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What do you love about Turkey?
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1.       catwoman
8933 posts
 08 Apr 2008 Tue 08:02 pm

Maybe we could share that to ensure some people that we do love Turkey and that's why we're here.

2.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 08 Apr 2008 Tue 08:10 pm

The seemingly infinate number of historical sites, the unbelievable food, breathtaking beaches, and of course my husband's wonderful family.

3.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 08 Apr 2008 Tue 08:34 pm

I love the lifestyle in TR, at least the way I have seen it in my year there. There is much more social contact, the people are very warm in general and willing to help you, the respect (I cant remember ever having seen a dutch youngster standing up for an old lady in the bus). Though I am no supporter of nationalism, it's a good thing that Turkish people are so in touch with their history and traditions.

Besides that I absolutely LOVE the food, the music, the nature and archeological sites.

In Turkey it simply made me happy to buy a simit and a demli çay, and just sit near the sea all day long talking with friends.

4.       azade
1606 posts
 08 Apr 2008 Tue 08:45 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

The seemingly infinate number of historical sites, the unbelievable food, breathtaking beaches, and of course my husband's wonderful family.

+ 1 Pretty much the same I would have said Especially the food

5.       catwoman
8933 posts
 08 Apr 2008 Tue 09:04 pm

First of all I think Turkey is beautiful, has amazing places with so much variety of climate and natural wonders.
It has a rich, interesting history and culture that reaches back to ancient times and went through so many transformations!
I love the food, music and the fact that people are so friendly, open to one another and relaxed.
It's really easy to fall in love with Turkey.

6.       alameda
3499 posts
 09 Apr 2008 Wed 05:38 am

I love the people of Turkey first and foremost. I love their grace, manners. tolerance, charm and the way they love each other....and...yes....I love their national pride and love of country.

After all that, the country is beautiful, it does have amazing history and food, but after all there are many places that have those things, for me, it's the Turkish people that make Turkey dear to my heart.

7.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 09 Apr 2008 Wed 09:37 am

I love the weather and the landscape, the seas and plateaus. The history incorporated into city infrastructure and all the modern things in big cities. I am a palm-tree maniac so Turkey provides for my visual needs every time I am there.

I love desserts and most other foods I tried there. I love the taste of vegetables and fruit even in winter. I adore those little cafes hidden from main streets.

I like bus services from one city to another and public transport in the cities (buses, metro, boats).

I love the open-minded people I met there, people working or studying hard, eager to see the world and at the same time loving their country not blindly but wisely. I liked learning about Turkey from them, not only the good things but the bad things as well, people who realise Turkey has a long way to go, people both proud of some of the past and ashamed of another. All so friendly and welcoming, always trying to show me the real country, not what tourist agents offer.

8.       lovebug
280 posts
 11 Apr 2008 Fri 12:00 am

I really enjoy (and love) being able to eat at outside cafes. It is just so nice to have some tea, and people watch.

I love the ride on the ferry to Kadikoy or Sultanahmet.

I love to stop in at St. Anthony's church in Taksim every visit.

I love the history, people, culture, food, music.

I love my Yilmaz and his family.

I love when the plane is making its decent into Istanbul and seeing the Bosphorus.

I just love it all!!!!

9.       teaschip
3870 posts
 11 Apr 2008 Fri 09:55 pm

I love the food, the culture and hospitality the most, even the family unity.

10.       KeithL
1455 posts
 14 Apr 2008 Mon 05:52 pm

Hospatality was the first trait I grew to love about Turkey. Our construction site was 15 minutes north of Adapazari in the hills. It was next to a small village, Adapazari-Taşkısığı. No one in this village spoke a word of English, there were no cars or anything that looked modern. But they were so helpful and friendly in my first week in Turkey before I discovered Istanbul. I will always remember my first 48 hours in Turkey with wonder, amazement and appreciation.

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