Turkey Promotion Video

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“Turkish lifestyle is a vivid mosaic; juxtaposing the West and the East, the modern and the ancient..”

Whoaa ! What a beautiful sentence..I love it🙂 You can be sure, Turkey deserve this sentence completely.You can see everything in Turkey..When u come to Turkey,you will see West and the East together.To see only West or only East, i think its usual..So it will be boring,right?😀 Why dont you think try to different something? It can be enjoyable🙂

By the way, the song that play in video, her name is Sertap Erener and her song’s name is Here I Am.

You can download from here

Behzat Ç. – An Ankara Mystery

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Behzat Ç. is a an action-drama TV show which is aired on the Turkish TV channel Star TV. So far, its first season is complete with a total of 38 episodes.

Behzat Ç. is a book-adaptation from the thriller series of a young Turkish author, Emrah Serbes. The story is about liteunant Behzat Ç, who is in command of the Homicide division in Ankara Police Headquarters. Lieutenant Behzat, who is in his early 40s, is a brave and a very honest man. But since he refuses to “play the game according to the rules”, he is stuck at the level of lieutenant and could not get the promotions he deserved in spite of his successful career. Moreover, in his personal life he is quite the “loser”: He has made many mistakes in his relationship with his daughter and he very much suffers/will suffer from these mistakes: In fact, a very tragic event is just waiting him around the corner, as early as at the end of the first episode (which corresponds to the first book of the series completely).

Despite having been aired just for one season, Behzat Ç. has become quite a phenomenon in Turkey already: Its success is attributed to the “natural” way the characters are depicted, and its courageous tone in dealing with some recent developments in the country (for instance, during the recent two years Turkish public has been divided to two over a political case called “Ergenekon”, where a number of famous ex-politicians, army members and journalists are accused of being involved in some dark plot against the current government. Behzat Ç. involved some of these claims in a few episodes, and was quite successful in the neutral and objective way it deals with this delicate issue). Some murder stories are very interesting and complicated; but the real reason to watch the show is its wonderful, rich and colorful characters: Aside from Behzat, the other members of the homicide bureau and the relations among them present the audience a great show to enjoy! (Actually, if you really would like to know Turkish people and in particular the Turkish police inside out, you shouldn’t miss this show since this is by far the most realistic show I have ever seen on Turkish TVs!) On the top of it, the wonderful season finale has been among the best season finales I have ever seen (in my list, there are Dexter’s 4th season finale and Lost’s 1st season finale… Yes, this show has climbed its way up to the high standards of the other two shows!) Although it might be early to say this at the end of the first season, I am still pretty sure that Behzat Ç. will remain to be one of the best shows on Turkish TVs ever.

CAST:

Behzat Ç. (Erdal Beşikçioğlu): Smart and honest police chief officer. We could not learn his surname throughout the first season (and in fact, it is probably left to the imagination of the audience, as an allusion to the freedom fighter Che). He is accused by his leftist activist ex-girlfriend with “by being among the bad guys, becoming a bad guy himself”. But as the tagline of the TV series goes: “The good cannot be known at first glance.”

Bahar (Ayça Varlıer): Ex-girlfriend of Behzat, a divorceé with two children. After many years of separation, the two meet with each other by coincidence. Will the flames of an old love re-ignite, or is this unfinished love story bound to end inevitably?

Harun Sinanoğlu (Fatih Artman): The 30-year old sergeant is famous for his “bearishness” (if he were American, he would definitely be a redneck!😀 :D) He is obsessively in love with another member of the homicide bureau: Eda. (I should also add that Fatih Artman, who gives life to this character, is just a very young actor at his 22! He is very good despite his young age, though…)

Akbaba (Berkan Şal): His nickname, Akbaba, means “vulture” in Turkish. No, he hasn’t taken this name because of his looks (although, he could very well have been!): He is totally in love with his job, listening to the police radio and hoping to catch a “homicide!” announce. He could tell the cause of death in a split second just like a forensic specialist.

