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A quick look at the latest news and blog posts on Turkey
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Arrange Marriage | Arranged Marriages in Turkey | Earth Laughs In Flowers

Arrange Marriage | Arranged Marriages in Turkey | Earth Laughs In Flowers | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Arranged marriages are very common in Turkey and I know that these types of marriages get a lot of bad press. This little tail is about how my nephew requested an arranged marriage.

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Earth Laughs in Flowers Istanbul Pictures

Earth Laughs in Flowers Istanbul Pictures | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Its a lovely frosty sunny morning here in Adapazarı and it reminds me of when we visit Istanbul normally around this time of year. We always visit the Gülhane Park Tea House which looks out over the Bosphorus and the old City Walls. What does your day make you think about?

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My Turkish Joys: N. Cyprus: Exploring The Büyük Han

My Turkish Joys: N. Cyprus: Exploring The Büyük Han | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

art off your sunny morning with a filling pide topped with melted halloumi cheese nestled with bits of egg or beef sausage......That's how we started our weekend with our Turkish and Cypriot friends in North Cyprus

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Ayak's Turkish Delight: Gözleme

Ayak's Turkish Delight: Gözleme | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Gözleme is a kind of Turkish pancake made with yufka dough, made from flour, salt and water, which is very thin and soft. I'm not sure if you can buy it outside of Turkey. I guess the nearest thing to it would be filo pastry...although filo is not as soft as yufka.

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EXHIBITIONS - Gaziantep flourishing as new museum destination

EXHIBITIONS - Gaziantep flourishing as new museum destination | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Turkey’s Gaziantep is already famous for its many museums and attracts Turkish and foreign tourists alike. Now the city readies to become a “museum city” with the addition of newly planned museums.
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Kalkan- Inspiration On My Solo Holiday | Turkish Travel Blog

Kalkan- Inspiration On My Solo Holiday | Turkish Travel Blog | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
When I arrived in Kalkan, on my solo holiday I was feeling lonely and sad. By the time I left, my spirits were high again and it was all because I saw the creative work produced by other people.
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The Ottomans and their classical music - Hurriyet Daily News

The Ottomans and their classical music - Hurriyet Daily News | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Ottoman classical music was nurtured at Topkapı
Palace from earlier traditions in the court at Edirne.
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Article of the Week, Iznik from Stories on Turkey | Earth Laughs In Flowers

Article of the Week, Iznik from Stories on Turkey | Earth Laughs In Flowers | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Iznik is probably one of the little hidden gems in Turkey and is a bit out of the way for most tourists to Turkey and tends to be missed...

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Cauliflower Soup (Karnibahar Corbasi)

Cauliflower Soup (Karnibahar Corbasi) | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

auté onions in olive oil for about 4-5 minutes. Stir in flour and sauté until flour turns yellow. Add potatoes and cauliflower.

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Turks look to mobile technology to change bazaar cash customs

Turks look to mobile technology to change bazaar cash customs | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Banks and telecoms companies are using Turkey's young population to trial new cashless mobile payment systems, says Zoe Wood...

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Never Return an Empty Plate | Turkish Traditions | Earth Laughs In Flowers

Never Return an Empty Plate | Turkish Traditions | Earth Laughs In Flowers | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
It is traditional that when a Komşu passes a plate in it is polite to return the plate full and not empty.

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Turkey's Most Sustainable Cities Share A Spotlight

Turkey's Most Sustainable Cities Share A Spotlight | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Gaziantep is the only city in Turkey with its own climate change action plan


Everything from sustainable agriculture to waste-to-energy technology will be on the agenda today, as dozens of mayors, academics, and NGO representatives assemble in Istanbul for the 2011 Sustainable Cities conference, a project of Turkey’s Regional Environment Center.

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How airlines add bags more to your holiday

How airlines add bags more to your holiday | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Budget airline travellers will be hit with baggage fees.  Families face paying up to £320 just to take baggage with them on their summer holidays this year.

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Waking up in Ankara – why do so many expats move to Turkey?

Waking up in Ankara – why do so many expats move to Turkey? | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Ten years ago it seemed rare for many expats to move to Turkey, especially Ankara! But a new trend has seen more and more foreign nationals flocking to Turkey in recent years and shows no signs of ...
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Look at our streets, look at our lives

Look at our streets, look at our lives | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
I can't compete with city, I am only blogging ...
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TASTE OF THE PAST - Ottoman vis- à-vis the Venetians: Friends and foes

TASTE OF THE PAST - Ottoman vis- à-vis the Venetians: Friends and foes | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Topkapı Palace is presenting a special look at the commercial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans. ‘Venice and Istanbul: A Glorious Woven...
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mavibuseler's curator insight, July 8, 2014 6:47 PM

thanks for this, this is my town. 

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Patara - Beach, Ruins and Bad Luck | Turkish Travel Blog

Patara - Beach, Ruins and Bad Luck | Turkish Travel Blog | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Patara beach and the ancient ruins are a wonderful place to visit however a series of bad events made me promise never to return to the resort of Patara...
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A Seasonal Cook in Turkey: Sahlep: A Wonderful Turkish Winter Beverage

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey: Sahlep: A Wonderful Turkish Winter Beverage | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Sahlep is very special, very Turkish and its season is limited. You can only find it in the winter months, officially between October and April.

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Stories from Turkey: Iznik's Artist: Yilmaz Gurbetci

Stories from Turkey: Iznik's Artist: Yilmaz Gurbetci | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

In a town that boasts a great history of artists, it is no wonder that across the street from Iznik's impresive Lefke Gate sits a small shop with artwork displayed along it's front wall for all who walk by to see. The two room shop is a quaint studio filled with art work of all sorts and sizes and is the home of Iznik's resident artist Yilmaz Gurbetci.

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Ani, the city of 40 gates with beautiful views, endless plains, hills and clouds - Hurriyet Daily News

Ani, the city of 40 gates with beautiful views, endless plains, hills and clouds - Hurriyet Daily News | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Ani, which straddles the border with Armenia, sits in isolation in the eastern Turkish province of Kars.

...What once was the glorious “City of the 40 gates” became an old woman. She still wants to tell you her story but you have to be more patient then before: “Can you come back tomorrow so I can tell you the whole story?” she whispers.

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Tumbledown Bodrum

Tumbledown Bodrum | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
Bodrum is sprinkled with tumbledown old stone houses, often open to the elements and slowly crumbling like a Turkish version of Pompeii. It's a shame.
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Mini-Moons are Awesome

Mini-Moons are Awesome | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
This year for Kurban Bayram we decided to take some time for ourselves.  Usually during the Bayrams Bülent and I normally do things with his family, but this year we decided to do something by ou...

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Real Turkish Delight in Istanbul | Istanbul Eats

Real Turkish Delight in Istanbul | Istanbul Eats | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it

Just up the Golden Horn from the Egyptian Spice Bazaar is Kuçuk Pazari – a rarely explored warren of market streets and Ottoman-era caravanserais that are home to scissor sharpeners, saddle shops, vendors selling axle grease (by the vat) and purveyors of axes.

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Turkish Street Food | Turkish Travel Blog

Turkish Street Food | Turkish Travel Blog | Turkish Blog & News Round Up | Scoop.it
A tasty guide to Turkish Street food. In Turkey, street food is cheap and a way of life.
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