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Turkish Culture

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Asli Kizilcik

on 9 May 2013

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Turkish Culture Turkey,oficially Republic of Turkey,
is a transcontinental country,located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.

Turkey is bordered by eight countries:Bulgaria to the northwest,Greece to the west,Georgia to the Northeast,Armenia,Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east,and Iraq and Syria to the southeast.

The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea is to the west; and the Black Sea is to the north. The Sea of Marmara is a between Thrace
and Anatolia.They also seperate Europe and Asia.

Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance. The country's official language is Turkish, which is spoken by approximately 85% of the population as mother tongue.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey. The nation was modernized primarily by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk starting from 1923. Turkey has 81 cities .Ankara is a capital of Turkey and Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey. Turkish Delight Turkish Meat Ravioli Turkish Kebab Turkish RAKI It is a kind of candy and very famous in Turkey,but contrary to candy it is very soft.Turkish people serve Turkish delight to their guests on religious holidays.

As you see in the picture there are many tipes of them. Turkish coffee is very important
in Turkish culture.It is generally
drink after breakfast.It is served
in special tiny cups. It is called 'Mantı' in Turkey.It consists of many bundles with meats in it.

It is served with garlic yoghurt sauce and tomatoe sauce on it.It is difficult ,but very delicious meal. It's similar to Greek ouzo and
French pastis.When mixed with ice and/or water for drinking,it turns milky white.Because of its color and hefty alcoholic punch,Turks call it
'lion's milk'. Lamp meat (generally) is grilled with Green pepper and tomatoe pieces on sticks.Turkish men eat Turkish Kebab with Turk's traditional drink 'Rakı'. Baklava One day,Nasrettin's neighbor asked him,'Teacher,do you have any
forty-year-old vinegar?
—''Yes,i do'', answered Nasrettin.
—''Can i have some?'' asked neighbor.
I need some to make an ointment with.
—''No,you can't have any.'' answered Nasrettin.''If i gave my forty-year-old vinegar to whoever wanted some,i wouldn't have had it for forty-years,would I? Nasrettin Hodja Karagöz & Hacivat It is a common attitude
in Turkey and also in
Muslim countries.When we
visit old people,we kiss their
hands and put it on to our forehead.Especially on religious days,grandchildren visit their grantparents and kiss their hands,immediately after it grandparetns give money to the grandchildren. It is a kind of desert.
We can say that it is our national dessert.It is very
hard to make it.Our grandmothers make it well,
we just know how to eat it;) Perhaps the most popular figure in the tradition is Nasrettin who is central character of thousands of jokes.He generally appears as a person who,though seeming somewhat stupid to those who must deal with him,actually proves to have a special wisdom all his own. Another popular element of Turkish
folklore is the shadow theater centered
around the two characters of Karagöz and Hacivat,who both represent stock characters:

Karagöz:who hails from a small village—is more sophisticated city-dweller.Popular legend has it that the two characters are actually based on two real people who worked for
Osman I, the founder of Ottoman
Empire. Turkish Culture When we send off a family member or a friend to do his military service in Turkey,this farewell turns into a display to encourage the soldier nominee. The night before the wedding day,the women among the family and the friends of the bride meet with wearing traditional clothes and turn around the bride singing and dancing with henna in their hands.They sing sadly and wait the bride to cry as she is leaving her house and family.Some piece of henna is also put into each of the women's palms in the meeting.It is called 'Henna Night' in our country. Folk dance is our traditional dance and
it can differ from region to region ,and also the clothes are different in every region. Vicinity is very important in Turkish culture.Especially in villages neighbours share everything.This can be a photo of it. Tarkan Thank you for listening Fire of Anatolia
It is a professional group of dancers in Turkey
which often goes on tour in Europe and displays the modernized
Turkish folk and oriental dances. We would like to introduce our winner of Eurovision Song Contest of 2003 SERTAB ERENER 'Everyway that i can' Recep Tayyip Erdoan has been elected three times as Prime Minister: In 2002 (with 34% of the popular vote), in 2007 (with 47%) and in 2011 (with 49%). In this part we would like to introduce some important Turkish traditional values.. in Riga Turkish Drink 'AYRAN' CACIK Turkish
Coffee Turkish Bath 'Hamam'
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