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    Coming up ...in 2017

    1. Turkish Language Conference for teachers in May 2017 Saturday Presenter from Yunus Emre Institution

    2. More Planning Seminars on the new Victorian Turkish Language Curriculum

    3. Research Project to promote Turkish in Australia

    You can find the new Australian Turkish Curriculum and links to other related documents on our website

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        Calendar and Weather

    Calendar & Weather

    Holidays

    National Public Holidays:
    January 1: New Year's Day.
    April 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day
    May 19: Ataturk Commemoration and Youth and Sports Day
    August 30: Victory Day
    October 29: Republic Day

    Religious Public Holidays:
    March 5-8: Kurban Bayram (Eid al Adha)
    December16-18: Ramazan Bayram or Seker Bayram (Eid al Fitr)

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    Principal Turkish International Culture and Art Festivals

    Traditional Manisa Mesir Festival
    Manisa, April 1-7

    International Istanbul Film Festival
    Istanbul, May 2 - April 17

    International 23 April Child Festivity
    Ankara, April 23

    International Ankara Film Festival
    Ankara, April 26 - May 9

    International Ankara Music Festival
    Ankara, April 27 - May 20

    Yunus Emre Culture and Art Week
    Eskişehir, May 6 - 10

    International Ankara Cartoon Festival
    Ankara, May 7 - 11

    Denizli International Amateur Theaters Festival
    Denizli, May 7 - 14

    International Istanbul Theater Festival
    Istanbul, May 19 - June 3

    Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival
    Antalya, June

    International Istanbul Music Festival
    Istanbul, June 9 - July 4

    International Bursa Festival
    Bursa, June 12 - July 12

    Bilkent International Theater Meeting
    Ankara, June 15 - 25

    International Izmir Festival
    Izmir, June 15 - July 15

    International Pamukkale Music and Culture Festival
    Denizli, July 22 - 27

    International Commagene Festival
    Adıyaman, June 25 - 27

    Alaçatı International Child and Youth Theaters Festival
    Izmir, June 28 - July 3

    Nasrettin Hodja Festival
    Konya, July 5 - 10

    Traditional Kırkpınar Oil-Wrestling Festivies
    Edirne, July 5 - 11

    International Istanbul Jazz Festival
    Istanbul, July 7 - 18

    Çeşme Sea Festivity and International Song Contest
    Izmir, July 20 - 25

    Bilkent International Anatolia Music Festival
    Ankara, August 14

    International Hacı Bektaş Veli Memorial Celebrations
    Nevşehir, August 16 - 18

    Izmir Fair International Folk Dances Festival
    Izmir, September 4 - 12

    International Istanbul Biennial
    Istanbul, September 17 - November 8

    International Atatürk Dam Water Sports Festival
    Şanlıurfa, October 2 - 3

    Alanya International Culture and Art Festival
    Alanya, October 3 - 5

    Şanlıurfa International Culture and Art Week
    Şanlıurfa, October 14 - 26

    Demre International Noel Baba (St. Nicholas) Memorial Celebrations
    Antalya, December 3 - 7

    Mevlana Memorial Celebrations
    Konya, December 10 - 17

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    Conventions and Meetings in 2001:

    Second Congress of American-Turkish-Israeli Chemical Engineering
    Ankara, March 2001

    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. H.O. Ozbelge (Ankara)
    Phone: 90 312 210 2601 / Fax: 90 312 210 1264

    Heart and Brain - 5th International Conference on Stroke and 2nd Conference of the Mediterranean Stroke Society
    Istanbul, March 2001
    Contact Person: P.O. Box 50006, 61500 Tel Aviv Israel
    Phone: 972 3 514 0018 - 514 0019 / Fax: 972 3 517 56 74 - 514 00 77
    http://www.kenes.com/stroke5

    Cardiocon 2001 - 10th International Student Congress of Cardiology
    Adana, April or May 2001
    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Esmeray Acarturk (Adana)
    Phone: 90 3222 338 6670 / Fax: 90 322 338 6933

    ECCMID - 11th European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    Istanbul, April 2001
    Contact Person: TOP-KON Tourism Ltd. Co., Istanbul
    Phone: 90 216 467 0647 / Fax: 90 216 467 0651
    http://www.topkon.com
    congress@topkon.com

    6th NATO Symposium on Quality and its Assurance
    Ankara, May 2001
    Contact Person: Milli Savunma Bakanligi, Ankara
    Phone: 90 312 402 5271 / Fax: 90 312 417 548

