“Turkish Cuisine Days” in the Intercontinental Hotel Ljubljana on April 16-18

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.

H.E. Turkish Ambassador Esen Altug and GM Intercontinental Ljubljana Milos Cerovic

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.

H.E. Ambassador Esen Altug and State Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dobran Bozis

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.

H.E. Romania’s Ambassador Anton Niculescu, H.E. Turkish Ambassador Esen Altug and H.E. Ukraine’s Ambassador Mykhailo Brodovych

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.

Turkish Airlines GM Ufuk Unal with colleagues

The link to the official Facebook event is:

Source:  Nikola Papak/ Turkish Embassy
Photo: D&C Slovenia