A country that connects continents and deep-rooted civilizations and combines cultures and values for centuries. An integrated and rooted geography hosts its deep cultural heritage. A rich and diverse cultural art and cuisine reflects its intercultural ties and diversity.
This is Turkey
18 cultural properties inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You can reach up to date list from here: https://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/tr
Hope you brought your appetite. Turkish cousine is calling you to a feast.
Turkish cuisine rich with centuries of history while experiencing a renewal with new generation of chefs and food lovers offers much to explore. You can find a great variety of mouth watering dishes in Turkish cuisine, which is mostly the heritage of Ottoman cuisine. It is the mixture and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Therefore it is impossible to fit Turkish cuisine into a short list.
Traditional Turkish art has many facets including metal, glass, wood, and leather artwork as well as handwritten books, lamps, and stone carvings. However, the traditional art of miniatures, marbling, and calligraphy are some of the most well-known.
The antique Turkish rugs, from the iconic region of Anatolia (Turkey), are, arguably, the rugs that started it all. These carpets were among the first wave of Oriental antique carpets to be exported into Europe. The Turkish rugs were prized commodities and artistically influential pieces. The Turkish rug designs such as the iconic guls, prayer rugs and small repeating patterns found on these carpets, worked their way into the iconic paintings of the European masters, including Memling, Lotto, Bellini, Hans Holbein and many others.