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  1. Ganaydin ;
    I recently married a wonderful Turkish Lady, I have my sister in law coming to NYC next week for a visit. She loves: Ashure, (Noah’s pudding) . Do you know any place in the NY metro area where I can purchase it.. Many Thanks

  2. Dear Alan,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Istanbul, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

  3. Thanks very much for following The Immortal Jukebox Joyce. I hope you will enjoy lots of entertaining writing and the wide variety of music. I usually post once a week. Please feel free to add comments. If it’s been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new! Good luck with your blog. Regards Thom.

  4. I just visited Istanbul a week ago. I am shocked to see everyone smokes there and throw cigarette butts on the pavement. Guys I can stand from a distance–but women Big no –even some hijabi women smoking. Why is not some national movement against smoking. Since I came back I am reading non stop Ottoman history. My favorite is the caliph Murad who accompanied with executioners decides on the spot to execute– I wonder no mufti told him that this is contrary to Islamic law along with their multitudes of wives and concubines.

    • For sure there’s still too much smoking in Turkey, and people are pretty careless with their butts – but the situation is a lot better than it used to be. At least there are limits these days on where people can smoke. Actually the country has more serious problems to cope with currently – so I guess smoking cigarettes or not is not a high priority for most people.

      It’s good that you’re taking an interest in Ottoman history. my current favorite sultan is Abdülhamid II; but I’m also a fan of Ahmet III and Bayezit II.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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