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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

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