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CENTER FOR CROSS CULTURAL
COMMUNICATION

OUR VOLUNTEERS WILL TAKE YOU IN A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY

what do we do?

Sharing Turkish and Islamic culture, welcoming tourists in our historic mansion, Amazing presentations about Suleymaniye mosque, Sharing special meals in Ramadan, …

For more than 10 years, we continue to offer all of this and much more with our volunteers for free to provide tourists with a unique cultural experience.

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Presentations

unique cultural experience

WE INTRODUCE TURKISH AND ISLAMIC CULTURE WITH UNIQUE AND FREE PRESENTATIONS!

10’s of people visit us everyday
Be one of them!

OUR VISITORS

Based on 88 reviews.
Niko
Niko
17. December, 2020.
Amazing hospitality and great place to learn on culture! Faith and his lovely team are truly genuine, bright and warming people. They took me in as their own and was able to spend an entire day on in their center, learning so much from them on their culture. They go above and beyond to make sure you feel welcomed and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Highly highly recommended!
Shama F
Shama F
16. December, 2020.
A chance to learn and relax in the shadow of Suleymaniye Camii A welcoming place for the curious visitor, just a couple of minutes from Suleymaniye Camii, with a Byzantine cistern visible through a glass floor, a beautiful relaxing lounge overlooking the bluish grey domes of Suleymaniye Camii, decorated with unique Islamic art (that you will want to acquire), topped with a shaded garden. Most importantly: the Center is run by gracious volunteers who will help you navigate their beautiful city and pick up first hand knowledge about their way of life. This turned out to be a great opportunity to have authentic conversations with Turks and people from all over the world. The tea, baklava and Turkish lunch were just icing on the cake.
Nuri Y
Nuri Y
16. December, 2020.
🌍🌍🌍 Çok sıcak ve güzel bir ortam, geleneksel Türk mimarisini yansıtan bir mekanda Türk misafirperverliğini başka ülkelerden gelen misafirlere gösteriyorlar, onlara muazzez dinimizi de anlatıyorlar, ALLAH yollarını açık etsin!!!
Jasmina H
Jasmina H
17. November, 2020.
Beautifull Mosque and extraordinary volunteers I am so happy and thankful that we met Betul while visiting Suleymaniye Mosque. She told us not only about the Mosque, but also about Islam and Istanbul. She also had answers for all of our questions about islam and mosques. Eventhought we were tired because of walking whole day, we could listen Betul for hours, she is so interesting and has a great personality. Wish that we had more time to spend with her and other volunteers. Istanbul became even better place in our hearts because of Betul and this beautifull experience ❤️
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Jocelyn Valenti… G
16. November, 2020.
Gratefulness Agradezco el gran trabajo realizado por los voluntarios Fatih y Ayşe, fue un gran día en Estambul aprendiendo acerca de la religión y cultura islamica. Nunca olvidaremos ese gran día y las buenas personas que conocimos.
Ниk
Ниk
16. November, 2020.
Thank you so much dear friends!!! Каждый, кто приезжает в Стамбул, обязательно должен посетить это место. Сегодня случайно побывали и остались невероятные, тёплые, приятные и незабываемые впечатления. Однозначно рекомендуем это место всем туристам, кто интересуется историей. В мечете нам повезло и с нами заговорили волонтёры Осман и Эмина, предложили задать интересующие нас вопросы о истории, мечетях, Стамбуле. После этого пригласили нас в их центр, где мы пили очень вкусный чай с турецкими сладостями и разговаривали на разные темы. В самом конце нам подарили подарки в виде памятных кружек и Корана на русском языке (мы были невероятно благодарны). Красивое место с прекрасным видом. Настоящее турецкое гостеприимство и душевные люди. Это действительно уникальный центр, где очень начитанные, культурные и умные люди помогут вам лучше узнать историю или просто побеседовать на любые темы. Большое спасибо всем волонтёрам, организаторам, спонсорам за это невероятное место и возможность в нем побывать. Спасибо нашим прекрасным волонтёрам Осману и Эмине. Невероятно, не можем описать словами наш восторг. Polina Elena
514_Vladimir
514_Vladimir
14. November, 2020.
Suleymaniye Cultural Info Center Experience November 2020 What a surprise and fantastic hospitality provided by Mr. Fatih Ozkan (Project Coordinator) whom I met during his volunteering program at Suleymaniye Mosque. Mr. Fatih has offered us detailed literature about Suleymaniye Mosque and invited us to Suleymaniye Cultural Info Center for a Turkish tea, baklava and the most important TALK! We were presented with a very important books in our religion and I do recommend people to visit the Cultural Center to learn more about Islam! People, you must know that Islam is a peaceful religion as all other religions in the world, so, if you plan to visit Suleymaniye Mosque, please visit Suleymaniye Cultural Info Center to know more about Islam. Remember: the more you know, the more people you worth!
Анна Б
Анна Б
12. November, 2020.
Advice to visit We are from Russia. We were afraid to enter the mosque because we were afraid to do something wrong, we were afraid that someone would take it as an insult and be aggressive towards us. It’s so good that we visited Sulimanie! There we met a volunteer named Fatih. He kindly gave us an excursion and shared some interesting literature. Then he invited us to the center, where we were treated to coffee and baklava. It is very pleasant that people absolutely disinterestedly shared their benefits with us, even gave us a gift! They refused gratitude in the form of money. In a conversation with Fatih, we dispelled all our fears in relation to Islam, a beautiful culture. Thanks to Fatih for the informative conversation, thanks to the organizers of the center and sponsors for such a wonderful idea, which is aimed at merging and understanding different cultures. Artem and Anna.
Dandrewx
Dandrewx
10. November, 2020.
Perfect place to learn more about Süleymaniye mosque This is a very nice place to learn more about Süleymaniye mosque this amazing iconic mosque in Istanbul, here you will learn about what is the purpose of the mosque and the reality of Muslim community and to find very friendly staff that will provide you with truthful information and you will Definitely enjoy your visit to this center. I will suggest you to stop here and see the great videos and taste the delicious traditional Turkish coffee or the traditional turkish tea that they will share with you to spend a beautiful moment learning from local turkish staff about what is a regular life in turkey istambul.
Bennet Z
Bennet Z
10. November, 2020.
Süleymaniye mosque Betül was such a nice guide. Really enjoyed my time. We had creat conversations. The Baklava was very tasty 🙂