Turkish Days in New York, the biggest Turkish festival to have been organized in New York so far, started in Grand Central Station last Thursday. Both sides of Vanderbilt Hall were redesigned for the festival (September 16-17). Vanderbilt Hall had a completely different ambiance with two giant two-dimensional photographs of İstanbul’s Yeni Cami mosque. Stands introducing traditional arts and crafts were set up, with ushers in various styles of clothing symbolizing the many civilizations that were established in Anatolia. The festival continues on Sunday, September 19 for the GRAND BAZAAR IN THE CITY (9 AM to 6 PM) at 41st Street, betweem 6th Avenue and Broadway. The TURKISH MOVIE FESTIVAL will take place on September 20-21 (7 PM-11 PM) at the New York Film Academy.