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Events in Istanbul

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ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

  JUNE-JULY Held at various locations across the city, including the Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul Modern and Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, the Istanbul Jazz Festival consistently features many world-class jazz artists. Alongside traditional and contemporary jazz, you can expect a heady mix of rock, electronica and world music. The event has long been a celebrated date in the world […]

Turkish Grand Prix

MAY 2018 Designed by renowned German architect Herman Tilke, the Istanbul Park circuit is 3.3 miles long and is one of Formula One’s toughest tracks with 14 challenging bends and an unusual anti-clockwise layout. There are two seven-story VIP towers with excellent views at either end of the paddock, which house Istanbul Park’s VIP Paddock Club. Each tower holds up […]

International Istanbul Film Festival

April 5 – 16 The Istanbul Film Festival consists of four major film awards. Each year the festival attracts renowned directors, actors and actresses, such as Bernardo Bertolucci, John Malkovich and Sophia Loren. Over 200 films across 20 different categories will be screened. Attendees can also take advantage of film masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions. Last year’s main prize in the […]

KIRKPINAR, EDIRNE 2015

  June 29 – JULY 5, 2015 Kirkpinar is a Turkish oil wrestling festival held at Edirne. Originally a method for training Ottoman warriors, the Kirkpinar competition has been held annually since 1346. Steeped in tradition and ritual, Kirkpinar has been listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Element. The festival opens with a procession and prayers at Selimiye Mosque. […]

TURKEY GRAND PRIX 2013

JULY 21, 2013 Designed by renowned German architect Herman Tilke, the Istanbul Park circuit is 3.3 miles long and is one of Formula One’s toughest tracks with 14 challenging bends and an unusual anti-clockwise layout. There are two seven-story VIP towers with excellent views at either end of the paddock, which house Istanbul Park’s VIP Paddock Club. Each tower holds […]

Turkish Grand Prix

ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

  JULY 3 – 19, 2013 Held at various locations across the city, including the Hagia Eirene Museum, Istanbul Modern and Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, the Istanbul Jazz Festival consistently features many world-class jazz artists. Alongside traditional and contemporary jazz, you can expect a heady mix of rock, electronica and world music. The event has long been a celebrated […]

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KIRKPINAR, EDIRNE 2013

  July 1 – 7, 2013. Kirkpinar is a Turkish oil wrestling festival held at Edirne. Originally a method for training Ottoman warriors, the Kirkpinar competition has been held annually since 1346. Steeped in tradition and ritual, Kirkpinar has been listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Element. The festival opens with a procession and prayers at Selimiye Mosque. The […]

Kirkpinar is a Turkish oil wrestling festival held at Edirne

INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL 2013

  MARCH 30 – APRIL 14, 2013 The Istanbul Film Festival consists of four major film awards. Each year the festival attracts renowned directors, actors and actresses, including Bernardo Bertolucci, John Malkovich and Sophia Loren. At the 2013 event expect over 200 films, as well as film masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions. Turkish films are shown with English or French […]

International Istanbul Film Festival