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SHOPPING IS THE INDISPENSABLE PLEASURE OF ANY VACATION.
ITS APPEAL INCREASES BECAUSE OF SPECIAL HANDICRAFTS WHICH
VARY FROM ONE REGION TO ANOTHER IN TURKEY. THE BAZAARS,
CARPET AND KILIM WORKSHOPS, AND COPPER SHOPS ARE VERY
COLOURFUL SHOPPING PLACES WHERE TRADITIONAL TURKISH HANDI-
CRAFTS ARE PRODUCED. THE MOST PLEASANT SHOPPING CENTRE IS
KAPALICARSI, THE GREAT BAZAAR IN ISTANBUL. NEARBY THERE IS
MISIRCARSISI,THE SPICE BAZAAR WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE SPICES
OF YOUR CHOICE.

WORLD FAMOUS TURKISH CARPETS AND KILIMS ARE MATCHLESS WITH
RESPECT TO QUALITY AND BEAUTY. YOU WILL HAVE GREAT PLEASURE
IN CHOOSING AND BUYING DIFFERENT CARPETS WOVEN WITH VARI-
OUS STYLES IN DIFFERNT REGIONS. WORLD FAMOUS TURKISH LEA-
THER AND TEXTILE PRODUCTS BEJEWEL THE SHOPWINDOWS WITH THE
LATEST FASHION IN THE LARGER CITIES AND TOURISTIC CENTRES.

THE ORIGINS OF ARTISTIC JEWELLERY GOES BACK TO THE NEOLI-
THIC AGE IN ANATOLIA. MANY ATTRACTIVE DESIGNS HAVE BEEN
CREATED BY THE COMBINATION OF TRADITIONAL LINES WITH 20TH
CENTURY STYLING. JUST LOOKING AT JEWELLERY IN SILVER, GOLD,
AND OTHER PRECIOUS METALS AND STONES IS A GREAT PLEASURE.

ISTANBUL, IZNIK, AND KUTAHYA ARE THE CENTRES OF GLASS,
CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN PRODUCTION. IN THE BEST EXAMPLES OF
TRADITIONAL TURKISH CERAMISCS, THE COLOURS SEEM TO DANCE
IN DESIGNS. WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS, ESKISEHIR IS THE CENTRE
OF MEERSCHAUM, ALSO KNOWN AS 'WHITE GOLD'. BILECIK, SOGUT
AND NEVSEHIR ARE FAMOUS FOR THE VASES AND KNICKNACKS MADE
OF HACIBEKTAS STONE - JASPER.

IN TURKEY, SUEDE & LEATHER ARE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT,
ALONG WITH ALL KINDS OF CLOTHES AND OTHER GOODS SUCH
AS HANDBAGS, BELTS, SHOES, ETC. IN THE LARGE STORES IN MAIN
CITIES DRESSES, TROUSERS, AND COATS, MADE OF EXTREMELY FINE
LEATHER & SUEDE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE
MORE UNUSUAL, THERE IS THE NARGILE (HUBBLE-BUBBLE PIPE) OR
BUY A BACKGAMMON SET & LEARN THE NATIONAL TURKISH GAME.

THE LIVELY SOUVENIR SHOPS RECEIVE THEIR COLOURFUL ASPECT
BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF LACES, OYA - EMBROIDERY
ON THE HEM OF A GARMENT, KANAVICE - CANVAS EMBROIDERY,
YEMENI - COLOUR PRINT COTTON SCARVES, AND PURSES MADE
ALONG AUTHENTIC ANATOLIAN DESIGN...

'GALLERIA ATAKOY'IN ISTANBUL, AKMERKEZ, CAPITOL AND
CAROUSEL.
IN ANKARA, KARUM AND ATAKULE ARE THE MODERN SHOPPING
MALLS WHICH OFFER VARIOUS FACILITIES.
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