Turkey, the country, not the bird straddles 2 continents.
The Silk Road ran through Turkey. The famous Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (what was Constantinople) was constructed as a cathedral, then converted to be a mosque and now stands as a museum.
One can only assume the local food to mirror it’s rich history and it’s geographical location.
SWEET and Delightful
In old town Istanbul, one can find a small shop which dates back to 1777, which is still occupying it’s original premises since the Ottoman Empire. Haci Bekir offers lokum (Turkish delight) and akide (boiled sweets) to locals and tourists.