Turkey – Istanbul

Chelsea – Fashion in Turkey

Kelsey – Business in Turkey

Alison – Music in Turkey

Monique – Religion in Turkey

Abby – History of Turkey

AJ – Food in Turkey

Chelsea – Health in Turkey

Akın Kayabaş: Turkish Cuisine 

Sara – Behavioral disabilities in Turkey

Amy – Athletes in Turkey

Ateş & Güneş Gösterişlioğlu: Athletes in Turkey 

Chelsea M. – Literature in Turkey

Sinem Kordel: Turkish Epic Literature

Rebecca – Flora and Fauna in Turkey

Batuhan Sağlık: Nature in Turkey


27 Responses to Turkey – Istanbul

  1. Köksal Banoğlu says:

    Hey all,
    As Halit Armay High School, we would be glad to present Turkey and Turkish culture from the different points of view.

  2. Akın Kayabaşı says:

    Akın Kayabaşı here, from Halit Armay High School. I intend to help you especially about the ”Food in Turkey” topic. Although I am not so fat to talk about Turkish cuisine 🙂 , I am very familiar with this topic because of my family. Please do not hesitate to ask me.

  3. Batuhan Sağlık says:

    Hello, I am Batuhan, student of Halit Armay Lisesi. I m very interested in some issues like global warming, environment problems, climate change etc. So I want to introduce my country to you in terms of its natural beauty.
    I am looking forward to collaborating with you at this pretty important cultural exchange project.

    • Chelsea P. says:

      I would be interested in finding out some of your countries natural beauty, and would love to share with you some of the United States nature and beauty as well, if you are still interested.


    Hi, i’m Ateş GÖSTERİŞLİOĞLU, student in Halit Armay High School with my twin brother Güneş. We want to help you about “Athlets in Turkey” subject. We have choosen to this subject because we are professional swimmers.


    I’m very glad that you know these athletes I mean specially Lefter. I can tell you other famous athletes’ name via project page. Also we are going to prepare a presentation about famous athletes of Turkey and send you in next week.

  6. Amy says:

    Okay sounds good. Thank you! :))

  7. Sinem Kordel says:

    Hello everyone I am student in Halit Armay High School .I am very happy for being such an important project.I hope you are satisfied by the information about Turkish Culture and I’m ready to answer your questions about Literature in Turkey 🙂

    • Chelsea says:

      Hey I’m Chelsea! While I was researching literature in Turkey, I found a lot of information about poetry and not as much about novels. Is poetry a big part of your culture? Do you have a favorite poem or poet?

  8. Amy says:

    I am Amy and I am a freshman at Eastern Connecticut State University. My majors are Mathematics and Secondary Education. I am on the women’s track team at Eastern as well. I enjoy learning about sports because i want to coach my own teams after i am done in college.

  9. Batuhan Sağlık says:

    Rebecca, I found your power point presentation very well and I appreciate you. However, I guess I should make some correction to introduction part of your presentation.
    As for the languages spoken, Turkish is only one official language in Turkey although especially in east-south of Turkey, some citizens speak Kurdish as well. In your presentation, you mentioned Greek, Arabic, Armenian as languages spoken in Turkey. Only in Hatay district, some people speak arabic and as far as I am concerned there is no district to speak Greek and Armenian in Turkey.

    Secondly, I am not sure what you meant with “In the past 10 years, Turkey now consist of 99 % Muslims” sentence. To what point did you want to draw attention by saying “in the past 10 years” ?

    I am going to make a new presentation for you soon.

  10. Sinem Kordel says:

    Hi Chelsea.I prepared a small presentation about our literature.Please do not hesitate to ask your questions.Of course, poetry is a very important part of our culture.There are many important international well-known poets.Here is a poem of Nazım Hikmet
    that you might like…

    Living is no laughing matter
    you must live with great seriousness
    like a squirrel, for example-
    I mean without looking for something beyond and above living,
    I mean living must be your whole occupation.

    • Chelsea says:

      I really liked that poem. Since you shared a poem with me, let me share one with you. This poem is one of the most well known in the English language. Hope you like it!

      TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
      And sorry I could not travel both
      And be one traveler, long I stood
      And looked down one as far as I could
      To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

      Then took the other, as just as fair,
      And having perhaps the better claim,
      Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
      Though as for that the passing there
      Had worn them really about the same, 10

      And both that morning equally lay
      In leaves no step had trodden black.
      Oh, I kept the first for another day!
      Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
      I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

      I shall be telling this with a sigh
      Somewhere ages and ages hence:
      Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
      I took the one less traveled by,
      And that has made all the difference. 20

      “The Road Not Taken”-Robert Frost

      • Chelsea says:

        Your presentation is really helpful. Thanks! I read a lot about folk literature in Turkey. Your literature has a really interesting history

        • Sinem Kordel says:

          I’m glad to be helpful.I hope my presentation has been answering your questions.And I really liked this poem.
          Our literature and history can not be considered separately.Cause our literature and history related in content.

          • Chelsea says:

            I’m glad you liked the poem! Our literature and history also go hand in hand. Many themes in our literature focus on things currently going on in society. There are also many works that are written about what society was like in the past, such as the early to mid 1900’s

  11. Chelsea P. says:

    Hi Everyone,
    My name is Chelsea I go to Eastern Connecticut State University I did two power points on Turkey, one about fashion in Turkey and health as well. I was wondering if anyone could help me with common clothes and fashion in Turkey.

    Thank You,
    Chelsea Poirier

  12. Dear Participants in International and CrossCultural Education, Eastern Connecticut State University:

    Thank you for participating in this international discussion. Our semester at Eastern CSU is heading to its closing so this class will not be using this blogspace for discussion much after May 11, 2011. We hope to have another class interested in international discussions starting during summer 2011.

    We have enjoyed the online discussion and getting to know you. I am thinking that an even more direct way to support an international discussion would be to use FaceBook. Would that work for you?

    I have developed a FaceBook group called International and CrossCultural Education, Eastern CSU at


    Please consider joining that group and continuing the discussion with this spring 2011 class. There should be another class in the summer for further discussions.

    We hope to hear from you again soon.

    David Stoloff, Professor, Education
    Eastern Connecticut State University

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