The traditional Turkish ritual for the bride-to-be, where the girl becomes a woman the night before her wedding.

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An overview of the phases of a Turkish marriage and wedding traditions.

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My second year celebrating and enjoying my birthday in Istanbul.

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What I've learned and experienced since moving from New York to Istanbul last year.

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From Minneapolis, MN, the couple share their tips on what to do and what to eat while visiting Istanbul.

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An Istanbul inspired meal on Christmas Eve.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...in Istanbul.

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My second round of gifts from Istanbul to New York.

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Turkey’s most important holiday celebrating family, community and charity.

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Gifts I brought home to New York on my first visit home.

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