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TURKİSH CULTURAL HABİTS
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1.       janissary
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 05 Mar 2006 Sun 06:44 pm

some of turkish cultural habits
---Turks have the habit of removing their shoes before entering home. Do not be embaraced if you visit a Turkish family and see in the entrance of the house or even outside the main door a lot of shoes ! The reason is good and simple: cleanliness ! When you walk in the streets, shoes will be in contact with a lot of dirt and the Turks don't want to bring it home.
---the marriage in a notary lasts about 5 to 10 minutes. The bride usually wear bride western clothes and everybody will clap their hands after the YES!
--after the couple marries, the bride will receive a lot of gold gifts and money!! Good isn't it ? Relatives and friends hang in the bride gold coins with a red bow, gold necklaces, gold bracelets, money shines, etc... If there is a party the bride will wear the gifts. The bride also carries a small bag, where she keeps some of the gold gifts if they are so many. Depending on the wealth of the family and friends, the gifts pays the party and more ...
--when a child is born or is circumcisized, relatives and friends give them a gold coin with a red bow.
--in villages there is usually a coffee bar. In this coffee bar you will see only men drinking tea or coffee, smoking and talking. The women's permanence in such places is not prohibited. They also meet at their own houses to have tea and talk gossips
--a typical Turk drinks approximately around 10 glasses of black tea pro day. Tea is the most popular drink in Turkey.

if you are in Turkey on November 10th at 9:05 you will see something very interesting. Almost all the population make one minute of silence. It is interesting to see a metropole like Istanbul, in a crowd place where millions of people, cars and buses stop for one minute. It is like to stop a film. This minute of silence is in memory of the death of the founder of the Turkish republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Some museum clocks are also stopped at 9:05, this is also in honor of Ataturk.
--Turkish families love to offer something to their guests. It can be lunch, dinner or a tea. If you have an invitation to visit a Turkish family, go with an empty stomach! Usually the woman of the family cook delicious dishes during the whole day and offer a banquet. Taste a little bit of everything because if you reject something they will be desapointed
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2.       deli
5904 posts
 05 Mar 2006 Sun 06:53 pm

yes i have been fortunate to be invited into a turkish families home and yes i did remove my shoes before being asked, their hospitality is second to none they have become my good friends and once a month i am invited around to their house they have two children who are beautiful oh by they way they also call me deli

3.       SERA_2005
668 posts
 05 Mar 2006 Sun 08:32 pm

I have also observed some of the tiny cultural differences that unless you are concious of them, can sometimes pass you by and i think that would be a shame because this wonderful country and its people have so much to offer.

4.       ramayan
2633 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 08:35 am

Quoting deli:

yes i have been fortunate to be invited into a turkish families home and yes i did remove my shoes before being asked, their hospitality is second to none they have become my good friends and once a month i am invited around to their house they have two children who are beautiful oh by they way they also call me deli


they must be very patient deli??? i dont believe ya...hey who is those ?deli's deli friends??? about hospitality be sure...we all like them... yes and i can say that we turks are little more sticky than europeans..if u once stuck u can not save your life so easily..

when we were pupil we would say dis song 'DELİ DELİ KULAKLARI KÃœPELİ'

5.       goner
506 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 12:05 pm

Quoting ramayan:



when we were pupil we would say dis song 'DELİ DELİ KULAKLARI KÃœPELİ'



yuh daha neler

6.       tatiyana
23 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 01:28 pm

hey ..in russia we also put our shoes off when entering the house =) and also it's considered to be a jest of good manners, respect to the hosts and politeness..and about clean...what was this word....clearity, cleanness =) i don't remember =) well....it's nice anyway =) not like western world....they walk outside in their boots and come in to their apartment wearing them =) and jumping to the bed also wearing the same boots =) not gooood....not good =)))))

7.       Kelebek
781 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 02:04 pm

8.       libralady
5152 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 06:08 pm

Shoes off!

We (me personally that is) also take our shoes off when entering a house because of the dirt that they carry (except we dont leave them outside - normally in the hall). It is only polite to do so, nothing to do with religion or tradidtion in the UK tho'. I have a huge pile of shoes in my hallway which we call "Shoe City". In our house we wear slippers - just look at some of the wayout slippers you can buy in the UK!! So we are not so different are we?

9.       deli
5904 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 06:22 pm

Quoting ramayan:



when we were pupil we would say dis song 'DELİ DELİ KULAKLARI KÃœPELİ'




yuh daha neler tamam ikisiniz bana geciktirim de birakma bu sarka ne demek

10.       mella
202 posts
 07 Mar 2006 Tue 06:36 pm

In My country, nobody will think even to enterwith their shoes put on!
It is normal, all have their shoes off before entering...
Actually, no one will even think of askinf You to take Your shoes off.

Best regards,
Mella

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