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Istanbul's Hilye and Prayer Bead Museum | Traditional Art | Showcase

Call it a hobby or an obsession; people have been collecting art for millennia and for a myriad of reasons. Some acquire pieces of art purely for the love of it, some as a financial investment, while others see it as something that's simply done once they begin to move through certain social circles. In the end, there are as just as many motives as there are collectors. Showcase's Kerry Alexandra happened to meet up with one of them. Mehmet Cebi is one of Turkey's top art collectors who has amassed a vast and unique collection of Islamic art and founded The Hilye and Prayer Bead Museum in Istanbul.

The Seventh Continent: Pera Museum

The Seventh Continent: Pera Museum

Kutahya ceramics in Istanbul | Exhibitions | Showcase

Kutahya ceramics in Istanbul | Exhibitions | Showcase

Showcase: 45th Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Showcase: 45th Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Leaden Circles Dissolved in the Air | Exhibitions | Showcase

Leaden Circles Dissolved in the Air | Exhibitions | Showcase

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Is the EastMed Gas Pipeline Project a Failure?

Are Turkiye and Armenia at a Turning Point in Restoring Relations?

Are Turkiye and Armenia at a Turning Point in Restoring Relations?

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Why is Ankara Joining the Metaverse?

Are Russia and NATO Headed on a Collision Course Over Ukraine?

Are Russia and NATO Headed on a Collision Course Over Ukraine?

Five Months On: Is the Taliban Keeping Its Promises?

Five Months On: Is the Taliban Keeping Its Promises?

Will the Middle East Get Caught Up in US-China Tensions?

Will the Middle East Get Caught Up in US-China Tensions?

What's Behind the Civil Discontent in Kazakhstan?

What's Behind the Civil Discontent in Kazakhstan?

What Will It Take for Europe to Address Islamophobia?

What Will It Take for Europe to Address Islamophobia?

Military Aggression on Europe's Eastern Front

Military Aggression on Europe's Eastern Front

Remarkable Growth on Renewable Energy Production in Turkiye

Remarkable Growth on Renewable Energy Production in Turkiye

Turkiye and Armenia Move Towards Mending Regional Relations

Turkiye and Armenia Move Towards Mending Regional Relations

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Where's Libya Headed?

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