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Z. Aysin Barista
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Turkey is located in the middle of the East and the West, and you can observe this East-West mixture at every step
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Turkey: An East-West Mixture

Z. Aysin Barista from Turkey

Turkey is one of the most popular countries in the world with its ancient ruins. Today when someone wants to learn something about our ancestors, chances are he'll visit Turkey. You can find more than your expectations, but the irony is you can see McDonalds or other fast food restaurants in the middle of these ancient cities.

Turkey is located in the middle of the East and the West, and you can observe this East-West mixture at every step. In every corner of Turkey, you can visit carpet shops where they are selling handmade carpets, but in the shops all the girls who are weaving these carpets are wearing Levi's. In Turkey, you can feel a half traditional, half industrial culture at the same time.


A carpet shop in Turkey
Photo by Lynnder

Girl in Levis weaving a Turkish carpet
Photo by Wendy_Weldman

In every corner of Turkey, you can visit carpet shops where they are selling handmade
carpets, but in the shops all the girls who are weaving these carpets are wearing Levi's.


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