Turkey Local Customs

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Turkey Local Customs

  • mosques etiquette

    Istanbul Local Customs

    A common question for visitors to Istanbul is how to dress, specifically for visiting the mosques. Women must cover their knees, shoulders and head, men must cover their knees and shoulders and everyone must remove their shoes. Outside of the mosques there are coverups if you don't have any of the parts covered up that need to be and there are...

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  • local food

    Istanbul Local Customs

    Traditional Turkish icecream is made from milk, sugar, salep flour and mastic gum. These two last ingredients make it stretchy and thick. Salep is a kind of flour made from the bulbs of several kinds of wild orchids. Because the source is rather limited, nowadays the guar gum is commonly used instead. As for the mastic - it's a type of resin from...

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  • tea and coffee

    Istanbul Local Customs

    When you ask a Turkish citizen to think of Turkish coffee, "Kurukahveci Mehmet Efendi" is the one brand which always comes to mind. Named after its founder, "Mehmet Efendi", the company is one of the most well known brands in the country and has been specialising in top quality roasted and freshly ground coffee for over 130 years. Now run by...

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  • clothes

    Istanbul Local Customs

    Istanbul has all the seasons like winter, spring, summer and fall. So check the weather report before your visit. The city is with more than 14 million people and very cosmopolite. Unlike some other muslim countries woman and man wear very modern clothings. I have seen in my last trips all of the famous brands thay have their own shops in...

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  • turkish words

    Istanbul Local Customs

    "Nazar Boncugu" is one of the first words you gonna learn as you are in Turkey and get familiar to the "Turkish Language" ... Its translated as Evil Eye and It stems from a belief that an envious look or glance will bring bad luck or worse still inflict a curse upon the recipient. It is worn in the hope that it will ward off any bad luck or evil...

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  • nargileh

    Istanbul Local Customs

    This is an old looking teahouse where you also get the chance to try out a nargileh (water smoking pipe which bubbles when you suck air out of it). There are a few establishments inside but the one to head for is on you immediate left as you enter as this is the most attractive with lots of pretty lights and seems to be where the majority of...

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  • shoes

    Istanbul Local Customs

    "Shoe Shiners" are traditional and very popular all over the country, summer and winter, you can see them at each and every corner of the city and country. Most of them have a specific area given by the Municipality, but besides, there are younger guys who carry their shoeshine boxes with them all thru the day to several spots of the city,...

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  • bargaining

    Istanbul Local Customs

    In Istanbul, and, I believe, other parts of Turkey as well, it is hard to imagine selling without bargaining. Even in shops, if you see it is like private owned, prices are not always fixed and it is possible to lower them almost twice. Street sellers always bargain, especially if you tell you buy more, but will pay a bit less. In some shops as...

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  • raki (drink)

    Istanbul Local Customs

    In meyhane culture it is very important to stay sober and cool, act reasonable while drinking. I’ve been in meyhanes in which waiters can kick you out if you get drunk and start to sing or talk loudly. But if you drink raki (40-50% of alcohol), it is hard to stay normal. This is why we had many mezes and friends around. You have to drink raki...

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  • hospitality

    Istanbul Local Customs

    Yes, hospitality is a real characteristic of Turkish people, and my room in Dolmabahce Palace was very comfortable. I didn't want to abuse their hospitality, and that's why I didn't accept to stay there, not because the harem was empty as some bad spirits suggested.

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  • phone numbers

    Istanbul Local Customs

    There are 3 major "GSM Operators" in Turkey for using cellphones, which are : TURKCELL www.turkcell.com.tr VODAFONE www.vodafone.com.tr AVEA www.avea.com.tr You can either buy a permanent post paid gsm line and pay the bill on monthly basis or buy a pre paid line only and load it as you want and as much as you want, totally depending on your...

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  • music

    Istanbul Local Customs

    Mehter is the history’s first military band, formed to inspire Ottoman forces and instill fear in their enemies.It led to the formation of similar military bands throughout Europe. In Spain there is a musical style called a la turca. There are two famous pieces of the classical music: Beethoven composed Turkish March in The Ruins of Athens and...

