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Turkish culture and history

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Zafer Bayramı (Victory Day) - a day of National pride

Zafer Bayramı (Victory Day) – a day of National pride

Zafer Bayramı (Victory Day) Every nation has days of special significance. For Turkey, one of the...

Kurban Bayramı (Feast of Sacrifice)

Kurban Bayramı, Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice, which occurs 70 days after the end of Ramazan, is a spectacular day...

Yörük – the nomads of Turkey

Yörük - the nomads of Turkey. For hundreds of years, at the beginning of every summer, they have packed up their belongings and...
The Hamsa or Hand of Fatima - what does it mean?

The Hamsa or Hand of Fatima – what does it mean?

What is the Hand of Fatima? Similar to the evil eye, the open right-hand symbol known as Hand of...
Ramazan Bayramı - the end of Ramazan

“Ramazan Bayramınız Mübarek Olsun”- May your feast be blessed

This week sees the end of the holy month of Ramadan (Ramazan in Turkey). For the second year, coronavirus restrictions mean that...
Turkey’s Hıdırellez spring festival added to UNESCO list

Hıdırellez – Turkey’s spring festival

Hıdırellez is regarded as one of the most important seasonal festivals in both Turkey and parts of the Middle East.
In Photos: Chora Church / Kariye Camii

In Photos: Chora Church / Kariye Camii

Written for Fethiye Times and with photographs by Sue Fockner-Aşık I had the good fortune to visit Chora Church...
All about Ramazan

All about Ramazan 2021

Muslims to observe the holy month of Ramadan under certain restrictions due to pandemic Muslims in Turkey are gearing...

Water cisterns – relics of a bygone era

Dotted around towns and villages, scattered on hilltops or by the roadside, you will see many domed, circular stone buildings and may wonder what they...
Turkish coffee -"bir fıncan kahvenin kırk yıllık hatırı vardır"

Turkish coffee -“bir fıncan kahvenin kırk yıllık hatırı vardır”

The regards given to coffee in Turkey is expressed in the saying "Bir fıncan kahvenin kırk yıllık hatırı vardır" (One cup of...

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Buying property with Turkey Homes – property of the month

Year-on-year house sales in Turkey leapt 113.7% in December, official data showed on Friday, accelerating the surge a month earlier as locals...

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