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News from Turkey

Turkey’s largest Hilton Garden Inn opens in Istanbul

hilton garden inn umraniye roomHilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Umraniye, Turkey’s largest Hilton Garden Inn hotel. The hotel is located in heart of the financial and commercial district of Istanbul: Ümraniye, is just minutes from Kadiköy and Uskudar.

The 31st International Izmir Festival starts on June 1

The 31st International Izmir Festival organized by İzmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education (İKSEV) will be held between June 1 and July 4, 2017. A total of 284 artists who will take part in the festival will meet the audience at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, Izmir State Theatre Konak Stage, Çeşme Castle and the Great Theatre of Ephesus.

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The 45th Istanbul Music Festival Kicked Off

istanbul music fest2017Having presented the best and most recent outputs of classical music to 3,5 million music lovers in Istanbul with 3.000 events in the past 45 years, Istanbul Music Festival kicked off its 45th edition on Monday, 29 May with the opening ceremony and concert at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Antalya and Miami become sister cities

antalya miami sistercitiesCity of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and Mayor of Turkish city of Antalya Menderes Tevfik Turel participated in a Sister City Agreement Signing Ceremony held at Miami City Hall.

Istanbul Jazz Festival to take place 4-20 July 2017

jazz17Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of Garanti Bank, the 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival will take place between 4-20 July, with a brand new showcase to run along the festival. The 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival will feature more than 200 local and international names in 20 different venues around Istanbul.

Turkish Airlines to start non-stop flights to Phuket

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Turkish Airlines will boost services to Thailand with the introduction of non-stop flights to Phuket. Istanbul – Phuket (HKT) – Istanbul flights are planned as 4 flights per week and will be launched as of July 17, 2017.

Turkey’s Fenerbahçe named Europe’s Best Basketball Team

The four best European basketball teams have competed this weekend in the Final Four, the final stage of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2017, held in Istanbul. Turkey’s Fenerbahçe won the coveted Cup against Olympiacos Pireus (Greece) with a result of 80:64 before the excited fans at the Sinan Erdem Dome.

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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four 2017 starts

finalfour turkishairlines2017Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome will be the stage for the exciting final round of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, which will be played from May 19th to 21st between CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe and Olympiacos Piraeus.

Istanbul welcomes Europe’s Best Basketball Teams

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Istanbul is ready to host the exciting Final Four over the weekend. Today, Euroleague Board of Managers, the finalist teams (CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe and Olympiacos Piraeus) and, of course, the coveted Cup has landed at the Atatürk International Airport.

Istanbul’s first JW Marriott to open in Istanbul Tourism Center

JW Marriott Istanbul HotelThe first hotel in Istanbul Tourism Center which is under construction by DATİ Yatırım Holding will be JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center. With 449 room capacity having elegant and splendid architecture, JW Marriott Istanbul Hotel & Conference Center will be realized with the investment of US$200 million by DATİ Yatırım Holding.

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