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Help identify a movie seen on a Turkish bus, August 2011?

I saw bits and pieces of this movie on a bus on a route through Denizli, Turkey, in August 2011. I don’t speak Turkish. I only have a few details. [more inside]
posted by Roy Batty on Sep 10, 2016 - 2 answers

Help Identifying/Translating Turkish or Arabic? Writing on Artifact

I volunteer in an archaeological lab and sometimes people bring in things they find in their yards or on the beach. A woman brought in this spoon that she found buried in her yard. None of us here have any idea what it is other than it is a spoon. [more inside]
posted by jenjenc on Jun 22, 2016 - 4 answers

Identify this film which is ruining baklava for me

It was either in French (most likely) or German (may have had English subtitles). It was about a poor kid having grown up to be a rich man, and the story was being told via flashbacks. The detail I remember is some scenes about him being invited to a rich kid's house for a dinner. He took homemade baklava as a gift, which was looked down upon. His family may have been Turkish immigrants to this European city. [more inside]
posted by vivekspace on Jun 16, 2016 - 2 answers

Can you salvage my Turkish Delight?

I attempted to make Turkish Delight at home for the first time. The first effort was a complete failure. Effort two seemed to be improved but it's not even close to set after 12 hours. Can you tell me how I might salvage it? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Dec 23, 2015 - 9 answers

Tzatziking Advice on Making LEGIT GYROS AT HOME.

I am CRAZY FOR GYROS. I crave a delicious, warm, foil-wrapped Greek gyros sandwich every single day and I never, ever tire of them. The place near me just closed. There's only shawarma in lavash now. It's not the same thing. As you can imagine, I am pissed. So I have decided to just become a subsistence carver. Can anyone help me build a PERSONAL GYROS RIG, and go beyond bland store-bought frozen slices into the third dimension of flavor? [more inside]
posted by jake on Aug 22, 2015 - 20 answers

Turkish Hip-Hop Translation: Roadside Picnic

I recently interviewed a Turkish band who introduced me to the group 'Roadside Picnic', who make fantastic, alluring left-field hip-hop. I've been hopelessly hooked on this live version of what I presume is a new song from the duo. It's titled "Bir Ustamızın Havası", and I'd love to know what the song is talking about. [more inside]
posted by beijingbrown on Jul 28, 2015 - 0 answers

Appropriate response to religious greeting

I am currently living in Austria, where it is typical for people entering a semi-public space (e.g. doctor's office, barber shop) to greet the entire room and receive a greeting back. What is the appropriate response when greeted with "salaam alaikum" (selamün aleyküm)? [more inside]
posted by frimble on Jun 30, 2015 - 9 answers

Anybody know the TURKISH word for "brotform" or banneton?

Brotform is used in english, but is actually a german word, I believe. Similarly, banneton is french, but also borrowed for use in english. Both are words for the bowl that hunk of dough is put into and allowed to rise (and take the shape) of the bowl. Would like to know what they call that in Turkish, please. Thanks in advance!
posted by spock on Dec 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Ottoman Turk translation help?

How would one write "The Fast Ones" in Ottoman-era Turkish? I'm making a mildly humorous sign for a Turkish friend, and for various reasons I'm pretending it's Ottoman-era (1650). [more inside]
posted by aramaic on May 29, 2014 - 2 answers

What is French coffee.

I am currently in Kuwait drinking something they call 'French coffee'. I like it a lot but I cannot figure out what it is and the internet isn't helping (nor is the waitress). Its texture is mealy (unfintered), it's strong, there's a lot of sediment, no milk (none offered either), there seems to be a hint of sugar in it (was offered the option of extra when ordering) and it's served in a cup that is somewhat bigger than an espresso one but much smaller than an American coffee cup. It's definitely not Turkish coffee. What is this stuff and how do I make it at home?
posted by Skyanth on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Vegetarian fillings for Pide.

I'm making pide for dinner tonight. I am sick of my regular fillings - what do you put in your pide? I am especially looking for vegetarian fillings. Thanks!
posted by smoke on Aug 25, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I make dry, flaky halva at home?

I need a tried, tested, and true recipe for making proper, dry, flaky sesame halva. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Feb 18, 2013 - 5 answers

What should I use to dye the grout on my Turkish mosaic lamp?

What should I use to darken the white grout on my Turkish mosaic lamp? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jan 2, 2013 - 3 answers

How do I overcome the limitations of my upbringing and make Ayran palatable?

How do I make Ayran drinkable? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 11, 2012 - 15 answers

I ate so much, I was like the guy in The Meaning Of Life restaurant scene... almost.

Once upon a time, I ate at a Turkish restaurant in Sydney. It was the best meal of my life. Can you help me recreate the various meat-in-sauce dishes we were served? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Sep 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Online resources for Turkish politics, in English?

Are there any good, clear English-language resources online for learning about and following the upcoming Turkish elections? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 5, 2011 - 3 answers

How are you? I'll be fine when I can remember what language to reply in.

What language is this? The two things I remember sounded like "nazoor sun" and "sollaar sun" for how are you and fine thanks, or similar. The guy who taught me speaks several languages including Farsi, Arabic, Azerji and Turkish, but googling hasn't worked for me. What was he teaching me? I'd like to learn some phrases in that language to surprise him with next time I see him.
posted by Chrysalis on Feb 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Was Norwegian Wood ever translated into Turkish?

