Monday, January 18, 2010

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2010 FIBA World Championship


As the Local Organizing Committee, we are giving our strongest effort to host the World’s Basketball Giants in the best way possible in this beautiful country where the continents and path of civilizations meet and several different beliefs have been living together in harmony throughout history.

The World Championship will be organized the fourth time in Europe after 12 years since it was organized first time in 1950. Turkey will have the proud and excitement of hosting the biggest and most prestigious basketball event in 2010.

Setting the goal as becoming the reference country for the following World Championships by taking the previously hosted organizations up to another level, Turkey is working with the utmost energy to host 24 countries from 5 continents to bid farewell with joyous memories in their minds between 28th of August to 12th of September 2010 in the cities of Ankara, Kayseri, İzmir and İstanbul. Taking over the flag from two economical super powers, USA and Japan respectively, leads us to work much harder to reach our goals as the host country. In this sense, it becomes a must that the full support of Turkish public is required to make this event a prominent issue of the country as the sources and opportunities can be directed to the needs of such big and important organization.

The basketball fans travelling to our country to be a part of the World Championship will be watching the basketball stars live as well as they will blend with the basketball fans who will gather around from other countries. Our guests will taste all the gorgeousness of basketball and have the opportunity to experience the famous natural beauties and historical wonders in place at the same time.

Our efforts through achieving the goal of reaching the excellence in the organization of the 2010 FIBA World Championship, we are aware that this will have marvelous benefits to the promotion, economy and sports of the country without any doubt. Five magnificent arenas specially built or renovated for the World Championship will stand as the biggest heritage of the event for the next generations at the same time. On the other hand, the international authorities are keeping a close eye on the developed projects and evaluating the World Championship as the biggest reference for Turkey’s ultimate dream of hosting the Olympic Games which proves the significance of the event for the country.

The Local Organizing Committee is fully aware of this huge responsibility as giving its complete efforts to the preparations of this biggest and most important sport event which will ever be hosted in Turkey. The works and plans are continuing 7/24 basis to reach the target of hosting the Championship worthy of Turkey and Turkish public’s reputation for this amazing organization which will be hosted in 4 cities where 80 games will be played and followed from all around the world.

We are welcoming you to this joyous and exciting event where the greatest of the world basketball will be determined.
2010 FIBA World Championship Local Organizing Committee

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Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood 13 June 2010/ SantralIstanbul

19 Grammy Award winner guitar legend Eric Clapton will be performing with Steve Winwood in Istanbul as part of their European Tour.

Eric Clapton's solo career has seen him become, arguably, the UK's most influential and commercially successful guitarist after his formative years as a member of classic groups The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream and Blind Faith.

His touring band always includes some of the most highly respected and sought after musicians in the world. His hit singles include original songs such as Tears in Heaven (for which he won six Grammies), Wonderful Tonight and Layla together with classic versions of tracks such as, I Shot the Sheriff, Knockin on Heaven's Door and Cocaine.

Date : 13.06.2010 21:00:00
Venue : SantralIstanbul

Categori 1: 370,00 TL (Front of Stage)
Category 2: 265,00 TL (VIP 1 - VIP 3)
Category 3: 215,00 TL (VIP 2 - VIP 4)
Category 4: 99,00 TL (General Admission - Early Bird)
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Istanbul Recitals

"Istanbul Recitals" an exceptional occasion for classical music lovers will restart on October 14, 2009.

Worldwide famous piano virtuosi perform on the recitals that take place at MKM Hall of Beşiktaş Municipality, Akatlar. A guitar recital is included to the program this season. The program is given below and the tickets can be purchased through Biletix. The box office of the hall opens at 17:00 on the day of the event. All performances begin at 20:00.

Istanbul Recitals offer 80 free tickets for university students at each concert. Should they arrive at 19:00 they will have the chance to attend the concert free upon submitting their student id.

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MKM Mustafa Kemal Kültür Merkezi
Ugur Mumcu Caddesi, 8 Akatlar
Tel: (212) 351 9390

The Program
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Iddo Bar-Shai (piano)
Program: Chopin

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Paul Galbraith (eight-string guitar)
Program: Haydn, Ponce, Bach

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)
Program: Debussy.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Dejan Lazic (piano)
Program: Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Peter Jablonski (piano)
Program: Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Copland/Bernstein

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Alice Sara Ott (piano)
Program: Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Chopin

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Ian Hobson (piano)
Program: Chopin

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Cristina Ortiz (piano)
Program: Chopin

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Simone Dinnerstein (piano)
Program: Copland, Webern, Schubert, Lasser, Bach

