Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nation reportpt2
TurkeyRepublic of Turkey CultureBy: Cassandra Clark
Culture• Turkey is a very diverse culturally as a nation, blending ailments of Greco-Roman and Islamic cultures with Western culture and traditions• “Turkish culture is a product of efforts to be a ‘modern’ Western state, while maintaing traditional religious and historical values”.• The former Ottoman Empire, uses a strong separation between religion and state, 98% of the country has Islamic practices. The separation has developed a free artistic side for the nation, and has really developed ﬁne arts•
Turkish Music & Literature• Fine arts in Turkey have been strongly inﬂuenced by the Arabic and Persian in the Ottoman Empire Era.• European literacy became a strong focus for the nation recently when Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. Before then 70% of Turks had never read a book.
Architecture• Turkey is known for its beautiful architectural designs that have carried over for centuries through Islamic traditions and the Ottoman Empire. The greatest architect was Mimar Sinan from the Ottoman time in a classical period.• Over the years Western architecture has been implemented in designs. Now with the modern designs you can see westernized skyscrapers right next to the beautiful palaces.• Each detail to the designs represent a different tradition that has been passed through the country
Sources• Culture of Turkey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Turkey• Religions of Turkey: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Turkey