6 Typical Turkish Food, from Dondurma to Kofte

KUPASONLINE.COM — Apart from its rich natural, cultural and historical tourism which makes it interesting to visit, TurkeyTurkey also has another attraction in the form of special food which often makes tourists curious.

Turkish specialties have influenced dishes in other parts of the world, such as Central Asia, the Middle East and the Balkans. The name of TurkishTurkish cuisine often uses the name of the city or region of origin of the dish, which can be identified from the method of cooking and the use of ingredients typical of that area.

However, before discussing further what Turkish specialties are, it’s good to know a little about this country led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Historically, this 783,562 km2 country inherited Roman civilization in Anatolia, Islamic, Arab and Persian civilizations. As a legacy from the Ottoman Empire, the influence of modern western countries is also felt in Turk.

Turkey is known as a country that has historical traces of great empires, such as the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. This transition of power made Turkey rich in civilization. It is not surprising that Turkey has a diverse ethnicity with an abundant culture.

Citing the book “Secular Turkey” by Tim Spirit Turki, as a party whose founders came from the Milli Gorus movement (religious political movement embodied in Turkey in the political struggle of Islamic groups), the actions of the AKP (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi, Partai Justice and Development) and Erdoğan are often seen as movements for the revival of political Islam in Turkey.

Islamic-sounding policies, such as raising taxes on alcoholic beverages and getting closer to Arab countries, strengthened the perception of the AKP as an Islamic party and suddenly skyrocketed when Erdogan dared to confront Israeli President Simon Peres in 2009.

In addition, Erdogan is considered successful in making Turkey better than when he served as prime minister. With so much of what he accomplished, it’s no wonder that he is ranked fifth in a row of 500 influential Muslims in 2018 (The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, 2018).

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