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Take Your Seat, Türkiye​​

After 10,000 photographs shot over five expeditions,
Take Your Seat, Türkiye now makes its debut.
 
Welcome to an exotic land whose natural wonders, history, and culture
are matched only by the warmth of its people.

Welcome to Take Your Seat, Türkiye!

Istanbul

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Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Yellow Flowers
Library
Simit
Camlica Mosque
AKM Library
Galata
Vodafone Park
Subway
Library
Galata Tower
Hagia Sophia
Balat
Balat
Ortaköy Mosque
Taksim

Mediterranean

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‘Shoes removed and reverence heightened, we quietly enter Nuruosmaniye Mosque.
In the Fatih district of Istanbul, the‘Light of Osman’ lives up to its name.

The sun illuminates exquisite stained glass as our chair humbly joins an intimate gathering of worshippers.
They openly welcome our message of unity.

 
We are blessed with a very human photograph that shares our connection to each other.’

Sunset
Antalyaspor Stadium
Kekova
Side
Aspendos
Antalya Airport
Alanya Castle
Ruins of Kbyra
Manavgat
Oranges
Koprulu Canyon National Park
Aspendos
Mosque

‘The air is still. The gentle breeze blowing across the Mediterranean
smells of oranges and promise as a new day begins.

This sun, like the sun back home, rises with purpose.

She is beautiful. She is too often ignored.
Her display over Turkey this morning however, commands our attention.’

Anatolia

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Pamukkale
Cannakale
Mount Nemrut
Kula
Gobleki Tepe
Urla
Turbines
Cappadocia
Hatay
Taurus Mountains
Urfa
Gaziantep
Rowboat
Pamukkale
Among friends
Rumkale
Southern Anatolia
Alacati

‘It is 6:20 am. The air is still. The gentle breeze blowing across the Mediterranean

smells of oranges and promise as a new day begins.

This sun, like the sun back home, rises with purpose.

She is beautiful. She is too often ignored.

Her display over Turkey this morning however, commands our attention.’

Ankara

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Symphony Hall
Çorbacı
Anıtkabir
Ankara Kalesi
Farmlands
The Blue Room
Piano
Tuz Gölü

'Anıtkabir, the resting place for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,

founding father of the Turkish Republic, proudly sits on a hilltop overlooking all of Ankara.

The scale of Emil Onat’s design is imposing. The vista equally so.

Amidst all of the magnificent stone and marble, a group of school children cross the square. 

Their youthful enthusiasm brings the meaning of Anıtkabir to life.'

Black Sea Region

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Bicycles
Trabzon
Simsir Forest
Samsun
Stone Arch Bridge
Unye
Basketball
Castle
Picnic
Ferns
Sungulu
Kaçkar Mountains
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Take Your Seat is led by Randy & Spencer VanDerStarren.

 

Together, this father-and-son team has given a chair a voice; one that speaks a universal language of unity, responsibility, and individual power that is being shared with audiences around the world.

Take Your Seat and their director's chair have had the privilege of being hosted in 15 countries and counting. We extend a heartfelt thank you for being part of our chair's ongoing journey! Contact us here.

Behind the scenes

We post all our favourite behind-the-scenes pictures to our Instagram. Follow us here.

Bosporus Bridge
Hatay
Wedding
Izmir
Mosque
Kedi
Alacati
Simsir Forest
Kedi Cikabilir
Turbine
Simit
Hatay
Balat
Poppies
Istiklal
Taksim
Sheep
Göbekli Tepe
Fields
Cappadocia
Pamukkale
Fields
Göbekli Tepe
Istanbul
Mount Nemrut
Istanbul
Tuz Golu
Nuruosmaniye Mosque
Cay
Turkish Airlines
Sheep
Cappadocia

Partners

We wish a heartfelt "​Çok teşekkür ederim!" to the organizations below, and the people behind them, for helping make Take Your Seat, Türkiye a reality.

 

A special thank you is owed to Mr. Mevlüt Yeni, our Turkish brother.
 

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