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  • tipping

    Istanbul Local Customs

    Turks are generally a welcoming race of people, eager to help and proud to show off their country. Sometimes the help can become overbearing. People here, once they've assisted you in any small detail, almost instantly expect something in return, and in a country where inflation is skyrocketing, this "return" normally involves the instant demand...

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  • A song From Karaman

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Karaman is 70this is an example for Karaman music..... A song from Karaman

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  • A song From Bayburt

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Bayburt is 69this is an example for Bayburt music..... A song from Bayburt

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  • A song from Aksaray

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Aksaray is 68this is an example for Aksaray music..... A song from Aksaray

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  • A song from Zonguldak

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Zonguldak is 66this is an example for Zonguldak music..... A song from Zonguldak

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  • A song From Yozgat

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Yozgat is 66this is an example for Yozgat music..... A song from Yozgat

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  • A song from Van

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Van is 65this is an example for Van music..... A song from Van

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  • A song From Uşak

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Uşak is 64this is an example for Uşak music..... A song from Uşak

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  • A song from ŞanlıUrfa

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Urfa is 63this is an example for Urfai music..... A song from Urfa

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  • A song from Tunceli

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Tunceli is 62this is an example for Tunceli music..... A song from Tunceli

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  • A song from Trabzon

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Trabzon is 61this is an example for Trabzon music..... A song from Trabzon

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  • A song for Tokat

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Tokat is 60this is an example for Tokat music..... A song from Tokat

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  • A song for Tekirdağ

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Tekirdag is 59this is an example for Tekirdag music..... A song from Tekirdag

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  • A song for Sivas

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Sivas is 58this is an example for Sivas music..... A song from Sivas

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  • A song for Sinop

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Sinop is 57this is an example for Sinop music..... A song from Sinop

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  • A song from Siirt

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Siirt is 56this is an example for Siirt music..... A song from Siirt

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  • A song from Samsun

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Samsun is 55this is an example for Samsun music..... A song from Samsun

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  • A song from Sakarya

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Sakarya is 54this is an example for Sakarya music..... A song from Sakarya

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  • A song from Rize

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Rize is 53this is an example for Rize music..... A song from Rize

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  • A song from Ordu

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Ordu is 52this is an example for Ordu music..... A song from Ordu

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  • A song from Niğde

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Niğde is 51this is an example for Niğde music..... A song from Nigde

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  • A song from Muş

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Muş is 49this is an example for Muş music..... A song from Muş

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  • A song from Nevşehir

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Nevşehir is 50this is an example for Nevşehir music..... A song from Nevşehir

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  • A song from Muğla

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Muğla is 48this is an example for Muğla music..... A song from Muğla

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  • A song from Mardin

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Mardin is 47this is an example for K Maras music..... A song from Mardin

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  • A song from Kahraman Maraş

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of K .Maras is 46this is an example for K Maras music..... A song from K Maras

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  • A song from Manisa

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Manisa is 44this is an example for Manisa music..... A song from Manisa

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  • A song from Malatya

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Malatya is 44this is an example for Malatya music..... A song from Malatya

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  • A song from Kutahya

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Kutahya is 43this is an example for Kutahya music..... A song from Kutahya

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  • A song from Konya

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavor...I decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Konya is 42 this is an example for Konya music...... A song from Konya ] A song from Konya

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  • A song from KOCAELI

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Kocaeli is 41this is an example for Kocaeli music..... A song from Kocaeli

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  • A song from Diyarbakir

    Turkey is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Diyarbakir is 21this is an example for Diyarbakir music please watch the video clip: A song from Diyarbakir

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  • A song from Kars

    TURKIYE , is a very rich country in the folkloric music.Every city has is folkloric flavorI decide to find music for the people which are interested with the local folkloric songsImmatriculation number of Kars is 36this is an example for Kars music..... A song from Kars

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