"I have humble advice for him: Leave politics and get a job on the dating shows, since you are already in the business of finding matrimonial happiness for singles. In matchmaking shows when they tell people, ' Davutoglu will find you a spouse,' that would serve a greater cause, a blessed purpose.” Selin Sayek Boke, deputy chairwoman of the Republican People’s Party, the main opposition party, asked, “Davutoglu promised young men a wife, but from where will he provide the supply of spouses?He did not declare the source of this promise or other extravagant promises.” Joking aside, there are two plausible arguments to answer the question, “Why would Davutoglu resort to such outrageous promises?” One is that Davutoglu is in a state of panic and is mentally exhausted, hence producing gaffe after gaffe: A good number of commentators believe Davutoglu, an academic by training, has slips of the tongue so frequently because he is losing his grip on reality.But there is another crucial possibility behind Davutoglu’s intoxicating suggestion of finding spouses for desperate singles.It hit me a few weeks after moving to Istanbul two years ago.
In this case, my external force has a name; three names, actually: Amy, Janis and Lisa—all professional matchmakers.
The food is fresh and flavorful – I still long for the olives.
We didn’t hold hands in public, but as a couple we never felt unsafe.
Add a predominantly Muslim population to the mix, and you’re all set to experience a variety of cultural differences.
So, to make most of your stay — and to prevent being rude or a fool — familiarize yourself with these common Turkish customs and etiquette rules that apply in Istanbul.