Turkish Wedding Traditions and Customs
#Turkish Wedding Traditions and Customs - Turkish #weddings are a big affair, with hundreds of invites handed out to family and friends. Whether done on a budget or with unlimited expenses, Turks love to celebrate the good times and also invite people they have only just met, including foreigners travelling in the country.
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STREET SELLER: Salepçi (seller of the salep beverage). Istanbul, early 20th century. Salep is a flour made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis. These tubers contain a nutritious, starchy polysaccharide called glucomannan. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts.
Ataturk’s Speech about Gallipoli: The Greatest in Turkish History
"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives. You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore, rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side." #ataturk #turkish #Turkey
Famous Things to Buy in Turkey
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Vintage Istanbul - in pictures
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The Beehive Houses of Harran
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The Turkish Santa Claus from Demre
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