Did you know that there is a tradition in Turkey called “el opmek” which is kissing the hand of elderly as a sign of respect?
Did you know that Santa Claus was actually born and lived in Turkey? Santa Claus was born in the town of Patara on the South West coast of Turkey between the years of 260 and 280AD. Patara The true name of Santa Claus was Nicholas When Nicholas’s parents died, they left him a lot of money and made him a wealthy man. He wanted to help people who were poor but he wanted to do it in secret so the agile bishop used to climb on the roofs of people’s houses and drop coins down the chimney. One day, a citizen caught him in the act and his good nature was revealed to the town.
Did you know, in some regions of Turkey, brides come to wedding ceremony riding on a horse as a tradition?
Turkish kitchen offers a variety of tastes ranging from mildly spicy Middle Eastern dishes to delicious olive oil appetizers that are truly Mediterranean.
Now, turn to a friend next to you and share what you learned about Turkey