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Tulip festival creates jobs in Turkey

Local government using festival of flower usually associated with the Netherlands to celebrate Istanbul's culture.

Last updated: 13 Apr 2014 18:19
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Tulips are usually associated with the Netherlands. But in Turkey they are reclaiming the flower they say they introduced to the world.

Over 300 years ago the tulip was used as a symbol of a renaissance period in Istanbul. Now the local government is using it to create jobs and celebrate Istanbul's culture.

Al Jazeera's Jamal El Shayyal reports from Istanbul.

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