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TURKISH YOGURT

As the many ethnicities of the Ottoman Empire left and settled in other parts of the world, the one word that they had in common was "yoğurt". From this word the modern, English version "yogurt" came to life. It is the one Turkish word to make it into the English language....

Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee. I'm sure you've heard that word tossed around once or twice. So what makes it different? What makes it special? What makes it, well, Turkish?...

THE OTTOMANS

The Ottoman's ruled the region for the next 400 + years until November 1, 1922 when the Grand National Assembly (led by Ataturk) passed a law deposing Mehmed VI - the last of the Ottoman Sultans - and voiding all laws of his government....

USEFUL TURKISH WORDS AND PHRASES

A few dozen words that are essential for a successful, fun and interesting stay in Turkey. Don't be shy! Try out these words and phrases. The results, as you will see, often lead to pleasantly memorable experiences....