“Demystifying the Turkish meyhane

Susan Fowler of IHT published a piece on the meyhane culture in Istanbul.
And there is also a video on the culture of rakı

According to old school, traditional meyhanes are disappearing too fast. There is also a generational shift. Pub like places are more popular, beer replaces rakı for many young people and of course there is fast-food context. Meyhane wants us to spend a longer time around and although we are not very efficient in our temporal arrangement, we do not like to spend so much time for the food… (and money of course, unfortunately, meyhane owners like to overcharge….)

1 Comment so far

  1. Kruman (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 8:23 am

    How do Turks feel about Abdullah Gul’s meddling in Pakistani politics?


    Long live Pak-Turk friendship!

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