Authorities have allocated 6 million Turkish Liras to clean up Lake Uzungöl, a major tourist attraction in the eastern Black Sea region in Trabzon, the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry announced April 14. Efforts to remove mud and sediment from the lake so as to increase tourism have started.
15 Apr, 2016
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07 Apr, 2016
A large number of artifacts from the Thracian civilization have been unearthed during archaeological excavations which have been continuing for 16 years in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ. The head of Namık Kemal University’s Archaeology Faculty, Prof. Neşe Atik said the archaeological findings from Tekirdağ drew great interest, particularly from abroad.
25 Mar, 2016
Today, the Government has published The Culture White Paper which sets out their vision for the cultural sectors over the coming years.
23 Mar, 2016
Istanbul’s interdisciplinary art festival, Pera Fest, which has chosen “Art against Discrimination” as the theme of its 14th edition, opened on March 21 with a poetry & music event at Tiyatro Pera. Despite the general atmosphere of fear and anxiety due to the recent terror attack’s proximity to the event, many of the invited artists attended the festival’s opening event.
23 Mar, 2016
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Mar. 14, 2016) — The 2016 Columbia Global Freedom of Expression Prizes will go to the Supreme Court of Norway and to Professor Yaman Akdeniz, Associate Professor Kerem Altiparmak, and Attorney at Law Serkan Cengiz of Turkey. The awards, established last year by Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger, recognize judicial decisions and legal representation from around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international legal norms.
18 Mar, 2016
The art market has bounced back worldwide after prices slumped by more than 10 percent last year as investors look for a safer alternative to falling stock markets, the leading index Artprice said on Feb. 26. The world's leading art auction database said figures for the first two months of this year show a strong recovery.
28 Feb, 2016
The western appetite for antiquities has always been a motivation for others to loot them. The same individuals who pride themselves on their appreciation of cultural heritage create situations that lead to the pillage of ancient sites, as the trade in illicit artefacts is fuelled by demand. Western buyers purchase antiquities at depressed prices after they have passed hands from looters, smugglers or middlemen, creating greater incentive to loot and smuggle.
27 Feb, 2016
Last October, 19 refugees in Berlin were recruited and trained as museum guides to provide native-language tours for fellow refugees, with the aim of helping newly arrived people foster connections between Germany’s cultural heritage and their own. The project is called Multaqa, an Arabic word meaning “meeting point”.
27 Feb, 2016
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has pushed the button on the restoration of Riva Castle, situated on Istanbul’s Black Sea coast. A tender will be initiated on March 17 for the restoration and environmental organization of the castle.The construction site delivery will take place within five days after the contract is signed and the restoration work will be completed in 400 days.
25 Feb, 2016