Culture Shock! Turkey

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Whether you're conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole. Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and ...

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Overview

Whether you're conducting business, traveling for pleasure, or even relocating abroad, one mistake with customs or etiquette can leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. International travelers, now more than ever, are not just individuals from the United States, but ambassadors and impression makers for the country as a whole. Newly updated, redesigned, and resized for maximum shelf appeal for travelers of all ages, Culture Shock! country and city guides make up the most complete reference series for customs and etiquette you can find. These are not just travel guides; they are guides for a way of life.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     vi
Acknowledgements     viii
Dedication     ix
Map of Turkey     x
First Impressions     1
Donald Recounts     5
Penelope Recalls     6
Introducing Turkey     8
Geography     9
Climate     10
History     11
Mustafa Kemal 'Ataturk'     13
Politics and Political Parties     14
Administration     16
Economy     17
The Army     18
Religion     20
The Turks     22
East or West, Home is Best     23
City versus Village     25
Characteristics     27
Sexual Matters     29
The Household     33
Alternative Lifestyles     36
Superstitions     37
Social Life in Turkey     39
Forms of Address     40
Commication Topics     42
Sign Language     44
Marriage     51
Death     53
Settling Down in Turkey     55
Formalities     56
Renting a House     57
Living ina Block of Flats     58
Services and Utilities     60
Finding Furniture     62
Bedding     63
Bathrooms and Toilets     64
Domestic Help     65
Education     66
Money Matters     67
Shopping     70
Barbers and Hairdressing Salons     81
Health and Hospitals     82
Traffic and Transportation     83
Telecommunications     89
Food and Entertaining     92
Food     93
Drinks     100
Dinner Table Etiquette     101
Restaurants     103
Culture and Leisure     105
A Typical Turkish Street     106
The Arts     109
Dance     112
Music     116
Architecture     118
Entertainment Places     119
Sports     121
The Concept of Cleanliness     123
Media     126
Calendar of Festivals and Holidays     127
The Turkish Language     130
Speakers of Turkish     131
How to Communicate with the Turks     132
Learning Turkish      132
The Turkish Language     133
Useful Words and Phrases     135
Useful Linguistic Functions     139
Formulaic Expressions     141
Attitudes Exhibited through Language     143
Doing Business in Turkey     147
Finding a Job in Turkey     148
Business in Turkey     149
Doing Business with the Turks     150
Professions     151
Marketing     153
Attire and Attitude in the Office     155
Red Tape     157
Non-governmental Organisations     158
Technology     159
Fast Facts About Turkey     161
Famous People     165
List of Common Acronyms and Signs     166
Places Which are Worth a Visit     166
Culture Quiz     168
Do's and Don'ts     175
Glossary     180
Resource Guide     186
Further Reading     193
About the Author     195
Index     196
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