Books about Turkey

Books about Turkey

Ever since I first came to Turkey in 1990 after hitchhiking through the UK and travelling in Europe, I’ve read hundreds of books about Turkey in many different genres. Although I graduated in sociology and prefer cultural and social studies about Turkey to history books, basically I read anything that takes my interest. Having said…

Exploring Turkish Landscapes: Crossing Inner Boundaries now available in Turkish (Türkçe aşağı)

Back in 2013 I started a blog to share my experiences of the everyday extraordinary of life in modern Istanbul, but my passion for Turkey started long before that. I first set foot on Turkish soil in 1990 and since then have travelled all over the country and met hundreds of people. I’ve exchanged passing…

Review of Twelve Camels for Your Wife by George Dearsley

George Dearlsey and I have been acquainted for a few years through our interactions in Facebook groups and via private messaging so when he told me he was writing his memoirs I was really pleased. Most of our conversations were about practical matters of life in Turkey, so I only had a vague idea about…

Interview with Australian Jane Gundogan author of Salep and Ginger

Interview with Australian Jane Gundogan author of Salep and Ginger

I’m excited to share my interview with Jane Gundogan. Jane Gundogan is an author and in her own words, “also a part-time comedian (in her own mind), half-assed blogger and a totally committed vinophile”. Most importantly, she’s the person behind Salep and Ginger, a novel set in Turkey (see my review here) and the only…