Nusret Gökçe aka Salt Bae

Nusret Gökçe may be known across Turkey as the owner of the appropriately named Nusr-Et  Steakhouse chain but he has now become an overnight sensation as the widely recognised Salt Bae. Celebrities from all over the world travel to Nusret's restaurants in both Turkey and Dubai...

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Alaçatı, Turkey’s picturesque coastal town

Just a 45 minute drive from Izmir lies the beautiful coastal town of Alaçatı. Famous for its cobbled streets, taş evleri (stone houses) boutique hotels and now considered one of the worlds best destination for Windsurfing. Alaçatı is generally quite during the daytime as locals and tourists alike head...

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G20 – Erdoğan meets Xi Jinping ahead of Summit

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to meet his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping ahead of G20 Summit which will be taking place in Eastern China. The G20 is set to take place between Sunday 4th and Monday 5th September 2016. President Erdoğan and President Xi Jinping's closed meeting...

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The History of Turkish Coffee

Turkish Coffee has played an important role in Turkish lifestyle and culture since the early days of the Ottoman Empire right though to present day. The Turkish love affair with coffee started in Constantinople (now Istanbul) back in 1554 when two traders from Damascus came to the great city and...

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Karaköy Lokantası

Karaköy Lokantası is a family run restaurant situated in the trendy Istanbul neighbourhood of Karaköy since 2000. As soon as you walk through the door of Karaköy Lokantası, you can't help but feel that you're in for a culinary delight. Every aspect of the restaurant as been clearly...

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Köfteci Hüseyin

Every once in a while throughout our lives we experience something that reminds us of the beauty of simplicity, Köfteci Hüseyin is one such example. As you enter Köfteci Hüseyin you are asked three questions that you'll be more than happy to answer "One portion or one and...

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5 Must Try Popular Turkish Dishes

1. Menemen Menemem is a wonderfully spicy egg based dish cooked with tomatoes and chilli's. A fiery Menemem is the perfect way to start your day. It is healthy, quick and easy to make and the protein from the eggs keeps you satisfied all the way until lunch time. 2. Köfte Köfte...

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