By purchasing locally-made crafts and products, and shopping from local shops and markets, you can contribute to the local community and support the local economy.
Shopping at street markets is a great way to support the local economies hence keeping tourism sustainable for the villages. By buying directly from the farmer, you minimize your carbon footprint and show respect for the environment. Talented local women can contribute to their households, and you have the opportunity to taste the most exclusive regional Turkish dishes and find authentic handmade gifts.
Street markets are one of the best places to find fresh, organic produce and handmade arts. They are also a great place to meet local artisans and farmers.
Traditional open and covered markets can be found in every city in Türkiye. At these markets, you can taste and purchase fresh or dried fruits and vegetables, local cheese, and yoghurt, and meet the hospitable vendors from around the area.
Travellers can witness the passion for tradition in Türkiye in the country’s handicrafts. Traditional handicrafts are practised in every corner of Türkiye and in everyday life and are easily accessible to visitors. For many visitors, Turkish handicrafts are a wonderful reminder of unforgettable experiences that they can take home with them as a souvenir.