The Turku Guide
to Istanbul

"I have not told half of what I have seen."                       
Marco Polo

visit scenic istanbul

Culture, Nightlife, ect.
Getting around
Miscellaneous Information
Music and Dance
Turkish Language
On buying a rug
Souvenirs of popular craftsmen (sponsored article)
Links to other interesting and useful sites

Books, CD's, and Video about Turkey

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A note on the current situation in Turkiye...
Anyone traveling to Turkey right now should educate themselves on the political situation there before going. I will not attempt to keep you up to date on this page. You are welcome to click the link above and email questions to me. I would also advise going to the US State Dept travelers' site and for more information.
Certainly, avoid areas where demonstrations are happening.

Turku is a band (based in the USA) that plays mostly Turkish music.
It's founding members, Ted and Carla Monnich traveled to Istanbul and fell in love with the place.