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Academy of St Martin In The Fields - Sef Sir Neville Marriner


W.A. Mozart
Symphony No.38 in D, KV.504, “Prague”
C. Saint-Saëns
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No.1 in A minor, Op.33
R. Schumann
Symphony No.1 in B flat Major, Op.38, “Spring”

One of the rare ensembles in the classical arena who have never ceased to increase their reputation for over five decades, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, under the baton of their esteemed conductor Sir Neville Marriner join one of the most promising young stars of cello, Daniel Müller Schott. While the young cellist who is praised for his technique, artistry and the depth of his interpretation will shine with Saint-Saëns’ concerto, the Academy will remind you how a wonderful ensemble they are with the symphonies of Schumann and Mozart.

Date : 14.01.2010 20:00:00
Venue : İş Sanat Kültür Merkezi

1. Category: 71,50 TL
2. Category: 66,00 TL
3. Category Full: 61,00 TL, Discount: 56,00 TL
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Disney Live! Mickey's Magic World

In a never-before-seen combination, favourite Disney characters and professional illusionists come together live on stage in a performance that will excite and delight children of all ages. From the producers of Disney On Ice, Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show brings audiences into a world where Disney Magic takes on a whole new meaning.

Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show features the special magic from legendary Disney films, performed right before your eyes: Cinderella's rags turn into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; Aladdin's Princess Jasmine levitates into the air; and the enchanted dancing brooms in Fantasia help sweep Minnie off her feet. The Master Magician himself - Mickey Mouse - performs astonishing illusions along with Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter, and professional illusionists Brad Ross and Fred Moore. The magic is complimented by appearances from Disney princesses Belle and Snow White and Mickey's pals from Toontown — Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy.
Date : 21.01.2010 14:00:00
          31.01.2010 18:30:00
Venue : Haliç Kongre Merkezi
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Tickets will be available as of November 2.

One of the most anticipated rock bands of all time, U2 will perform a concert in İstanbul, on September 6, 2010, as part of its 360° TOUR. A production of Live Nation, the concert is realised within the framework of İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture events, in collaboration with Pozitif and İKSV. Concert tickets will be available as of November 2.

“…Stadium rock is the final frontier, U2 has boldly gone where no rock band has gone before.”

The Globe & Mail, Toronto.
Following the massive success of the tour in 2009, U2 have confirmed that their acclaimed 360° Tour will continue in 2010. Following the release of No Line On The Horizon, the band’s 12th studio album, the 2010 tour will once again be sponsored by BlackBerry.

With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created a intimate 360º experience for concert goers. And now, European fans who missed out will have a new opportunity to experience the U2 360° Tour extravaganza next year with stops in Germany, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Austria, Greece, Turkey, France, Brussels, Spain and Portugal.

Tickets will be available on November 2, Monday at 11.00!
Tickets can be purchased through:

Biletix sales channels (, Biletix Call Centre 0212 556 98 00 and Biletix retail outlets) and

Garanti Bank ATMs
In line with the design of the stage, there will be 7 different categories for the tickets, with prices ranging from 50 TL to 375 TL.

Tickets that will be purchased as of November 2 will be sent to the owners via postal service, beginning June 2010.

Category 1 375 TL
Category 2 300 TL
Category 3 225 TL
Category 4 175 TL
Category 5 125 TL
Category 6 75 TL
Category 7 50 TL
On-field 100 TL

Private box (12, 14 or 16 persons) 750 TL
Red Zone Packages (Special zone right in front of the stage) 550 TL subscribers will be able to buy tickets for the show in an exclusive presale between October 27-29, 2009 ahead of the public on-sale. In addition, renewing subscribers - and first-time subscribers - will also receive a limited edition U2 remix CD. Full details at:

The U2 360° Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by BlackBerry. The İstanbul concert is realised in collaboration with Pozitif and İKSV as Live Nation’s chosen local organisers, with the support of İstanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency.

