NUSRET – SALTBAE

NUSRET – “SALTBAE” Nusret is a well known internet star all around the world due to the videos he shared on social media. But who is Nusret apart from his internet fame? Nusret (full name Nusret Gokce) was born in Erzurum in 1983, he was a child of a mineworker and had 4 siblings. Nusret moved to Darica while he was 2 years old, with his family, he went to primary school there, but later on he had to drop out of school because of financial difficulties. Nusret started his…

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ARDA TURAN

ARDA TURAN Successful footballer was born in 1987  in Istanbul and originally was from Edirne, his mother is Yuksel Turan his father is Adnan Turan, he has a brother Okan Turan. He started playing football at the age of 8 where his father was the club chairman “Altintepsi Makelspor”.His passion to football made him became a famous footballer at a very young age. Arda Turan first played in Galatasaray’s youth team for 4-5 years and eventhough he was so young he managed to play in national team. He made a…

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HAKAN CALHANOGLU

HAKAN CALHANOGLU Hakan Calhanoglu was born in Germany, Mannheim in 1994 and he is originally from Bayburt, Turkey. His father is Huseyin Calhanoglu ,his mother is Naime Calhanoglu and he has a brother named Muhammed Calhanoglu. While he was at his young ages he started to playing in Waldhof Mannheim’s youth team. The footballer who was transferred to Karlsruher in 2009, played in his first official match in 2012 and it was the day that he shined. At the end of the season he scored 17 goals and he was…

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EMRE CAN

EMRE CAN The famous footballer who was born in Germany, Frankfurt in 1994  and finished his education in there too. He is originally from Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Emre Can started his football career in Blau Gelb Frankfurt. Later then he started playing in the biggest team of the city which is Eintrach Frankfurt’s youth set up. After 3 years he was transferred to Bayern Munchen and this was the beginning of his Professional football career. In 2013 he was transferred to Leverkusen for 5 million euros. Emre Can was transferred to…

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ESRA EROL

ESRA EROL Esra Erol was born in Istanbul, Eyüp in 1982. She has 4 other sisters and they are originally from Sinop. His father ( Seyfi Erol) was a police officer, when he moved to Kutahya because of his job he took his family with him and Esra Erol started her education there. She graduated from girls high school. She attented Marmara University department of radio and television. Esra Erol started her career when she first hosted a TV show “Turkuaz” afterwards she hosted another TV show on the Technology…

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BEYAZ

BEYAZ – TURKEY`S TALK SHOW SHOWMAN Turkish showman, actor, talk-show host and comedian  Beyazit Ozturk was born in 1969 in Bolu and was the second son of a civil servant family. His father is originally from Artvin. Because of his father’s job( a police officer) he moved to different cities couple of times. He attended Eskisehir University the department of fine arts. Alongside his show career Beyaz is a licenced basketballer. While his college years he was also interested in radio programs. He started working as a producer at one…

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KÜNEFE

KÜNEFE Künefe is similar desert like Kadayif and originates from Lebanon. Many soldiers were sent to Yemen near to the end of the Ottoman Empire to end some riots in the area. On the way back, some soldiers stayed in Lebanon to learn this desert. Now, it is a traditional desert in southeastern Turkey, Hatay region. A semi-soft cheese is used in the filling. In making the künefe, cheese is put in between two layers of wire Kadayif. It is cooked in small copper plates, and then served very hot in…

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GÜLLAC

GÜLLAC Güllac is a Turkish dessert made with milk, pomegranate and a special kind of pastry. It is consumed especially during Ramadan and special desert for Ramadan. It contains walnuts between the layers that are put in milk. Güllac was used for making Güllaç Lokmas? and Güllaç Baklavas?, archaic Turkish desserts made during Ottoman period in Turkey. The etymology of Güllaç is combination of two words Güllü and as, meaning “food with roses”. Although the dessert itself may contain rose leaves and rose syrup, the name refers to the shape…

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ISKENDER KEBAP

ISKENDER KEBAP Iskender Kebab or Iskender Döner is one of the most famous meat foods of northwestern Turkey, Bursa region It takes its name from its inventor, Iskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century. It is a kind of kebab prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb basted with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread and generously slathered with melted sheep butter and yogurt. Additionally, one cylindrical Köfte can be placed on top. Tomato sauce and melted butter are generally poured over the dish, at…

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CIG KÖFTE

CIG KÖFTE (RAW MEATBALL) Çig Köfte, or raw meatball, is a favorite Turkish snack and a specialty of southeastern Turkey, especially Sanli Urfa and Adiyaman. It is found in Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish cuisine. It is traditionally made with either beef or lamb, and usually served as an appetizer or meze with the main food. Bulgur is kneaded with chopped onions and water until it gets soft. Then tomato and pepper paste, spices and very finely ground beef are added. Lastly, green onions, fresh mint and parsley are mixed in. Some…

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