Turkey is a great choice for your internship abroad, but you want to know more? Local customs in Turkey! Hadi gidelim!
Another idea of personal space
Turks stand closer to you than you might be used to, so don’t be uncomfortable, it just takes a little time to get used to it.
In Turkey, it is considered that every meal must be accompanied by fresh bread, young Frenchman, you will not be lost! You can find it everywhere
Enlevez vos chaussures
Turks like to keep their houses clean! Take off your shoes and put on mules before entering a house. Pro tip: Look before a door if you see shoes, this is where you should take them off.
It is important to look the other person in the eye when you speak: it shows sincerity.
Be careful with your hands
Avoid putting your hands on your hips or in your pockets when talking to someone or your manager, it is disrespectful.
The ? is avoided.
This gesture does not mean OK, but a severe insult
Gold at weddings
It is traditional to give gold at weddings, as gold does not lose its value, unlike money.
Proper dress required
As in all Muslim countries, it is customary (and above all respectful) to cover up and dress decently when visiting places of worship open to the public.
Respect for elders
Turks give a lot of space to their elders, besides adding a prefix before addressing them, they can also stand up when they enter a room. You can imagine, and this is basic, but give up your seat on public transport.
The bill please
It is not common to share the bill in Turkey, usually the one who invites pays. It’s up to you to remember this and pay next time 🙂
You are now ready to blend in during your internship in Turkey, and if you want to go and experience it: just contact us!