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Three New Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements from Turkey

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Mavi Boncuk Forty-six new elements added to Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.11 countries, are among the 46 elements inscribed today on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee, chaired by Jacob Ole Miaron from Kenya and meeting in Nairobi until 19 November, examined and inscribed 46 of the 47 nominations presented.The Committee will continue on 17 November to examine the remaining nomination, Symbolism and craftsmanship of Khachkars, Armenian cross-stones (Armenia).

Women magazins in Turkey (via):

2010 YILI AYLIK ORTALAMA KADIN DERGİLERİ SATIŞLARI

– VOGUE                    34.433
– COSMOPOLITAN        28.008
– INSTYLE TÜRKİYE      25.181
– ELLE                       24.410
– MARIE CLAIRE TR       17.480
– HARPERS BAZAAR      10.493

One in seven Turks works for free

from istanbul notes

At the end of last week, TurkStat published its labour market data for the third quarter of 2010. The headline numbers continue to improve. While Turkey?s official unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 11.4 per cent, it is on a clear downward trend. A year ago it was two percentage points higher at 13.4 per cent. (There are some seasonal factors at play in these numbers. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the corresponding figures are 12.0 per cent for the third quarter of 2010 and 14.1 per cent for the same period in 2009.)

Turkish women do not travel, says study

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Comparatively few Turkish women travel abroad, a website which analyzes Turkish travelers gender, age and reasons for traveling said.

Turkish Scholar Discussed Contributions of Displaced German Jews to Turkish University Reform in 1933 – Community News

The Culture Wars

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

An analysis of the September attack, presumably  by people in the community, on three Beyoglu art gallery events:

When what had been a gentrifying neighborhood?s most successful art walk devolved into a bloody street fight, it raised embarrassing questions for a city celebrating its status as a 2010 European Capital of Culture.

Ruminations on Bayram

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

From Andrew Finkel?s ruminations on ruminants and the inability of a foreigner to get into the full joy of the sacrificial holidays  (click here for the full thundering herd of his thoughts).I found it interesting that many of the sheep for this bayram are imported. Why are imported tomato seeds a national security threat (click here), but imported sheep are not?

Bayram Week: Hide yo? kids

from İstanbul Altı by Asher

Kurban Bayrami mubarak olsun, eid mubarak, or however else you want to say it. This week is off for some prayin? and some sacrificin? as the country comes to celebrate Abraham?s decision not to slaughter his son.

Turkish Airlines opens Africa to USA

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Fly to USA from Africa with Turkish Airline. Mavi Boncuk Turkish Airline based in Istanbul the capital of Turkey, has announced launching flights to various US destinations from East Africa via Istanbul. The airline office in Kampala, Uganda has declared that Turkish Airline will operate nonstop flights to Washington DC from Istanbul. These new flight routes will also make available convenient connections for flights to Uganda and from. Whereas, other East Africa destination connected with US through Istanbul will include flights to Nairobi in Kenya and Flights to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

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