Hayalet (İnanç Konukçu): Perhaps the most “normal” member of the bureau😀 His nickname Hayalet means “Ghost” in Turkish. He is very kind and helpful. Unfortunately, he is very unlucky in his love life: The first woman he fell in love with was charged with killing her husband and sent to prison. His second love was a journalist – and guess what: she was accused of being involved in the “Ergenekon” case and was also sent to prison! Poor guy… *sigh*

Prosecutor Esra (Canan Ergüder): Beautiful, successful and a fearless prosecutor. She is perhaps the definition of “ideal woman”! Although she is superior to Behzat, she cannot help herself fall in love with him…

Berna Ç (Hazal Kaya): Behzat’s 20-year old daughter. Has daddy issues -and some more.

Şevket Ç (Ege Aydan): Older brother of Behzat. Manager of a big AVM. He is trying to protect his little brother from the dirty ways of the world, but this little brother is just too stubborn to listen to him! The scenes between Behzat and Sevket are by far the most funny scenes of the show😀 (I love this big man, he is one of my favorite characters)

Şule (Ayça Eren):  The mysterious college student who suddenly and unexpectedly enters Behzat’s life; even starts to live with him! Behzat is fond of this cute and funny girl, and protects her like a father. Şule is lively, smart, and a very funny girl… at least, appears to be so.

Within the members of the homicide bureau are also young and beautiful Eda (Seda Bakan), her boyfriend playboy Selim (Hakan Hatipoğlu), and “mama’s boy” Cevdet (Berke Üzrek) who is an agricultural engineer but could not find any other job and ended up at the homicide!

Here is the opening song (in fact, the entire soundtrack, composed by a Turkish rock band Pilli Bebek, is very good: You should check it out in grooveshark or fizy if you enjoy rock music):

And a teaser:

You could watch the episodes online from the channel’s official website (without any subtitles, though): http://www.startv.com.tr/BehzatC/Bolumler/

Turkish People

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Turkish people are mid-Asia oriented. At the earlier dates of their history, they lived in tents and were nomads. In time, they have spread from Central Asia to all over the world, and most were settled in Caucasia and Anatolia from 10th century A.D. on. This migration pattern shaped the culture of the Turkish people, and brought out some national characteristics in particular: The two main trademarks of the Turkish people are their hospitality and close family bonds…

Hospitality is one of the cornerstones of the Turkish life style. Turkish people are very gracious and generous hosts as a result of their tradition. In every corner of the country, you will meet this sort of a traditional hospitality. Every individual feels bound to honor his guest in the best possible manner. They will open their houses to every guest with a smiling face and give the best seat and cook the best food for their guest with all their sincerity. Turkish people are very understanding about foreigners’ different customs and they try to communicate in order to help visitors according to their code of hospitality. The mentality of that hospitality is “whatever religion you are from, whichever country you come from, whatever language you speak, you are ‘God’s Guest’ ,” so you deserve to be welcomed in the best manner.

Family relations are also very important for Turks. They respect their elder and support each other in every way. Fathers and Mothers do support their children financially until they get married. When the child gets married, the financial support may continue but it is expected that the new family could earn enough and manage their own livings. Children do care very much about their elders. They take care of their elders and support them when they get old or sick, both financially and mentally. This close nature of family bonds is like a boomerang: the elder support their children when they are young, the children support their elder when they are old…

I’m really curious; What do u think about Turkish people ? I wanna learn it..If you share your thoughts, I’ll be pleased :)

Have a good day everyone !!

Hazal Kaya

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   Name : Hazal Kaya

   Birthday: 1  October 1990

   Profession: Actress

            Tv Series

  •  Sıla (2006) – (guest actress)
  • Taşların Sırrı (2006)-(guest actress)
  • Acemi Cadı (2006)-(guest actress)
  • Genco (2007)
  • Aşk-ı Memnu (2008-2010)
  • Behzat Ç. (2010)-(guest actress)
  • Adını Feriha Koydum (2011)

Hazal Kaya

Hazal Kaya

Timeline of the Istanbul

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Have you ever been Istanbul? If you didnt, you should see Istanbul.

