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Turkish Culture and History


Turkish tea in these special cups has a very important place in daily life in Turkey

Turkish culture is an immense mixture partly produced by the rich history. The original lands of Turks is Central Asia, bordering China. From this location, they were forced to move west for various reasons more than a thousand years ago. On the way to Anatolia they have interacted with chinese, indian, middle eastern, European and Anatolian civilizations, and today`s Turkish culture carries motives from each one of these diverse cultures.

In this part, there are articles covering various aspects of Turkish culture and history to introduces this cultural link between European and Asian societies.


History of Anatolia -- History of Seljuk Turks -- Nargile (Turkish Water Pipe) -- Ottoman Empire -- Turkey and European Union -- Turkish Baths (Hamams) -- Turkish Coffee -- Turkish Delight -- Turkish Evil Eye Pendants (Nazar Boncugu) -- Turkish Flag -- Turkish Food -- Turkish Money -- Turkish Tea -- Turkish Towels -- Turkish Whirling Dervishes -- Religious Holidays in Turkey