Religion and Secularity: 99% of the Turkish population is Moslem. However, everyone in Turkey has freedom of religion and beliefs. The first phases in the introduction of secularism were the abolition of the Caliphate and the Ministry of Sheria and Pious Foundations on March 4th, 1924, followed by the introduction of separate educational and judicial systems, the hat reform, the closure of dervish retreats and religious sects, the acceptance of a Sunday weekend holiday rather than the Moslem Friday and finally the adoption of the principle of secularism in the constitution on 1937. In secular Turkey, all religious affairs are carried out by a central government organisation affiliated to the Prime Ministry, namely the Department of Religious Affairs.
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Situated in the middle of the Cukurova Plain (Cilician Plain), Adana is the fourth largest city of Turkey, nestled in the most fertile agricultural area of the whole country which is fed by the lifegiving waters of River Seyhan. The city's name origi... More details
The large popular resort center of Antalya. Lies at one end of a rocky promontory which juts out into the Mediterranean between two long sandy beaches. A.13th century Seljuk Fortress-one of the most magnificent sights on the coast-crowns the headland... More details
ANTIOCH or ANTAKYA, city, Turkey's, capital of Hatay Province, on the Orontes River, near the Mediterranean Sea. The modern city is a trade and processing center for the adjacent agricultural plain. Citrus fruit and grapes are grown in abundance; oth... More details
The Antalya Region has always been settled, ever since the Paleolithic Age untill today. Since there are names of this region mentioned in Homer's Illiad, it is obvious that there was an indigenous people called Pamphilio living in in this region aro... More details
The museum at first operated in the Alâeddin Mosque in 1922, then in Yivli Mosque beginning from 1937, and then moved to its present building in 1972. It was closed to visitors for a wide range of modifications and restorations in 1982. It was reorga... More details
Aspendos Theatre-the best-preserved theater of antiquity, with seating for 15,000. Still used today, the theater's galleries, stage decorations and acoustics all testify to the architect’s success. Nearby stand the remains of a basilica, agora and on... More details
ASPENDOS ANTALYA - International Opera Ballet Festival
International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival Turkey's one and only opera and ballet festival attracts audiences from all over the world. Opera and ballet lovers will be entertained 09th June - until July 0... More details
BELEK RESORTS RIVIERA (Golfing)
This place is the newest holiday riviera and coast of East Antalya on the Mediterranean. In this holiday paradise there are tens of newly Hotels - Resorts or Holiday Villages available for your vacation plans. All those resorts very deluxury, modern ... More details
The city was the first Lycian town along the coast is Fethiye, which sits a top the ancient city of Telmessos. The tombs in the nearby mountains date from the seventh century B.C. At Fethiye visitors can see Lycia’s other famous ancient architectural... More details
Back in the office we just want to tell you we had a wonderfull stay in Istanbul thanks to your care.
We enjoyed our stay and had a wonderfull time.
Best regards and thanks again for everything.
Tine Aerts / Amsterdam