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Celebrating Easter in Istanbul

Saint-Antoine Church in Istanbul

       Spending the Easter holidays in a multicultural megalopolis such as Istanbul is an interesting experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turkish coffees of all kinds

Turkish Coffee

At any time of the day or night, Turkish cafes are always full. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fish lovers are well served in Turkey


       If you like to enjoy fresh fish, you will not be disappointed in Turkey. This country bordered to the north by the Black Sea, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, the west by the Aegean Sea and enriched by the Sea of Marmara and the Bosporus and Dardanelles does not lack for resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Turkish Tarhana

During the summer, especially in Central Anatolia, Boiling Tarhanait is common to see extensive red patties drying on flakes in front of houses.

This is actually the tarhana, a specialty made from natural bulgur whose original name seems to come from Persian tarkhâne and that evolved in different places. You can find similar specimen in Iraq as the kushuk, Egypt under the name Kishk, in Albania it is called trahana and in Greece trakhanas. Read the rest of this entry »

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