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Real Turkish Delight in Istanbul | Istanbul Eats

Real Turkish Delight in Istanbul | Istanbul Eats | TURKEY | Scoop.it

Just up the Golden Horn from the Egyptian Spice Bazaar is Kuçuk Pazari – a rarely explored warren of market streets and Ottoman-era caravanserais that are home to scissor sharpeners, saddle shops, vendors selling axle grease (by the vat) and purveyors of axes.


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Sir Elton John is headed for Ankara

Sir Elton John is headed for Ankara | TURKEY | Scoop.it
Worldwide famous English singer and composer Elton John will be performing two concerts in Turkey as part of his world tour.

First performing in Istanbul, Elton John will then go on to Ankara for the first time ever to perform for fans in the capital on July 6th.

Crowned the 'Sir' title by Queen Elizabeth in 1998 for his contribution to music and his efforts to help the struggle against AIDS, John, will be playing for his Turkish fans in both Istanbul and Ankara. The upcoming concert marks the first time the artist will perform in the capital.
Elton John will be performing in Turkey as one of his stops on his world tour and plays on July 5th in Istanbul and July 6th in Ankara. Fans in the capital should be prepared for a wonderful evening as the concert in the Ankara Arena will surely go down in history as being one of the most significant events to have ever transpired in the capital. Due to the high capacity of the Ankara Arena, 8,500 fans will be able to attend the performance.

Elton John also performs on July 5th at Istanbul's Küçükçiftlik Park.
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NBA - Enes Kanter’s historical success!

NBA - Enes Kanter’s historical success! | TURKEY | Scoop.it
NBA selected the first round of players for the 2011 draft. Enes Kanter was selected third, marking a record-breaking success for the Turk.

Selected third, Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter has gone down in history for being the first Turk to make the top five in the NBA draft. When his name was announced third in the 2011 NBA Draft, Kanter had an emotional moment. Thanking Kentucky city and University for their support, despite the fact that he didn't don a uniform last season, Kanter also expressed how happy he was to be playing with Mehmet Okur.

Kanter and Okur to be teammates
It was Mehmet Okur's team, Utah Jazz that selected Enes Kanter, making him a historical success.
Enes has had a promising career this far. In 2009, at the Nike Hoop Summit, Enes scored 34 points and a 13 rebound double-double, beating the record set by German player Dirk Nowitzki who plays for the NBA champions, the Dallas Mavericks.
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Never Return an Empty Plate | Turkish Traditions | Earth Laughs In Flowers

Never Return an Empty Plate | Turkish Traditions | Earth Laughs In Flowers | TURKEY | Scoop.it
It is traditional that when a Komşu passes a plate in it is polite to return the plate full and not empty.

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Bebe joins Beşiktaş

Bebe joins Beşiktaş | TURKEY | Scoop.it
Beşiktaş signs a new striker from the island… After failing to convince Forlan and Costa to join their ranks, through his manager Mendes they went ahead and rented Manchester United’s young Portuguese forward Bebe.

Beşiktaş has finally found the striker they sought and it turns out he is from Manchester United... After an extensive search for a foreign transfer, Beşiktaş club administrative members Serdal Adalı and Cengiz Zülfikaroğlu have reached an agreement with Man U's young Portuguese player Tiago Manuel Dias Correira, otherwise known as 'Bebe'.

The 20-year-old has been rented out for one year at one million Euros, with a buying option set at nine million Euros. Bebe will earn 1.5 million Euros for one year. The transfer, conducted with Manager Jorge Mendes, has brought the fund, which Mendes is a partner in, into play. The fund, which includes Hugo Almeida's transfer fee from the season break, has made an interesting offer to the Beşiktaş club. If the team is pleased with Bebe's performance, then the young star's transfer fee will be purchased through the fund, as with the Almeida case and given to Beşiktaş. Last season, Manchester United added Bebe to their team for nine million Euros. Bebe plays as both a sole forwards as well as in the position right behind the forward.

BEBE SCORED AGAINST BURSASPOR
In last season's Champions League match-up between former champions Bursaspor and Manchester United, Bebe drew attention with his score in the game which ended 3-0 in Man U's favor.
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A cinematic storm of Turkish films

A cinematic storm of Turkish films | TURKEY | Scoop.it
The Turkish film industry, which has experienced a revival in recent years, brought in stellar results in the fifth month of 2011. Out of 147 films showing, including both domestic and foreign, the top three productions with highest viewership were Turkish films.

It appears Turkish films have come out on top, displaying significant results in both box office figures and viewers. "Eyyvah Eyvah 2'', "Aşk Tesadüfleri Sever'' (Love Likes Coincidences) and "Kurtlar Vadisi: Filistin'' (Valley of the Wolves: Palestine) were amongst the highest viewed productions.
As of June 12th this year, 147 domestic and foreign films were released in Turkey, with revenue toppling 204,093,721 TL and 21,575,325 viewers.

Forty-four of the films that showed were domestic productions viewed by 13.5 million. Domestic films raked in 120 million TL of the total revenue brought in by the film industry's releases. The highest viewed film out of both foreign and domestic releases was "Eyvah Eyvah 2''. The film was released on January 7th of this year and has had a total of 3,923,575 viewers. "Eyvah Eyvah 2'' brought in 36,546,435 in revenue. The second highest domestic film with 2,396,246 viewers was ''Love Likes Coincidences", while 'Valley of the Wolves: Palestine" came in third with an audience of 2,023,738.
Out of the foreign films released, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" had the highest viewership. Despite being released approximately a month ago, it has already acquired 914,043 viewers. Even though the film has a fanbase throughout the world, it has still not surpassed the success seen by domestic films.
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