A holidaymaker cools herself at a public beach in the Aegean town of Kucukkuyu, western Turkey, August 7, 2010. The hot weather across Turkey is expected to last 10 more days as temperatures rise above seasonal norms by 6-8 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country. Picture taken August 7 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Turkey?s Income and Living Conditions Survey for 2008 was released at the end of July. As is always the case with these releases, and as the table at the foot of this article makes clear, it?s worth having a rummage around in the data to see what patterns may have been overlooked.
M.K. Ataturk, is the subject of a new book that provides men’s fashion tip from the founder of the Turkish Republic. Many cream colored silk scarves with snow flake design from Sulka & Company were amongst his favorite haberdashery. The purchases must have been made from the Paris store. The label shown is from a 1948 ladies scarf from the Paris store which must be similar to men’s.
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C?est sa fête sur le site d? Erkan?s field diary. Il faut dire qu?il y a de quoi. La dernière de Fazil Bey est qu?il a honte pour son peuple, qui ne lui en demandait sûrement pas tant. Et de quoi a-t-il honte ce virtuose ? Du goût des Turcs pour la musique arabesk !
NPR has an interesting broadcast today, declaring that Turkish cuisine is the best among the three great cuisines; French, Chinese and Turkish. Weekend Edition food commentator Bonny Wolf explains that its awesomeness derives from the multiculturalism of the Ottoman Empire.
You will probably hear these words below, most common words that people address each other on the streets of Istanbul, at the markets, on the bus, ferry, at the cafes, restaurants etc.
Abi means big brother, short form of agabey e.g. Ali Abi, Murat Abi. It is also used to address senior males, either someone you know or a stranger, customer, anyone on the street, to show respect just as to a big brother e.g. Bakar misin Abi? Abi bu kaç para? Buyur Abi? N?aber Abi? Tamam Abi. Yok Abi. Var Abi. Sağ ol Abi? It is also used for ?bro? between male friends (and even between girls).
Dr. Amy Mills completed her degree in Religious Studies at the University of Rochester in 1994. She spent her junior year abroad studying at the American University in Cairo between 1992-1993. This experience inspired her to continue learning about the Middle East, and she completed her MA in Middle East Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. Her thesis was about public health and public space and the Greater Wastewater system in Cairo. While in graduate school, she developed an interest in Istanbul and began studying Turkish. Dr. Mills completed her Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kentucky before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina in 2005. Her research has been funded by various institutions, including Fulbright Hays and the Institute of Turkish Studies.