See many Turkey videos below covering:
- Listen to traditional instruments: Kanun & Kemence
- Ottoman and Classic Turkish Music
- Turkish Pop Music
- Call to Prayer from the Blue Mosque
- “Istanbul, Not Constantinople” the song
- Whirling Dervishes
- Tour Istanbul
- See and Travel Turkey
- Ottoman History
- Atatürk, the father of Turkey
Discover Istanbul - Sights Across the City
Pop Music - Demet Akalin
Listen to a Kanun - Istanbul Metro
Listen to a Kanun
Listen to a Kemence
Listen to Kemence Solo
Ottoman Music - Nikriz Peşrevi
Ottoman Music - Nikriz Peşrevi
Classic Song - Benzeme Kimse Sana
Classic Music -Omrun Seni Sevemekle
Classic Pop - Tarkan
Classic Pop- Tarkan
Pop Music- Yalin
Pop Music- Sezen Aksu
Pop Music- Murat Dakilic’s Bir Hayli
Call to Prayer from the Blue Mosque
Istanbul, Not Constantinople Song
Top Ten Istanbul
Whirling Dervishes- CNN
SEE Turkey - National Geographic
Discovery Channel - Flavors of Turkey
The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
Rick Steves on Ataturk
Ataturk's Death- Historic Newsreel
Discover Istanbul - Sights Across the CityFly around the "capital of the world" seeing the sights of the only major city that sits on two continents.
Pop Music - Demet Akalin"Türkan" by Demet Akalin
Listen to a Kanun - Istanbul MetroThis in interesting in part just to see the crowds coming and going on the Istanbul Metro. 1 minute 47 seconds
Listen to a Kanun8 minute virtuoso performance.
Listen to a Kemence4 minutes
Listen to Kemence Solo2 minutes 21 seconds, scene from a Turkish TV show.
Ottoman Music - Nikriz PeşreviListen to Ottoman music from the 17th century.
Ottoman Music - Nikriz PeşreviSee the piece being played. A cello was not traditionally part of the Ottoman orchestra.
Classic Song - Benzeme Kimse Sana"Benzeme Kimse Sana" by Müzeyyen Senar and Tarkan. The title and chorus means "No One Like You" and the last line is "Let me be the victim of coquetry.”
Classic Music -Omrun Seni Sevemekle"Omrun Seni Sevemekle" by Münir Nurettin Selçuk
Classic Pop - Tarkan"Şımarık" by Turkish Pop icon Tarkan. From 1997, this became a hit across Europe. This video was actually made in Marseille, France.
Classic Pop- Tarkan"Dudu" by Turkish Pop icon Tarkan.
Pop Music- YalinYalin's "Asi Sonunda"
Pop Music- Sezen AksuSezen Aksu’s "Sanima Inanma"
Pop Music- Murat Dakilic’s Bir Hayli"Bir Hayli" by Murat Dakilic
Call to Prayer from the Blue MosqueThe call to prayer starts with the line “Allahu Akkbar” or “God is the Greatest.” You can hear neighboring mosques also making their call to prayer in the background. There are calls to prayer 5 times a day to remind Muslims that it is time for prayer. They can go to the mosque and pray or pray where they are. Prayer times are at sunrise, midday, afternoon, sunset, and nighttime. Each call to prayer starts a new prayer time, Muslims don’t have to pray at that exact moment, but during that general time period. Praying 5 times a day is one of the 5 pillars or commandments of Islam.
Istanbul, Not Constantinople SongOriginally by the Four Lads, 1953. Though not Turkish in origin, Turks generally know and like this song.
Whirling Dervishes2 minutes
Top Ten IstanbulThe Vaga Brothers take you through their top ten tourist destinations in Istanbul.
Whirling Dervishes- CNN3 minutes 9 seconds
SEE Turkey - National Geographic5 minutes, 33 seconds. See an incredible diversity of landscapes and sights with this gorgeous video. There is no description of what you are seeing, but it does give you an idea of the richness of natural scenery in the country.
Discovery Channel - Flavors of Turkey44 minutes 38 seconds.
The Rise of the Ottoman EmpireNOW THIS also has a short video on the fall of the Ottoman Empire - https://youtu.be/MawOLbHtnMY
Decline of the Ottoman EmpireBy the Caspian Report, 9 minutes 35 seconds
Ataturk BiographyA little about how the Ottoman Empire ended, the Rise of Ataturk and World War I. 7 minutes.
Rick Steves on Ataturk2 minutes 39 seconds
Ataturk's Death- Historic NewsreelWhile portraying a dated western outlook on the world, the newreel gives a great summation of why the West had so much respect for Ataturk. 1 minute 22 seconds.
Visit the site Turkey’s government made for kids and teens around the world to learn about Turkish culture: http://kids.mfa.gov.tr/kids (This delightful site has been down lately (10/2016) but I am hoping it will be resurrected by the Turkish government.)