Posts tagged as: Turkish

Things You Should Never say to a Turkish dad

/ April 28, 2015

Turkish dads are the fabric of our society. Without them we would never know what it was like growing up in the old country, how hard they work to put food on the table or how emotional they get after a night on Raki and Bulent Ersoys music. Here’s 5 things you would never catchRead more

8 ways you know you was raised in a Turkish house

/ April 19, 2015

There are many ways you know you were raised in a Turkish house. If I listed them all I would be here forever, but here are 8 ways you know you were raised in a Turkish house.   1 – Seeing this in your Nenes hand and not on her foot would scare the lifeRead more

Ingredients For A Turkish Soap (Dizi)

/ April 17, 2015

Let’s face it, as much as we complain about them we can’t live without them. No I’m not talking about Maydonoz, I’m talking about Turkish Dizis (Soaps). Any show that can go for 4 hours excluding ad breaks makes our nenes, annes and even us turn our phones off, open a pack of fistik andRead more

12 Ways You Know You’re At A Turkish Wedding

/ April 16, 2015

Spring is in the air and with that begins a season of Turkish weddings you are invited to where you have no idea who the bride and groom are, but you are related to them and its rude if you don’t turn up. Firs there is the whole “they came to yours, so you haveRead more

7 Problems Having a Turkish name

/ April 15, 2015

Growing up a Turk in another country you quickly get used to everything that comes with it – good and bad. Having hundreds of cousins, being told you have put on weight from your grandparents, never being able to say your full – the list goes on. But one problem that stays with you yourRead more

Saying Goodbye At The Front Door

/ April 5, 2015

Something that has always baffled me as a Turkish person is how long it takes to say goodbye to someone at the front door when they are leaving. You have the moment when someone decides to leave and they say “hade kalkalim?” In your mind you are thinking ‘thank god’ now I can put myRead more

Throwing Water Behind A Car – Turkish Tradition

/ March 20, 2015

Following on from the success of Daşak Ali Dayi here’s a Turkish tradition I can’t get my head around. When us Turkish people go on holiday (if you call going back to the motherland a holiday) you’re all packed and the car is loaded but just as your about to pull away you hear a suddenRead more

How To Tell If Two Turks Are Related

/ January 26, 2015

We have just patented our Turkish relations algorithm which can tell if the Turk you have just met is related to you? Here’s it being used in a real environment. Only the names have been changed at the request of their privacy. Ali: “Hi Mehmet, are we related?” Mehmet: “Hang on I’ll use the belowRead more