Turkey Culture & Custom
Turkey has a land area of 783,600 square kilometers and a population of about 82 million (2018), of which the Turks account for more than 80% and the Kurds account for about 15%. Turkish is the national language. In addition to the need to take off your shoes and silence when entering the mosque, the domestic atmosphere is very free, especially in an international city like Istanbul, which is very different from other Islamic countries in the Middle East.
When Turks meet guests in social occasions, they generally greet each other first and then shake hands. Turks live a very slow pace of life, and it takes at least two or three hours to eat a meal in a restaurant. Turks like to eat rice very much, but they use rice not as a staple food, but as a dish with mutton soup (that is, mutton rice soup). They also enjoy a variety of sweet treats made with flour, milk, sugar and hazelnuts. Most of the Turks follow Islam, and a few believe in Christianity. Therefore, they are also taboo to pass things or food with their left hands. Most of the Turks believe in Islam. A small number of people are Christians. Therefore, they are also taboo to pass things or food with their left hands. To know some etiquette and taboo in Turkey, the following articles will be useful.