The Actress “Chakameh Chaman Mah” living and working at GEM in Istanbul
Visiting a friend or family can be a great cultural experience in Turkey. Turks love to entertain and have guests over for meal. Bring a small gift; sweets from a local pastry shop are always appreciated. Be sure also to pack your appetite. There will be many courses and your hosts will want to be sure you are well fed. To thank the cook at the end of the meal say elinize saglik, meaning “health to your hands.” It is an expression that conveys enjoyment of the meal.