For thousands of years the Turkish traditions of many peoples of Anatolia, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and of course ancient world merged unique alloy which today we call Turkish or Minor Asia culture. We must add that the Turks themselves before the start of the XX century was not a single nation and brought many unique elements from the depths of Central Asia which blended in the modern life of the country. But modern Turkey is considered one of the most tolerant countries in Asia where representatives of different nations co-exist peacefully though a few centuries and even decades they were in bitter war with each other. Even the ethnic composition of the population here has never been officially detected - the overwhelming majority of local residents consider themselves Turks first and only then the representatives of a particular ethnic group.
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Istanbul is a modern world city, like so many others. What makes it unique except the vast amount of historical sightseeing spots is the mix of Oriental and Western influences. So, to make most of your stay — and to prevent being rude or a fool — familiarize yourself with these common Turkish customs and etiquette rules that apply in Istanbul. During a civil wedding ceremony is it customary for the brides father to give his daughter away by accompanying her to the celebrant and groom?
Turkey expels pro-Kurdish legislator, seeks to disband party
Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt since a rainbow flag was hoisted at a Cairo concert, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment. The flag was raised last month at a concert headlined by Mashrou' Leila, a Lebanese rock band whose singer is openly gay. It was a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in the conservative Muslim country, and was met with a swift zero-tolerance response.
Dream now, travel later! It can get dull being alone when you move to another city. With the help of technology, we can meet people from the other side of the world and become friends with them. Thanks to our smartphones, we can discover compatible people through friendship and dating apps and improve our communication channels, as well as extending our social networks. Apps to find friends are not only useful for socialising: Chat apps are among the most-searched applications in Google Play and the App Store and these are often utilized for professional connections as well.