Monthly Archives: November 2008

Halil Karaduman; one of the world’s leading “kanuni”.

November 23, 2008, Sunday / Published at Today's Daily News /By Tuğba KibarHalil Karaduman, one of the world's leading "kanuni" (those who play kanun, or Turkish zither), is known as a fabulous musician of unlimited talents who uses the kanun in a very dynamic way and with a great deal of ability.Having played kanun for decades, the wide range of music he makes has inspired many young kanun players to imitate him and has made the kanun an indispensable instrument in Turkish music and one of the most desired instruments in world music. Sunday's Zaman interviewed Karaduman, a kanun-playing genius. November 23, 2008, Sunday / Published at Today's…

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Kanun finds new life in the hands of skilled craftsmans

One of the unique characteristics of Kenan Özten's signature kanuns is that every piece is made by him and his apprentice Zafer Kibar.  November 02, 2008, Sunday/ Published at Today's Daily News The kanun, an oriental zither, is a music instrument unique to Turkish music and is painstakingly difficult to manufacture as it requires long labor and great expertise, says a veteran kanun-maker. Kenan Özten, one of the finest kanun-makers alive, explained to Sunday's Zaman that "while the kanun has been a traditional musical instrument in Turkey, we have started to see a great interest lately especially among our youth."What makes the kanun unique, he…

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Unleashing the full potential of Turkey’s jewelry industry

November 27, 2008, Thursday/Published at Today's Daily News Specialists from Turkey and around the world will gather today at İstanbul's Swissotel The Bosphorus for the first International Gold Summit, organized by Active Academy, to discuss the latest developments and future expectations of the Turkish precious metals sector. Though the summit will attract all facets of Turkey's precious metals sector, Today's Zaman talked to İstanbul Gold Exchange (İAB) Deputy Chairman Osman Saraç about the current situation of the Turkish gold and jewelry sector. (more…)

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Turkish tourism growing rapidly

November 10, 2008, Monday/ Published at Today's Daily News While the global financial crisis and the rise of the value of the dollar are taking their toll on the non-financial economy, tourism -- one of the cornerstones of the Turkish economy -- had a productive season in 2008, attracting 21.5 million tourists in the first nine months of the year -- a 13.3 percent increase over the same period of the previous year -- according to data from the Security Directorate. (more…)

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