Hello, I joined this community because I consider myself half Asian. My mother is Turkish. I believe Turkey is in Asia not Europe. Check the world map and it always shows Turkey as being in Asia. Turkish culture is not unique. The foods are borrowed from Greece, India, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran and Armenia. Shish Kebabs from Iran, Hummus from Greece, Shakarpares from India, Falafel from Lebanon and so on. I am learning the Turkish language as I was brought up with Spanish and English. I live in Panama. I have visited Turkey a few times.