Turkish Traditions

10 Turkish Coffee Facts | Turk Kahve

On our recent trip home to Dikili, I finally learned the art of Turkish Coffee Making.  It’s…

Turkish Weddings Traditions | Arranged Marriages in Turkey

Arranged Marriages in Turkey are very common and I know that these types of marriages get a…

Never Return an Empty Plate | Turkish Traditions

Never return an empty plate is a Turkish tradition I quickly learned.  Not long after we moved…

Can Erik Plum Season | Sour Plum Season Turkey

Between the months of April and May the little green plum known as Can Erik Plum is…

Newroz, The Kurdish New Year

On the 21st of March the day of the Spring Equinox, the Kurdish community celebrate Newroz, The…

Newroz Poem by Piramerd 1948

Newroz Poem by Piramerd 1948 The New Year’s day is today. Newroz is back.An ancient Kurdish festival,…

Newroz Poem by Melayê Cizîrî

Newroz Poem by Melayê Cizîrî Without the light and the fire of Love, Without the Designer and…

Nazar Boncuk | The Evil Eye Bead

I love Nazar Boncuk’s or Evil Eye’s.  I started collecting Jewellery with Nazar Boncuk’s on my first…