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In a Turkish hamam there are either two separate sections for each of the sexes or different days and hours allocated to men and women. When you enter the first section or the changing area of a hamam you begin by taking off your clothes and putting on a “peştemal”, which is a piece of […]

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Here is my list for the best meat & kebap restaurants in Istanbul. Please share your experiences and I would love to receive your “ten best list”. 1. Beyti ($$) Address: Orman Sk. No: 8, Florya Phone: +90 (212) 663 2990 – 92 Web: www.beyti.com 2. Develi ($$) Address: Balık Pazarı, Gümüşyüzük Sk. No: 7, […]

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Question by West Linn, Oregon Well, we did not mean it. We were just trying to give SOME information about the little-known Turkish Cuisine. This is just a drop in the ocean. 99% of those people who visit Turkey love Turkish food.

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Question by Erten Harwood, Derbyshire, UK No it is not, it is all the way from the tea plantations of the Black Sea region.

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Rally of Turkey web site: www.rallyofturkey.org

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What is Kebap? Kebap is roasted, broiled or grilled meat prepared in many different ways, each of them named by adding a word to kebap; döner kebap, shish (şiş) kebap, patlıcan kebap, etc. Shish (şiş) Kebap is cubes of marinated chicken or lamb meat on skewers. Meat on skewers is grilled in a barbecue. Adana […]

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The Sema is a 700-year-old ritual or a rite of communal recitation which combines the poetry of Rumi, Turkish classical music, chanting from the Koran and the whirling of the dervishes. It was traditionally performed in the semahane. This was the name given to the place where it was held. It symbolized the attainment of […]

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Turkey is one of the oldest lands for cultivating the grapevine for wine. The history of wine production in Anatolia dates back to 4500 years ago, to the Bronze Age. The Hittites were the first people to make laws and regulations about viticulture and wine making. The Euphrates and Tigris Rivers were used to carry […]

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