alaturka

Festivals and Celebrations in Turkey

Feste und Feiern in der Türkei

On this date in 1920, during the War of Independence, the Turkish Grand National Assembly was established in Ankara by Mustafa Kemal and laid down the foundations of a new independent state from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire.

Household Insurance in Turkey

Household Insurance in Turkey

It doesn't matter if you are the owner of a villa or flat or whether you just have rented it, household insurance offers protection in the following cases:

Topping-Out Ceremony - this time in Turkey

Topping-Out Ceremony - this time in Turkey

During  the last weekend the team of “alaturka” has got a very special invitation by the company BDC-Construction, to join a topping-out ceremony based on German tradition in Kargicak.

Legal System of Turkey

Das Rechtssystem der Türkei

Turkey has been a republic since 1923. In the 1920s, the legal system of the Ottoman Empire was abolished and secular European continental law was adopted.

Yearly Calendar of Events in Turkey

Jährliche Veranstaltungen in der Türkei

Couple of more or less official festivals and events take place from year to year, please add their titles into google and you will easily find the date and place of the actual event.

Solar assistance for the heating system

Heizung mit solarer Unterstützung

Solar Heating can be used as space or water heating which uses the heat energy from the sun’s radiation. There are two different types: passive solar heating (or Passive Solar Design), where the building itself, or parts of it, such as a sun room, are used as a collector, and active solar heating.

Hookah - turkish nargile!

Hookah - turkish nargile!

With great relish Ahmed is leaning back and blowing a thick cloud of white smoke into the air. After a gulp of tea and a few words with his neighbour he turns back to his hookah. With the help of a pair of small tongs he puts several pieces of coal into the correct position on the wooden head of the hookah.

Interpreter - often needed service in Turkey

Interpreter - often needed service in Turkey

Whenever you are in Turkey, you may be surprised that a lot of Turkish people notice your orign just by watching you and they are able to use your language properly. Listening to all the different people in a bazaar, you will hear a lot of different nationalities as there is English, German, Dutch and Danish, but also Norwegian and Russian.

Foreign Investments in Turkey

Foreign Investments in Turkey

With the Foreign Capital Law No. 6224 which went into effect in 1954, Turkey adopted the most liberal law of the period. The liberalization policies adopted in the 1980s, and the changes in the regulation of currency exchange have made foreign capital investments quite attractive.

Post Offices in Turkey

Post Offices in Turkey

Post offices are mainly small and sometimes hard to find. You need to look for signs showing PTT or, in tourist areas, post office. Post office business hours vary. Main post offices in the centres are always open from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon, and on Sundays from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Lawyer / Notary in Turkey

Lawyer / Notary in Turkey

One thing every visitor to Turkey would like to avoid, is to need a lawyer. However, as usual in daily life, there can be certain situations where you are absolutely helpless and may need the experience of a well - trained lawyer, whether it is because of a traffic problem or something more serious.

Turkish cultural treasures - warning of export

Türkische Kulturschätze

Everywhere in ancient cities you will find "souvenirs" in the form of potsherds with the remains of decorations, amphora handles, roof tiles, processed marble lumps, pieces of glass and much more.

Life | Outdoors

Europe

Turkey

Culture

We have 228 guests and no members online