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  • Tulum nominated for Restaurant of the year

    Balaclava’s Tulum restaurant has been nominated for the prestigious accolade of Gault&Millau POP Victorian Restaurant of the Year. The nomina...
  • October 29: end of the one-man-rule

    On October 29 every year, “Republic Day” is celebrated in Turkey. The holiday commemorates the events of 29 October 1923, when Turkish Parliament...
  • 48 signs you are Turkish..

    You know you are a Turk when.. you’ve lived in Auburn; Broadmeadows or Dandenong you have at least one relative that lives in Mildura or Shepparto...
  • Turkish underground city

    Derinkuyu in Nevsehir is the largest discovered underground city in Turkey. The city takes its name (Derinkuyu literally means “the deep well”) f...
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – saviour of the nation

    “Those heroes that shed their blood And lost their lives…You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.Therefore, rest in peace.There is no...
  • The 12 pillars of Turkish cuisine

    The Turkish kitchen is the clear proof national kitchens can harmoniously combine diverse flavours. Turkish cuisine was influenced from many diff...
  • A Sydney icon, Auburn Gallipoli Mosque

    The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is an Ottoman-style Turkish mosque in Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales. The mosque attracts about 800 worshipers every...
  • The three holy months

    The Three (holy) months (Üç aylar) are a trio of months celebrated by the Turks and muslim communities around the world. The three months consist...
  • Rugby and Turks

    As rugby world Cup 2011 rages on in New Zealand, Turkey, which is generally more concerned with football and, to a decent extent, basketball, wou...
  • The origins of Turkish delight

    Like the Turkish coffee or Raki, “Turkish delight” is one of the original delicacies of Turkey. The candy, which dates back to the time of the Ot...
  • Cook & Co; the go-to place in Auburn

    In the past 5 years, in Auburn, many Turkish restaurants ended up changing owners and cuisines they serve. Yet a new name emerged becoming the ne...
  • Dolma and Sarma recipes

    Dolma is among the most popular Mediterranean dishes. Greeks, Sicilians, Maltese, Lebanese, Egyptians and the Cypriots would all argue that the rec...