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Belly Dancer, Turkish Folk Night, Cappadocia  

Belly Dancer, Turkish Folk Night, Cappadocia

"Absolute Turkey" - Absolutely

September 13th 2011
It was time for another adventure and this year took me to Turkey. Turkey was the obvious choice – moving clockwise around the Mediterranean, having conquered Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece, it was time to begin the southern arc towards Africa. Of course, I had experienced a taste of Islam in the art and architecture of Spain, but Islamic traditions and customs were new to me, espe ... read more
Middle East » Turkey

Turkish Flag 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
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