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Let me introduce my city

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on 11 January 2015

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Transcript of Let me introduce my city

Culture and Traditions
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
He was born on19th May 1881 (Thessaloniki) – died on10th November 1938 at 09.05 a.m. (Istanbul).He was a Turkish army officer, reformist statesman, and the first President of Turkey. He is founder of the Republic of Turkey. He is a great leader and a very important person for Turkish people. His surname "Atatürk" means
"Father of the Turks"
Famous People
About Tekirdağ
Let me introduce my city
Turkish National Anthem
Bedesten (Ottoman Bazaar)
Ottoman houses
Government Building
Folk Dances
There are many folk dances in our region
Cherry Festival
Cheer yourself up with Tekirdag's cherry festival
The Festival is held in early summer annually. Regarding the festival, local artists, folk dancing teams and nationally renowned singers are performing on stage.
The best part of the festival is a traditional beauty contest to elect Miss Cherry:)
Every year on November 2nd , We celebrate liberation of our land "Muratlı" from enemy occupation.

We commemorate our Great leader Atatürk with respect.
Independence Day
Traditional Clothes
Namık Kemal
Namık Kemal was born in Tekirdağ on 21 December 1840. He was an Ottoman Turkish writer, intellectual, reformer, journalist, playwright, and political activist.
Francis II Rákóczi
27 March 1676 in Borsi, Royal Hungary (now Borša, Slovakia) – 8 April 1735 in Tekirdag.
Prince of Transylvania, Ruling Prince of Hungary.
Rákóczi and his entourage were settled in the town of Tekirdag (Rodostó), relatively distant from the Ottoman capital, and a large Hungarian colony grew up around this town on the Sea of Marmara.
Our Cuisine
Sports and Activities
in our city
Mehmet Âkif Ersoy (20 December 1873 – 27 December 1936) was a Turkish poet, writer, academic, member of parliament, and the author of the Turkish National Anthem.
A grander funeral ceremony was held, at which dignitaries from seventeen countries attended.
Anıtkabir, the mausoleum (resting place) of Atatürk, in Ankara, Turkey.
Mustafa Kemal Pasha on the cover of Time magazine's issue of 24 March 1923. The title reads: "Where is a Turk his own master?"
Twin towns — Sister cities
Uçmakdere is a populated place in Tekirdağ.It is 625 metres height and it has great views. It also has a paragliding possibility between end of May and beginning of September.
“The March of Independence” was written by the poet Mehmet Akif Ersoy in 1921. It was composed by Zeki Üngör in 1930 and it has been sung this musical accompaniment ever since
Tekirdağ is situated on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, 135 kilometres (84 miles) west of Istanbul. Tekirdağ is enclosed by a mountain which gives its name to the city, Tekir Dağı (ancient Combos), a spur about 2000 ft. that rises into the hilly plateau to the north.
Tekirdağ was called Bisanthe or Bysanthe (Greek: Βισάνθη/Βυσάνθη),[4][5] and also Rhaedestus (Ῥαίδεστος) in classical antiquity. The latter name was used till the Byzantine era, transformed to Rodosçuk after it fell to the Ottomans in the 14th century (in western languages usually rendered as Rodosto). After the 18th century it was called Tekfurdağı, based on the Turkish word tekfur, meaning "Byzantine feudal lord" – though this etymology has been challenged

The history of the city of Tekirdağ dates back to around 4000 BC.[7] The ancient Greek city of Rodosto is said to have been founded by Samians. In Xenophon’s Anabasis it is mentioned to be a part of the kingdom of the Thracian prince Seuthes. It is also mentioned as Bisanthe by Herodotus (VII, 137).

In the Ottoman period the city was successively a part of the vilayet (province) of Rumelia, Kaptanpaşa (centered at Gelibolu), Silistre and Edirne.

In 1905, the city had a population of about 35,000; of whom half were Greeks[8] who were exchanged with Muslims living in Greece under the 1923 agreement for Exchange of Greek Orthodox and Muslim Populations between the two countries.
A Pot shaped as mother goddess
Tekirdag is famous for its Kofte / Meatball dish.The recipe is a mystery. It is not widely known, because nobody in Tekirdağ would make Tekirdağ meatballs at home; you go out to one of the several meatball restaurants in the city center for meatballs.
Tekirdağ Meatballs
Tekirdağ, my hometown, is renown for its raki (Turkish brandy made from grapes). Tekirdağ raki is famous because although it's made from raisins everywhere else, in Tekirdağ rakı is made from fresh grapes.
Thanks For Your Attention!!!

Songul MARA :)
is widely grown here
You can eat different kinds of fresh
Hayrabolu Sweet
Cheese Halva
Erikli is a holiday village for local or foreign
people.You can go there with your family and
friends for fun, to enjoy or relax.
Hora light tower was built by Sultan Abdülmecit in 1861.
When the vessels lost,they was finding their way with Hora light tower.
It is an important building
because Prince of Hungary
II.Frenc Rakoczi lived in
this house but later
It was used as a museum.
It is an old castle. People say that it was built by Bizans Empire in 6th century. I think so, everyone who come nearby, should visit there. It is a historical place and invaluable.
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