Turkish dating customs
The same goes for the tombs of Islamic saints, too, if the tomb is not named “museum” officially.
If you don’t have a shawl or a scarf to put on your head, you can borrow one at the entrance.
Dating shows are to disappear from Turkey’s television screens after the country’s broadcasting watchdog branded them harmful.
The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) said it had met Turkish broadcasters and all had agreed not to put on matchmaking programmes in the future. The broadcasters noted that they also do not want to produce such programmes as such images on screen are ugly,” Murat Elliatlı, an RTUK executive, said.
You may find when entering a mosque in more rural areas you will be expected to follow all traditional procedures.
During the prayer time, worshippers choose to line in the front rows of the mosques, at such a time stay behind and try not to be noisy.
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Turkish people understand that visitors are usually not aware of Turkish culture and customs, and tend to be tolerant of blunders in this regard by foreigners.
There are, however, some which will meet with universal disapproval, and these should be avoided at all costs: Because of religious traditions, all women are required to wear head scarves and not to wear miniskirts or shorts upon entering a mosque (or a church and synagogue).
Add a predominantly Muslim population to the mix, and you’re all set to experience a variety of cultural differences.
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.It's basically every meal rolled into one first thing in the morning.