Turkish girls are beautiful. Turkish women are often educated and most of the times quite nice. In fact, I think they are perhaps some of the most loyal and best wives in Europe. However, there is a problem with ladies from Turkey, if you are an American or British guy.
The fundamental reason why Western guys have a challenge to get mobile phone numbers of Turkish women and date them is, woman from Asia minor come from a radically different culture than you. They are a Mediterranean culture which makes them usually warm and friendly, however, they are Muslim and this is a different religion than most Americans and English guys. I believe in the commonality of all people, however, culture plays a role in how people see the world.
In theory, it should not make any difference, as ‘you are your religion’, however, for a long-term relationship this could be potentially a show stopper.
In my experience the relationships that work best are those that have two people who are most similar to each other. I know people say opposites attract, but this only for the short-term. I think people who are similar in beliefs attract and stay together longest. It is just common sense. This has nothing at all to do with race or look, but rather world view. Birds of a feather flock together. People who have different world views can become friends later in life if they stay together, but people who are similar, fly.
There is a lot of debate about what a Turkish girl looks like. Pour a Turkish girl into tight jeans and Western makeup and she could be the girl next door in Anytown, USA.
Below are some photos of “Turkish girls” lets say and can anyone tell me if they are real or just look like an exotic Eastern Mediterranean?
People say they can spot a Turkish girl in a crowd, bar, disco. They say a Turkish lady can be recognized in a photo on on a street corner. I disagree 100%. Although there is a general commonality of features from the Eastern Mediterranean because of adaptation of diet and climate, you would be surprised about the diversity in Turkey with female facial features. Come on Dr. Oz is Turkish, but dressed smart on his show he looks like another American.
Once you get a Turkish girl in Western clothes (or out of them, mind you) and her hairstyle and make up is like a European, it is hard to discern where in the world she is from.
For example if you see a Turkish girl in London with Parisian style you will not definitively be able to say where she is from. She is out of context.
The reason being The ancient people of Asia Minor are the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Cimmerians, Lydia, Caria and Lycia, Anatolian and Thracian Turchia with the Seljuk Turks coming latter. Even if you have someone who is speaking the Turkish language they are only a percentage mixture of ancient peoples.
Turkish are 70% of the people that live in the borders of Turkey. And mixed in that I would estimate the majority a mix. Although 85% of Turkish people speak the people are a melting pot reflecting their history. Oğuz Turkic are famous but who are the others?
But even with the Turkish majority the question is, who are the Turks? Are they Seljuk Turks or Aeolian and Ionian Greeks. Are they remnants of the Odrysian Kingdom or Levantines.
In addition to the Kurds there are a lot of Sephardic Jews, Armenians, and Greeks
The Turkish Constitution article 66 defines a Turkish person living in Turkey as a citizen.
Turkish girl looks
Turkish girls are actually from Asian origin, but over 1000 years there is big mix. First, there are Ancient peoples, like the Hittites that are mixed in. Then Byzantine for sure mixed in as well as others. So I have noted variation of looks between Turkish girls in the east and west of Turkey. Read some summaries of The Book of Dede Korkut to get an idea of this mix.
They basically have a very classic ancient world look. They tend to have wide hips and thin waist. Their faces are broad rather than long, like northern Europeans. Turk girls are attractive and generally all around nice people. I really like their look, but on the other hand I think every woman in the world has her special allure, so do not ask me.
How to get a Girlfriend from Asia Minor
I will keep this short and sweet, go there, I did.
Here are some ideas:
- Istiklal street or Cicek Pasaji maybe clubs next to each other to find a girlfriend.
- I personally recommend 360 located in Istiklal Avenue in Taksim
- Baykuş in Taksim.
- Ask the hotel concierge, but make sure you specify nice girls or he will send you to Laleli after some Russian girl who are lets say ‘tourists’.
- Go to clubs where you will find skinny young and hip girls there that listen to house music. I personally love DJ and house clubs.
Turkish girl risks – know them before you get their mobile number
The risk with Turkish girls is, however, small, that if you are looking for love, they could break your heart because they are looking for money not love. However, I think this is 100 times less than dating a cosmopolitan western girl. Turkey was once called is the poor-man of Europe, I would not say that is true anymore. Maybe there are some women who would love to escape poverty, even if it means marrying a western guy. However, I do not see this as a real factor as Western Europeans and American girls have a high flight factor according to marriage statistics and this by far outweighs any chance a Turkish female would try to take advantage of you. Maybe this was more true years ago, but I have many Turkish friends and I can not see this.
I mention this risk only because I know guys are concerned about this issue. But this issues is becoming more of a non issue, as the world is changing and I do not think it is a problem with ladies from Turkey, but some people in general. If you go to Istanbul or Ankara its like any city in the world, there are good and bad people everywhere. I personally love Istanbul and the Kapali Carsi or the Grand Bazaar, also go to the Sultanahmet Camii, try the food do it all. Do not go there to just pick up cell phone numbers of Turkish girls. Which is not bad mind you, just enjoy the city a bit and let destinies hand guide you, instead of going for the direct approach and playing the numbers game.
Turkish girl’s names are easy to remember and most have a sweet shorten form and they are not written in Arabic script. This is all good for the linguistically challenged western guy like me (I actually have a language site, still). They usually take names that mean something connected to natures. This is one of the first things you can talk to them about, that is what does their name mean. Some examples are Melis, Berra, Ecem, Sibel, Tuana.
I spend a lot of time in Istanbul and the people there are very warm (I think it is the sun, similar to other Mediterranean cultures, watch the movie Mediterraneo and you will see what I mean). The Istanbul girls are like western girls but a little warmers and more conservative. Which in my opinion is actually a good thing. For marriage or a you want a conservative bride, not some crazy women who will tell you how wrong you are all the time like many ladies in the USA.
I think this risk they will leave you in marriage is low if you look at marriage success rates compared to the USA. I call this the flight factor, this is because many are still very traditional. In fact, it is much lower than the flight factor of an American girl in general.
My conclusion is, Turkish girls are beautiful and educated but the difference in culture and economics could make a long-term relationship hard. But with love all things are possible.