Turkey’s economic growth overtakes China’s

Turkey’s economic growth overtakes China’s

According to the German news magazine Der Speigel, Turkey’s economic growth has overtaken that of China. After a dip in growth due to the coup attempt in 2016, Turkey’s economy grew even faster in the past year than China’s. The Turkish economy grew...
Did you know….. some lesser known facts about Turkey

Did you know….. some lesser known facts about Turkey

Here are some facts about Turkey that you might not have heard before. Turkish cuisine Almost every city in the country has its own cuisine. It might be worth checking what local specialities there are before visiting in order to prepare your responses if your host...
A Poem from Rumi

A Poem from Rumi

Here is one of Rumi”s most popular poems for you for the New Year. With best wishes from the Handsonturkish Team. The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as...
Getting around in Turkey

Getting around in Turkey

When you travel around inside Turkey, you can chose between different modes of transport:  trains, buses, planes and even sea planes. Air travel is a common mode of transport inside Turkey. There are many cheap airlines flying between cities, and if you are flying to...
Visiting a Turkish home

Visiting a Turkish home

Invitation to a Turkish home Turkish people 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...