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Istanbul's Hilye and Prayer Bead Museum | Traditional Art | Showcase

Call it a hobby or an obsession; people have been collecting art for millennia and for a myriad of reasons. Some acquire pieces of art purely for the love of it, some as a financial investment, while others see it as something that's simply done once they begin to move through certain social circles. In the end, there are as just as many motives as there are collectors. Showcase's Kerry Alexandra happened to meet up with one of them. Mehmet Cebi is one of Turkey's top art collectors who has amassed a vast and unique collection of Islamic art and founded The Hilye and Prayer Bead Museum in Istanbul.

The Seventh Continent: Pera Museum

The Seventh Continent: Pera Museum

Kutahya ceramics in Istanbul | Exhibitions | Showcase

Kutahya ceramics in Istanbul | Exhibitions | Showcase

Showcase: 45th Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Showcase: 45th Art and Antiques Fair Olympia

Leaden Circles Dissolved in the Air | Exhibitions | Showcase

Leaden Circles Dissolved in the Air | Exhibitions | Showcase

Turkish President Erdogan Visits Saudi Arabia to Normalise Relations

Turkish President Erdogan Visits Saudi Arabia to Normalise Relations

Israel Adds China’s Yuan to Its Foreign Currency Reserves

Israel Adds China’s Yuan to Its Foreign Currency Reserves

Turkish Foreign Minister on Six-Nation Latin America tour

Turkish Foreign Minister on Six-Nation Latin America tour

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Riots Erupt in Sweden After Planned Quran Burning

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Libya Shuts Down its Biggest Oil Field Amid Political Standoff

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Russia Warns of Consequences if Sweden and Finland Join NATO

Türkiye Launches Operation Claw Lock Against the PKK in Northern Iraq

Türkiye Launches Operation Claw Lock Against the PKK in Northern Iraq

Turkish Football Clubs Host Ukrainian Teams in Charity Match

Turkish Football Clubs Host Ukrainian Teams in Charity Match

Georgia Condemns Elections in South Ossetia, Blames Russia For Illegal Act

Georgia Condemns Elections in South Ossetia, Blames Russia For Illegal Act

How Turkiye Uses a Mix of Humanitarian Aid and Dialogue in Its Foreign Policy

How Turkiye Uses a Mix of Humanitarian Aid and Dialogue in Its Foreign Policy

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US Lawmakers Urge President Biden to Send More Drones to Ukraine

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Why is Turkiye Best Suited to Help Evacuate the Injured Out of Mariupol?

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