Turkish Traditions

Why do Turks use Family Words for friends?

This little article is in response to a readers question about why Turks use, Teyze, Amca, Yenge,…

Why Ayran Should be Turkey’s National Drink!

After Erdogans rhetoric that Ayran should be Turkeys national Drink and not Rakı, I found myself in…

Washing the Dishes Turkish Style…….

Washing the Dishes Turkish Style is easy if you know how, but if your not used to…

Turkish New Year | Turkish New Year Traditions

New Year in Turkey has a kind of Christmas feel to it, with Christmas type decorations on…

Food and the Turkish Culture

Food in Turkey plays a huge part of socialising and family time.  Turks by nature are hospitable…

Tea and Gossip | Turkish Ladies Tea Gatherings

One of my favourite traditions in Turkey is the Turkish ladies tea gatherings or as I call…

Traditions when Visiting a Turkish Home

What Traditions when Visiting a Turkish Home should you know?.  The first is Turkish people love to…

The Evil Eye Myth or Fact ?

I love the Evil Eye’s you can buy here in Turkey.  I also know about the stories…

Ayran | A Traditional Turkish Yoghurt Drink

Everywhere you go in Turkey you will notice people drinking Ayran or you will see it in…

Circumcision in Turkey | Circumcision for Boys in Turkey

The other week we were invited to attend a Circumcision Party, unfortunately the weather went against us…