Category Archives: Tradition

Rugs And Carpets In Turkish Culture

Carpets and rugs used for warming and protection from cold, moisture and insects. They have been one of the most important needs of our ancestors. Our ancestors, lived as nomadic and met their sheltering needs in tents, had frequently used carpets and rugs that are easy to carry and can easily be laid on the […]

The History and Use of Olive Oil

The history of the olive tree, therefore the olive oil, goes 6000 years ago. It was started to be grown in Southeast Anatolia before writing was found. It spreads from here to Crete and ancient Greece, from there to the entire Mediterranean basin… In these regions, the olive oil became an important part of the […]

What Is The Evil Eye?

The evil eye is served as the most common protector against evil powers and mystical forces. Around the world, the eye figure is believed to protect whoever bears it. To understand why these charms were shaped like the human eye, we must understand the correlation between the eye and the evil thoughts. The eye, which […]

Turkish Style Breakfast

The famous Turkish style breakfast is the most characteristic feature is the variety of cheese and olive varieties native to Turkey take part in the breakfast table. In addition, vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers; bagels, pastry, pies, pancakes and cookies; apples, pears, oranges, watermelons, and melons. Another feature of the Turkish breakfast is […]

Grand Bazaar

Turkey’s largest city in the history of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul goes back to the mid 15th century Sultan II. Mehmet period. According to the foundation system, which is one of the most important practices that keep the Ottoman institutions alive, an income generating structure was created in order to meet the various needs […]

The Story of Mesir Macun

Mesir Macun known as Turkish lollypop has lots of benefits and an old story behind its medical effects. Ayse Sultan, who became the wife of Yavuz Sultan Selim and the mother of Suleyman the Magnificent after her placement from Crimea to the Ottoman Harem in the 16th century, became very ill after the death of […]

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