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Turkey is leaning towards the "American way"? I think that is what you want to hear. Turkish culture has nothing to do with the American culture. We have our own Anatolian culture and if we speak of a tendency, then it is the European one. Kind Regards, --Eraygencay 14:52, 14 Aug 2004 (UTC)

"Every region has their own set of "Folklore" which basicaly is a regional dance." That is an awful sentence and I have no idea how to correct it. In fact the entire article is rubbish, and it's on a major topic. I'm going to list this as needing attention, once I've done a bit of fiddling with it --VivaEmilyDavies 18:32, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I removed SpantLa's signature from the article. No idea why they're there. I'll see if I can get around to working on the page. --Kross 13:06, Mar 28, 2005 (UTC)

Took a quick run at some of the more awkward phrases, but I know very little about Turkey, so I didn't dare mess with it much. It does seem unbalanced somehow: is it *meant* to be touristy? I'm new at this, hope I didn't mess anything up.

I more or less redid the article. I was going to wait till I had completely fleshed it out, but I hit a roadblock, so here it is. --Kross 22:38, May 12, 2005 (UTC)

"The nation was modernized primarily by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, as he successfully transformed a religion-driven former Ottoman Empire into a modern nation-state with a very strong separation of state and religion."
What is this poltical opinion doing in the introduction of "Cuture in Turkey"? --Yodakii 17:55, 4 November 2005 (UTC)

"Because it explains why Turkey is, while being a Muslim nation, for the most part a Western nation. Ataturk instigated Western reforms, and this greatly influenced the Culture of Turkey" Serapindal 18:55, October 10th 2006 (UTC)

Yes, Turkey is a Muslim country but not an Arabic country. Turkey is a Euroasia country but if we look at modern culture, we can see that, Turkey is an European country. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.184.2.100 (talk) 21:17, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Nazmi Ziya Guran[edit]

There is a painting in the article attributed to this artist, but no info about that on the image page. What is the proof that it is by Guran. If this is not forthcoming, it will have to be deleted. Tyrenius 17:18, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

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Moving this from Namus[edit]

I moved the following from the Namus article. We might try and integrate it to this article. Also we need sources, this article does not have any.

  • Other categories of honor in Islamic Turkish culture[1][2]
    • Onur basically corresponds to European general-purpose notion of honor
    • Prestij, a borrowing for prestige
    • Şeref, an honor associated with man's and man's male kin glory resulted from their accomplishments, as in "Medal of Honor", Şeref Madalyası (notice the gender-orientedness, in a sense complementary to namus)
    • Saygi, an honor which considers worth of the person or homage
    • Sevgi, an honor associated with love (one honors another person by loving him/her); usually translated indiscriminately as "love" (cf. with Greek words for love)
    • Haysiyet the ability to feel lack of honor, itself a category of honor
    • Gurur, an honorable pride
    • Izzet, an honor of generosity

DenizTC 14:37, 22 June 2007 (UTC)


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Merge from Ottoman architecture[edit]

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The result of this discussion was to not merge Elekhh (talk) 07:12, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

I would make sense having a separate article, but what is happening now is that Ottoman architecture is a nothing more than a not so good copy of the section Culture of Turkey#Architecture. --Stegop (talk) 14:14, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

oppose --88.226.115.136 (talk) 21:13, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Oppose Ottoman architecture is an important subject. There should be a brief summary on the main Culture of Turkey page and the main article should be expanded. Amandajm (talk) 06:01, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Oppose - Ottoman architecture is a much wider topic geographically than merely modern-day Turkey, and is more based on cultural boundaries than formal political boundaries, ergo being much more useful for architectural history purposes; a hatnote should direct from Culture of Turkey to Ottoman architecture Morgan Riley (talk) 04:59, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Oppose The Ottoman architecture article, whatever its present state may be, offers room for expansion and is a solid, standalone, scholarly topic. Dahn (talk) 13:31, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Oppose Although the Ottoman Architecture article is currently in need of information, citations, etc., the subject is, as noted by others, far more than sufficiently large and worthy for its own article, as is the case with other architectural traditions or schools. It spans several centuries, saw several significant shifts over time, at various times absorbing and blending different influences, produced a huge volume of works throughout the former lands of the Ottoman Empire from Hungary to the Arabian Peninsula, encompassed a vast range of projects (such as bridges, bath houses, forts, mosques, palaces, markets, homes, and more), influenced other architecture and continues to exert an influence today. Wulfnoth 26 April 2011 —Preceding undated comment added 20:59, 26 April 2011 (UTC).


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  1. ^ Werner Schiffauer, "Die Gewalt der Ehre. Erklärungen zu einem deutsch-türkischen Sexualkonflikt." ("The Force of the Honour"), Suhrkamp: Frankfurt am Main, 1983. ISBN 3-518-37394-3.
  2. ^ "Culture of Honor, Culture of Change", by Aysan Sev'er, prof. sociology, in Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal, 1999, vol. 7 no. 9, 964–999.