- Witt Magazine - http://www.wittistanbul.com/magazine -

Turkish Customs and Etiquette

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. 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.

.

How to Greet Each Other?

Lesser Personal Space

Turks Love to Touch

Eye Contact

Come to the Point Please

What’s the Rush?

Common Gestures

Really Not Done

Photo Source [2]

[3] [4]