I’m a Turkish-American programmer and a Fenerbahce fan from Izmir, Turkey. Moved to Istanbul for college. And moved to New York while I was following an Irish-American girl whom I met in Kackar Mountains in Turkey. Because of my personal and professional life style, I have the privilege to travel and also meet people.

In 2005, “I was in Turkey” was born as my personal project to introduce Turkey and also to enjoy our cultural differences as a Turkish and a human being. Back then, not so many people knew anything about Turkey. So it was created as a travel guide. After almost 15 years later, I wanted re-start it as an introduction of Turkey instead of a guide

Me, personally, i know the days where people try to hide white font on white background. i remember the days where craigslist was still profitable to spam. i did crack the algorithm of google’s adwords/adsense by buying cheap ads selling more expensive ads. if you don’t understand this that’s ok i’ve seen that one before too. i also climbed mountains and raft in the wild. trained to fight bears with my cat. ran a beautiful company. left a beautiful company. all still friends. except a few. hey, nothing is perfect. yet, everything is perfect.

I hope you will enjoy the site and share your Turkish experiences.

Thanks,
Onur Kocatas
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Here is what we have done so far;

New website

New website

Its' design and functionalty are updated. Guide sections are removed.

Stickers

Stickers

Vinyl stickers were made for cell phones, laptops and cars.

Hand-made hats

Hand-made hats

They are being made all around Turkey.

T-shirts

T-shirts

Started a fundraising campaign by selling t-shirts.

Embroidery Stickers

Embroidery Stickers

For hats and t-shirts

Coasters

Coasters

Can be found at some friendly locations.

Hand-made hats

Hand-made hats

We started to sell hand-made hats to support our project.

Nasreddin Hoca

Nasreddin Hoca

He is in Antalya Kaleici now.

Wet Napkins

Wet Napkins

At some friendly locations.

Our new logo

Our new logo

"Turk Mali" trademark added.

First International Merhaba

First International Merhaba

Clifford and Christine

New products

New products

Slowly adding items to our store.