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Local / International Culture & Art Festivals in Turkey
(Organizing Every Year)

Aydin  Karacasu Afrodisias Culture and Art Festival
Tokat Culture and Art Festival
Ankara Wrestling Festival
Agri Bards Festival
Aydin International Camel Wrestling Festival
Izmir Camel Wrestling Festival
Japanese Films Festival, Istanbul
International 1001Documentary Film Festival

!f istanbul AFM International Independent Film Festival
Aydin Camel Wrestling Festival
Nigde Darbogaz Cherry Festival
Rotary Short Film Festival
International 2nd Hand Film Festival, Ankara

Istanbul Turkish Theater Festival
Ankara Single Play Festival

International Children Festival
Ankara International Music Festival
International Istanbul Film Festival
Izmir April 24 Menemen International Feast Festival
Istanbul International CRR Child's Festival
Kocaeli April 24 Children's Festival
Aydin 32th International Sultanhisar-Nysa Culture and Art Festival
Manisa Traditional Manisa Mesir Festival
Istanbul International Istanbul Film Festival
Ankara International 24 April Children Festivity
Ankara International Ankara Film Festival
Ankara International Ankara Music Festival

Youth and Sports Day (19 May 2010)
Mardin Cherry Festival
Burdur Tobacco Festival and Art Activities
Isparta Rose, Carpet, Culture and Tourism Festival
Usak Esme, Touristic Kilim, Culture and Art Festival
Usak Sivasli Strawberry Festival
Mardin Antep Hazelnut Trees Vaccination Festival
Ankara Tulip Festival
Bingol Culture Spring Festival (Hidirellez)
Aydin Strawberry, Agriculture, Culture and Art Festival
Ankara Sumer Festivals
Kayseri Sumer Festivals
Yozgat Sumer Festivals Culture Feast
Antalya Beymelek, Bahar (Spring) Festival
Eskisehir Yunus Emre Culture and Art Week
Izmir Strawberry Festival
Marmaris-Mugla Marmaris Yacht Festival Week
Sanliurfa Hermit ibis Festival
Ankara International Ankara Cartoon Festival
Mus Tulip Festival
Izmir Narlidere Youths and and Flower Festival
Istanbul International Istanbul Theatre Festival
Icel International Silifke Culture Week Music and Folklore Festival
Giresun International Aksu, (Black Sea) Festival
Kayseri Akkisla - Gomurgen Yogurt Festival
Artvin Murgul and Environs Traditional "Bullfight Festival
Izmir Cherry Festival
Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival, Ankara

Bolu Mengen, Traditional Cooks & Cookery and Tourism Festival
Ardahan Ardahan Honey Festival
Sivas - Gurun Trout Festival
Isparta Seyyid Veli Baba Sultan Bards Night and Rice Festival
Tokat Zile Cherry Festival
Ardahan Gole National Cheese Festival
Ankara Gudul Cherry Festival
Mugla Mentese Municipality Yerkupe, Bespinar Wrestling - Culture and Tourism Festival
Tekirdag Culture and Art Festival, Circumcision Feast.
Artvin Kafkasor Culture Tourism Art Festival
Antalya Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival
Ankara Bicycle Festival
Icel Mut, Apricot Festival
Rize Rize cay (Tea) and Tourism Festival
Izmir Cherry and Sapling Festival
Balikesir International Birdparadise Culture and Tourism Festival
Bartin Strawberry Festival and Culture Tourism Activities
Edirne Enez, Fish Festival
Eregli-International Blacksea Ottoman Strawberry Culture Festival
Istanbul International Istanbul Music Festival
Ankara Flying Broom Women Film Festival
Adana Sumer festivale
Cankiri Haci Murad-I Veli's Commemoration Week, Cherry Festival and Traditional Wrestling
Ankara Haymana International Spa and Culture Festival
Duzce - Bolu International Folk Dances and Tourism Festival
Bursa International Bursa Festival
Afyon Mermer (Marble)and Culture Festival
Ankara Bilkent International Theatre Meeting
Istanbul International Bogazici Festival
Izmir International Selcuk-Efes Culture Art and Tourism Festival
Izmir International Izmir Festival
Elaziğ Gezin Strawberry Festival
Malatya Yesilyurt Cherry Festival
Corum corum Hittite Fair and Festival
Isparta Traditional Wrestling and Cherry Festival
Cankiri Maruf Village Wrestling Festival
Ankara Picture Festival
Adana Cherry Festival
Ankara Kutludugun Pancake, Ayran, Culture and Art Festival
Adiyaman International (Nemrud) Commagene Festival
Ankara Egriova Highland (Yayla) Festival
Afyon Sandikli-Termal-Culture-Art-Sports and Tourism Festival
Kutahya Pazarlar Golden Cherry and Black Cherry Festival
Finike - Antalya Finike Festival
Kas - Antalya International Kas¸-Likya Culture and Art Festival
Izmir Alacati International Child and Youth Theatres Festival
Ordu Hazelnut Festival
Sivas Kangal Shepherd's Dog Sheep Culture and Art Festival
Mugla Dalyan Tourism Caretta Caretta Festival
Hopa - Artvin Hopa Culture and Art - Sea Festival
Kocaeli Zuhtu Muridog'lu Wooden Sculpture Symposium and Hazelnut, Culture Art Festival
Konya (Lake) Dudengolu Culture and Art Festival
Tunceli Cemisgezek Mulberry and Cheese Festival
Bitlis Tatvan East Anatolia Festival
Ayas - Ankara Traditional Ayas¸ Mulberry Festival
Dikili - Izmir Blue Sea Green Dikili Culture and Art Festival
Manisa Melon-Watermelon Festival
Yalova Golden Plane Tree Festival
Yalova International Folk Dances Festival and International Yalova Golden Carnation Folk Dances Competition

