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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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Istanbul Celebrates Autumn with Two Major Events...

October 2009


When you come to Istanbul do not leave the city without:

- Seeing two of the masterpieces of religious art of Istanbul: HagiaSophiaMuseum and Sultanahmet Mosque & See the stored Byzantian findings and icons inside St.Sophia on the upper gallery storage rooms

- Appreciating the many art and cultural displays in Istanbul Modern Art and SabanciMuseums

- Visiting the palaces of the Ottoman Sultans: TopkapiPalace, DolmabahçePalace and BeylerbeyiPalace

- Visiting the lively and colorful Ortaköy Bazaar

- Taking a boat cruise at the Bosporus and to the Princes´ Islands

- Seeing a panorama view of Istanbul from GalataTower and Pierre Loti District

- Eating fish in Bosporus or Kumkapi District or in Taksim Çiçek Bazaar

- Cruising with  the boats of the Ottoman Sultans on the Golden Horn with an historian

- Sit and practice making jewelry in the Grand Bazaar with a master jeweler

- Enjoy a course on how to make carpets with Anatolian girls,

- Go fishing on the Bosphorus with local fisherman.

- Fish barbeque on a small boat on the Bosphorus, an unusual dinner experience with 20 different mezes (antipastos)

- A helicopter ride to Troy and visit the Gallipoli war memorials with a military historian

- Discover the Byzantine world of Istanbul with a Byzantine heritage expert.

- Sailing around the PrincessIslands in Istanbul

- Have a drink at Mikla Bar in Istanbul and watch the old city glow.

 

ODS Turkey and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) continue their partnership for the coming festivals and Istanbul Biennial, ODS Turkey acting as a solution partner for the foreign visitors of the IKSV Festivals and the Biennial offering accommodation, transportation, restaurant & club booking, city information and sightseeing services suitable for every guest’s profile and budget.
\'Denn wovon lebt der Mensch?\', translated into English as \'What Keeps Mankind Alive?\'. The song closes the second act of the play The Three penny Opera, written exactly 80 years ago by Bertolt Brecht in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann and Kurt Weill.”

 

11th International Istanbul Biennial Opening Events

The panel \'Cultural Agencies\' seeks to expose new forms of cultural collaboration and institution building. The participants will present projects that have either subverted the conventional infrastructure of cultural institutions for political and social agendas or have deliberately left the comfort of globally, networked cultural operations or state-animated cultural infrastructure. Instead, they explore the largely ignored narratives of volatile, local, political, social and cultural contexts. Hidden to the gaze of the outsider, the apparent void is occupied by a multitude of new forms of \'agency\', which are informal, semi-formal, familial, kinship based, communal, religious, or political. While lack of funding and support is ubiquitous, the absence of a formal state infrastructure has been counteracted through the combined spirit of free agency, self-help, improvisation, or an expression of simply surviving. Panel presentations will explore the contexts of Cairo, Tehran, the urban transformation of Istanbul, and the Beyond of the center-specific, cultural bubble.

A project by \'Cultural Agencies\' -a non-profit initiative curated by Nikolaus Hirsch, Philipp Misselwitz and Oda Projesi.

Hosted by Platform Garanti / Garanti Galeri in collaboration with Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Städelschule Frankfurt.

The project has been made possible through the generous support of the German Allianz Kulturstiftung and RHYZOM -a collaborative network for local cultural production and trans-local dissemination funded by the European Commission.

 

Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.

Istanbul is the host city for the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (Bank) and the International Monetary Fund (Fund). The Annual Meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and discussion of issues related to poverty reduction, the world economic outlook, effective aid, and economic development.

When, where, and who?

The 2009 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on October 6-7, 2009. The Board of Governors for each institution consists of one governor from each of the institutions’ member countries, typically the Finance Minister, central bank governor, or Minister of Development. During the Annual Meetings, the Boards of Governors decide on major policy issues related to the future work of the two institutions, which are subsequently implemented by their respective Executive Boards.
 

 

News about Istanbul...

Topkapi Palace chamber opened to public for first time.

Brought to Istanbul following Sultan Selim I´s conquest of Egypt, the Mukaddes Emanetler (Sacred Trusts) have been carefully preserved in the Topkapi Palace for long years but are only now viewable by the public.

 

    

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

Plan your stay

Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus

Princess Island, Istanbul

2010 bienal

IMF

Topkapi Palace