Turkey is Stirring

Beer, rebellion, soccer, Islam and fiery brandy stir modern Turkey. Although drinking is highly restricted, Turks drink defiantly and patriotically across the country, from bustling city streets to ancient islands. Jack Maxwell finds that every glass comes with a very big twist.

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Istanbul
Istanbul

Istanbul

Booze Traveler host Jack Maxwell and his friend Haakan take a walk through the Besiktas section of Istanbul, home of the rebellious football-supporter group known as Carsi. 960 1280

  

Carsi

Carsi

Jack and Haakan toast the Besiktas football team with members of Carsi. 960 1280

  

Istanbul

Istanbul

Dating back to A.D. 1110, Maiden's Tower is located on a small islet off the Asiatic shore of Istanbul, at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus. 960 1280

  

Bozcaada

Bozcaada

Jack takes a moment to take in the view from the docks on the island of Bozcaada. 960 1280

  

Bozcaada

Bozcaada

While in Bozcaada, Jack sampled a poppy-infused gin cocktail at the Ada Café. 960 1280

  

Istanbul

Istanbul

Glasses of the ancient drink boza, made from fermented millet, are served up at the famous Istanbul restaurant Vefa Bozacisi. 960 1280

  

Istanbul

Istanbul

Jack, Haakan and some local fishermen eat a meal of fresh mackerel caught in the Marmara Sea, paired with raki, one of the most popular drinks in Istanbul. 960 1280

  

Istanbul

Istanbul

The Yeni Camii (New Mosque), situated on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, is just one of the famous architectural landmarks of Istanbul. 960 1280

  

Bosphorus Brewing Co.

Bosphorus Brewing Co.

Jack shares a drink with Phil, the owner of the Bosphorus Brewing Co., home of unique local beer. 960 1280

  

Istanbul

Istanbul

Jack and the crew visit Kayra Sevic Restoran in Istanbul. 960 1280

  

The Avrupa Pasaji

The Avrupa Pasaji

The Avrupa Pasaji (European Passage) is a historic arcade lined with many clothing and jewelry shops. 960 1280

  

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