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Fun cultural facts about Turkey

13th March 2014 Fun cultural facts about Turkey

PopulationTurkey has 65 million inhabitants of whom 47% live in the countryside

When visiting a Turkish friends house….. Remember to take off your shoes when you enter a Turkish home. It is consider disrespectful to enter a Turkish home wearing your...
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75th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

7th November 2013 Missing Ataturk for 75 years 
November 10th will mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Throughout Turkey they will remember with gratitude and respect Ataturk who was the commander in chief in the Turkish war of Independence and founder of the Grand National...
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Republic day in Turkey

29th October 2013 On the 29th of October 1923, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the 'Republic of Turkey'.
The Republic Day of Turkey is a public holiday throughout Turkey, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. It lasts 35 hours, starting on the...
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10 interesting facts about Turkey

24th October 2013 Here are 10 interesting facts you may not know about Turkey
 
1. Turkey is the third largest country in the world to use FacebookTwo years ago Turkey’s usage of Facebook was almost nothing. However, nowadays it has an astonishing 14 million users, overtaking France and Canada to become...
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What is Kurban Bayram ? (Feast of the Sacrifice)

13th October 2013
What exactly is the Feast of the Sacrifice (Kurban Bayramı) – It’s intriguing, yet sounds like a very strange affair. Perhaps even a little...... scary? ‘Sacrifice’
So let us explore further what Kurban Bayram is all about….
What? – The Feast of the...
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History of Turkish delight

9th August 2013 It has literally delighted millions of people over the years, but have you ever wanted to discover more about this most synonymous of Turkish treats? 
What is it?
Lokum or Turkish delight as it is known comprises of a gel made from starch, sugar corn syrup and water. It contains no gelatine...
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Top tips for haggling in Turkey

25th July 2013 Whether you’re already in Turkey or visiting for a short fun filled trip, you will certainly be looking to fill your bags as well as cases with a treasure trove of goodies. 
Haggling, known as Pazarlik is considered to be an important element in Turkish society. If it is done the right...
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Guide to etiquette in Turkey

19th July 2013 If you are fortunate enough to visit or reside in Turkey, there are some aspects you may not be aware of. This beautiful Aegean country boasts a food culture all of its own as well as that old favourite Turkish delight and some incredible coffee. 
Yet what rules are there on social etiquette?...
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Ramadan

3rd July 2013 This month marks the start of Ramadan, an important period of fasting that Muslim people take part in every year.
In Turkey, Ramadan will start on the 9th July, each year the start and end dates change as they are determined by the moon.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; it is a...
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