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23Apr

Turkish Cologne: The Country's Weapon for Cleanliness

Turkish cologne is nothing new. The centuries-old liquid and ritual of rubbing your hands and splashing your face with it are engrained in the culture. Yet, as 2020 looked to be a year of doom and[...]

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23Mar

Everyday Turkish Greetings and Expressions to Learn

For language learners of all levels, knowing typical day Turkish greetings and expressions go a long way in daily life. It makes the difference between striking up conversations and forming[...]

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11Mar

Indulge in a Turkish Bath: What to Know About this Ancient Tradition

First-time visitors to Turkey often put a Turkish bath on their bucket list, but it is essential to know that this is no tourist gimmick. It is a time-honoured tradition that stems back centuries.[...]

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11Mar

8 Turkish Proverbs that Reflect the Countrywide Culture

When it comes to Turkish proverbs, expect a vast variety covering many topics. While a few are confined to the history books, many are still used today, and they represent common-sense and practical[...]

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25Jan

Interesting Facts About Istanbul That Will Make You Want to Visit the City

To list interesting facts about Istanbul would take a book. This is no surprise given its iconic status as Turkey’s most prominent city. From the urban infrastructure to food to history to[...]

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25Jan

Sumela Monastery: A Hidden Gem of Trabzon

Out of all the historical sites in Turkey, the 4th century Sumela Monastery stands in a league of its own. Clinging to a cliff facing the Macka National Park in the northeast, western mainstream[...]

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24Jan

Gobeklitepe In Turkey: The World’s First Temple

It has been an exciting 12 months for Gobeklitepe in Turkey. The ancient site that keeps historians and archaeologists captivated with its mysteries, joined the extensive list of Turkey’s[...]

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24Dec

The Seven Hills Of Istanbul: Tracing the City’s Roots

Like Rome, Istanbul was built on seven hills, but this isn’t a canny coincidence. The Byzantine Empire built the city on seven hills to proclaim themselves as the new Rome. It was a deliberate[...]

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27Nov

National Holidays in Turkey 2019

There are a number of national holidays in Turkey throughout the year and public holidays can be a great time to visit and join in on celebrations. Turks are very patriotic and love to commemorate[...]

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27Jun

Superstitions in Turkey: Part Two

This article is part two of our series on superstitions in Turkey. These days most Turks scoff at superstitions and have come to regard them as funny or, on the odd occasion, totally absurd. For[...]

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