Melis Alemdar is a staff writer at TRT World.
One of the fine works of renowned Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan has been restored to its former glory, and is hosting two sound installations of the 17th Istanbul Biennial to welcome guests prior to its official opening as a bathhouse in 2023.
A new exhibition in Türkiye’s cultural capital Istanbul offers creative takes on philosophical themes that have troubled humanity throughout the ages, through the prism of art.
“Rutubet (Moisture), running at a well-paced 20 minutes, takes place in a remote village in which we witness the disappearance of a young girl through the eyes of an elementary school teacher.
Equipped with an architectural background, Murat Germen captures the details that make the ancient city of Sagalassos, in Türkiye’s Burdur province, in an exhibition featuring photos whose sales will fund archaeological excavations at the site.
The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul offers visitors a chance to lose themselves in the details of hand-lettered and illustrated copies of the Quran, handwoven carpets, and many other exquisite artefacts from Islamic civilisations.
A plant hospital in Istanbul’s Fatih Municipality revives overwatered or dried out plants, cures them of diseases, and teaches you how to better care for them, all for free.
He was named after a sugary pastry filled with apple jam. So is it any wonder he developed diabetes?
A new exhibition combines a collection of coins, from Lykians, the first minters of coins, to the Ottoman era and the Turkish Republic era, with Greek and Roman busts borrowed from Istanbul Archaeological Museums and the Sadberk Hanim Museum.
Can Goknil, a prolific Turkish painter who lives and works in Istanbul, has a new exhibition at Bozlu Art Project in Sisli, Istanbul, on view until June 25, 2022.
Legendary English painter David Hockney’s latest paintings created during the pandemic have arrived at Istanbul’s Sakip Sabanci Museum, bringing along the fresh air of spring.
Fishermen — and they are mostly men — can be spotted across Istanbul’s fishing spots. While they spend quality time outdoors, they fish casually and make friends. Some even make money.
While a special Turkish flatbread prepared with wheat flour and yeast, pide, can be found year round at some bakeries, experts point out that Ramadan pide is made with a superior quality flour and that’s what makes it special.
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