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ODS TURKEY is a leading Destination Management Company based in Istanbul, serving all destinations in Turkey. It is privately owned, limited company founded in 1999 by Sadik Caglar and Hasan Dinç. At the root of ODS Turkey’s successful and exciting 18-year journey lie 30 years of industry experience, a great team of people and wonderful local and international partners they are proud to call friends.

ODS is an entity continuously striving for excellence, leading them to act and reflect, to execute and improve, to inspire and be inspired in order to serve clients best. How they get things done is as important to them as getting things done. Following their long-term orientation, they avoid the quick win and prefer to attain their goals in a solid pace, always keeping in mind the soundness of their company and quality of their services.


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10th Year of Excellence comes along with the festive season...

May 2009

“Count your age by friends, not years, Count your life by smiles not tears.”

Dear Friends,

This spring it will be ten years ago that we set out on a new road ahead and founded ODS. Counting the days, or years, is not something we normally do, but when we realized our tenth anniversary was coming up, a little reflection was in order.

Back in 1999, when we started the company, we were well versed in the beauties our destination had to offer. Little did we know of the challenges that lay ahead. The last ten years have been intense and challenging for all of us and the effects of the eruptions on the world stage have been felt in Turkey also.

However, when we think back, it is not the challenges that come to mind, but rather the many friends we made, and the opportunities we have been granted.

We are very grateful for the friendship and support you all so generously showed us. Knowing we are all on this adventurous road together has made our journey an especially worthwhile one.

It is in this spirit that we celebrate our tenth anniversary and would like to say to you:

“Thank you, it has been an honor knowing you and working with you”.

Warm regards,

Hasan and Sadik

Is it spring or The Musical Feast that lights up the City?

Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts has opened the Festival Season – the City cheers up with Music

World Music Queen opens the Gates of Istanbul
Celtic Dream will float down to Eastern skies by Loreena Mckennitt’s enchanting voice blended with northern and Middle Eastern tunes. Loreena McKennitt, who last met with her fans in Turkey 13 years ago at the International Istanbul Jazz Festival, will be putting an end to the longing of thousands this year with a much anticipated concert in Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, on June 13th, 2009.

Kodo – Japanese Art on Percussion
World famous Japanese drumming troupe Kodo will be in Istanbul Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre on 15–16 June, as part of its One Earth Tour!
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts presents Kodo, a troupe of 25 artists exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, within a glamorous visual show.  Since their debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, Kodo has given over 3100 performances on all five continents. This time, as part of its One Earth Tour, Kodo will charm the audience in Istanbul with the magical sound of taiko drums.

Santana – Latin Rock Legend to rock the city
13-time Grammy award winner, Mexican rock musician and guitarist Santana, who last came to Istanbul in 1990, is coming back to the city after 20 years to perform on 6th of July as part of the 18th International Istanbul Music Festival with his lifetime of music and achievements, Santana has become a cultural event, transcending genre, crossing cultures and creating music that has become the soundtrack for the world.

Leonard Cohen – World tour’09: Istanbul will dance to the end of Love
For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on.  His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range.  The city can’t wait for a warm welcome for this gentle figure of romance on the hottest nights of the season: 5th & 6th August.

Anne Sophie Mutter, Rolando Vilazon and Filarmonica Della Scala are among this year’s surprising names of the Istanbul International Music Festival.
Being one of the most important reflectors of the arts & culture scene of Istanbul, the International Music Festival continues to feature highlights of the classical music world as well as award winning young soloists and eminent orchestras performing throughout the world.

The 11th International Istanbul Biennial will take place between 12 September-8 November 2009 with as central theme, \"What Keeps Mankind Alive?\" borrowed from the closing song of the second act of Bertolt Brecht\'s The Three Penny Opera, written 80 years ago. The conceptual framework of the 11th International Istanbul Biennial \"What Keeps Mankind Alive?\" aims to serve as a trigger, as well as a certain script for the exhibition, allowing viewers and the artists to reflect on today’s topics of economic and social urgency.

Plan your stay is an extensive hospitality service tool, designed exclusively for the art & culture enthusiasts planning to attend the Festivals and Biennial of Istanbul. As a result of our mutual service, idealism and cooperation with the Istanbul Foundation for Culture & Arts, we have created this “Plan Your Stay” service tool, which we believe will help you get the best out of your trip.
In this regard ODS Turkey offers comprehensive accommodation and leisure possibilities including airport transfers, regular & tailor-made sightseeing tours, restaurant & club bookings as well as city information & orientation services.

For more information, please contact Mr. Sadik Caglar or Mr. Hasan Dinç at turkey@euromic.com

Sadik & Hasan

Loreena McKennitt



Leonard Cohen

Anne Sophie Mutter

Istanbul Biennial

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