Anatolia Culture Blog

An Anatolian Town in the Heart of Istanbul

“I feel like living in an Anatolian town in the heart of İstanbul…” says Suna Hanım to express her adoration for Kuzguncuk. What she means by Anatolian town is a place where everyone knows, greets, helps each other, where everyone is equal and together.

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Istanbul's Hidden Crafts

Istanbul's Hidden Crafts

There are 4 layers here: First, the oldest skills of Eastern creativity; Second, old and distinguished works of once-called "lonca" craftsmen's organisations; Third, latest designs created by contemporary desires and technology; Fourth, most valuable raw materials of all times: gold, silver, diamond and more"*

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The Legendary Tarhana

The Legendary Tarhana

Walking…One step, then one step further, walking for hours, days, months, even years. As taking a step, witnessing that the day turns into the night and the summer turns into the winter, and always searching more, searching the homeland, migrating… While migrating from a country to another and the seasons are changing, learning to survive with the help of the nature against the nature…

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Pitch Dark Mystery in Tashan

Pitch Dark Mystery in Tashan

Nature contains very special gift for human being within itself. It hides this gift in its depths; because, it knows the more a person tries to find something the more valuable is the thing which s/he found.

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Miracle of Millet, Water, Sugar: Boza

Miracle of Millet, Water, Sugar: Boza

There are complementary which cheers some moments with their presence. The complementary of the morning at the feast day is the breakfast the whole family has, whereas the complementary of the conversations at the evenings of the winter months should be boza enriched with fragrant cinnamon and crispy roasted chickpea...

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A City Ghost

A City Ghost

“Loving, everything starts with loving somebody. Everything ends with loving somebody here,” Sait Faik says. As he says “here”, he means Istanbul...

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Lavender-Purple Stories of a Town

Lavender-Purple Stories of a Town

Kuyucak Village of Keçiborlu, one of the favorite places of photographers and travelers is waiting to be discovered. Known for its beautiful roses, this wide geography is now prioritized for its lavender.

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Old Houses of Erzurum

Old Houses of Erzurum

Old houses in Erzurum smell the history abundantly. Patriarchal family tree pervaded over the rooms designed to open into each other. This large family order consisting of grandfather, grandmother, father, mother and children has been transformed into a life shelter according to the Islamic principles in old houses of Erzurum.

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A Timeless Place in Ankara: Papazın Bağı

A Timeless Place in Ankara: Papazın Bağı

A haven in Ankara's Gaziosmanpasa neighbourhood... A haven of memories in a beloved city of those who consciously love and live...

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