What are Turkey’s most famous dishes?

Turkey is known for its rich and flavorful cuisine, which is influenced by its geography, history, and culture. Some of the country’s most famous dishes include:

Köfte: ground meat (usually lamb or beef) mixed with spices and formed into small balls or patties

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Dolma: stuffed grape leaves or vegetables (such as peppers or eggplants) filled with a mixture of rice, herbs, and sometimes ground meat

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Börek: a type of savory pastry made with phyllo dough and filled with cheese, meat, or vegetables

Turkish borek
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Lahmacun: a thin, crispy dough topped with ground meat, vegetables, and spices

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Çiğ köfte: a raw meat dish made with finely ground beef or lamb, mixed with spices and served with lettuce or other vegetables


Kebab: skewered and grilled meat, often served with rice or bread and vegetables

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Meze: a selection of small dishes, similar to appetizers or tapas, served with bread as a starter to a meal

Turkish Meze
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Baklava: a sweet pastry made with layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey

Turkish baklava
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These are just a few examples of the many delicious and varied dishes that are found in Turkish cuisine.

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