I have made a couple of corrections for you Language Master.Language_Master said:hello people,
I wonder what you think about
turkeyTurkey and the turkishyTurkish people ?
whatWhat do you know about tukishTurkish culture?
Please leave your thoughts!!
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I dont like it too. In Turkish families, mother is dominant on the children. Especially male ones. Turkish men do not obey their fathers as they obey their mothers. Mothers on the other hand do not teach their sons not to dominate their wifes.antonia2240 said:I think that the best thing in Turkey is the Turkish bath. It`s amazing.
I don`t like the Turkish attitude to women as to the second hand people.
In the late 60's, I lived in Turkey (one year in a very small town, the second year in Ankara) teaching English. I have nothing but the highest respect for the people I dealt with during that time, including university students who were then involved with protests such as "NATO'ya hayir (no dot on the 'i')". They were all wonderful to me, very helpful in my attempt to adapt to their culture, language and customs (I had NO trouble adapting to the food). I've been back only once, but I hope to return soon.....even though the "hüzün" that Orhan Pamuk refers to in his memoir Istanbul is exactly the Turkey that I knew when I was there!Language_Master said:hello people,
I wonder what you think about turkey and turkishy people ?
what do you know about tukish culture?
leave your thoughts!!
Absolutely correct, it is a very enterprising nation with a lot of successful industrial sectors including major textile industries (and we're not talking rugs here). In terms of agriculture, Turkey is entirely self-sufficient; although it is a major exporter, they import virtually no staple food products (meat, vegetables, dairy, grains). However, any product you are used to seeing in Europe you can easily find in a clean, well-stocked store, at a very good price.Turkey is a facinating country. It is an advanced country, with highly trained professionals, highly developed industry, and phenomenal energy. Women and men enjoy a level of equality that may surprise people unfamiliar with Turkey, women are very well represented in the professions, including sciences and government and other non-traditional fields for women, at least in the urban areas that I am familiar with.
Absolutely, the architecture, past and present is breathtaking. The ruins are so plentiful, they are integrated into everyday life. You cannot walk a mile without trapsing over some stones from an ancient road or aqueduct, the past is everywhere, even in the midst of modernity. It certainly amazed me. And I was also amazed by how modern facilities are, and especially by the cleanliness of everthing, everywhere. From bathrooms to kitchens, restaurants to hotel rooms, to city sidewalks. Immaculate. And they wash their hands and feet constantly. Much cleaner people than I've ever seen anywhere else. You can eat on the floor .Istanbul is one of the world's greatest cities. One is surrounded by some of the world's greatest architectural and engineering wonders such as Hagia Sofia, yet there is new construction everywhere. It is a fantastic blend of preserved history and dynamic modernism- Roman aqueducts intersecting modern freeways, it is like no other place in the world.
Very important as well, in the cities life is predictaby quite different, in terms of beliefs, education, and economic situation. And also in terms of religion, which is in part responsable for the schism between fundamentalists and what I jokingly the average city-Turk's Muslim-Light attitude to religion (I hope this will not be taken wrong, this is a term I learned from a Turkish girlfriend). They are strong believers, but bend the rules quite a bit to allow for a basically European attitude to most things discouraged by Islam, drinking, smoking, premarital sex...there is a deep chasm between rural and urban culture and beliefs... There is the struggle between muslims with 'fundamentalist' beliefs and other muslims.
Steady on, it dominated a small area, but didn't "dominate" in the way that the British Empire did, or the Roman even. Those empires dominated their known world.barkley04 said:… and it can be said that once upon a time the turkish culture was dominant during the reign of the ottomans.
I want to give you a clue. Before buying something from a Turkish merchant, you would try to start a dialog about his hometown. And then, tell him that you are from there too, or show him somehow that you have been in there and liked his hometown (I use white lies to make it). You would probably buy what you are buying with a reduced cost. Perhaps, you should ask for a discount as being his hometown friend.vespista said:The one thing that has struck me with Turks (over here) is that everyone seems to be an entrepreneur - granted, most of the Turks I've met are self employed people, but what I'm trying to describe is a good sense for doing business, that they tend to be more service minded than people from other places (including my own cultural sphere).