Are Turkish People Nice?
I am writing this post because I have seen that this question is often asked and thought I should write a post regarding it! Like all nations there are of course good and bad people, however for the most part in my experience Turkish people have been nothing but friendly and extremely hospitable! So are Turkish people nice? Yes, extremely friendly!
Below are a few examples of my experience with Turkish people.
- Demet & I visited Eskisehir for a weekend away on a bus tour. Whilst walking around the city we saw an elderly woman struggling to carry her bags. Demet offered for us to carry her bags to where she needed to go. Whilst doing this they discussed our plans to marry and it turned out her daughter had a similar relationship with someone abroad! At the end of this journey she offered for Demet & I to stay a night at her home which we had to refuse as we were with a tour! Instead she prayed for us and blessed our relationship. I believe this nicely shows Turkish hospitality!
- Tom (sister’s partner) whilst in Turkey September 2017 to visit our wedding started to love the Turkish tea and was invited by a Cafe owner to make his own tea. This was a very kind gesture which actually became a huge part of the trip for him!
- My Father fell over in Taksim street, knocking over someones shop stall. Instead of shouting at him and getting angry, they rushed over and asked other people to help pick him up and make sure he was okay. After making sure he was okay, they wouldn’t accept any money for damage and wished us well for the rest of our trip.
- I was taking pictures of the Funicular control box (… I’m an Engineer) and the controller came out to take me inside so I could have a closer look!
This an example of the trusting nature of the Turkish people. I don’t think the London Underground would have invited me to take pictures of the inside of control room!
- Our wedding place gave us half price because Demet’s sister used to work there and he likes our family. Made it his mission to get us anything we needed.
- Whilst organising our legal marriage, a Doctor put me through the system quickly to ensure we could marry whilst I only had a few days In Turkey. This was difficult as I do not have a Turkish ID number which is usually required. He then sent flowers to our wedding ceremony.
I’m sure I have lots of other examples but for now this will do!