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Friday, January 24, 2020
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Turkish culture and history

Enjoy our articles all about this fascinating country.

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 Fatima (or Hamsa Hand) is an...
Mount Nemrut West Terrace Sunset 1 B&W - Feature Photo

The colossal stone heads of Nemrut Dağı

One of the many historical sites in Turkey is a unique one located deep in the Anatolian heartland. Nemrut Dağı (Mount Nemrut) The 7,000-foot-tall mountain, Nemrut...

Kurban Bayramı (Feast of Sacrifice)

Kurban Bayramı (Feast of Sacrifice), which occurs 70 days after the end of Ramazan, is a spectacular day of slaughter and feasting...

Unique Turkish Phrases – a saying for every occasion (part two)

Following on from our first article on unique Turkish phrases and idioms, here are more phrases that Turks use in daily life that...
Whistle language of Black Sea nominee for UNESCO

Kuş dili – whistle language of Black Sea is now a University course

Ever wondered how one can whistle his or her way to communicate with others, without uttering a single word? A university in northern Turkey...
Folk dancing - part of the tradition of a particular people or area

Folk dancing – part of the tradition of a particular people or area

If belly dancing is the only dance form you associate with Turkey, you must prepare yourself for a surprise.

The Saz – a single instrument that represents Turkish folk music

Music has existed for as long as mankind has found its voice, and quite possibly before. Every culture of the world has it’s own...

Turkish surnames – a look behind the names

When you think that in England surnames have been used since the 11th century, it is amazing that until 83 years ago...

Turkish street food: the simit

You'll never be out, about and hungry for long in Turkey. There are plenty of street vendors selling a variety of snack...
Ramazan Bayramı - the end of Ramazan

Ramazan Bayramı – the end of Ramazan

Ramazan Bayramı The end of Ramazan is celebrated with a holiday. It starts at sunset on the last day...

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Pegasus Rent A Car – where quality is not coincidence

There is a common perception that hiring a car whilst on holiday is complicated and expensive. That’s where Pegasus...
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