Ramadan a problem in Turkey?


Sep 21st, 2003, 04:26 AM
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Ramadan a problem in Turkey?

Hi Everyone,

We're planning a two week trip to Turkey the end of Oct, first of Nov. Just realized it's Ramadan. What can we expect in terms of restaurants, official offices, etc?

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Sep 26th, 2003, 01:37 AM
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Ramadan in Turkey

in big cities such as Istanbul Ankara IÝzmir Antalya etc it is not a problem in Turkey.
Most of the restaurants do keep open this time of the year.
rural areas or small villages it may some problemn some restaurants being closed during day time.i
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Feb 15th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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I realize that this reply comes after you have already returned from your trip, but for others that may be interested, my experience of Ramadan in Istanbul was great.

Ramadan celebrations are wonderful and take place in most of the restaurants. You may need to wait until later, but the meals are very festive. During the day there are plenty of restaurants open, so there is no problem eating.

There was a street fair next to the Blue Mosque nightly in celebration of Ramadan. We had a great time experiencing the culture here.

The only change we noticed was that many shops closed earlier than normal.

Go during Ramadan and enjoy.

By the way, we stayed at the Sultanahmet Palace hotel right next to the Blue Mosque. Great place - highly recommend.
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