Category: Culture

Religion in Turkey

According to official sources, the largest religion is Islam in Turkey. 99.8% of Turkish citizens are Muslim according to the state. The remaining 0.2% are mostly Christian and Jewish minorities who live in Turkey. However, there is an important point that we need to state here. In Turkey, a child born to a Muslim family is registered as Muslim in the state records.

Is Turkey a Muslim Country?

Ottoman Empire was an Islamic state governed by a monarchy with sharia and traditional laws whereas the new Republic of Turkey is governed by secular law. Turkey has been to adopt a governance style...

Karagöz Shadow Theatre

Karagöz Shadow Theatre is one of the most crucial theatre genres in the Traditional Turkish Theatre, and it is primarily based on imitation and dialogues. Karagöz Shadow Theatre has many features and characters, the...

Mosques in Turkey

Religious structures are a significant part of a specific culture. As you may already know, Turkey is a country where the majority of the population is Muslim. So, it is no surprise that there...

Smoking in Turkey

Data shows that about 20% percent of the world population are smokers, which is a big percentage when we considered the number of the world population. In that case, the smoking policies of a...

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Turkish Oil Wrestling: National Sport of Turkey

Oil wrestling, the national sport of Turkey, could be one of the most difficult sports in the world. It gets this name due to wrestlers must be covered in oil before the match. Covering in oil and wrestling is quite difficult since oil will make it 10 times harder to hold your opponent.

Hand-kissing Tradition in Turkey

Hand-kissing could have various meanings in different cultures, but the hand-kissing tradition in Turkey is typically a sign of respect and love. Besides other cultures, in Turkey and some other Eastern cultures, people who...