Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report Turkey

Movies that have been filmed in Turkey include The African Queen, The Blue Lagoon, From Russia With Love, Midnight Express, The Portrait of a Lady, and Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope.

Books about Turkey include Living in Istanbul, Jerome Darblay; The Arabian Dairies, 1913-1914, Gertrude Bell; A Fez of the Heart, Travels Around Turkey in Search of a Hat, Jeremy Seal; Travels with a Tangerine, From Morocco to Turkey in the Footsteps of Islam's Great Traveler, Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Alexander's Path, Freya Stark; Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain; Istanbul: a Traveller's Companion, Laurence Kelly; and The Ottoman Centuries, Lord Kinross.

Mystery writer Agatha Christie made many visits to Turkey. She stayed at Istanbul's Pera Palas Hotel many times between 1926 and 1932 and wrote one of her best-known books there, Murder on the Orient Express.