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Gima supermarket in Sydney has long been the primary meeting point for those who want to live the Turkish supermarket experience. PARKING AT GIMA SUPERMARKET Like other supermarket chains, the Auburn store has it’s own customer parking and unless you visit on a public holiday, you can always find parking space. LARGEST TURKISH FOOD STOCK IN SYDNEY You can find a diverse variety of Turkish soft drinks including gazoz, ayran and fruit juice types. You can also explore their rich range of Turkish dairy products including sheep, goat and cow milk feta cheeses, aged cheese or other regional cheeses like...

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A travelling exhibition entitled ‘The Gallipoli War – The 1st World War and the Ottoman Jews’ will be available to public at Mekor Hayim Synagogue in the Turkish town of Canakkale between 15 March and 15 April. Canakkale is the city where Gallipoli campaign took place. The exhibition is organised by “The 500th Year Foundation”. Jewish officers (from Ottoman Palestine - modern Israel) in Ottoman army A total of 66 historical pieces consisting of visual materials and stories will be exhibited. The exhibition, which consists of five main sections, starts with a petition sent to the Ottoman King Abdulhamid II by...

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A star is born in the small and humble Istanbul suburb called Bayrampasa in 1987. His father Adnan Turan was working at Turkish Airlines whilst his mother Yuksel was a housewife. Arda worked as a “ball-boy” in his younger days at Galatasaray From the age of 5, Arda loved soccer so much that, like many kids in his neighborhood, he would play soccer for hours on the dirt pitches on an empty block. But unlike other kids, Arda would play against kids twice his age, stealing the ball, tricking and frustrating opponents much older than himself. Having constantly played against...

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Who knows, all the evil haunting us, the endless mass killings and our inability to recover from afflictions may be due to a century-old curse and a century-old lie. What do you think? This is perhaps the malediction uttered by Armenians — children, civilian women and men alike — who died moaning and buried without a coffin. It may be the storms created in our souls by the still-agonizing specters of all our ill-fated citizens, including Greeks and Syriacs and later, Alevis and Kurds. Perhaps the massacres that have not been accounted for since 1915 and the “prices” that have...

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The arguments on the Islamic way of dress, in fact, are not so recent. The Ottoman journalists especially in the last centuries of the empire often got into the same topic. While the “Islamic fashion” industry is developing and becoming popular among Muslim masses, many critics criticize the designers for giving into a more seductive logic. The designers approach is found to be inconsistent with the spirit of the “hejab” in Islam. But contrary to what one might think, these controversies are not so recent. Kadinlar Dunyasi magazine The women’s magazines from the Ottoman era, such as The Ladies Log( Hanimlara mahsus Gazete ), Beauties (Mehasin) or World...

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