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​​ADAPAZARI Turkey
Louisville's Sister City since 2012
Committee Co-Chairs
 Peggy Cummins 
 Mirac Ozkir
Contact us at:  Adapazari@sclou.org

 


Upcoming Events

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Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early - Join us on February 9th @ 7p for 

"Turkish Delight: Coffee, Sweets & Poetry Night"​

Sister Cities of Louisville and the American Turkish Friendship Association of Kentucky present “Turkish Delight: Coffee, Sweets & Poetry Night,” a new way to celebrate Valentine’s Day Palace on Thursday, February 9th at 7 pm at the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (2500 Montgomery Street, Suite 6 40212). The event is free, although reservations and donations are encouraged. 

For more information and to reserve your seat, please click here! 


City Information

Adapazari is the capital city of Sakarya province on Turkey's coast with the Black Sea. The city's history dates back to 378 BC. Ancient settlers included Lydians and Persians, but Adapazari got its historic identity from the Roman and Byzantine rulers, followed by the Ottoman Empire. It is not far from one of the world's major metropolitan cities, Istanbul, and the city has grown continuously due to its location since the 1950s.

Adapazari is conveniently located with a close proximity to Istanbul for industrial, agricultural, and touristic investments. Because the industry becomes particularly dense in the neighboring cities of Istanbul, Adapazari has an advantageous geographical location.

Sakarya University (SAU) in Adapazari is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Turkey with its academic units and technical infrastructure. SAU is the first and the only public university that holds both ISO-2002 and EFQM Quality and Excellence Certificates.

Adapazari has received migration from different regions of Balkans, Caucuses, the Central Asia and Turkmens. As a result, the province has become a complete and compassionate mosaic of different cultures. This unique circumstance has affected crafts, architecture, and lifestyle.

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