Slump in Turkey’s Tourism Sector

Slump in Turkey’s Tourism Sector

The political instability in the wider Middle East region is having a devastating impact on Turkey’s tourism industry which has now seen a collapse for the summer of 2016. Tourism remains a key revenue generator for the country. According to figures from the World...
EU-Turkish negotiations take a new turn

EU-Turkish negotiations take a new turn

Turkey has been trying to join the European Union for almost thirty years. The first application was to join the European Economic Zone was back in 1987. Since then, the European Union has more than doubled in size but Turkey has been left out in the cold....
G20 Talks in Turkey

G20 Talks in Turkey

Whilst Europe grapples with the ballooning migrant crisis and whilst in Syria the conflict continues to escalate, the leaders of twenty of the World’s most developed economies sat down together in Turkey. A fitting location since Turkey holds a strategically key...
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...