    International Symposium on Conservation of Movable Cultural Property in Turkey
    Ankara, May 2001
    Contact Person: Ankara University, Baskent Meslek Yuksekokulu, Dil ve Tarih Cografya Fakultesi
    Phone: 90 312 483 2278

    Congress on Gevher Nesibe Medical Days
    Kayseri, May 2001

    Contact Person: Erciyes University, Office of the Dean of Medical Faculty
    Phone: 90 352 437 49 - 437 4911 / Fax: 90 352 437 5285

    Symposium on 100 Years of the Structure of the Turkish Society in the Commemoration of 120th Anniversary of the Birth Date of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
    Ankara, May 2001
    Contact Person: Hacettepe University, Institute of the History of Turkish Revolution
    Phone: 90 312 299 2076 / Fax: 90 312 299 2076

    Western European Armament Group (WEAG) Panel I Meeting
    Izmir, May 2001

    Contact Person: Ministry of National Defense
    Phone: 90 312 402 3391 - 402 3374 / Fax: 90 312 425 0073

    2nd Istanbul Symposium on Urolithiasis
    Istanbul, May 2001
    Contact Person: Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Urology

    13th International Intensive Care Symposium
    Istanbul, May 2001
    Contact Person: Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Anesthesiology
    Phone: 90 212 531 3126 - 631 8767 / Fax: 90 212 533 2083

    XXVIth International Congress on Group Psychothreapies
    May 2001
    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Hakan Kumbasar
    Phone: 90 312 362 3030- 362 6671 / Fax: 90 312 319 1933
    http://www.grup-psikoterapi.kongresi.gen.tr

    Sediment Transport Technology Course
    Ankara, June 2001
    Contact Person: General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works
    Phone: 90 312 399 2792 (3 Lines) / Fax: 90 312 399 2795

    2nd nternational Conference and Exhibition of Design and Production
    Cesme-Izmir, June 2001

    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Bilgin Kaftanoglu (Ankara)
    Phone: 90 312 210 5225 / Fax: 90 312 210 1275

    VIth International Turkish Folklore Congress
    Ankara, June 20001
    Contact Person: Ministry of Culture, Ankara
    Phone: 90 312 431 0320 / Fax: 90 312 431 0297

    Congress on Urban / Regional Development: "Tourism Planning"
    Icel, June 20001
    Contact Person: Mersin University, Mersin
    Phone: 90 324 361 0013 / Fax: 90 324 361 0062

    8th World Congress of the International Federation of Society for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH-01)
    Istanbul, June 2001

    Contact Person: Turkish Society of Hand Surgery and Upper Extremities
    Phone: 90 312 285 0202 - 285 0303 / Fax: 90 312 287 2390
    travfak@pallas.dialup.ankara.edu.tr

    International Molecular Biotechnology Symposium
    Trabzon, June 2001
    Contact Person: Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon
    Phone: 90 462 325 3223 - 325 2581 / Fax: 90 462 325 3195

    Congress on Characterization Problems in Statistics
    Ankara, June 20001

    Contact Person: Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Ankara
    Phone: 90 312 212 6720 - 212 1258 /Fax: 90 312 223 2395

    International Conference on Special Education
    Antalya, June 20001
    Contact Person: Anadolu University, Institute of the Disabled, Eskisehir
    Phone: 90 222 335 0580 - 335 3740 / Fax: 90 3222 335 0579

    Meeting on Search for Livable Environments and Architecture
    Trabzon, July 2001

    Contact Person: Karadeniz Technical University, Dept. of Architecture, Trabzon
    Phone: 90 462 325 3223 - 325 2605 - 325 2686 - 325 2626 / Fax: 90 462 325 3205 - 325 7405

    Congress of Soroptimist of Federation of Europe
    Istanbul, July 2001
    Contact Person: TOP-KON Tourism Ltd. Co., Istanbul
    Phone: 90 216 467 0647 (4 Lines) / Fax: 90 216 467 0651
    congress@topkon.com
    http://www.topkon.com

    Paleoforams 2001 - International Conference on Paleozoic Benthic
    Ankara, August 2001

    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Demir Altiner
    Phone: 90 312 210 2680 - 427 5195 / Fax: 90 312 210 1263
    demir@metu.edu.tr
    altiner@tubitak.gov.tr

