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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.


ODS Turkey
I’m Changing, Are You Aware Of It?

October 2011

Istanbul is changing and becoming the hottest part of Europe for music, theatre, design, fashion, art and biennia.

First impressions of Turkey reveal a society much more European than one expects, but echoes of a strong, proud, and decidedly Oriental heritage shine through in the arts, culture, music, and folklore.
Turkish culture developed by absorbing the artistic traditions of conquered lands, so more than any one defining style, the Turkish arts are characterized by layers and layers of complexity.


Music - Turkish Music Therapy

Much like the art, architecture, and even food of Turkey, Turkish music blends a wide range of styles and cultures, from Anatolian troubadours on horseback to the commercially successful tunes of arabesque at the top of the charts. Different combinations of styles and genres have given rise to countless new sounds that despite being modern still sound unfamiliar to a Western ear untrained in Eastern modes.

Classical Turkish music began as the music of the Ottoman court, and in an empire composed of a patchwork of cultures; the top composers were Greeks, Armenians, and Jews. Turkish classical music has its origins in the Persian and Arabic traditions, and eventually, the music of the Mevlevi became a major source as well.

Military music had an important role in the successes of the Ottoman Empire, with its thunderous use of percussion aimed at demoralizing an enemy before battle. The Janissary band influenced 18th- and 19th-century European music, in allaturca movements written by Mozart and Beethoven, and operas written by Lully and Handel.


Theatre - Kevin Spacey will be in Istanbul, 05 -09 October

Istanbul Theatre Festival (IKSV) & Istanbul Municipal Theatres will host a special co-production in October. Directed by Sam Mendes and featuring Kevin Spacey in the title role, Richard III will be in Istanbul in October with five special performances.
Richard III, the production of which the world premiere has taken place on June 29 and made tremendous effect, will be put on stage on the nights of Wednesday, October 5; Thursday, October 6; Friday, October 7; Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at 20.30 at HarbiyeMuhsinErtuğrul Stage.
Following the performances in Istanbul on October, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, the production will continue the tour with performances in Beijing, Singapore and Sydney.


Design – Imperfection
Istanbul First Design Biennial
October 13- December 16, 2012

Istanbul Design Biennial will be open to all disciplines of the creative industries in major fields such as urban design, architecture, interior design, industrial design, graphic design, new media design and fashion design, as well as their subfields.Istanbul Design Biennial aims to emphasise the importance of design thinking in business life and will include national and international design exhibitions, thematic presentations, workshops, seminars and other specific projects; where each biennial events will be shaped through a theme.


Film - Life Is Long, Film Is Short
Filmekimi meets its audience October 8-15, 2011

Filmekimiis 10 years old! Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Filmekimi meets its audience October 8-15 this year. Almost 40 movies including those awarded at prestigious festivals, premiered in Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto, along with latest features from masters of cinema will be screened in Filmekimi. With its rich programme, Filmekimi will take place on October 8-15, for eight days in four movie theatres:
Since its inception in 2002, Filmekimi has gathered the immense attention of Istanbulitefilmlovers, and last year, had reached its peak with an audience of 43,000.


Biennial – The 12th IstanbulBiennal has opened!
17th of September – 13th of November, 2011

The 12th Istanbul Biennial explores the rich relationship between art and politics, focusing on artworks that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. It takes as its point of departure the work of the Cuban American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996). Gonzalez-Torres was deeply attuned to both the personal and the political, and also rigorously attentive to the formal aspects of artistic production, integrating high modernist, minimal, and conceptual references with themes of everyday life.

The biennial is composed of five group exhibitions and more than 50 solo presentations, all housed in a single venue, Antrepo 3 and 5. Each of the group shows—Untitled (Abstraction), “Untitled” (Ross), “Untitled” (Passport), Untitled (History), and “Untitled” (Death by Gun)—departs from a specific work by Gonzalez-Torres. These five works are reproduced in the Companion publication and function as thematic anchors for the biennial. Each group show features a large number of works occupying a single room, and is distinguished by its gray walls from the solo presentations. The solo presentations are linked to one or several subjects of the group exhibitions, and push the themes decidedly further.

Visitors are encouraged to become active readers, not just silent recipients, of the artworks presented here. To paraphrase Gonzalez-Torres, the 12th Istanbul Biennial is untitled because meaning is always changing in time and space. In the spirit of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, who genuinely wanted to make this world a better place and believed that his art could be a catalyst for change, we welcome you to the 12th Istanbul Biennial.


Fashion – Istanbul Fashion Week followed by an audience of 30 thousand

Istanbul Fashion Week hosted 21 fashion shows that took place between 7-10 September 2011 with the participation of 22 designers and five brands. Bringing Istanbul to the top of the world fashion agenda for four days, IFW Spring/Summer 2012 was followed by an audience of 30 thousand while a team of 1 thousand rendered services at the events. 250 foreign press members and buying groups from various countries chose Istanbul Fashion Week over New York Fashion Week that was organized at close dates.

Istanbul Fashion Week was organized for the fifth time with an aim to promote Turkish designers and brands in the national and international arena and make a contribution to Turkish economy while increasing the design power in the fashion industry.
George Blodwell, style adviser to Hollywood stars, Darren Lee Darnborough, famous British actor, and Matt Dillon, American actor, director and scriptwriter, were among those who attended IFW Spring/Summer 2012, and the directors of Berlin, Sao Paulo and Belarus Fashion Weeks came to Istanbul to watch the fashion shows held at the event.
Organized in a giant tent set up in front of Tepebaşı TRT parking area, Istanbul Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 takes firm steps toward becoming a regional power.


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

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