TURKEY

Head of Stand: Zeynep Özer ()
Deputy Head of Stand: Bulent Tudes ()
Secretary: Pinar Gunay
Treasurer: Aycan Bozkurt
Member (Project & Logistics Support): Cemal Celik
Member (Development & Improvement): Pinar Gunay
Member (Food section responsible): Ebru Celik
Member (Ceramic & Jewellery responsible): Zeynep Ozer

We love things that shine, shimmer and glitter! And catering to our need of all things pretty is the Turkish stand with stunning silver jewellery!

But there is so much more: delicious, freshly-made foods, decoration for your home, teas, well, the list is too long for an Insta/FB post.

Only one thing to do: visit the Bazar from 24-26 November and check out the Turkish stand!

Volunteers who wish to join us at Turkish Stand during next Bazar International, please email us: 

Our Team

Our community in Luxembourg is looking forward to be part of the Bazar International every year for raising funds for donation to less privileged people and selected/validated charity organizations in the world.

It is our pleasure to serve you all our Turkish cuisine that we cook in our homes with love, and present our culture with all the colourful handcrafted gift items and jewelries.

Our Stand

Souvenirs & Silver Jewellery

We will be selling many different gift items such as jewellery in handmade silver; necklaces, bracelets, silver home decorations and various kinds of ceramics, rugs, photo frames, hand made cards, magnets, and traditional evil eye in different sizes all at reasonable prices.

Silver Art - Kazaziye

Kazaziye, (also known as “Kazazlık” or “Kazaz”), is a Handmade jewelry technique. Kazaziye is a historical technique from the Caucasus. Kazaziye is a local art from the northern Turkish city Trabzon. Kazaziye made by hand with only 1000 carat silver or 24 carat gold. The exact history of Kazaz is not well-known, however, it is said that this art was born in Mesopotamia area by Lydians in 2800 BC and later spread north to Anatolia.

Silver Art - Telkari [Filigree]

Telkari [Filigree] is a delicate kind of jewellery metalwork, usually of silver, made with tiny beads or twisted threads, or both in combination, soldered together or to the surface of an object of the same metal and arranged in artistic motifs. Archaeological finds in ancient Mesopotamia indicate that filigree was incorporated into jewelry since 3,000 BC.

Specific to the city of Midyat in Mardin Province of Turkey in upper Mesopotamia, a form of filigree using silver wires, known as "telkari", was developed in the 15th Century. Expert craftsmen in this region still continue to produce fine pieces of Telkari.

Ceramics

Another unique section is our traditional ceramic section. You can find many photos here from our large selection group of ceramics.


Food

Entrées

  • Çorba [soup of the day / lentil soup]
  • Börek [patty wıth minced meat, chees, potatoes ]
  • Poğaça [pastry]
  • Kurabiye [cookie]  
  • Mercimek köfte [lentil balls]      
  • Sigara böreği [Turkish spring rolls with cheese]
  • İçli köfte [Turkish stuffed meatball]
  • Simit [Bagel like Turkish street food baked with sesame and tahini]

Salads

  • Kısır [Turkish bulgur wheat salad]
  • Şaksuka [dried fried aubergines in tomato garlic sauce]
  • Enginar salata [artichoke salad]
  • Kereviz salata [celery salad]
  • Patlıcan salata [eggplant salad]
  • Piyaz [baked giant beans in tomato sauce]

Main courses

  • Karnıyarık [Meat stuffed whole aubergines fried and slitted]
  • İmambayıldı [stuffed eggplant - onion, garlic, tomatoes, olive oil]
  • Sarma [vine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs]
  • Kuru patlıcan dolma [dried eggplant stuffed with rice and herbs]
  • Kuru biber dolma [dried bell pepper stuffed with rice and herbs]
  • Biber dolma [fresh bell pepper stuffed with rice and herbs]
  • İzmirköfte [Izmir-style meatballs]
  • Lahmacun [Turkish pizza speciality wıth minced meat, various herbs]
  • Çiğ köfte [bulgur balls with pepper, tomato paste, onion, garlic, spices]
  • Karışık kızartma [fried mixed vegetables]
  • Döner kebap [mixed with turkey and beef, chicken in wrap]

Desserts

  • Baklava [with pistachio]
  • Kadayıf [shredded dough baked in syrup topped with crushed nuts]
  • Halkatatlısı [Turkish sweet churros]
  • Ayvatatlısı [Turkish quince dessert]
  • Aşure [Ashure or Noah’s pudding]
  • Şekerpare [Turkish baked soft pastry dipped in syrup]
  • Kabaktatlısı [pumpkin dessert]
  • Helva [halva, halawa]

Drinks

  • Turkish tea
  • Apple tea
  • Turkish coffee
  • Ayran [yoghurt shake]
  • Turkish rakı
  • Turkish beer
  • Turkish vine

The above list is not exhaustive, covering only the main items certainly will be offered on the stand. The list will be updated with the additional items as we are near the Bazar date.

We prepare some special dishes freshly at our stand:

  • Cig Borek & Chicken Kebab

And have delicious desserts:

  • Baklava, Tulumba, Cakes, Pumpkin dessert and Quince dessert

Note: Our best seller dessert in 2021 Bazar was ‘Baklava’ that we sold more than 55 kilograms. Because of the high quality and high demand, we will bring about 75 kg pistachio baklava to 2022 Bazar.

All served with refreshing traditional drinks:

  • Turkish coffee and black tea served in original Turkish coffee/tea glasses and we did not forget the apple tea lovers ?

You can also buy black tea, apple tea, Turkish coffee, Turkish delight, and Turkish wines to have this delicious experience at home or gift them to your loved ones. You can even buy traditional tea glasses and Turkish coffee cups in our stand.

Looking forward to seeing you all then!

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