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Turkey Culture

  • One of the largest covered markets in the world
  • Turkish Carpets
  • Traditional Turkish lamps

Social Conventions

Turkish people are very hospitable and social. There is a laidback approach to clothing, however, it is advisable that beach clothing remains at the beach, and people should dress conservatively when visiting mosques or other religious areas. Shaking hands is the most common form of greeting in Turkey. If invited to a Turkish home, it is considered polite to bring a small gift. People love things from a visitor's home country, however, if that is not possible then pastries are the most common gift. Before giving alcohol, it is important to make sure that the host drinks.



Turkish is the official language while the southeastern part of the country hosts a Kurdish speaking minority. French, German and English is common in tourist areas and large cities.



The majority of the population of Turkey is Muslim – mostly Sunni. There are small Christian and Jewish minorities.



Turkey Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Turkey.

Learn about the history and culture of Turkey, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Turkey's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Turkey for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Turkey tours today!


Book your Turkey tour with Goway! 

AfricaExperts is the exclusive division of Goway that specializes in planning and organizing Turkey tours and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a locally escorted tour, see the country highlights on one of our classic itineraries, a small group tour and more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Turkey.

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