Turkey h osted different people, from different cultures throughout the history ( Muslims, Christians, Levantines, Armenians, Greeks)
Seaside regions have seaports that are important passages between the east and west so the community is more open to new ideas and eager to follow recent trends in social life. While inland people are more conservative.In cities people mostly live in apartments. But at the countryside people live in garden houses.
Migration from the villages to the cities is a problem, so the government has to deal with the slum areas that’s building up around the cities.
SURROUNDINGS Modern living - Bodrum Traditional living - Van
SURROUNDINGS Street in Sirince Street in Istanbul
In Anatolia many people from many different religions have lived together peacefully for many centuries. There is always tolerence towards every kind of belief. Everyone practices religion as they wish
A major part of the country is muslim, but every individual has his/her own way of interpreting religion.
Freewill (individual conscience) is developed
Religion is seen as a guidance, not a commander
Religious holidays are important traditions where all family members get together
Relationships between genders are not as strict as it was, but in traditional parts they are still under the control of the elders. In the cities couples may live together without getting married.
Outfits vary from place to place; in traditional villages traditional clothing is seen, while in the cities fashion is a must
Turkish Handicrafts Handicrafts Carpet making Musical instrument making Rug making Cloth weaving Writing Tile making Copper work Ceramics and pottery Leather Embroidery Wood work
Regions – 7 regions of Turkey Whether you are an art and history buff, an archeology nut or a nature lover, enjoy browsing through markets or going diving, the different regions of Turkey offer endless possibilities all year round!!!
Mediterranean Beginning from the south of splendid Toros Mountains lies the Mediterranean coast with beautiful sceneries, sandy beaches, secluded coves, tranquil ruin places and attractive Holiday facilities…
Agean As to Heredot’s statement “embracing the most beautiful sky and mildest climate of the world” gulfs and peninsulas, coves and golden beaches line up one after the other among the Agean Coast…
The Black Sea Region Fields of tea, hazelnut, tobacco and corn, highway parallel to narrow coastline, caves, villages, beaches, mountains covered with green forests, valley and plains…
Central Anatolian Region Having been witness to the transitions of important civilizations, today the region is the political center of Turkey…
Marmara Fields of sunflowers and vineyards as far as the eye can see, Bosphorus and the Dardanelles, masterpieces of Mimar Sinan… This province boasts to have the most authentic works of Ottoman architecture.
East and Southeast Anatolia High mountain ranges, valleys, plains, lakes and streams, adorned with the unique architectural samples of Turkish culture…