Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... [read more]
Date: August 22nd 2006
It is not surprising that this huge topic has become my longest blog!
Elinize saglik [el-in-iz-ay sah-look]Elinize saglik means "health to your hands" in Turkish. It's what you must say to someone who has prepared food for you. Turkish seems to have a special thing to say on many occasions (future blog to come on that topic), but I think that the ones regarding food are s ... read more