Tulip festival creates jobs in Turkey

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.