Dark side of Turkey: growing (domestic) violence

Sun, beaches, pallaces, sultans, empire, princeses,, rich history, exotic land. The bridge between Europe and Asia. The capital of the world… all the words describe Turkey. Many tourist which visit Turkey every year really like this country, some even that much, that after a holiday here decide to stay in find a job in Turkey.Continue reading “Dark side of Turkey: growing (domestic) violence”

What I learned about Turkey and Turkish people after living here for a year – part 2

It has passed more than one month after I’ve published first part of the blog post about my experiences after the first year living in Turkey. Thank you all for you comments on the blog and on Facebook. There were some coments about the Great Wall of China and Ottomans. I would like to repeat,Continue reading “What I learned about Turkey and Turkish people after living here for a year – part 2”

A la turca :)

 There is no doubt that every nation has some customs or tradition that foreigners find curious, funny, strange, … Here are some turkish customs that I find interesting or typically turkish: ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }; }; var unit = { ‘publisher’ : “turkinja”, ‘width’Continue reading “A la turca :)”

What I’ve learned about Turkey and Turkish people after living here for a year – part 1

I’ve been living in Turkey for a bit more than one year. I’ve visited country for the first time in 2009 and since then I’ve been visiting it on a regular basis, until I moved here in September 2014. I know that it’s impossible to get to know this country (of 80 million people) likeContinue reading “What I’ve learned about Turkey and Turkish people after living here for a year – part 1”

ÇAY

Turški čaj *Turkish tea* Pitje čaja je pomemben del turškega vsakdanjika. Turki  çay (izg. čaj) pijejo večkrat na dan, lahko bi rekli, da dan začnejo in končajo s kozarcem čaja. Čaj pijejo tako na delovnem mestu, kot doma. Čaj je tudi značilni znak turškega gostoljubja, zato ga v turškem domu ne sme zmanjkati nikoli. KerContinue reading “ÇAY”

1 mayıs gallery

1st May, International Labours’ Day (tekgida.org.tr) All over the world, today International workers’ day is being celebrated. Since the change of law few years ago, Turkish were (legally) able to celebrate this day on one of Istanbul’s main squares- the Taksim square. This year, Taksim square is empty, because prime minister Erdoğan decided to closeContinue reading “1 mayıs gallery”

1. maj v Istanbulu

Taksim, 1. maj 2013 / Taksim square 1th May 2013 Nekaj praktičnih informacij za vse, ki se boste 1. maja v Istanbulu:Na ta dan so napovedana zborovanja na trgu Taksim in v Kadiköyu (azijska stran), zato je bolje da se teh dveh predelov izogibate. Zborovanja sicer niso prepovedana z zakonom, a se jih je letosContinue reading “1. maj v Istanbulu”