Turkey is a country which located on two continents, Asia and Europe. Capital city of the Turkey is Ankara and the largest city is İstanbul.
Capital: Ankara Founder: Mustafa Kemal AtatürkLargest City: İstanbul President: Abdullah GülOfficial Language: Turkish Prime Minister: Recep Tayyip ErdoğanGovernment: Parliamentery RepublicCurrency: Turkish Lira (TL)Population: 73 million
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset.A crescent moon can be seen over palm trees at sunset marking the beginning of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
Sacrificy Festival is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.Muslims who can afford to buy a sheep, a cow or a lamb deliver the meat to friends, neighbours, poor and needy people.
Childrens’ Day had its origin in Turkey. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established on 1920, April 23, and to commemorate the event, April 23 was proclaimed a national holiday in 1921. Since 1927 it has also become Childrens Day, an official holidaydedicated to the children of Turkey and the world. The day is celebrated annually in Turkey with spectacular activities. Celebrating Childrens’ Day in Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium
Youth Day (The Commemoration of Atatürk) is an annual Turkish national holidaycelebrated on May 19 to commemorate the start of the Turkish War of Independence.
Republic Day: On October 29, 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended andTurkey became a republic. This formally declared the dissolution of the OttomanEmpire. In observance of the holiday, government offices and schools close for a day. Also, there are fireworks shows in all cities of Turkey. That day everyone commemorates Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
Döner Kebab is a Turkish dish made of lamb meat. It cooked on a vertical spit and sliced offto order and served wrapped in bread with salad.
İskender Kebab is another famous meal of Northwestern Turkey and takes its name from its inventor, İskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century. It is a kind of döner kebab prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb or beef basted with tomato sauce over pieces of bread and generously slathered with melted butter and yogurt.
Mantı dumplings consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef, in a dough wrapper, either boiled or steamed.Mantı are typically served topped with yogurt and garlic and spicedwith red pepper powder and melted butter, and topped with ground sumac and dried mint.
İmambayıldı is braised eggplant stuffed with onion, garlic and tomatoes.
Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. Perhaps the best-known is the grape-leaf dolma. Common vegetables to stuff include eggplant, tomato and pepper. The stuffing may or may not include meat. Meat dolma are generally served warm, often with sauce; meatless ones are generally served cold with yogurt.
Ayran is a yogurt-basedbeverage. It is a mixture ofyogurt, cold water, andsometimes salt. Ayran isusually served chilled, and is acommon accompaniment todöner, kebab, etc.
Turkish tea is a type of teathat is popular mainly in the Turkish-speaking countries. Within Turkey, the tea is usually known as Rize tea. Virtually all of the tea is produced in the Rizeprovince, a Turkish province on the Black Sea coast.
Turkish coffee is coffee prepared by boiling finely powdered roast coffee beans in a pot (cezve), possibly with sugar, and serving it into a cup.