Turkish Food

Turkish Food

Food is very important in Turkish culture. Home-cooked food varies by region, but tends to be made up of dishes such as meatballs, soups, stews, vegetables marinated in tomato sauce as well as other dishes with rice, bread and yoghurt on the side. Home-cooked food is...
Acuka recipe – with a seasonal twist

Acuka recipe – with a seasonal twist

There is something beyond the deliciously smooth and satisfying hummus, smoky moutabel (burnt aubergine dip) and silky labneh (strained yoghurt) – Acuka. Also known as Muhammara and originally from Syria, this red pepper and walnut dip is widespread in Turkey...
Turkish Hospitality

Turkish Hospitality

Turkish hospitality Turks love inviting guests to their homes for dinner. As a foreign guest you will be treated especially well. Take your shoes off on the mat as you enter the house: in most households shoes are not allowed inside, and a pair of comfortable house...
Turkey’s Future – The Next 100 Years

Turkey’s Future – The Next 100 Years

Much is said of the great prospects for Turkey – both economically and politically; most of which are indeed realistic and feasible. But what is Turkey’s future from a geopolitical perspective? What can we expect from Turkey in the next fifty years? Who is...
Turkish Business Etiquette and Punctuality

Turkish Business Etiquette and Punctuality

Be on time for a meeting! Southern European countries may have a reputation for being laid back about time, but don’t be late for a business meeting! Turkish business etiquette dictates, where lateness happens, it is usually the privilege of the more powerful party:...
New Istanbul Airport

New Istanbul Airport

New Istanbul Airport key to Turkey’s economic ambitions One of Turkey’s key assets is its location. Aside from being romantically located between Europe and Asia and literally bridging the two continents via the Bosphorus bridge (as illustrated by millions of...