This year, Türkiye is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic. As a Turkish woman who shares a birthday with the Republic, I am filled with excitement and pride. Our diverse culture, heritage, and delicious food are all part of what makes Türkiye unique. Türkiye’s history and its location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia have shaped its identity.
To commemorate this special occasion, Google has collaborated with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Cultural Assets and Museums, as well as Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency. Together, they have created Treasures of Türkiye, an online hub on Google Arts & Culture. This platform presents Türkiye’s hidden gems in an innovative way. Google has been supporting Türkiye’s digitization efforts since 2006.
Treasures of Türkiye features over 70 carefully curated stories and 20 virtual tours of museums and heritage sites. For the first time, these sites have been captured in 360 degrees, allowing users to explore them from the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, renowned historian Bettany Hughes takes viewers on an exclusive journey through a documentary series that highlights Türkiye’s rich history and heritage.
Google’s partnership with Türkiye has been instrumental in preserving the country’s cultural treasures and making them accessible to a global audience. Through the digitization efforts, people from all over the world can now explore Türkiye’s heritage without physically being there.
The Republic of Türkiye has a remarkable history that spans centuries. It has been influenced by numerous civilizations and empires that have left their mark on its culture and architecture. From the ancient city of Troy to the Byzantine Empire and the Ottoman Empire, Türkiye’s historical sites are a testament to its vibrant past.
But Türkiye is not just about its history; its natural beauty is equally breathtaking. From the stunning landscapes of Cappadocia to the pristine beaches of the Turkish Riviera, Türkiye offers something for every traveler. Its cuisine is also a highlight, with mouthwatering dishes like Turkish green beans and pilav that evoke memories of home.
As a Turkish woman, I am immensely proud of my heritage and the Republic of Türkiye. The celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding is a momentous occasion that calls for reflection on our past and hope for the future. Treasures of Türkiye is a wonderful platform that allows us to explore and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of our country.
Through the power of technology and collaboration, Google has made Türkiye’s treasures accessible to everyone. Whether you are a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply curious about Türkiye, this online hub provides a unique opportunity to delve into the wonders of this fascinating country.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of this incredible resource and discover the hidden gems that Türkiye has to offer. Let us celebrate this Republic Day with pride and gratitude for the cultural heritage that has shaped us into who we are today.