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A long tradition of music therapy at Turkish hospital

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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-02-21

Under the Ottoman Empire music therapy was used by some doctors to treat patients suffering from mental illness. Now, more than 500 years later, the tradition is still going strong at a psychiatric hospital in the northwestern Turkish town of Edirne.

As a presenter on several television programs during the time I have worked in Turkey, I started to dislike one thing: cold, gray, foggy weather. Generally it does not work out for us because the viewer wants nice colorful pictures to watch, especially if the program is a travel program. Going to Edirne is, in that sense, a risky business. Especially during early spring and autumn, Edirne can be covered under a blanket of fog that takes away all the colors and the marvelous wideness of the landscape. But at the same time Edirne becomes a more mystical place because of those weather circumstances...

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Date created : 2013-02-21

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