Thursday July 09 2015
The Ramadan Feast in Turkey is a time for visiting relatives and paying one’s respect to older people. Many Turks give away sweets and desserts during the festival, and children may watch free Turkish shadow…
Friday June 12 2015
Ramazan, or Ramadan as it is called in other countries, is a 30 day long religious holiday of celebrating, fasting and prayer. The holiday should be a time for Muslims to show humility and be…
Monday November 04 2013
Although not openly discussed very often, "second marriages" remain a problem in Turkish society,
Wednesday April 01 2015
Take a look around a typical Turkish lamp store, this one is in Istanbul but you can find plenty in the old bazaar in Antalya too.
Saturday September 27 2008
There are countless stories on the web about foreign women lured in by the charming Turkish men
Friday October 03 2008
Come, come, whoever you are, come. Be you Christian, pagan idolator, still come. This our lodge is not the lodge of hopelessness. If you have broken your wows a thousand times, still come...
Wednesday November 26 2008
"Pardon, what did you say? Yesterday night you were cutting your nails? And you were looking at the mirror while doing that?
Tuesday December 09 2008
“What on earth is this flock of sheep doing at my front door?” This is something a foreigner in Turkey may wonder about these days.
Friday January 23 2009
Will I be pretty? Will I be rich? Will I find love? If there is any hint of an answer to these questions inside our coffee cups, who cares if we cannot afford therapists to…
Monday May 20 2013
My lunch companion seemed to be obsessed by thin dough. Showering me with questions, he wanted to know all about yufka, katmer, baklava and börek.
Sunday July 07 2013
On the eve of the traditional Kirkpinar oil wrestling competition, to be held in its 652nd year in the Edirne province in western Turkey, attention was turning to the “pehlivans,” as the wrestlers are called.
Saturday July 19 2014
The holy month of Ramadan is an age-old tradition that brings fasting by the day and celebrations by the night, the faithful keep their bellies empty while the sun sets ablaze, following the Prophet’s plight
Monday July 28 2014
I could not believe what I heard. He was asking me if I wanted to have a glass of baklava. “Yes,” he said firmly. “I’ll make a baklava cocktail with whisky.”