traditions to produce their own grand and harmonious style.Ottoman Architecture
Turkey has lots of unique traditional sports to have a good time, a few of traditional Turkish sports are mentioned below. For instance traditional camel wrestling, historical Kirkpinar oil wrestling, Kafkasor bullfighting and the game of jereed.Traditional Turkish Sports
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; most of the Middle East and Anatolia between in 11th and 13th centuries.Seljuk Architecture
Traditional arts and crafts have formed a rich mosaic with the cultural heritage of the different civilizations which were coming from the thousand years of history of the Anatolia. Here are the marvelous and extraordinary traditional Turkish handicrafts.Traditional Arts and Crafts
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