Does a Turkish edition of Norwegian Wood exist? [more inside]
posted by jng on Dec 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me identify this vest, please!

I found this cool, possibly old, possibly Turkish vest. Could you help me identify where it's from / when it was made or point me to other resources that might be of assistance? [more inside]
posted by cimton on Oct 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Gerçek dünyada Yenidil.

Which of the thousands of neologisms coined in the Turkish language reforms of the 1920s and 30s stuck, which ones didn't--and why? [more inside]
posted by lapsangsouchong on Aug 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Kiva Han

Where is the first coffee house in the world? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Nov 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Turkish Coffee: Where's the Foam?

I tried to make Turkish coffee, but it doesn't foam up like it's supposed to. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by k. on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

How do I learn my 4th language in my 3rd language?

LanguageLearning Filter: I'm about to start taking Turkish classes (my fourth language) in German (my third language). Any tips on how to make this a beneficial experience for all my languages? [more inside]
posted by besonders on Oct 13, 2009 - 3 answers


How do you program foreign (namely the Turkish ones - ı, ş, and ğ) characters into a laptop keyboard....? [more inside]
posted by ryanbryan on Oct 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Turkish delight on a moonlit night ... or mid-afternoon, perhaps.

I recorded this from the Voice of Turkey via shortwave on 11955 kHz last Friday. Unfortunately, I didn't make note of the world time, and my meager online language resources don't seem to help me figure it out. What time is she announcing after the pips?
posted by mykescipark on Sep 18, 2009 - 2 answers

i'm taking sides, when it comes to cinnamon

Where can I find tahini bread in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Seeking recomendation for immigration attorney in Los Angeles for Italian citizenship by descent case

Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Polyglotfilter: How do I keep track of all these languages in my brain?

Polyglotfilter: How do I keep track of all these languages in my brain? In short: I'm at various stages of each language, though some are on "pause" for the moment. What are the best methods for continuing my progress in each, without mixing them up? [more inside]
posted by hasna on May 21, 2009 - 7 answers

A Turkish delight

Help me identify a Mediterranean dish that is like a pie made of feta and noodles. [more inside]
posted by acrasis on Apr 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Wanted: Turkish restaurant recommendations in Boston.

I'm looking for a good Turkish restaurant in the Boston area. Any recommendations? Teşekkürler in advance.
posted by batou_ on Apr 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Mongolians & Turks

What is the relationship between the turkish people and the mongolian people? This is a bit of an open-ended question, as I'm not sure I have enough information about this to more effectively ask the question. [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Sep 5, 2008 - 13 answers

Divan of the Lover

I need help with interpretation and understanding of The Divan of the Lover. A friend of mine claims to have figured out the meaning, and I'm drawing a blank aside from the most obvious. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on May 2, 2008 - 9 answers

A language in its own language

I need to prepare some labels with seven different languages printed in their own written language. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Feb 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Who am I?

What does my username mean? I think it's Turkish. [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Jan 3, 2008 - 18 answers

How mutually intelligible are the Turkic languages?

How mutually intelligible are the Turkic languages? Would Turkish help me get around Central Asia? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Dec 9, 2007 - 15 answers

[Candy-making Filter] Help me improve my Turkish Delight?

I have made Turkish Delight about ten times, and not once have I been satisfied with the results. Either the candy ends up limp and flaccid, or it's full of crunchy little sugar crystals. No matter how much I stir, no matter how precise I am with the heat ... I always end up with a sugary mess. Your thoughts?
posted by mr. remy on Nov 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Turkish (?) graffiti in Japan

Can anyone shed some light on this Turkish (I think) graffiti my friend saw in a (Japanese) train station and copied down in a hurry? (Text inside -- might be unsavory or even NSFW for all I know.) [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Oct 20, 2007 - 10 answers

Turkish men kissing?

culturally normal for turkish college-age men to kiss before bed? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Aug 31, 2007 - 16 answers

Where to find kese?

Does anyone know where I can purchase a kese (some examples here) in person in the Boston or NYC areas, or online? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Aug 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Can anyone translate Turkish rap?

The documentary Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul introduced me to the Turkish rap music of Ceza (Bilgin Özçalkan). While I like the sound of it, I have no idea what is being said, and some of the song titles make me a bit nervous that I might be enjoying something dodgy (and exposing friends to it). Can anyone who speaks Turkish translate this? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Feb 4, 2007 - 5 answers

What are the best resources for learning Turkish?

What are the best books/dvds/cds/websites out there for Turkish learning? What did you use and recommend? Are there any tips or things that helped you? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on May 19, 2006 - 3 answers

turkish delight please

Where can I find nice Turkish Delight? [more inside]
posted by stray on Dec 19, 2005 - 16 answers

Turkish food

Turkish food filter: I believe it was called "muharama" or something close. It was spread on pita and had a lot of garlic and possible walnuts. I've tried many spelling combinations in google and found nothing. What is it and what's the recipe?
posted by 445supermag on Jul 1, 2005 - 9 answers

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