Buldan - Denizli Buldan Yenicekent Sultaniye Seedless Grape Festival
Ardahan cildir-cildir Lake Festival
Cide - Kastamonu Cide Rifat Ilgaz Culture and Art Festival
Rize Agriculture - Stockbreeding and Milk Festival
Konya Nasrettin Hodja Festivities
Hatay Iskenderun Culture and Tourism Festival
Afyon Cherry Festival
Edirne Traditional Kirkpinar Oil-Wrestling Festivities
Isparta Mulberry Grape Molasses Festival
Istanbul International Istanbul Jazz Festival
Karabuk Music and Wrestling Festival
Alucra - Giresun Alucra Ekin Festival
Afyon Black Cherry Festival
Izmir Plum and Okra Festival
Kars Apricot Festival
Yalvac - Isparta Antiocheia Culture, Tourism and Art Festival
Kutahya Kutahya International Culture and Tourism Festival
Duzce - Bolu International Akcakoca Tourism, Culture and Hazelnut Festival
Kuyucak - Tokat Kuyucak Culture and Handicrafts Festival
Aksaray Aksaray Ihlara Tourism and Culture Festival
Siirt Karakucak Wrestling Kebap and Entertainment Festival
Devrek - Zonguldak Devrek Walking Stick and Culture Festival
Denizli Yes, ilyuva Shoemakers and Friendship Festival
Samsun Culture - Art Festival
Adiyaman Mulberry Culture and Art Festival
Hatay Antakya Tourism and Culture Festival
Kayseri Sariz Kilim Festival
Fatsa - Ordu International Cinar Culture, Art - Music - Mt. Jeep Safari and Tourism Festival
Unye - Ordu unye Un festival
Arhavi - Artvin Arhavi Culture and Art Festival
Izmir candarli Kaleici Culture and Art Festival
Cesme - Izmir Cesme - Sea Festivity and International Song Contest.
Artvin Aros Festival
Amasya Kaba-Oguz Villages' Highland Festivals
Yozgat Kazankaya Canyon Culture and Tourism Festival
Elazig Baskil Apricot Festival
Artvin Highland (Yayla) Festival
Siirt Traditional Ayancik Culture - Art and Linen Festival
Balikesir Film Festival
Balikesir Altinova Golden Beach Blue Sea Clean Environment Festival
Ulubey - Ordu Ulubey Culture and Art Festival
Tunceli - Munzur Munzur Culture and Nature Festival
Canakkale Sardine Festival
Adana, Beyaz Yunus (White-Dolphin) Culture-Art-Music and Sports Festival
Aydin, International Milet - Apollon Science Festival
Balikesir, Kucukkoy- Sarimsakli Sand Festival
Aksaray, Saratli Culture and Art Festival

Mugla Datca Culture-Art Festival
Burdur Carrot-Agriculture and Culture Festival
Artvin - Sidere Festival
Kahramanmaras Red Pepper, Tarhana and Ice cream Festival
Tokat - Resadiye-Bereketli Golden Ram Festival
Kirikkale Delice Grape Festival
Izmir Mordogan Summer Festival
Kutahya Black Cherry and Cherry Festival
Tekirdag Wine Festival
Bursa International Folklor Festival
Mugla Yatagan Traditional Knife Festival
Mugla Kavaklidere Culture, Art and Sports Festival
Cankiri - Kizilirmak Melon Festival
Kirklareli - Babaeski Agriculture Festival
Icel - Tasucu Nature Festival
Artvin - Macahel Kafkas Bee and Honey Festival
Ankara - Bilkent International Anatolia Music Festival
Icel Culture, Tourism, Banana, Strawberry Festival
Nevsehir International Haci Bektas Veli Memorial Celebrations
Canakkale - Truva, (Troy) Festival
Rize - cayeli Culture and Art Festival
Ardesen - Rize - Ardesen Atmaca (Hawk) Festival
Balikesir - Erdemit - Akcay Oilland Festival
Erzincan Cheese, Honey, Tourism and Culture Festival
Rize cagirankaya Highland (Yayla) Festival
Rize - Pazar Culture Art and Sports Festival
Kilis Anniversary Celebrations of Mercidabik Victory Kilis Grape and Culture Festival
Istanbul - Kartal International Culture and Art Festival
Adiyaman Honey Culture and Art Festival
Sivas - Zara and Villages Honey and Culture Festival
Trabzon Yilantas¸ Culture Tourism and Art Activities Festival
Afyon Victory (Zafer) Festival
Balikesir Altinoluk Antandros Culture and Art Festival
Kocaeli Yogurt Circumcision-Bicycle Festival
Denizli - Acipayam Culture Festival
Cankiri - cerkes¸ Culture and Stockbreeding Festival

