As part of their cultural activities, the Turkish Embassy in Ljubljana in cooperation with the Intercontinental Hotel is hosting the “Turkish Cuisine Days” on April 16-18, 2019. During the event in the Intercontinental Hotel Ljubljana, a Turkish master chef from the Intercontinental Hotel Istanbul Mr. Murat Tektaş is preparing select Turkish dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Turkish cuisine is one of the world’s most delicious and rich. Turkish people are very passionate about food, and their art of cooking has a long and deep-rooted tradition. Diversity and full flavors make it famous throughout the world, a fact also well known by the Slovene people.
“Turkey is a country, where history meets with culture. This is one of the reasons, why Turks have such a rich and refined culinary tradition. As the Turkish Embassy in Ljubljana, we attach utmost importance to increase the level of cultural interactions between friendly Slovene and Turkish peoples. Having spoken about cultural interactions, I would like to inform you that 2019 has been declared in Turkey as the Year of Göbeklitepe, which is called by the archeologists as the “Zero Point in Time”, Her Excellency Turkish Ambassador to Slovenia Esen Altug said.
Göbeklitepe Archeological Site, located in Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List 2018. Göbeklitepe shook the theory of the reason for shift from hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a settled life and changed the understanding of human history. The excavations revealed that Göbeklitepe, was established as a temple rather than a settlement.
In other words, the fact that Göbeklitepe Neolithic Site served as a temple that congregated hunter-gatherers on religious occasions, refutes the globally accepted thesis that agriculture encouraged humans to establish settlements and to engage in developing arts and religion. With a history dating back 12.000 years, Göbeklitepe was built 4.600 years before the oldest cities of Mesopotamia, known as the cradle of civilizations; 6.600 years before Stonehenge of England and 7.100 years prior to the Pyramids in Egypt. How such an architectural complex was built during the Neolithic Period, at a time when only simple hand tools were used and how it was preserved so well and undamaged are yet to be discovered.
The link to the official Facebook event is:
Source: Nikola Papak/ Turkish Embassy
Photo: D&C Slovenia