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tanri misafiri...

turkey01Tanri misafiri means 'guest of God.'

It means that travellers and strangers are met with 'divine hospitality.'

"Turkey is a bird. Türkiye is our country."
Yilmaz, exchange student from Istanbul.

"Tanri misafiri means that if you show up at our doorstep, then you have been sent to us by God. So we must give you a big welcome." Ahmed, IT technician.

Tanri misafiri - the name of at least two popular Turkish films (from 1972 and 1993), and many pop songs.

The Sun and the Moon of the national flag predate Islam by many centuries. These symbols are acted out by the Whirling Dervishes (or 'The Divine Dance Members of the Mevlevi Order), the dance of the Sun and the Moon and the planets.

The Sun and the Moon of the national flag predate Islam by many centuries. These symbols are acted out by the Whirling Dervishes (or 'The Divine Dance Members of the Mevlevi Order), the dance of the Sun and the Moon and the planets.