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Chicago Turkish World Festival 

When: Sat., Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2008
Phone: 312-215-2337
www.turkishworldfestival.com
Not just Turkey but other alumni of the Ottoman Empire from the Balkans and central Asia are represented at this festival of folk dance and music (see listing in Music). An Azerbaijan folk dance ensemble performs Saturday at 11:30 AM and 7:30 PM and Sunday at 11:30 AM. Ahiska (a Turkish ethnic group) dance is performed Saturday at 1 PM. Mehmet Zeki Maviyildiz's Turkish folk dance ensemble performs Saturday at 5 and 8:30 PM and Sunday at 12:30 PM. There's Bosnian folk dance Sunday at 3:30 PM and Kyrgyz folk dance Sunday at 4 PM.

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