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Turkish and German food – Part 1: „Don´t call it Turkish Pizza!“

by Nora [Disclaimer: This is just an overview and there is no claim to completeness] -History- Today´s Turkish cuisine has a long history of developement: From the nomadic cook traditions of the Turkic peoples to a melting pot of Indian, Persian, Arabic and Kaucasian influences it offers a huge variety of specialities, which show similarities … Continue reading Turkish and German food – Part 1: „Don´t call it Turkish Pizza!“

German Turkish Relationships

by Sima Despite two world wars during the last century the world have gone through, a bunch of unique relationships have been established between Turkey and Germany. The existence of Turkish citizens in Germany, who’s number has reached over 3 million, and approximately 70 thousand German Citizens living in Turkey. This situation shows us the … Continue reading German Turkish Relationships

Between Raki and Beer: Drinking Habits in Turkey and Germany

by Nora Sooner or later, you knew it would come up, the good old topic of alcohol: We all agree that this is an exchange between Turkish and German students 😉 Now, we will dive into the drinking habits of the two countries. In Germany, the most common alcoholic beverage is: BEER. It is made … Continue reading Between Raki and Beer: Drinking Habits in Turkey and Germany

Saint Nicholas in Germany and its origin in Turkey

by Nora German tradition of Saint Nicholas Germans insist on the narrative of Saint Nicholas going around the world on his sledge and filling the boots and socks of the little (and big) ones with small presents and sweets in the night before the 6th of December. When we think of him we are likely … Continue reading Saint Nicholas in Germany and its origin in Turkey

How do people celebrate Christmas…?

by Sima and Tracy Christmas, the biggest holiday for the majority of the world’s population, is upon us and comes with every day closer. We asked ourselves how Christmas is different in Turkey and Germany. How do people celebrate Christmas...? ...in Turkey? Turkey is a country with big significance in the history of Christianity, it … Continue reading How do people celebrate Christmas…?

IstKon Teambuilding Event at Cafe Mondial, Konstanz

by Nora All in all, the new faces are excited to dive deeper into this project and are looking forward to an intellectual, cultural and – of course - joyful exchange. On Tuesday, the 21st of November, the long awaited team building event, in which the organization teams participated, took place in the lovely Cafe … Continue reading IstKon Teambuilding Event at Cafe Mondial, Konstanz