Monthly Archives: November 2014

Alman Çeşmesi

Alman Çeşmesi is a styled fountain in Sultanahmet Square. It was constructed to commemorate the second anniversary of Wilhelm II’s visit to Istanbul in 1898. It was built in Germany, then transported piece by piece and assembled in its current site in … Continue reading

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Menswear in Turkey – Kiğılı

Kiğılı is one of Turkey’s most successful and established names in menswear. The owner, Abdullah Kiğılı opened his first store in 1969. The brand has expanded to some 180 stores located throughout Turkey and 10 Kiğılı stores in surrounding countries. In 2008, … Continue reading

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Vitali Hakko, the man behind the legend named Vakko

Seven years ago, when Vitali Hakko dies, Skylife – Turkish Airlines inflight magazine published his lifetime story… There are some interesting parts from this text. It was 1913 and the world was on the brink of a great war when … Continue reading

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Menswear in Turkey – Vakko forever…

Vakko is a Turkish fashion Empire, one of the leading fashion houses in the country. They produce luxury textile and leather goods and accessories… This is a great family saga, dating back from 1930s… I will publish soon this great story of  the … Continue reading

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Menswear in Turkey – Hatemoğlu

Hatemoğlu, one of the leading men’s apparel clothing producers in Turkey, was founded in 1924 and made significant contributions to the modernization period of Turkey. Being in men’s apparel sector since 1924, Hatemoğlu has become one of the most prestigious men’s … Continue reading

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İstanbul Boğazı

The fishermen and their cats… The Bosporus is a strait, which forms the boundary between the European part of Turkey and its Asian part. It connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. It is about 30 km long, with a maximum width of 3,700 … Continue reading

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Mevlevi Sema ceremony

Galata Mevlevihanesi (est. 1491) Müzesi The Mevleviye is an ascetic Sufi order founded in 1273 in Konya, gradually spread throughout the Ottoman Empire. Today, the Mevleviye can be found in many Turkish communities throughout the world, but the most active … Continue reading

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