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Culture

Guides to Turkish culture including the customs you should know before visiting or living in Turkey.

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  1. Turkish Superstitions

    Superstitions? Even the most rational of us might have one or two. Here's a collection of Turkish superstitions we have collected over the last 15 years or so.

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  2. Şeker Bayram: The Sugar Holiday in Turkey

    Learn about Şeker Bayram, the "sugar festival," which occurs just after Ramazan (the month of fasting) in Turkey. It involves various traditions that, if you are in Turkey during this time, you should know.

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  3. Şalvar: Those Turkish Baggy Pants

    What are those baggy pants the Turks wear? They're called Şalvar. Besides being a very practical and cool garment to wear while working, they also make a great souvenir or gift.

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  4. Ramazan in Turkey

    What is Ramazan? Is it the same as Ramadan? Why do men walk through the streets at three o'clock in the morning, waking everybody up? Learn about Ramazan, the month of fasting in Turkey and the Muslim world, and the traditions surrounding this holiday.

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