What are the things that Turkey known...

What are the things that Turkey known for?

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Since: Sep 09

Istanbul, Turkey

#1 Sep 25, 2009
things like Kebab, baklava, rugs/textiles, hookah pipes, fez, mosques, Turkish delight, figs, sea, nazar, belly dancing, copper/metal pots, Ataturk, Istanbul/Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia, Cleopatra's vacation spot, Turkish Van cat and Kangal dog, Turkish tea, Turkish coffee, whirling dervishes, dolma (grape leaves with rice), Maras ice cream, Turkish bath, course silk carpets and excellent faience and of course Turkish hospitality... kind of things?

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Since: Feb 08

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#2 Sep 27, 2009
tatlilimon wrote:
things like Kebab, baklava, rugs/textiles, hookah pipes, fez, mosques, Turkish delight, figs, sea, nazar, belly dancing, copper/metal pots, Ataturk, Istanbul/Bosphorus, Hagia Sophia, Cleopatra's vacation spot, Turkish Van cat and Kangal dog, Turkish tea, Turkish coffee, whirling dervishes, dolma (grape leaves with rice), Maras ice cream, Turkish bath, course silk carpets and excellent faience and of course Turkish hospitality... kind of things?
Well Kebab and Baklava have middle Eastern origin, and the Hagia Sophia was built by the Byzantine Greeks.

I'm not trying to offend Turkish accomplishments, but you shouldn't take credit for things that other nations have done.

Since: Sep 09

Istanbul, Turkey

#3 Oct 1, 2009
Dankovic wrote:
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Well Kebab and Baklava have middle Eastern origin, and the Hagia Sophia was built by the Byzantine Greeks.
I'm not trying to offend Turkish accomplishments, but you shouldn't take credit for things that other nations have done.
First of all, I did not ask what are the things Turks invented, built, or whatsoever... I asked what are the things Turkey known for! Second, I do not agree with your comments on kebab and baklava unless you show me any proof, and as about Hagia Sofia, the dome of Hagia Sofia collapsed four times, therefore, its dome was taken down and a new one was established and four minarets were also added. They were designed by the great architect Sinan. It underwent many restorations during the Ottoman Empire. So, I would call it a common heritage, rather than a Greek one.

You do not want to offend me by saying kebab, tea, coffee and -dogs and cats- for God's sake are accomplishments? This really offended me!

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#4 Oct 1, 2009
tatlilimon wrote:
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First of all, I did not ask what are the things Turks invented, built, or whatsoever... I asked what are the things Turkey known for! Second, I do not agree with your comments on kebab and baklava unless you show me any proof, and as about Hagia Sofia, the dome of Hagia Sofia collapsed four times, therefore, its dome was taken down and a new one was established and four minarets were also added. They were designed by the great architect Sinan. It underwent many restorations during the Ottoman Empire. So, I would call it a common heritage, rather than a Greek one.
You do not want to offend me by saying kebab, tea, coffee and -dogs and cats- for God's sake are accomplishments? This really offended me!
Please don't get offended, I really love Turkish culture, but it's a known fact that Baklava, kebabs, and yout coffee come from Arabs and Greeks.

Since: Sep 09

Istanbul, Turkey

#5 Oct 7, 2009
Dankovic wrote:
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Please don't get offended, I really love Turkish culture, but it's a known fact that Baklava, kebabs, and yout coffee come from Arabs and Greeks.
Here we go again.. I do not talk about culture. And, if there is a well-known fact, it is that it's Turkish coffee... The other most probably Turkish as well.

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#6 Oct 9, 2009
tatlilimon wrote:
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Here we go again.. I do not talk about culture. And, if there is a well-known fact, it is that it's Turkish coffee... The other most probably Turkish as well.
No the Turks took Greek coffee and called it Turkish.

You have to remember that the Arabs and Greeks have a much longer history then Muslim Turks.

Since: Sep 09

Edirne, Turkey

#7 Oct 11, 2009
Dankovic wrote:
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No the Turks took Greek coffee and called it Turkish.
You have to remember that the Arabs and Greeks have a much longer history then Muslim Turks.
No, not at all. Coffee was discovered way later than Turks came to Anatolia. As a matter of fact, even Arabs got to know it many centuries after Turks came to Anatolia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee#History
justme

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Oct 13, 2009
Long ago I knew a real turkish hottie of a man.
Mmmm mmmm mmmm.
Moi

Kensington, Canada

#9 Oct 14, 2009
Turkey is well known for a lot of things, whether they invented them or not who cares. Turkey and the people are great (and most are hot - lol)!
your

Stourbridge, UK

#11 Feb 26, 2010
kebab
achizzle

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 3, 2012
Wow..... everyone knows that kebabs and baklava come from Turkey!... Get with it people!...Greeks are known for well... I don't come up with your OWN! boo yea!
tatlilimon wrote:
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Here we go again.. I do not talk about culture. And, if there is a well-known fact, it is that it's Turkish coffee... The other most probably Turkish as well.
dema

London, UK

#14 Jan 16, 2012
you all are crazy i asked a simple question and you all are giving me rubbish answers!!!

wow you lot haredly know anything!!!

hahaha!!!
dema

London, UK

#15 Jan 16, 2012
achizzle wrote:
Wow..... everyone knows that kebabs and baklava come from Turkey!... Get with it people!...Greeks are known for well... I don't come up with your OWN! boo yea!
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bea yea dosnt soot you so dont say it hahaha!!!
your not the bling bling type!!!
Mac

Ireland

#16 Jan 17, 2012
Turkey is well known as the home of the nomadic tribes who came from the steppes of Mongolia, converted to the false faith of Islam and as squatters persecuted and displaced the local population and righful owners and destroyed their cultures which are now trying to appropriate as their own.
Turkey is also known as the place where many genocides and attrocities have taken place.
KluvsHakn

Saint Petersburg, FL

#17 Jan 20, 2012
Dankovic wrote:
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Please don't get offended, I really love Turkish culture, but it's a known fact that Baklava, kebabs, and yout coffee come from Arabs and Greeks.
THANK YOU :)
ozer

Ankara, Turkey

#18 Jan 21, 2012
Mac do you really know any thing about turkey?
Every culture say some thing bad for outher cultures,
this like a self defence of cultures,
in Turkey lots of culture, race and religion lives together, but in england or ireland or france there is only one master race but a lot of slave races i thing this is much more evil to a genocide

Since: Mar 13

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#19 Apr 13, 2013
Dankovic wrote:
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Well Kebab and Baklava have middle Eastern origin, and the Hagia Sophia was built by the Byzantine Greeks.
I'm not trying to offend Turkish accomplishments, but you shouldn't take credit for things that other nations have done.
Middle East was belong to Turks for centuries. So they took Kebap abd Baklava to Middle East area. Not only to M.E also Turks took to baklava also to Balkan.
Madeenah

Basildon, UK

#20 Apr 17, 2013
Copycat!
mystery man

Alachua, FL

#22 Nov 10, 2013
justme wrote:
Long ago I knew a real turkish hottie of a man.
Mmmm mmmm mmmm.
what does this have to do with the price of tea in china?

Since: Oct 12

Istanbul, Turkey

#23 Nov 12, 2013

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