1. You greet people by kissing both cheeks.
Hugs are reserved for close friends and family members. Men prefer women to initiate this greeting if both parties are just acquaintances.
2. Those Turkish eyes everywhere are for warding off evil thoughts.
It is hard to ignore the Turkish eyes that are everywhere in Turkey — from people’s homes to dangling from a taxi driver’s mirror. This good luck charm is believed to protect against everything from jealous neighbors to meddling in-laws.