    VIII. European Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse
    Istanbul, August 2001

    Contact Person: Magister Tours, Inc., Istanbul
    Phone: 90 212 230 0000 / Fax: 90 212 284 4030

    5th International Workshop on Mechatronics Design and Modelling
    Ankara, September 2001

    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Erden
    Phone: 90 312 210 2584 / Fax: 90 312 210 1329
    erden@metu.edu.tr

    International Izmir Ceramics Symposium
    Izmir, September 2001

    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Sevim Cizer
    Phone: 90 232 238 9076 / Fax: 90 232 239 0594

    XXXIst Annual Congress of European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT 2001)
    Istanbul, September 2001

    Contact Person: Mehmet Sungur
    Phone: 90 212 278 1018 / Fax: 90 212 280 3961

    Vth International METU Conference in Economics
    Ankara, September 2001

    Contact Person: METU, Dept. of Economics, Ankara
    Phone: 90 312 210 2068 / Fax: 90 312 210 1244

    International Conference of EUMETSAT Users
    Ankara, September 2001

    Contact Person: Prime Ministry, Dept. of Weather Forecast, Ankara
    Phone: 90 312 359 7545 / Fax: 90 312 360 2551

    4th International Geology Symposium
    Adana, September 2001

    Contact Person: Cukurova University, Faculty of Engineering-Architecture
    Phone: 90 322 338 6786 - 338 6635 - 338 6715 / Fax: 90 322 338 6126

    Training Seminar on Audio-Visual Communication in Family Health
    Ankara, September-October 2001

    Contact Person: Ministry of Health
    Phone: 90 312 435 6440 (20 Lines) / Fax: 90 312 431 4879

    International Symposium on Metropolitan Planning
    Istanbul, October 2001

    Contact Person: Assoc. Prof. Yuksel Dincer
    Phone: 90 212 259 7070 - 259 2463 / Fax: 90 212 261 0549

    XIVth European Neuropsychopharmacology Congress
    Istanbul, October 2001

    Contact Person: Clinical Psychopharmacology Society, Ankara University
    Phone: 90 312 310 6268 / Fax: 90 312 310 6268

    23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE (International Electric-Electronic Engineering) and EMBS (Engineering in Medicine Biology Society)
    Istanbul October 2001

    Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Yorgo Stefanopulos
    Phone: 90 212 257 5030 / Fax: 90 212 257 5030

    Congress on Housing Market
    Istanbul, November 2001

    Contact Person: Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
    Phone: 90 212 259 7070 - 259 2345 / Fax: 90 212 260 9890

    Mediterranean Sports Sciences Congress
    Antalya, November 2001

    Contact Person: Akdeniz University, School of Physical Education and Sports
    Phone: 90 242 227 4535 / Fax: 90 242 227 1116

    VIIIth National Congress on Behcet's Diseases (With International Participation)
    Istanbul, December 2001

    Contact Person: Istanbul University, Faculty of Medicine
    Phone: 90 212 635 2939 / Fax: 90 212 531 0986

    Seminar on Participation to the Projects of NAMSA and NATO Infrastructure
    Event Location Ankara

    Contact Person: Ministry of National Defense, Dept. of Military Procurement
    Phone: 90 312 402 3247 / Fax: 90 312 417 7342

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    Weather

    Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean Coasts:
    These coasts have a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The swimming season becomes shorter as one travels north:

    Marmara and North Aegean:
    June to September

    South Aegean and Mediterranean:
    April to October

    Black Sea Coast:
    Temperate climate with warm summers, mild winters and relatively high rainfall.

    Central Anatolia:
    These areas have a steppe climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters.

    Eastern Anatolia:
    Long snowy, cold winters with mild summers.

    Southeast Anatolia:
    These areas have a hot summer with mild, rainy winters.

    Average air temperatures for major cities in celsius:

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    ANTALYA 10 11 13 16 20 25 28 28 25 20 15 12
    IZMIR 9 10 11 16 20 25 28 27 23 18 15 10
    ISTANBUL 5 6 7 12 16 21 23 23 20 16 12 8
    TRABZON 6 6 7 11 15 20 22 22 19 15 12 9
    ANKARA 0 1 5 11 16 20 23 23 18 13 8 2
    ERZURUM -9 -7 -3 5 11 15 19 20 15 9 2 -5
    DIYARBAKIR 2 2 8 14 19 26 31 31 25 17 10 4

     

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