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Culture Presentation by Group Turkey, SEM001. Team member: Phoenix, David, Andy, Daisy, Vincent

Culture Presentation by Group Turkey, SEM001. Team member: Phoenix, David, Andy, Daisy, Vincent

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  • 1. Turkey
  • 2. Outline
    A Brief Introduction
    - Basic Information
    - History -> Impact
    - Turkey Today
    Turkey= Turkish Bath + Tea + Holymonth
  • 3. A brief introduction to Turkey
  • 4. Etymology
    Türkiye (Turkey) comes from 2 words:
    Türk = being strong and powerful
    Iye = being owned and related to
    the Nation of Brave People
    In Tatar Language
  • 5. Motto, National Anthem and National Flower
    Presidential Seal
    Motto: Peace at Home, Peace in the World
    • National Anthem: The Anthem of Independence
    National Flower: Tulips
  • 6. Location
    World’s 37th Largest Country with an area of 783,562 km2
    97% in Asia: Anatolia
    3% in Europe: Thrace
    Capital: Ankara
    Map of Turkey
  • 7. Demographics
    Male Female
    Population: 71.5 million
    Majority: Turkey Ethnicity
    Officially Recognized Minorities: Armenian, Jews and Greeks
    Other Minorities: Kurds, Laz and Hemsin土耳其
  • 8. Language and Religion
    Official Language: Turkish
    Others: Arabic, Bosnian, Circassian and Kurdish
    Freedom of Religion
    Muslim: 98% of total population
    Others: Christian
  • 9. A Brief History
  • 10. Impacts:
    Influenced greatly by both western and eastern cultures for a long time
    Building close relationship with western countries as an Islam country
    A Brief History
  • 11. Politics
    Multi-party system
    Parliamentary Representative Democracy
    Universal suffrage for both sexes over 18
  • 12. Economy
    World’s 15th Largest GDP-PPP in 2008
    World’s 17th Largest Nominal GDP in 2008
    No longer agriculture dominant
    Dynamic Industry Complex
    Developed service sector
  • 13. Tourism and Hospitality
    Tourism: Ranking 3 in the world’s tourism industry
    Hospitality: Percentages in world 100 best hotels
  • 14. The Turkish Culture
  • 15. Our Logic
    Turkey= Turkish Bath + Tea + Holymonth
    Impact on
    Hospitality & Service Industry,
    Society & Individual
  • 16. Turkish Bath-History
    Dates back to Ancient Rome
    Ottoman Empire
    Respect for water
    Turkish Bath
  • 17. Turkish Bath-Architecture
  • 18. Turkish Bath-Architecture
  • 19. Turkish Bath-Service
    Step 1
  • 20. Turkish Bath-Service
    Step 2
  • 21. Turkish Bath-Service
    Step 3
  • 22. Turkish Bath-Service
    Step 4
  • 23. Turkish Bath-Service
    Step 5
  • 24. Impact on hospitality&Service industry
    One of the symbols of Turkey
    Numerous tourists visit Turkey for the bath
    Included in most hotels’ facilities
    Some traditional hamams have even become destinations
  • 25. Impact on society
    and individuals
    A indispensable part of the daily life of Turks
    A perfect way to relax
    More importantly, a place for socializing
    Plays an important role in some customs, including marriage
  • 26. Tea
    National drink
    Turkish herbal tea
    A way of life and a sign of friendship & hospitality
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  • 27. Other drinks
    Turkish Coffee
    -“Let’s have a coffee.”
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  • 28. Other drinks
    Alcoholic beverage
    Turkish wine – Raki
    Non-alcohol drinks
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  • 29. Non-alcohol culture VS Hospitality industry
    Islam culture –alcohol is not allowed
    However, many people in Turkey drink alcohol
    The conflicts between the Islamist-rooted AKP(Justice and development party) and hospitality industry nowadays.
  • 30. Food
    Oven-baked kebab in paper
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  • 31. Food
    Bulgur Pilaf with Tomatoes
    Cigarette böreks
    (a kind of pastry)
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  • 32. Food
    Rice and Yogurt Soup(2)
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  • 33. Restaurant Culture
    Fast Food VS Traditional Turkish Cuisine
    Turks prefer traditional Turkish cuisine
    In some restaurants, it is common not to have a menu prepared for guests
    Tipping Customs
  • 34. Holy Month-Ramazan
    The 30-day Islamic holy month
    time of fasting, prayer and celebration.
    Most important Islamic holiday in turkey
    Fasting--letting nothing pass the lips
  • 35. Impact
    Tourists->respect the custom
    Restaurants require reservations in the evening, serve no alcoholic beverage only
    - 4 or 5-day public holiday
    - travel is intense & hotels are crowded
  • 36. Mosques
    The House of Prayer in Islam
    Host “Iftar” dinners during Ramazan
  • 37. Sultan AhmetCamii (1616)
    (The Blue Mosque)
  • 38.
  • 39.
  • 40. Hagia Sophia Museum
  • 41.
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  • 43. Impact
    Positive impact
    Visitors have to remove shoes
    Women need to wear scarf
    Visitors not allowed during prayer time
  • 44. Conclusion
  • 45. Culture Characteristics
    More of a “high-context” culture
    - hide feelings to avoid hurting people
    - slowly moving towards the low-context side
  • 46. Culture Characteristics
    Power distance
    less powerful members of organization have to follow the hierarchy order
    Decisions are based on what is the best for the group
  • 47. Culture Characteristics
    modest and caring population
    NOT mean more equality between the sexes
    Uncertainty Avoidance
    normal for countries with Muslim foundations
    Business impact
  • 48. Conclusion
    With a long and rich history, a culture consists of the extreme of Eastern and Western, and hospitable Turks, Turkey is certainly a very popular and worth visiting tourism destination. The hospitality and service industry in Turkey is growing rapidly, although restricted by religious belief, and the whole society and individuals within are in the process of westernization.
  • 49. The End
    Thank you for your attention

    (Click to view our reference )
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