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This is Turkish !

The Turkish Coffee 
Turkish Tea
Turkish Bath "Hamam"
Grease Wrestling
Javelin Game
Lovely Kitchen
Evil Eye
 Karagoz & Hacivat
Folk Music
Nasrettin Hoca
Family Support
Circumcision Ceremony "Sunnet"


The Ottoman Heritage

Belly Dance
Back Gammon "Tavla"




People and Mentality

Turkish people are mid Asia oriented. They have lived in tents and were nomads. In the history they have spread to all over the world from central Asia, where most settled in caucasia and Anatolia from the 10th century A.D.on. This moving characteristic created some peculiarities that are exclusively Turkish.  

The two characteristic trades of the Turkish people are Hospitality and , closed family relations...


Hospitality is one of the cornerstones of the Turkish way of life. Turkish people are the most gracious and generous hosts as a result of their natural instincts. In every corner of the country such a traditional hospitality will meet you. Every individual feels bound to honor his guest in the best possible manner. They will open their houses to every guest with a smiling face and with all their sincerity give the best seat and cook the best food for their guest. Turkish. people are very understanding about foreigners' different customs and they try to communicate in order to help visitors according to their code of hospitality. The mentality of that hospitality is "whatever religion you are from, whichever country you come from, whatever language you speak, you are 'God's Guest' ," so you deserve to be welcomed in the best manner.


Family Relations are very closed within Turks. They respect their elder and support each other in every way. Fathers and Mothers do support their children financially until they get married. When the child get married the financial support may continue but it is expected that the new family could earn enough and manage their livings. Children do care very much about their elder. They take care of their elder and support them when they get old or sick both financially and mentally . This closed relation is a kind of boomerang, elder support children when they are young , children support their elder when they are old...













People and Mentality

Life Style and  Settlements

Important Personalities

Customs and Traditions

Turkish Kitchen


Turkish Flag and Anthem

Folk Music

Folk Dance

Folk Heroes

Folk Sports


Turkish Media TV's-Radios




Cultural Life