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Mar 07
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Yılmaz Tandır Evi: Little Erzincan

Yılmaz Tandir Evi, photo by Paul Osterlund

Wave after wave of migration from Anatolia has bestowed upon Istanbul a population of 15 million at bare minimum, with countless pockets of the city representing villages and districts from every last corner of the country.

In the neighborhood of Feriköy, those originally hailing from the eastern province of Erzincan have managed to consolidate their presence on an entire street. Lined with a number of restaurants and shops selling fresh goods typical of the province, and a row of village associations established for the purpose of maintaining cultural ties between those living in Istanbul and their relatives back home, Feriköy’s Gediz Sokak is all about Erzincan, a land of sheep and mountains famed for its dairy products.

Yılmaz Tandır Evi is the first shop one encounters when turning the corner, and it’s the one place not to be missed.

Read the rest of the review at Culinary Backstreets.

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