Turkish Culture Explained: Ottomans and Diversity in Turkey

Turkish Culture Explained: Ottomans and Diversity in Turkey

Turkish culture is often misrepresented. And in the comments we often get comments such as, "Turks stole this," "Greeks invented that," "Eastern Turkey belongs to us," and so on, and so forth. So in this article let's look at some of these misconceptions, along with Turkish culture as whole because it is so rich in history and cultural diversity. It is interesting to know how it became this way and why.



Turkish Snack Foods Everyone Should Try

Turkish Snack Foods Everyone Should Try

Turkish snack food can be a hit or a miss depending on your tastebuds. Foreigners often say some sweet snack foods are bland and need more sugar, while Turks often say foreign sweet snack food has too much sugar. While there is a billion-dollar industry around snacks, crisps, chocolates and nuts, Turks keep traditional, savoury snack foods close to their heart.

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Guide to Visiting Istanbul in March

Guide to Visiting Istanbul in March

To explore Istanbul in March marks the end of winter and the beginning of Spring, an ideal time of year. This perfect month sees warm temperatures, and good value hotel and flight tickets. Additionally, fewer crowds at main attractions, enhance your visit to Istanbul.


A little-known Turkish Law takes the World’s Stage

A little-known Turkish Law takes the World’s Stage

The Montreux Convention is an international agreement governing the use of the Dardanelles Strait, linking the Aegean and Marmara Seas, and the Bosphorus Strait, the body of water which links the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Historically, the Montreux Convention also settled European opinions over the handling of two straits under Turkish control over the course of a couple centuries.

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Turkish Tourism Forecast 2022

Turkish Tourism Forecast 2022

As Europe, and the world at large, begins to emerge from pandemic-level, restrictive safety measures, tourist destinations around the Mediterranean brace for an influx of travellers eager to find relaxation and renewal. With that in mind, tourist agencies from each Mediterranean country look to the patterns of the past in order to set expectations for the summer of 2022.


What happens if you Overstay Your Visa in Turkey?

What happens if you Overstay Your Visa in Turkey?

Occasionally clients ask what happens if you overstay your visa in Turkey? More often than not, they are foreign holiday homeowners who want to prolong their usage duration without getting residency. First, we always say do not do it. Turkish authorities don’t like foreigners who openly flout legal laws and regulations.


How to Register a Mobile Phone in Turkey

How to Register a Mobile Phone in Turkey

If you plan to stay in the country for longer than four months, you need to know how to register your mobile phone in Turkey. Owners of all foreign mobile devices like laptops, phones and tablets should register them in the Mobil Cihaz Kayit Sistemi, which stands for Mobile Devices Registration System.

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The best Turkish Beers and brands for summer days

The best Turkish Beers and brands for summer days

Foreigners might be disappointed when choosing the best Turkish beers because choices are not as extensive as other countries. Although beer has long existed in the Anatolia region, Turkey's beer industry only started in the 19th century by the Bomonti brothers, who opened a brewery in Istanbul.


The rise of Istanbul’s Esenyurt

The rise of Istanbul’s Esenyurt

Esenyurt’s trajectory from small settlement in the 1980s to today’s sprawling neighbourhood has been nothing short of phenomenal. Often overlooked in favour of its more upmarket neighbours, Esenyurt’s smartening up, attracting a generation of first home buyers, and becoming a sought-after location for investment properties.


The 10 Best Museums in Turkey for Curious Adventurers

The 10 Best Museums in Turkey for Curious Adventurers

When listing the best museums in Turkey, get ready for masses of choice. The list stands out on Turkish travel scenes as appealing to domestic and international tourists. Some are major attractions, with hefty entrance tickets, while others focus on the education of Turkish cultural and historical identities. So, let's look at exciting museum collections in Turkey.


Istanbul in February - Complete Guide and Things to Do

Istanbul in February - Complete Guide and Things to Do

If you are thinking of visiting Istanbul in February, we wholeheartedly recommend a city break with so many things to do. Many people scoff at travelling during February, traditionally marking winter end. They prefer to wait until Spring; however, this wonderful global city has many delights and surprises regardless of the month.


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