Kocaeli Fair International Street Theater Festival
Diyarbakir International Watermelon and Culture Festival
Kirikkale Sulakyurt Melon-Watermelon Festival
Gumushane Kusburnu Pestil Tourism Festival
Ordu Golden Column Honey and Culture-Art Tourism Festival
Pamukkale - Denizli International Pamukkale Music and Culture Festival
Tokat - Turhal Culture Festival
Ankara Anatolian Days Festival
Kocaeli Yesil Ihsaniye Apple Festival
Bursa Fig Festival
Tunceli Pulumur Honey Festival
Ordu Gelinkaya Culture, Art and Tourism Festival
Giresun Tirebolu Hazelnut Festival
Manisa, Liberty Celebrations and Javeline Festival
Izmir Fair International Folk Dances Festival
Istanbul International Istanbul Biennial
Kahramanmaras Afsin District Karakucak Wrestling Festival
Zonguldak - Alapli Hazelnut, Culture, Art and Sports Festival
Sivas Traditional Akincilar Melon Festival
Mugla Turkbuku Culture and Art Festival
Denizli - Akalan Melon - Watermelon Festival
Denizli - Soke Festival
Edirne - Ipsala celtik (Rice) Festival
Manisa Alasehir's Independence day - Alasehir Congres Anniversary week, Grape Festival
 Balikesir - Gonen Embroidery Festival
Aydin Traditional Golden Fig Festival
Nevsehir Avanos International Tourism and Handicrafts Festival
Izmir Liberty Celebrations and Fig Festival
Kayseri Grape Festival
Ankara Traditional Melon Festival and Culture Ceremonies
Siirt Hazelnut Pormotion Competition and Honey Festival
Izmir - Karsiyaka Festival
Erzurum Honey, Apple and Wrestling Festival
Isparta Miryakefalon Victory Fest and Apple Festival
Erzincan - Refahiye Culture and Honey Festival
Erzincan Oglanaga Grape Festival
Denizli - civril Culture and Apple Festival
Karabuk Golden Saffron Film Festival
Adiyaman Besni Education and Culture Festival
Kayseri Yemliha Aubergine Festival
Kahramanmaras Goksun District Karakucak Wrestling Festival
Nigde Ulukisla Grape and Culture Festival
Karaman - Konya Apple Festival
Corum Aycicegi (Sunflower) Festival
Yozgat-Aydincik Onion, Culture and Art Festival
Rock'n Coke

Antalya 38th Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Kirsehir Kaman Walnut Festival
Bolu Koroglu Culture,Art and Tourism Festival
Kirikkale Hasandede Culture Festival
Sanliurfa International Ataturk Dam Water Sports Feast.
Alanya - Antalya, Alanya International Culture and Art Festival
Corum - Bayat, Culture and Walnut Festival
Corum, Oguzlar Culture Art And Walnut Festival
Kastamonu International Taskopru Culture and Garlic Festival
Bitlis Culture Feast and Walnut Festival
Eskisehir, International Eskisehir Festival
Nevsehir, Grape Harvest Festival
Corum, Demirseyh Traditional Cabbage Festival and Karakucak Wrestling
Izmir, Sirince Grape Harvest and Wine Festival
Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa International Culture and Art Week
Bilecik Pomegranate and Fig Festival
Kahramanmaras¸ Karakucak Wrestling Festival
Ardahan Goose Festival

Istanbul, International CRR (Cemal Resit Rey) Mystical Music Festival
Ankara, Ankara Theater Festival

Istanbul, International CRR (Cemal Resit Rey) Piano Festival
Demre - Antalya, Demre International St. Nicholas Memorial Celebrations
Karabuk Hindi (turkey) Festival
Konya, Mevlana Memorial Celebrations
Aydin, Traditional Camel Wrestling Festival
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