Presentation on theme: "National holidays in Turkey Apr 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly in."— Presentation transcript:
National holidays in Turkey Apr 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly in 1920) May 1: Labour and Solidarity Day (since from 2009) May 19: Atatürk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day (the arrival of Atatürk in Samsun in 1919, and the beginning of the War of Independence) Aug 30: Victory Day (victory over invading forces in 1922). Oct 29: Republic Day (anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic in 1923)
As a sign of gratitude to our Turkish friends we offer you some things only a few know about this gorgeous country.
Top 10 of modern Turkish music 10. Mercan Dede – İstanbul 9. Mor ve Ötesi – Cambaz 8. Sıla – …Dan Sonra 7. Üçnoktabir – Değişmem 6. Yüksek Sadakat – Döneceksin Diye Söz Ver 5. maNga – Bitti Rüya 4. Ceza – From the Film “Crossing the Bridge” 3. Kenan Doğulu – Çakkıdı 2. Mustafa Ceceli – Unutamam 1. Doğa İçin Çal! 2 – Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım
Top 10 Turkish authors and their works 10. Beyond the Walls, Selected Poems by Nazım Hikmet 9. A Mind at Peace by Ahmet H Tanpınar 8. Night by Bilge Karasu 7. Sleeping In the Forest by Sait Faik 6. Istanbul, Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk 5. My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk 4 Yaşar Kemal: On his Life and Art by Yaşar Kemal 3. Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal 2. The Poems of Oktay Rifat by Oktay Rifat 1. Mrs Valley's War: The Shelter Stories by Feyyaz Kayacan Fergar
Top 10 Turkish actors 10.Memet Ali Alabora 9.Halit Ergenç 8.Cem Yilmaz 7.Mazhar Alanson 6.Mehmet Günsür 5.Fikret Kuskan 4.Çetin Tekindor 3.Aras Bulut Iynemli 2.Haluk Bilginer 1.Sener Sen
Top 10 Turkish films 10 Hope - Yilmaz Güney 9 The Herd - Zeki Ökten 8 The Road - Şerif Gören 7 Mr. Muhsin - Yavuz Turgul 6 Innocence - Zeki Demirkubuz 5 The Girl with the Red Scarf - Atif Yilmaz 4 Motherland Hotel - Ömer Kavur 3 Dry Summer - Metin Erksan 2 The Bride - Ömer Lütfi Akad 1 Distant - Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Top 10 Cities in Turkey 10- Trabzon 9 – Van 8 – Urfa 7 – Konya 6 – Hatay 5 – Bursa 4 – Antalya 3 – Izmir 2 – Ankara 1 - Istanbul
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Turkey 10- Gallipoli - Canakkale 9 - Commagene Kingdom at Mt.Nemrut 8 – Aspendus 7 – Sardis 6 – Pergamon 5 - Cappadocia Region 4 – Ephesus 3 – Pamukkale 2 - Blue Mosque - Sultan Ahmet Camii 1 - St. Sophia Museum
Top 10 things to buy in Turkey 10. Turkish Pottery 9. Turkish leather clothing! 8. Onyx 7. Copper Ornaments 6. Ceramics: Finest masterpiece of Turkey 5. Turkish Carpets and Kilims 4. Spices 3 Elegant Turkish jewelries 2. Evel Eye (Blue Eye) 1. Turkish Delight
Top 10 things to do in Turkey 10-Watch a folk and belly dancing performance. 9- Visit the Barber for a haircut, shave or massage. 8- Take a boat trip on a traditional wooden Gulet (Aegean). 7- Catch a performance of the renowned Whirling Dervishes. 6- Buy delicious sesame covered simit from a street vendor. 5- Sip tea and play backgammon at the local tea house. 4- Bargain for souvenirs in the Grand Bazaar or anywhere.3- Take a boat cruise on the Bosphorus (Istanbul). 2- Walk on a magic carpet and buy one if possible ! 1- Have a Turkish Bath and relax.
Top 10 Popular Turkish Soccer Players 10- Hakan SUKUR 9- Okan BURUK 8- Ergun PENBE 7- Hasan SAS 6- Ilhan MANSIZ 5- Muzzy Izzet 4- Yildiray BASTURK 3- Emre BELEZOGLU 2- Rustu RENCBER 1- Sergen YALCIN
Did you know? Two of the seven wonders of the world are in Turkey: - The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus - The Mausoleum at Halicarnasus – Bodrum Tulips were introduced to Holland from Anatolia by Ogier Ghiselinde Busbecq. Turkey uses the Latin Alphabet and Gregorian Calendar. Turkey is the largest producer of hazelnuts in the world. Turkish women received the rights to vote and to be elected to office in 1934, earlier than Swiss, Greek, Italian and French women. St. Nicholas known as Santa Claus, was born and lived as bishop of Myra (Kale) in Turkey.
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