Istanbul is a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey.According to the address-based birth recording system of the Turkish Statistical Institute, the metropolitan municipality (province) of the city had a population of 13.26 million as of 2010,which is 17.98% of Turkey’s population.

Istanbul is very important in history of the world.Because Istanbul has served as the capital of the Roman Empire , the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire , the Latin Empire , and the Ottoman Empire .

Let’s look history of Istanbul more closely ;

TIMELINE OF THE ISTANBUL

14000 BCE Yarımburgaz Cave inhabited 22 km norht of Istanbul

6000 BCE Human skeletons exhumed from Yenikapı (south of the Old City)

4000 BCE Settlement in Fikirtepe on the Asian side of the city

1300 BCE Jason and Argonauts,in search f the golden fleece, visited Istanbul

700 BCE Megarians from mainland Greece established a colony near Topkapı Palace

73 A.D. Byzantium was incorporated into the Roman empire

Ca. 200 A.D.  the Hippodrome was constructed as a copy of the Circus Maximus in Rome

324 A.D.Constantinopolis was founded by emperor Constantine

532 A.D. Hagia Sophia was built by Justinan

860 A.D. City was first attacked by Vikings

1204-1261 City conquered for the first time by 4th Crusade

1453 A.D. Sultan Mehmet II, ruler of the Ottoman empire,conquered the city

The capital city of Ottoman Empire until 1923

Today,with 15 million people and a growing economy,Istanbul is the locomotive of Turkey.

İSTANBUL BOĞAZ MANZARA 70 x 100 cm POSTER

Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

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Our blog’s first Turkish star is Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ..I’m in love with him^^i think he is really cool and nice..Let’s recognize him !🙂

Name:Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ

Birthday: 27 October 1983

Profession:Actor and Model

He won 2002 ‘Best Model Of The World’ .

Movie

  • Amerikalılar Karadeniz’de 2 (2006)

Tv Series

  • Gümüş (2005)
  • Menekşe ile Halil ((2007)
  • Aşk-ı Memnu (2008)

Learn Turkish-1

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Hello everyone !

Do you wanna learn Turkish or Turkish culture or something about Turkey? Then,you are in right place . Welcome to my blog about Turkey.I love Turkey so much and i wanna introduce to world.Well, lets start our first lesson🙂

Today, i will teach you  Turkish alphabet.The Turkish alphabet contains 29 letters. There are 8 vowels and 21 consonants. Although letters Q, W, X do not appear, there are 6 more letters, namely; Ç, Ğ, Ş, Ö, Ü, I. The other letters are the same in both alphabets, but they are pronounced differently.You can listen from video..Listen Carefully🙂

NOTE: There is no word that begins with the letter Ğ in Turkish.

A – a   as in  “ugly “

B – be  as in  “bell”

C – ce  as in  “jealous”

Ç – çe  as in “chair”

D – de  as in  “decade”

E – e   as in  “elephant”

F – fe  as in  “federal”

G – ge  as in  “get”

Ğ – ğe*

H – he  as in  “helicopter”

I – ı  as in “number”

İ – i   as in  “insect”

J – je  as in  “azure” (garaj = garage, pronounced as in French & English)

K – ke  as in “kettle”

L – le  as in  “leg”

M – me  as in “men”

N – ne  as in  “never”

O – o   as in  “orchestra”

Ö – ö   as in “urge”

P – pe  as in  “pen”

R – re  as in  “red”

S – se  as in  “sell”

Ş – şe  as in  “shelf”

T – te  as in  “telephone”

U – u  as in  “oops!”

Ü – ü  as in “fruit, nude”

V – ve  as in  vegetable”

Y – ye  as in  yes”

Z – ze  as in  “zebra”


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