When people move abroad they're either motivated by 'push' or 'pull factors'. We've covered Turkey's pull factors a lot: beautiful beaches, sunshine, the Mediterranean lifestyle are some good examples. Push factors, the reasons people leave their countries and set off for a new life, are varied. We explore some of the reasons people are upping stakes and leaving home. How many of these factors are influencing you, and will they be enough to push you to action?
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Authenticity is vanishingly rare in our mass-produced world. We know what it's like to need uniqueness in your life, something real and one-of-a-kind. These authentic Turkish homes are not simply bricks and mortar: they represent tradition, elegance and style. They offer an authentic Turkish lifestyle far from your everyday world. From rustic farmhouse cottages to beautifully designed stone villas with private pools, this collection of traditional Turkish properties will appeal to those seeking a way to escape the sameness of modern life.
Rumours that Leonardo DiCaprio might play Rumi in an upcoming biopic has prompted a surge of interest in the Persian poet. The Sufi scholar lived and worked quietly in Rum - modern-day Konya - until a chance meeting changed his life forever, prompting a huge body of poetry and the whirling dervish movement and dance that still captivates audiences today.
You learn something new every day: especially when the subject is Turkey. With thousands of years and a continent-spanning geography to draw on it's hardly surprising this fascinating country is chock-full of interesting, incredible and downright weird facts. Learn some new and surprising things about this fantastic country - and let us know your own favourite facts about Turkey.
The thirty-day holy month of Ramadan has kicked off in Turkey and elsewhere in the Muslim world. We fill you in on what will happen around the country during this period of fasting, prayer and celebration. Many non-Muslims are reluctant to get involved in this ancient festival, but the reality is everyone is welcome to join in the festivities - and sample some very delicious food.
One of the most popular tours on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey is to sea kayak or take a lazy day boat trip over the sunken ruins of Kekova. Followed by a short trip across the water to the rustic and rather surreal village of Simena, this tour is popular with everyone from children to adults. However, what is it about Kekova and Simena that has earned it a favourable reputation with holidaymakers of all nationalities?
Browse through any popular travel brochure for Turkey and you will read about the most famous and popular holiday resorts of Fethiye, Marmaris, and Antalya. All are glorious within their own right but there is a hidden gem tucked away on the Mediterranean coast that is Patara. Patara is a small rustic destination with a gorgeous beach, historical ruins, and notable status as home to one of the world’s most famous people. Have a read about why you should visit Patara this summer.
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.
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.