Turkish Culture

What is the most insulting thing you could say to a Turk?

According to a lot of my friends here, the most insulting thing you could do is confuse...

10 Turkish Movies To Help You Learn Turkish Culture

YOL ‘THE WAY’ (1982) Written and directed by the controversial Turkish...

What's the etiquette for a guest invited to a Turkish home?

Turkish people are perfectionists when it comes to hospitality. They like to think...

Is racism a common thing in Istanbul?

I'll have to respectfully disagree. Although Turkey's racism is certainly less...

Whats wrong with these toilets? How am I supposed to use them?

If you are talking about the squat toilet, which is called "alaturka" style in Turkish,...

Will a full beard draw unwanted attention or stereotypes?

Although a full beard continues to mean a lot of things to Turks, on a foreigner, it...

What are some crude gestures that are unique to Turkish culture?

If you make a circle with your left hand and slam down on it with your right palm, it...

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