The Culture in West Side of Turkey


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The Culture in West Side of Turkey

  1. 1. CULTURE IN TURKEY Aegean Side of Turkey
  2. 2.  It occupies western part of the country, including the western coast (Aegean Sea coast) across a wide arch of Greek islands and some places more inland.
  3. 3. PLACES  Izmir is Turkey’s third biggest city, and a beautiful coastal one , capital city of the region.
  4. 4. 1) THE WATCH TOWER    A historic clock tower located at the centre of the İzmir. The symbol of İzmir. The clock itself was a gift from German Emperor. It is decorated in an elaborate Ottoman architecture style.
  5. 5. 2) EFES ANTIQUE CITY  It was an ancient Greek city, one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era.
  6. 6. 3) POPULAR BEACHES , COASTAL AREAS   Çeşme is very popular touristic place and many people from all over the world prefer there for their holidays. There is combination of natural beauty and historical ruins.
  7. 7. RELIGION    Islam is the largest religion of Turkey. Around 99.0% percent of the population is Muslim. But there are many other people who have different religion. People respect to different kinds of religions.
  8. 8. FOOD  Mostly vegetables , olive oil , mediterranian diet. 1) İzmir Meatballs : Spicy meatballs with potatos, cinnamon, and garlic served in tomato sauce.
  9. 9. 2) STUFFED VINE LEAVES WITH OLIVE OIL  Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, rice, and garlic.
  10. 10. 3) KEŞKEK This meal is a sort of dish that includes wheat , chicken or meat.  Anyone can add pepper and tomato souce.  Eating ‘’Keşkek’’ is traditional for wedding breakfasts in Turkey. 
  11. 11. 4) TELKADAYıF A popular desert all around Turkey , but originally special for İzmir.  It is made with butter , nuts and sweat nectar.  You can buy ‘’telkadayıf’’ from markets and you can make the souce and cook in the oven. 
  12. 12. TRADITIONAL CLOTHES AND DANCE  ‘’Zeybek’’ is the traditional dance of aegean side of the Turkey. It cames from the past and it has a particular costume and music.
  13. 13. DAILY LIFE     Daily clothes are like normal europian people. In aegean side , people have free , modern thought. Many immigrants , tourists and retired people choose to live in aegean. The weather is very hot in summer , rainy and normal cold in winter.
  14. 14. DIALECTS The official language is Turkish. But there are accent differences between eagean and east of Turkey.  A turkish people can easily realize that someone is from eagean. 
  15. 15. CHARACTERISTICS OF AEGEAN In aegean , there are many immigrant people from Greece and Balcans.  So , people are generally blonde or sandy. Brunette people generally live in east part of Turkey. 
  16. 16. AEGEAN TRADITIONS Marriage with relative people (from family) are not allowed.  Offended people help each other in happy and painful days.  Friendships are deep.  When someone died , people have taken food to funeral home for fifteen days. 
  18. 18. QUESTIONS 1) What is the most interesting part according to you? 2) In which ways does this culture differs from your country’s culture?