Turkey is known around the world for it's naturally dyed, hand knotted carpets. They also make the most exquisite rugs from pure silk.
On the whole UK cats tend to be territorial, solitary animals. In Turkey they all huddle up together, play, sleep and wash each other in groups. That is because mostly they are not pets but are looked after by everyone. I saw a man with a tray of food and as soon as he appeared about 50 cats quickly surrounded him from under bushes, up trees, and behind buildings. It is the same with dogs, which often wander around in pairs. They are all rounded up from time to time, taken to the vets for their various vaccinations and checks then released.
Early morning and protection from the 'evil eye' is evident in Cappadocia
The Turkish Delight bears no resemblance to that in the UK. It is slightly chewy, not so sweet, and made in lots of wonderful flavours, often including various types of nut. The above is a pomegranate flavour with hazelnuts and then dusted with coconut.
Sunday morning in Avanos, a town famed for both carpets and pottery
The Greeks were successful traders, merchants, and artisans in Turkey even before the Romans and had a huge influence on the development of the country. You can recognise the Greek Patrician houses by their arches and carved stonework.