May 29 marks the anniversary of The fall of Constantinople, in 1453. Although the Byzantine occupants of the city were outnumbered ten to one they fought valiantly against the invading Ottoman army. The 53-day siege and subsequent conquering of the city marked a turning point not just for the Ottoman Empire, but for the future of Islam, Turkey and the wider world.
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After being banished from Rome, St John settled on an island off the coast of Ephesus - now in modern-day Turkey. While there, he had an apocalyptic vision, which he duly noted and turned into the Book of Revelations. The book also carried messages for seven ancient churches - discover what the messages where, and the background of these ancient sites.
While the concept of vegetarianism is slightly puzzling to many Turks, who adore their diet of lamb and beef, it’s actually surprisingly easy to find delicious vegetarian food just about everywhere you go. We give you an overview of the best vegetarian food available in Turkey, from pide, the deliciously crisp Turkish pizza, to dondurma, Turkey's thick, sticky version of ice cream.
In many countries in the world you will find 'ghost towns' whereby civilisation has, for one reason or another, upped and left their homes, never to return. Turkey is home to some of the most fascinating Ghost Villages around, and in this blog we bring to you the must-see abandoned villages in Turkey from Cappadocia to Kayakoy, and take a look at what the future might hold for some of these interesting towns.
We take an exclusive look at three of the fastest upcoming and picturesque towns within Bodrum that are experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity and we want to know why. A Bodrum blog well worth a read including a feature look at what the future holds for this Turkish gem.
"I have many female friends who live and travel around Turkey as solo foreign women. Most are from the UK and a few from countries like Germany or Switzerland. Strangely enough, they all have a common bond in that they feel safer in Turkey than they ever did in their home countries." Natalie Sayin provides us with an interview on travelling and living in Turkey as a solo woman, giving lots of tips and advice to anyone thinking of heading to Turkish shores alone in the near future.
How much of an expert on Turkey do you think you are? Do you know who Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is? Or what year Turkey was formed? How about which currency is used in Turkey? Of course, these are easy questions, but what if we dig a little deeper in the weird and wonderful facts that don't get too much coverage, but just might provide you with a few laughs and chuckles at just weird and wonderful Turkey can be! How many of these facts did you know? Let us know in the comments, and add some of your own.
Still debating where to spend the summer? We think these 11 reasons might just convince you Turkey is the world’s leading summer destination. From culture to food to history to stunning beaches, there's something to tempt just about everyone. Join us on a short trip around the best Turkey has to offer: from the mysteries of Ephesus to the bustling peninsula of Bodrum to the cultural goings-on in Antalya
When it comes to reasons to visit Turkey, food is right up there with beaches and culture for many visitors. And who can blame them? Fresh produce, quality meat and seafood combine to create a range of diverse dishes that reach far beyond the kebab and kofte you find back home. Join us on a culinary tour of Turkey, taking in the best places to enjoy some simply superb regional dishes.
Cultural misunderstandings can happen to us all, and most of the time we can laugh it off our differences. However, add a critical meeting or multi-million dollar deal into the mix and it might not be a laughing matter. Read our guide on how to conduct business in Turkey and strike that deal with confidence.