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17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey

17 ways to deal with homesickness when you move to Turkey

It's rare to find the expat in Turkey who hasn't been afflicted at some point by homesickness. Whether it's a longing for your home, the loved ones you left behind - or even just your favourite food - homesickness is something every newcomer to Turkey will deal with at some point. Read our guide to the symptoms of homesickness, and how to combat its effects. 


Turkey's long, lustrous love affair with the moustache

Turkey's long, lustrous love affair with the moustache

Turkey has a long love affair with the moustache. Dating back to Ottoman times, Turks have sported a variety of upper-lip dos, some impressive, some just strange. However, did you know there's more to moustaches than meets the eye? Read on to discover how moustaches are more than just a facial hairstyle: they can tell you a whole lot about their owner.

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How Turkish television is taking over the world

How Turkish television is taking over the world

From Albania to Argentina, Turkish television is rapidly colonising the globe. Its dramatic storylines - and luxuriant moustaches - are captivating the hearts and minds of television addicts from many different cultures. Discover why Turkish drama is so beloved by different countries and cultures.

7 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 54 Minutes ago

Famous Handicrafts of Turkey

Famous Handicrafts of Turkey

It is inevitable that when man perfects an art skill, a stream of respect and admiration follows. This is true in particular areas of Turkey well known for developing certain handicrafts because many skilled artists and craftsmen, use simple tools or construct an item purely by hand. Despite the onslaught of modern machinery, skilled artisans still make a roaring trade in Turkey, and some of this can be credited to tourism and people’s desire for authentic souvenirs. It is worth looking at these trades history though because many flourished during a glorious era of the Ottoman Guild system.


Beautiful and Famous Mosques in Turkey

Beautiful and Famous Mosques in Turkey

Opening their doors to everyone regardless of faith, the mosques of Turkey provide a unique insight into the role of Islam in this secular, democratic country. Even though a large proportion of the country is Muslim, not every citizen practises the religion so away from the bars and restaurants of the coastal resorts, seeing inside a mosque is an alternative and easy glimpse at one of the biggest religions of the world.


How to Spend 24 Hours in Bodrum

How to Spend 24 Hours in Bodrum

Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey is a clustering of small holiday resorts and a larger town centre. Known as a major player of the Turkish Riviera, it has firmly established itself on the international yachting scene because of its excellence, not only for sailing boats but also for making them. Due to the enormous range of things to do and places to go, we have listed our top three favourite ideas of how to spend 24 hours in Bodrum.


What to Do in Fethiye in One Day

What to Do in Fethiye in One Day

Fethiye with its spotless appearance, clean streets, and full fronted harbour with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean Sea is one of Turkey’s holiday hotspots. Built over the ruins of Telmessus ancient city, it joins other coastal towns as a prominent landmark of ancient Lycia, one of many kingdoms from past civilisations that left their mark in the region - enjoy 24 hours of pure fun in Fethiye.


How to Spend One Day in Antalya

How to Spend One Day in Antalya

Cosmopolitan Antalya, backed by the majestic snow-capped Taurus Mountains and fronted by the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea is Turkey’s most second visited destination. Popular with Turks, it is also a holiday haven for Europeans, and this is evident in the significant amount of all-inclusive hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and bars scattered throughout the main town and surrounding holiday resorts - here is your guide to spending one day in Antalya. 


27 weird, wonderful and downright surprising facts about Turkey

27 weird, wonderful and downright surprising facts about Turkey

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.

7 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 22 Minutes ago

From fasting to feasting: Ramadan in Turkey

From fasting to feasting: Ramadan in 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.

7 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 42 Minutes ago

Turkey's Seven Churches of the Apocalypse

Turkey's Seven Churches of the Apocalypse

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.

7 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 44 Minutes ago

Vegetarian in Turkey: a meat-free culinary guide

Vegetarian in Turkey: a meat-free culinary guide

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.


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